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Top 10 quotes from the 2003 Gray Davis recall
  October 7 marks the 10-year anniversary of the recall of California Gov. Gray Davis. The 2003 recall brought a movie star to power and marked only the second time in American history that a sitting governor has been removed by such a vote. Born on talk radio, the recall was panned by the po...
Debate on lead ammo ban defies political stereotypes
  A bill to ban lead ammunition in California has sparked a heated debate among environmentalists, conservationists, hunters and sportsmen. But, don’t expect these groups to follow political conventions. This isn’t your usual gun control debate. This week, the National Shooting Sports ...
California lawmakers kick off recess with trip to Armenia
Summer may be over, but the California Legislature’s travel season is just getting started. This week, a group of current and former state lawmakers, led by Speaker of the Assembly John Perez, D-Los Angeles, returns to the state following a 10-day trip to Armenia. According to multiple Armenian...
Harkey’s lawsuit unites capitol foes
Few Capitol battles are as heated as the ongoing feud between the trial lawyers and advocates for tort reform. Yet, the two groups have found themselves on the same side of one litigation controversy. Both sides are critical of Orange County Assemblywoman Diane Harkey’s defamation lawsuit agai...
Harkey files $10 Million lawsuit against fellow state lawmaker
A Republican state lawmaker who routinely decries “lawsuit abuse” and “feeding trial lawyers” has filed a $10 million civil lawsuit against a fellow state lawmaker for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, R-Dana Point, is suing state Sen. Mark Wyland, ...
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