California bill could lead to a ban on Skittles and other popular candies
A first-of-its-kind bill in California could lead to the ban of popular candies like Skittles, Nerds, and Hot Tamales due to certain additives considered dangerous and toxic.
Gloria Molina, former LA County Supervisor, battling terminal cancer
Molina was the first Latina woman elected to the LA County Board of Supervisors in 1991. In a Facebook post, she wrote she'd been battling cancer for the last three years.
Bills in California, Washington would let transgender people seal name-change requests
A California bill would require the sealing of petitions by minors to change their name and gender on identity documents, which experts say others have accessed in order to cyberbully and harass transgender youth.
The Issue Is: The 2024 battle begins
California is now just over a year from the all-important 2024 primary.
Rep. Barbara Lee officially launches U.S. Senate campaign
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) officially announced on Tuesday she's running to replace U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Lee spoke to KTVU in the first TV interview of her campaign.
LA Council President Krekorian will not run for U.S. House in 2024
In a statement Saturday, Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian called the role "the responsibility of a lifetime," announcing he would not be running to fill Rep. Adam Schiff's seat in the House.
California's Sen. Dianne Feinstein announces retirement
California’s longest-serving senator, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, will not run for reelection next year.
California 2024 US Senate contest kicks off
Rep. Adam Schiff officially launched his Senate campaign in Burbank Saturday.
California lawmaker wants to stop police officers from buying unlawful handguns
A California senator wants to make it illegal for police officers to buy unlawful handguns and them use them at home or sell them.
The Issue Is: California lawmakers take aim at concealed carry laws
This week, Elex is joined by California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Democratic activist Shane Harris and former Donald Trump advisor John McEntee.
Hugo Soto-Martinez's staffer called LAPD asking for 'extra patrol' on Lexus; Public points out hypocrisy
LA City Council Member Hugo Soto-Martinez's staffer called LAPD asking for "extra patrol" on a white Lexus. That request left some officers noticing the irony of the staffer wanting help from police after the staffer's boss, Soto-Martinez, was so open about pushing for the abolishment of police.
Rep. Adam Schiff running for Senate in 2024
Schiff will be running for Sen. Dianne Feinstein's seat in the Senate, a position she's held since 1992.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he’ll block Rep. Adam Schiff from Intel panel
Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he will block Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell of California from serving on the House committee that oversees national intelligence.
California Democrats consider wealth tax — including for people who moved out of state
California lawmakers are pushing legislation that would impose a new tax on the state's wealthiest residents — even if they've already moved to another part of the country.
'The Issue Is': Rain water, reparations and the RNC
Elex talks with California Office of Emergency Services' Brian Ferguson to discuss President Joe Biden's California visit and federal storm aid. Eric McDonnell, the chair of the San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee stops by to discuss the debate over reparations and his committee's controversial proposal. Harmeet Dhillon discusses her run for RNC chair.
'Boy Meets World' actor Ben Savage running for Adam Schiff's House seat
"Boy Meets World" actor Ben Savage unsuccessfully ran for a spot on the West Hollywood City Council in the 2022 election.
The Issue Is: George Clooney, Alex Padilla, Katie Porter
This week, Elex is joined by Senator Alex Padilla to discuss California's deadly storms and the crisis at the border. Congresswoman Katie Porter discusses her run for Senate and her viral moment during the House Speaker race. Hollywood icon George Clooney discusses the Roybal Film and TV Production Magnet School and his push to give underserved kids a chance to get into the film industry.
Rep. Katie Porter to run for US Senate in California
Rep. Katie Porter on Tuesday launched her 2024 campaign for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat.
Republican Kevin McCarthy elected US House speaker after 15 votes
Republican Kevin McCarthy was on track to become House speaker on a historic post-midnight 15th ballot early Saturday, overcoming holdouts from his own ranks and floor tensions boiling over after a chaotic week that tested the new GOP majority’s ability to govern.
These new California laws take effect January 2023
Here is a look at some of the new California laws that will impact your life beginning January 1, 2023.