First Take: Republicans hold on in key state Senate race. Jerry Brown's use of state plane gets a closer look.
Republicans had a big night Tuesday, holding on to a pivotal Central Coast state Senate seat as Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) defeated Democrat John Laird in a special election.
Michael Mishak looks at Jerry Brown's use of a state-owned plane while he has served as attorney general.
Carly Fiorina took a harder line against a mosque in downtown Manhattan during a campaign stop in Sacramento on Tuesday.
Michael Hiltzik looks at a suspicious water deal in the Central Valley that is now the subject of a lawsuit.
In addition to big salaries, the city of Bell also offered employees as much as $900,000 in loans.
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-- Anthony York in Sacramento