SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown says he is concerned the deep partisanship on display in the nation's capital during the debate over raising the federal debt limit reflects a larger political crisis for the nation.
The Democratic governor said in an interview Tuesday that his attempts to negotiate a bipartisan state budget earlier this year were characterized by the same level of intransigence in the Republican Party that he observed in Congress.
The governor signed a state spending plan last month based primarily on spending cuts after it was passed by majority Democrats without Republican support.
Brown says the Republican Party's stance on taxes and government spending has made it nearly impossible to forge compromises. Brown, who first served as governor from 1975 to 1983, called the change "ominous."
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In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
With thousands of San Diegans expected to celebrate the holiday weekend at the beach, lifeguards are on high alert and a have a few warnings for those headed to the water.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.
A man, possibly armed, and holed up inside a home in the Bay Park community for about four hours Saturday surrendered to police without incident.
Vacationing homeowners were hit by thieves in Mira Mesa, but thanks to a smartphone app, the crooks did not get away with it.
Signs warning people to stay out of the water are once again posted in Imperial Beach after a new spill from Mexico dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into the Tijuana River - polluting the South Bay.
Two defense contractors were sentenced to prison Friday for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton that the military had planned to ship overseas to treat injured Marines.