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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San Diego and other areas of Southern California may get significant rain this week, according to the National Weather Service.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
A large plume of smoke filled the sky in Miramar on Saturday morning after a concrete supply building went up in flames.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.