(CNN) – In interviews, Ann Romney has said she and husband Mitt are finished with presidential politics. But the wife of last year's GOP presidential nominee isn't going completely quiet.
During Tuesday evening's city council meeting in San Diego, Mrs. Romney stepped to the microphone during a public comment period to voice concern over the California city's procedures for developing coastline properties.
(CNN) – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – whose tenure ends this month – is already anticipating a run for California governor, he told a radio interviewer on Tuesday.
“You mentioned governor. Look, I believe in public service. I want to run for governor. In fact, I fully expect that I will," Villaraigosa told KPCC’s Larry Mantle. "I’m going to tell you something, I will never have a job like this. This city has given me more than I could have ever hoped for."
San Jose, California (CNN) – While in California for diplomatic meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Obama took time for a short victory lap praising the successes achieved so far by the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
"In the states that have committed themselves to implementing this law correctly, we're seeing some good news," the president told reporters at a San Jose hotel. "Competition and choice are pushing down costs in the individual market, just like the law was designed to do."
(CNN) – Eric Garcetti won the Los Angeles mayoral race, and will become the first Jewish mayor of the nation's second-largest city.
"Thank you Los Angeles - the hard work begins but I am honored to lead this city for the next four years," Garcetti, 42, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning. "Let's make this a great city again."FULL STORY
Los Angeles (CNN) - Voters in the nation's second-largest city will elect a new mayor Tuesday in a race that will make history and offer a possible indicator on public sentiment toward unions representing municipal employees during a budget crisis.
Incumbent Antonio Villaraigosa, the first Latino mayor here in more than 130 years, is stepping down after eight years because of term limits.FULL STORY
(CNN) – California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed legislation Wednesday that will boost funding for state efforts to confiscate firearms from those prohibited by law from owning them, the governor's office announced.
The bill gives $24 million from the Dealers' Record of Sale fund - fees paid by gun owners at the time of purchase - to the state's Department of Justice to help clear the backlog of individuals who once purchased a gun but are now barred from possessing firearms.
(CNN) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is happy to offer advice and counsel to San Diego's committee bidding for the Olympic Games, but he does "not intend to take a management position with the committee," according to Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat, told the Associated Press over the weekend that he wants the former Massachusetts governor, who's been credited with saving the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, to head up the 2024 bid for San Diego and its neighboring city, Tijuana, Mexico.
San Francisco (CNN) - The Keystone XL pipeline controversy greeted President Barack Obama in San Francisco this week with activists outside one big-dollar fundraising event urging him to reject the energy project.
Although he didn’t mention Keystone specifically in his remarks at Ann and Gordon Getty’s Pacific Heights mansion on Wednesday night, Obama did allude to the tricky balance between protecting the environment and spurring economic growth.
(CNN) - Rep. Nancy Pelosi is a "visionary" leader who "never lets ideology cloud her judgment," President Barack Obama told a crowd of donors in San Francisco Wednesday evening.
Obama is in the Golden State on the first fundraising swing of his second term, kicking off a series of events that will gather money for Congressional Democrats looking to regain control of the House in 2014.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama heads West on Wednesday, continuing his push for stricter gun control regulations in Denver before heading to California for the first major fund-raising swing of his second term.
Obama has four events on his schedule: Two in San Francisco on Wednesday night to benefit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and two just south of the city in Atherton on Thursday morning to benefit the Democratic National Committee.