- Under fire from Senate Democrats, Federal Appeals Court nominee Janice
Brown defends her stance as a California Supreme Court Justice who has
criticized abortion rights and affirmative action.
- Governor-Elect Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his first official visit to
the state capitol where he names a woman who served as an aide to former
Republican Governor Pete Wilson as his new chief of staff.
- The Oakland City council approves a measure which will effetively ban
Wal-Mart supercenters within city limits.