VIDEO: In today's report, Dan Walters offers a history lesson on California community colleges and lays out how their role is about to change.
Gov. Jerry Brown heads to Los Angeles to sign the homeowner-rights mortgage legislation that lawmakers approved last week before going on summer recess.
Attorney General Kamala Harris, who pushed for the bill as part of foreclosure relief legislation, will join Brown at the signing ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S. Spring St. A news conference follows at 2 p.m. -- in San Francisco, at the State Building, 455 Golden Gate Ave.
Speaking of foreclosures, this Bee interactive graphic shows how foreclosures gutted three Sacramento-area communities -- Elk Grove, North Natomas and Lincoln -- from 2006 to the present.
California voters, meanwhile, are still feeling gloomy about the economy, according to the latest Field Poll. Those supporting Democratic President Barack Obama are more sunny about the future than those supporting Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Even so, most Californians don't buy into "the official numbers about how the economy is performing," poll director Mark DiCamillo told reporter Dale Kasler. Find more in today's Bee. You can also read the publicly released poll at this link. Want even more numbers? Click here for the statistical tabulations compiled exclusively for Capitol Alert.
PROTEST: Health Access and other backers of the federal health care law are rallying at Sacramento County Republican Party headquarters, 9851 Horn Road, at 1 p.m. to urge Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, and his House colleagues to stop trying to repeal the law.
PRESS CLUB: The executive director of California's health benefit exchange, Peter Lee, is talking at the Sacramento Press Club luncheon about the state's implementation of the federal health care law, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld it. The RSVP deadline has passed, but you can click here to learn more.