The Chamber’s uneventful showdown with Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, the latest effort to boost voter turnout and more in our weekly Sacramento roundup.

California’s growers rely on migrant labor to do the majority of this backbreaking work, but tightening immigration policies have left farmers short on crews, a development that prompted Sen. Dianne Feinstein to speak out.

Statement: “I was proud to be the first elected official on the Democratic side to stand up and ask (Filner) to resign,” state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez said during a Politifest panel on Aug. 3. Determination: True

President Obama included $226 million for infrastructure improvements at the busy San Ysidro border crossing but the funding is far from certain.

Residents overcoming a double homicide on their block ask city schools to become trauma-informed.

If fully implemented, sequestration — imposed by the 2011 debt ceiling deal — would deeply affect the military and many other sectors of the local economy that receive funding from the federal government.

Districts not hot on Poway-style borrowing, San Diego’s pension influence, Issa’s wealth, an even hotter day and ranking our diversity.

During mayoral candidate Bob Filner’s time in Congress, he’s delivered time and again for veterans and his constituents. But he’s also seen his effectiveness blunted because of personality clashes.

The City Council District 7 candidate has the most experience in the political game of any candidate in the race. And that, he says, is exactly what voters need to get things done.