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  • Money doesn't always buy the office

    Money doesn't always buy the office
    Like an out-of-town gambler trying to elbow his way into the big game, Steve Poizner announced last week that he'd ante up $15 million of his own money for his campaign to become California's next governor. He's hoping that money changes everything. Or at...
  • Bar set low for lifetime job in L.A. schools

    Bar set low for lifetime job in L.A. schools
    Altair Maine said he was so little supervised in his first few years of teaching at North Hollywood High School that he could "easily have shown a movie in class every day and earned tenure nonetheless." Before second-grade teacher Kimberly Patterson...
  • Mercury General using guise of benevolence to assault Prop. 103

    Mercury General using guise of benevolence to assault Prop. 103
    The art of setting automobile insurance rates is incomprehensible to most of us civilians. Liability coverage, comprehensive insurance, assigned risk pools, discounts, surcharges . . . the list goes on. Just try to figure out how your carrier arrived at...
  • Schwarzenegger should be talking to himself

    Schwarzenegger should be talking to himself
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chanting this mantra since he first landed in Sacramento: Sacramento must learn to live within its means. The volume rose in late June when budget talks heated up. The governor lambasted "Sacramento's failure to...
  • The 'problem with nurses' is a problem with healthcare

    The 'problem with nurses' is a problem with healthcare
    The Times' June 12 expose about the California Board of Registered Nursing oversimplifies the issue. The so-called problem with nurses is really just another aspect of the shortcomings in the overall healthcare system. I have been a nurse for more than...
  • Winners and losers in the budget battle

    Winners and losers in the budget battle
    Who are the winners of the California budget battle? Yes, there are some, even though there are many more losers. Set aside individuals for a moment and assess victory and defeat by political ideology. Distinguish between short term and long term. And...
  • Schwarzenegger is unpopular but undaunted

    Schwarzenegger is unpopular but undaunted
    The fact that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's poll numbers have plummeted to where Gray Davis' were when Schwarzenegger booted him from office might humble an ordinary politician. He'd probably lower his sights. But not Schwarzenegger. The lame duck...
  • Youth and age in California governor's race

    Youth and age in California governor's race
    The pictures that dominated the news last week formed two parallel realities. In one, Teddy Kennedy's face was young and unlined, his jaw taut, his bearing vibrant, as he was when he campaigned for his brothers and when he ran for president, with one...
  • California Legislature on the verge of major achievements

    California Legislature on the verge of major achievements
    The Legislature is on the verge of two major achievements -- on prisons and water -- if lawmakers can be calm and rational during the final week of this year's regular session. That means cooling the heated rhetoric -- particularly the staff-produced...
  • Wells Fargo exec used Malibu Colony home lost by Madoff-duped couple, neighbors say

    Wells Fargo exec used Malibu Colony home lost by Madoff-duped couple, neighbors say
    Bernard L. Madoff's massive fraud stunned some of the wealthy denizens of Malibu Colony, especially when a couple devastated by the scheme surrendered their oceanfront home to Wells Fargo Bank. But some neighbors say the real shocker came when they saw...
  • College radicalism redux

    College radicalism redux
    The campus protests of the 1960s happened long enough ago that the images filter through in black-and-white, the tint of television newsreels and newspaper photographs back in the day: Mario Savio, ushering in the Free Speech Movement from atop a...