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  • Bringing California back

    WASHINGTON -- The state governor who once was America's youngest showed up at the National Governors Association meeting here this week as its oldest. Jerry Brown, who first served at age 38 as California's chief executive (1976-83), returned at age 74 in...
  • The California recall, 10 years later

     The California recall, 10 years later
    How different would California be today if voters had not ousted Gov. Gray Davis 10 years ago Monday, a mere 11 months after reelecting him to a second four-year term? What one error could Davis have avoided, if he could replay his abbreviated tenure,...
  • Gray Davis strikes philosophical tone 10 years after recall

    Gray Davis strikes philosophical tone 10 years after recall
    For political roadkill, Gray Davis sounds awfully chipper these days. After decades spent in methodical, often joyless pursuit of higher office, the man who won the governor's office in 1998 was ousted in a recall election that was equal parts...
  • Barbara Coe dies at 79; foe of services for those in U.S. illegally

    Barbara Coe dies at 79; foe of services for those in U.S. illegally
    For Barbara Coe, everything changed the day she accompanied an elderly friend to an Orange County social services center in 1991. "I walked into this monstrous room full of people, babies and little children all over the place, and I realized nobody was...
  • Prop. 8 battle gives Jerry Brown link to his father

    SACRAMENTO -- When Gov. Jerry Brown decided he wouldn't defend California's ban same-sex marriage in court, he was following in the footsteps of his father, former Gov. Pat Brown. Both men decided they wouldn't go to bat for voter-approved measures...
  • A City Hall fight in Newport Beach

    A City Hall fight in Newport Beach
    Nearly everyone in Newport Beach thinks they need a new City Hall. Getting them to agree on where to put it is another story. On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to locate a new civic center on a 12-acre site in Newport Center that was slated to...
  • Why yes on Prop. 39 but no on Prop. 35

    Why yes on Prop. 39 but no on Prop. 35
    Proposition 35, the human trafficking measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, is a near-perfect example of how far the initiative process has strayed from its original role as the people's essential check on the Legislature and how it is now helping to run the...
  • Recall bid against Pasadena official who backed possible NFL games fails

    The effort to recall a Pasadena councilman who supported the possibility of having professional football at the Rose Bowl has failed. Residents opposed to having a National Football League team use the city-owned stadium pulled papers in January to...
  • Opponents of Delta Thermo waste-to-energy proposal to organize ballot question

     
    Opponents of a proposed waste-to-energy plant that would burn Allentown's trash and sewer sludge to create electricity are organizing a ballot initiative in hopes of stopping the plant from being built. Mike Ewall, an attorney with the Philadelphia-...
  • Second measure to keep pot shops open qualifies for L.A. ballot

     
    Another medical marijuana initiative has qualified for the L.A. ballot, increasing the chances that voters will get to choose whether to keep pot shops open in the city when they go to the polls in May....
  • Pasadena councilman targeted for recall over NFL-Rose Bowl vote

     
    A Pasadena councilman is facing a recall campaign over his support for an ordinance that cleared the way for negotiations to bring professional football to the Rose Bowl. Recall proponents on Thursday filed a notice of intent to circulate a......