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  • Exclusive: Kamala Harris makes 'no apologies' for aggressive Senate campaign

    Exclusive: Kamala Harris makes 'no apologies' for aggressive Senate campaign
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said Wednesday that she makes “no apologies” for an aggressive U.S. Senate campaign that some fellow Democrats have complained is aimed at keeping others, notably a Latino candidate, out of the race....
  • On train, tunnel, Newsom would change course from Brown

    On train, tunnel, Newsom would change course from Brown
    In a Gavin Newsom governorship, California's current bullet train project probably would be derailed. The delta twin tunnels, as presently envisioned, also likely would be buried. Those are Gov. Jerry Brown's two big legacy-builders. But Brown will be...
  • Gavin Newsom is the first to enter 2018 race for governor

    In an unusually early announcement of political intentions, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom launched a fundraising committee Wednesday to run for governor in 2018. The move, for a race that is well over three years away, will allow Newsom to raise as much as $56,...
  • Newsom says launch to raise money, form plan to restore state's greatness

    Newsom says launch to raise money, form plan to restore state's greatness
    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that he is launching his 2018 gubernatorial campaign not only to get a head start on raising money, but also to craft a substantive plan to restore California to greatness. “I have zero interest in becoming the...
  • All-powerful Democrats find new adversaries: each other

    All-powerful Democrats find new adversaries: each other
    Latinos feel insulted by blacks. Angelenos are suspicious of San Franciscans. Democrats are squabbling. It's inevitable. It's the unintended consequence of one-party domination in California. Democrats have conquered Republicans. So they're turning on...
  • California's Senate vacancy: There's more to it than just wanting the seat

    California's Senate vacancy: There's more to it than just wanting the seat
    We had a little public do-si-do this week over whether California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris or Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, would run to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer, who announced last week that she would not run for reelection next year....
  • Willie Brown warns Villaraigosa: 'Don't crowd Kamala!'

    Willie Brown warns Villaraigosa: 'Don't crowd Kamala!'
    With the possible exception of a Hollywood celebrity following in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican candidate has as much chance getting elected to the U.S. Senate from California as a Southern Baptist has to become pope. The only way...
  • In San Francisco's close quarters, political giants are bred

    In San Francisco's close quarters, political giants are bred
    This is a city of 47 square miles, 800,000 people and millions of deeply held, fiercely fought convictions. Spilling down its hillsides to the westernmost edge of the country, San Francisco is the closest thing to an East Coast enclave set along the...
  • UC regents table proposal to link coaches' bonuses to athletes' grades

    UC regents table proposal to link coaches' bonuses to athletes' grades
    After spirited debate over how to improve student athletes' classroom performance, the University of California regents on Thursday blocked a proposed new policy that would have linked coaches' compensation to their teams' grades and graduation rates....
  • Tom Steyer's exit shifts Senate race focus to Antonio Villaraigosa

    Tom Steyer's exit shifts Senate race focus to Antonio Villaraigosa
    With billionaire Tom Steyer opting out of California’s U.S. Senate race on Thursday, the most likely major rival for Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris appears to be former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. For now, Harris is the lone major...
  • Demographic shifts bring change to policies on Cuba, drugs, gay rights

    Demographic shifts bring change to policies on Cuba, drugs, gay rights
    Writing about politics inspires a certain amount of déjà vu, time and again. Last week, like many before, served as a case in point. President Obama unleashed a surprise shift Wednesday in the nation's relationship with Cuba, a loosening of the...