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  • Lt. Gov. Newsom passes on Senate run for Boxer seat

    Lt. Gov. Newsom passes on Senate run for Boxer seat
    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday morning that he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. “It's always better to be candid than coy. While I am humbled by the widespread encouragement of so many and hold in the...
  • The older the better; let's hear it for California's geriatric pols!

    The older the better; let's hear it for California's geriatric pols!
    Did I detect a bit of snark about Sen. Barbara Boxer’s retirement, after reporters noted that California’s top trio of politicians – our two long-serving U.S. senators and our four-term governor –are all well past 70 years old?...
  • Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa weighs bid for Boxer's Senate seat

    Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa weighs bid for Boxer's Senate seat
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Saturday that he is “seriously” considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. “Too many Californians are struggling to make ends meet, pay the bills, and...
  • Political deal on California offices could hold peril for Newsom, Harris

    Political deal on California offices could hold peril for Newsom, Harris
    The planned retirement of Sen. Barbara Boxer and rare opportunity to pursue an open U.S. Senate seat in California has produced an avalanche of speculation and enough what-ifs to stretch from Eureka in the far north to Yucaipa in the south. Most of that...
  • Mary Nichols has 'rock star' influence as top air quality regulator

    A meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown and Chevron executives was ending when an oil company official turned to Mary Nichols, California's top regulator for air pollution. There was only so much Chevron could do to meet the state's rules, he told her. "I...
  • GOP fares well among LCF voters

    GOP fares well among LCF voters
    La Cañada voters bucked the statewide trend to vote Democrat and instead largely backed GOP candidates in the Nov. 4 General Election, according to results posted by the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters office. La Cañadans also turned out more...
  • Are Feinstein and Boxer too old to serve California? No, but they pose another problem

    Are Feinstein and Boxer too old to serve California? No, but they pose another problem
    Many Californians, and not just Republicans, would like to see fresh faces representing the state in the U.S. Senate. At ages 81 and 73, respectively, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are not only some of the most senior among the senior citizens...
  • In widely opposed move, UC regents set to hike tuition up to 5% yearly

    In widely opposed move, UC regents set to hike tuition up to 5% yearly
    A key UC regents committee on Wednesday moved to raise tuition as much as 5% in each of the next five years after a debate that pitted the state's most powerful political leaders against administrators of the system. The full board of regents is...
  • UC regents approve tuition hikes amid angry protests

    UC regents approve tuition hikes amid angry protests
    Over the din of students chanting their protest, the University of California regents voted 14-7 on Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5% for each of the next five years. The actual voice vote of the regents could not be heard by the...
  • Lieutenant governor's race a painfully familiar story to Calif. GOP

    Lieutenant governor's race a painfully familiar story to Calif. GOP
    It was a painfully familiar story to California Republicans: The party's little-known candidate for lieutenant governor would have $15,000 for the closing phase of his long-shot campaign to oust a Democrat who had $2.8 million in the bank. Undaunted...
  • The Los Angeles Times' endorsements in the Nov. 4 elections

     The Los Angeles Times' endorsements in the Nov. 4 elections
    Many aspects of the Nov. 4 election have an old and familiar ring for the generation of Californians who went to the polls 40 years ago. Jerry Brown first ran for governor in 1974 and is running again, this time for a fourth term. Henry Waxman first ran...