| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:03 PM
Maybe it's because he is a contrarian. But Gov. Jerry Brown doesn't go for conventional celebrating.
Also, he now believes, why give two speeches when one will do just fine?
Brown announced Monday that he'll combine his fourth-term inaugural address...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:09 PM
First of all, Californians think that raising university tuition again is a really bad idea. A non-starter.
Second, although the University of California is crying for more state money, it needs to get in line. Join the crowd of folks with their hands...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:58 PM
California Gov. Jerry Brown has a reputation for being frugal with taxpayer money, but now he is also cutting back on the number of speeches he gives.
Brown’s aides said Monday that when he takes the oath of office Jan. 5 for his fourth term,...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Orange County (Calif.) Register on Wednesday, Dec. 10.
California Gov. Jerry Brown is in a unique and enviable position, as far as politicians go. He's old but vigorous. He's...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:11 PM
It's not that Gov. Jerry Brown did anything illegal. It clearly was within the law. But it had an odor.
It's the kind of smell that turns off the public from politics and exacerbates the ridiculously low voter participation in elections.
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
At a restaurant not far from the Capitol on Monday night, Gov. Jerry Brown held a private reception with campaign donors who spend heavily on lobbying to influence him and the Legislature.
A key organizer of the event was Capitol Advocacy, a lobbying...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Strengthening opposition to a UC regents vote this week on possible tuition increases, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday appointed two new members to the university’s governing board, including Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez.
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown is considering expanding state-funded Medi-Cal coverage to residents shielded from deportation under President Obama’s new immigration policies.
Nancy McFadden, the governor’s top policy aide, said that possibility is...
| Nov 29, 2014
Paul Livingston pressed his left arm to the pavement of Santa Monica Boulevard and slowly dragged his mangled body out of the street and onto the curb.
A car had just slammed into him at a red light in Beverly Hills, throwing him from his bike.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
The current tension over proposed tuition hikes at the University of California — as much as 5% each year for the next five years — shouldn't be mistaken for just another debate about how much students can or should pay. It's nothing less than...