| Mar 12, 2012
When Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up his tenure last time through, he left a huge unresolved question for California: In the wake of a failed 1982 initiative to fund the so-called peripheral canal, how would the state distribute and safeguard its water...
| Jul 16, 2011
'Remanded" -- taken into custody. In his career as a New York prosecutor and a federal prosecutor in California, Donald Heller has asked the court to remand guilty defendants countless times. He helped put away Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 6:55 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:03 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:52 PM
It's very clear from readers that many don't equate iPads with infrastructure. Nor laptops with labs.
Schools, they logically believe, shouldn't be borrowing money — selling bonds — to buy tech gadgets already en route to obsolescence....
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:26 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown's inauguration speech this month was as green as the decor in the ornate Assembly chamber where he gave it. And it left Tom Steyer tickled pink. The philanthropist put millions into the 2014 elections, primarily through his NextGen...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 6:12 PM
SACRAMENTO — Since when did the state government chipping in to help build classrooms for kids become a bad thing? Since Jerry Brown returned as governor, that's when.
Correct that: It's not a bad thing for most people in the state Capitol —...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor who promoted himself as a reformer, made a mockery of reform on his way out the Capitol door.
The Republican governor who flamboyantly vowed to "blow up the boxes" and couldn't figure out how to do it, wound up...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:31 PM
Who will be California's next U.S. senator, replacing the retiring Democrat Barbara Boxer?
It'll be another Democrat, bet on that.
State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, 50, is the early front-runner. But we'll have to see how she performs running for a big-...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 7:28 PM
We can all dream, so here's my wish list for Christmas gifts.
If none show up under the tree, that's OK. I can wait. But I won't hold my breath.
I've wished for some of these presents previously but pretty much been blown off by Santa.
At the top of...
| 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...