| Mar 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Katherine Martinez is a Democrat from San Andreas, fiercely supportive of her state's — and party's — governor.
"I have definitely followed him and definitely voted for him," she said of Jerry Brown, and she has pushed back on anyone who had...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 2:31 PM
In the two weeks since he launched his 2018 gubernatorial bid, Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has raised nearly $727,000 for the contest, according to a financial disclosure statement filed with the California secretary of state’s office....
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:19 PM
With the election nearly three months behind them, top aides to Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, let down their guard Saturday at a postmortem organized by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.
In a candid...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:00 PM
Republican Neel Kashkari spent more than $7 million on his unsuccessful campaign last year to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who spent less than $6 million on his run for reelection, financial reports show.
Kashkari’s latest spending report,...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:26 AM
Veteran GOP strategist Rob Stutzman says he plans to launch an anti-Tom Steyer effort if the billionaire environmental activist runs for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.
“I intend to lead a bipartisan effort to educate...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 1:30 PM
President Obama's proposal unveiled Thursday to provide free community college education to all "responsible" students is garnering immense attention. That's as it should be, although the details still need to be fleshed out and individual states will...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The view in California can be hard to decipher, blurred by nonchalance or smog or the blinding insistence of the sun. But not when it comes to immigration. There, all is sharp and distinct, politically speaking, as if before and after had been etched into...
| Oct 26, 2014
LAUSD technology: In the Oct. 23 California section, a headline with an article about the views of new Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon Cortines on using construction bond money to pay for technology erred in describing his stance. He did not say that such...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The proposal to restrict school districts' financial reserves seemed to come out of nowhere, slipped into the state budget just days before the spending plan would come up for a vote.
At a legislative hearing, Democrats were confused and Republicans...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:51 PM
In lieu of interviews, failed GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Wednesday released a 7,000-plus word treatise on his neophyte run for elected office against Democratic incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown.
The article is largely a rationale for and...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Forty years have passed since Californians first elected as their governor a very young and quirkily charismatic Jerry Brown. Back then, voters made a conscious break from the past, choosing a 36-year-old Democrat with floppy collars and a philosophical...