| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Former investment banker Neel Kashkari, who is the Republican candidate for governor of California, staged a bravura act of political agitprop the other day.
Kashkari posed as an unemployed worker in Fresno for a week, searching for work, sleeping...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 12:27 PM
What is Neel Kashkari trying to do, and does it matter?
Kashkari, the Republican candidate challenging three-term Gov. Jerry Brown, the state’s highest profile Democrat, on Thursday night gets his one shot to face Brown in a live televised and...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:00 PM
When Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor, steps into a television studio with Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday night, he'll be facing one of the most experienced debaters in American politics.
Brown has participated in no fewer...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:44 PM
A day before Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and GOP rival Neel Kashkari face off in their only debate, the Republican on Wednesday attacked the incumbent over his longtime ties to the state’s most powerful union, the California Teachers Assn.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:10 PM
If "winning" Thursday evening’s gubernatorial debate meant making it any more likely that Neel Kashkari would win the Nov. 4 election against three-term Gov. Jerry Brown, then no, Kashkari didn’t win, and he can’t possibly have...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:23 PM
The Democratic Party's dominance of California is close to a historic peak. But strength can draw trouble.
Although all signs point to an easy reelection for Gov. Jerry Brown in November and million-vote victories for some of the party's other statewide...