| 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:34 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, on Tuesday likened President Obama to dictators such as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin on the issue of gun control.
The comparison, issued in a tweet, included an image...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly dismissed the nearly $1 million his GOP rival Neel Kashkari raised in the two weeks since entering the race, saying that the former U.S. Treasury official is too similar to incumbent Democratic Gov. Jerry...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:17 PM
SALINAS, Calif. — Tony Salameh and Danielle Clark weathered the Great Recession from two worlds just a few miles apart.
Salameh, 62, owns several restaurants in Carmel, the wealthy hamlet perched like a small jewel overlooking the sea. After a...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Ah, commencement season, time for pomp, circumstance and controversy.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the latest public figure embroiled in a commencement spat, announcing Saturday that she would not give the graduation address...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:50 PM
The two main Republicans hoping to take on Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall have failed to vote in many elections, according to documents and interviews.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has cast a ballot in about half of the elections held since 1995, while former...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:53 AM
For decades, the big mystery of the California tax system has been the state's failure to exploit fully its greatest natural resource, oil. Of the 22 major oil-producing states, California is the only one that doesn't charge a "severance" tax — that...
| Apr 23, 2014
Re "Money won't buy you votes," Opinion, April 20
Law professor Peter H. Schuck makes the ridiculous suggestion that because the amount of money spent in the 2012 election was considerably less than what Americans spent on cosmetic surgery in 2011, we...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Bobby Shriver on Tuesday will formally jump into the race for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, injecting the Kennedy-family mystique — and possibly some of his own wealth — into the contest to replace termed-out...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari announced Tuesday that he is running for governor of California, staking his campaign on his ability to create jobs and improve public schools.
"Here today, on this stage, I am announcing that I'm running...