| Jan 2, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Jerry Brown, the enigmatic former governor who always seemed to be eyeing his next political post, returns to the state capital this week to lead a much different California than the one he oversaw 28 years ago.
The state's finances are in a deep...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr. - also known as Jerry Brown - takes office as governor of California on January 3, 2011, replacing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Brown, born in San Francisco in 1938, served as governor from 1975 to 1983. He defeated Republican...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Gloria Allred's demand that a transgender contestant be allowed to compete in the Miss Canada Universe pageant was trumped Tuesday when pageant owner Donald Trumpagreed with her.
It was a public relations battle featuring two well-known masters of the...
| Dec 4, 2011
"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though some time back they may have entered illegally."
That was Ronald Reagan speaking during his 1984 reelection campaign. After that election, he stuck to his...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 11:17 PM
Some of the top crime fighters in the state are facing lay-offs and they suspect it is more about political payback than budget cuts.
The union representing Special Agents in the California Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Governor...
| Feb 21, 2012
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and a "super PAC" working on his behalf spent more than twice as much as they raised in January, underscoring how persistent challenges by rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have taxed the former...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:30 AM
For nine years FORBES has ranked the 100 most powerful women in the world. These are the women who adhere to the traditional classifications of power (political and economic might) and those who have risen to the top of the social and cultural landscape....
| Oct 15, 2012
Joe Mansueto's day jobs have been a handful lately: He has been busy turning Morningstar Inc. into a $3.1 billion investment information megamart, buying up media properties and skipping the charity circuit in favor of coaching grade-school soccer on...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Longtime Laguna Beach resident Frank Ricchiazzi has been selected as an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) and John Campbell (R-Irvine), and former Gov. Peter Wilson recommended...
| Jun 6, 2012
Compared to the glamour and swagger of the Schwarzenegger/Shriver years, California's present governor and his wife are a couple of homebodies with a touch of the workaholic. Indeed, some Californians may be surprised to know that Jerry Brown has been...
| Jul 12, 2012
Ann Romney is on the record: She would like to see a woman as her husband's running mate. And so would any number of Republicans who are concerned about their party's standing with female voters. But for all the excitement that the topic stirs up, don't...