| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:21 PM
The Legislature went home for a month Thursday, but not before handing aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a controversial $420-million tax break.
Branded as a sweetheart deal for Lockheed, the bill sailed through the Assembly and Senate — but...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Since summertime is upon us, here is a modest proposal for Malibu: Stop enforcing any “no parking” signs on Pacific Coast Highway. Most of them are probably fake anyway.
Owners of beachside homes in California have gotten so out of control...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November--a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature.
Brown also made clear that he has concerns...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:49 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday that he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November — a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature.
Brown also made clear that he...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:32 PM
How soon people forget: One spring day just three years ago so much water was rampaging down the Sacramento River nobody knew where to put it.
All reservoirs up and down the Central Valley were full.
Oh, if only there was more storage space,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:26 PM
Frustrated beachgoers this summer will finally have a remedy against anyone who blocks public access to California's shoreline.
Under a new law that takes effect Tuesday, the California Coastal Commission will for the first time have the authority to...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:50 PM
People often ask me what are the biggest changes I've seen at the state Capitol since I began covering it half a century ago. Until recently, there wasn't a good answer. Now there is.
Back in the so-called good old days — or even 20 years ago...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:26 PM
California's historical guarantee of public access to the shoreline has been under increasing attack in recent years, as oceanfront property owners try to ignore the fact that their glorious private views come with a public responsibility. In 2007,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A recently passed state bill designed to advance the preservation and renovation of historic buildings would offer a 20% state tax credit to developers restoring structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the California Register of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:37 PM
A compromise was reached Wednesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers on a bill that would extend and more than triple funding for a program designed to keep film and television jobs in California, clearing the way for state Senate consideration of...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's been a slow summer at the box office, but Hollywood got a genuine blockbuster Wednesday — a $330-million deal that will help subsidize film and TV production in California for the next five years.
In a last-minute compromise reached...