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  • There's been a cultural sea-change in Sacramento

    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...
  • Blocking Californians' beach access will soon carry a hefty fine

    Blocking Californians' beach access will soon carry a hefty fine
    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...
  • Newport residents blocking public access to beaches could face heavy fine

    Newport residents blocking public access to beaches could face heavy fine
    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...
  • Will the threat of big fines force better beach access?

    Will the threat of big fines force better beach access?
    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,...
  • Editorial: Will the threat of big fines force better beach access?

    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,...
  • Sen. Kevin de León angers the Central Valley with 'tumbleweed' remark

    Sen. Kevin de León angers the Central Valley with 'tumbleweed' remark
    As a former resident of Bakersfield, I cringed when I read state Sen. Kevin de León’s comments about the decision to start building the bullet train in the Central Valley – a place he described as “the middle of nowhere” and just...
  • California grants $420-million tax break to Lockheed Martin Corp.

    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...
  • Three key Assembly races to watch in Tuesday's primary

    Three key Assembly races to watch in Tuesday's primary
    Today's primary is brimming with Assembly races featuring intra-party squabbles, torrents of outside money and general election previews. Having trouble keeping track? Here's a guide to the top three Assembly races to keep an eye on today. AD 16 This ...
  • Gaining clout in Legislature not so easy for Democrats, election shows

    Gaining clout in Legislature not so easy for Democrats, election shows
    This week’s primary election splashed a little cold water on Democrats’ hopes that they would have an easy time recapturing supermajorities in both house of the Legislature this year. Republicans were, by wide margins, the top vote-getters in...
  • In Sacramento, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti talks water, film tax credit

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders Thursday in his first visit to the Capitol since taking office. Water infrastructure and a proposed film tax credit were at the top of the day's agenda. Garcetti is...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, lawmakers push closer to budget deal

    With only days left to hammer out a deal on the state budget, legislative leaders say they're close to a final agreement. "We've still got some details to flesh out," said Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). "We feel pretty good about where we...