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  • Elizabeth Warren will speak at California Democratic Party gathering

    Elizabeth Warren will speak at California Democratic Party gathering
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a populist who some liberals hope will seek the White House in 2016 — despite her many denials — will keynote the California Democratic Party convention in May, the party announced Thursday. Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) will also address delegates.
  • All-powerful Democrats find new adversaries: each other

    All-powerful Democrats find new adversaries: each other
    Latinos feel insulted by blacks. Angelenos are suspicious of San Franciscans. Democrats are squabbling. It's inevitable. It's the unintended consequence of one-party domination in California. Democrats have conquered Republicans. So they're turning on...

    Willie Brown warns Villaraigosa: 'Don't crowd Kamala!'

    Willie Brown warns Villaraigosa: 'Don't crowd Kamala!'
    With the possible exception of a Hollywood celebrity following in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican candidate has as much chance getting elected to the U.S. Senate from California as a Southern Baptist has to become pope. The only way...

    The return of foie gras to California menus offers food for thought

     The return of foie gras to California menus offers food for thought
    Chef Ken Frank, one of California's most outspoken proponents of foie gras, opened the door of La Toque's walk-in refrigerator. All sorts of wonderful aromas hit me in the face — mushrooms, savory reductions, the iron smell of raw meat. Frank bent...

    Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris

    Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris
    A day after billionaire Tom Steyer announced he would not seek Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, the field of potential contenders shrank further as state Treasurer John Chiang decided that he, too, would stay out of the race. Chiang, a Democrat who...