| Aug 18, 2006
With the vote on his reelection just over 12 weeks away, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faces a wave of conservative unrest that threatens the steady political recovery he has made this year by widening his appeal beyond his base of Republican supporters.
| Jan 7, 2008
He has prided himself on thinking big, and used his larger-than-life persona to advocate grand visions for California's future.
But as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger begins his fifth year at the helm of the state, he is hemmed in by the past, staring at a...
| Jul 27, 2006
While he was under investigation by the state attorney general's office for financial improprieties, former J. Paul Getty Trust Chief Executive Barry Munitz turned to a close friend for consolation — Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer.
California's top law...
| Jul 27, 2008
It all started 10 years ago when middle school student Helen Camarillo walked up to music executive Tom Sturges at a Christmas party for youths and adults interested in mentoring. She told him that she planned to be president of the United States one day....
| Aug 23, 2009
It was a town hall, certainly, but without the sense of chaos, the hint of danger, that we've come to associate with the words "town hall" in recent weeks. No gun-toting patriots, no dark portents of tyranny. No energy, in fact, at least not at the...
| May 24, 2009
In the end, the numbers were almost identical, give or take a billion. Last week's election decided measures meant to diminish California's $24-billion deficit. And just about 24% of voters turned out to do the deciding. Woeful turnout, woeful state.
| May 10, 2009
As he stood before the cameras in Santa Barbara last week, the freewheeling showman that Arnold Schwarzenegger used to be was evident only in his attire.
He was clad in a shirt that was blindingly white, as if daring the ruinous soot from the Jesusita...
| Jul 20, 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chanting this mantra since he first landed in Sacramento: Sacramento must learn to live within its means.
The volume rose in late June when budget talks heated up.
The governor lambasted "Sacramento's failure to...
| Jul 26, 2009
Forty-two years after Pat Brown left office and 13 years after he died, his California took quite a beating last week.
The visionary governor swept into office in 1959, and by the time he was swept out eight years later, he had created the 16-dam,...
| Dec 7, 2008
One of the keys to finally closing a state budget deal may be a controversial package of economic stimulus measures, either in the form recommended by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the unsuccessful special session of the Legislature that came to a close...
| Sep 18, 2008
Today's question: How successful or unsuccessful has Arnold Schwarzenegger's brand of "post-partisanship" been? Has Schwarzenegger been able to translate his popularity into effectiveness? Previously, Boyarsky and Bradley discussed the governor's budget...
| Jan 13, 2009
It's been more than a year since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger warned his fellow California Republicans that "we're dying at the box office. We're not filling the seats." But the consequences of the GOP's self-isolating ethnic and ideological narrowness...