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  • Schwarzenegger Hears Rumbles From the Right

    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. To...
  • Amid budget gap, 'fantastic' ideas joust with fiscal reality

    Amid budget gap, 'fantastic' ideas joust with fiscal reality
    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...
  • Lockyer Admits to Lunch With Getty's Ex-Chief

    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...
  • Documentary tracks success of South L.A.'s Foshay choir

    Documentary tracks success of South L.A.'s Foshay choir
    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....
  • A convention for all

    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...
  • A state in search of a leader

    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. For...
  • Schwarzenegger needs a boost, but his chances recede with the economy

    Schwarzenegger needs a boost, but his chances recede with the economy
    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...
  • Schwarzenegger should be talking to himself

    Schwarzenegger should be talking to himself
    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...
  • Pat Brown's California takes a beating in Sacramento

    Pat Brown's California takes a beating in Sacramento
    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,...
  • The California GOP's stimulus dodge

    The California GOP's stimulus dodge
    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...
  • Has Arnold's 'post-partisanship' worked?

    Has Arnold's 'post-partisanship' worked?
    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...
  • California's kamikazes

    California's kamikazes
    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...