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  • Vernon's Exide battery plant: An environmental wake-up call

    Vernon's Exide battery plant: An environmental wake-up call
    There's no clearer sign that state environmental regulators have failed to protect public health than the warning issued this month to parents living in the shadow of the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon: Don't let children play in the dirt in your...
  • Gov. Brown reinvents himself as the anti-politician politician

    Gov. Brown reinvents himself as the anti-politician politician
    SACRAMENTO — On a recent Thursday morning, Jerry Brown walked unannounced into the basement office of the Alameda County registrar's office to draw reelection papers. With a post on Twitter and an email to supporters, he then declared his bid for an...
  • 'Dark' campaign money needs a little light

    There's bipartisan agreement in California's Capitol that hiding the identities of political fat cats is bad for democracy. In deciding how to vote, a citizen needs to know who's bankrolling a candidate or a ballot measure. That's what most of these...
  • Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises

    Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises
    HAMILTON CITY, Calif. — A shallow inland sea spreads across more than 160 square miles, speckled with egrets poking for crayfish among jewel-green rice shoots. The flooded fields could be mistaken for the rice paddies of Vietnam or southern China,...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown banks nearly $20 million for reelection bid

    Gov. Jerry Brown banks nearly $20 million for reelection bid
    Gov. Jerry Brown reported a war chest of nearly $20 million as he seeks an unprecedented fourth term as the state’s top executive, according to financial disclosure documents filed Friday with the California secretary of state’s office. He...
  • Republicans, Democrats agree billions need to be spent on fixing Calif. water system

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. As California's drought drags on, more farmers are being forced to fallow fields and a growing number of small towns run out of water. So Republicans and Democrats here finally agree on something: They need to spend billions of...
  • New chief of California employment department is appointed

    New chief of California employment department is appointed
    SACRAMENTO — A member of Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle and a veteran labor union lobbyist has been recruited to run California's troubled Employment Development Department. Patrick William Henning has been serving as the governor's chief...
  • GOP candidate for governor is a registered sex offender

    One of four gubernatorial candidates introduced to California Republicans recently is a registered sex offender who spent more than a decade in state prison, convicted of crimes including voluntary manslaughter and assault with intent to commit rape....
  • Commentary: High-speed rail project is a train wreck

    As a financial advisor to governments, your job is to tell sometimes hard truths about the financial implications of public plans. Governments ignore these financial consequences at the peril of taxpayers and long-term financial health. Unfortunately,...
  • Bill would disclose donors to Cal lawmakers' trips

    Bill would disclose donors to Cal lawmakers' trips
    SACRAMENTO -- A state senator wants nonprofit groups that treat lawmakers to trips to disclose the companies and other interests whose donations cover the expenses. Every year, several legislators travel to Hawaii and other exotic locales for...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Is the legalization of marijuana inevitable?

    First, 20 states and the District of Columbia passed laws legalizing marijuana for medical use. Then in 2012, voters in Washington state and Colorado approved measures legalizing the sale and possession of marijuana for non-medical use, with state...
  • Campaign donor, affirmative action bills go down without supermajority

    SACRAMENTO — The Democrats' loss of a legislative supermajority stifled their push to change California's campaign finance and affirmative action laws Monday, potentially foreshadowing a return to partisan battles over their other priorities, such...