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Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Is Running For California Governor

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) announced Thursday he’ll run for California governor in 2018. Villaraigosa’s announcement ends m...

California Bans Ivory And Rhino Horn Trade

David Thomson | Posted 10.09.2016 | Green
David Thomson

If the demand for ivory products is strong, then the demand to ban ivory trade and protect elephants must be stronger. For every consumer out there who feels compelled to buy rhino horn, there should be twice as many rhino advocates out there dispelling the dangerous myths and raising awareness.

California Lawmakers Get A Raise

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 11 (Reuters) - Elected officials in California will get 3 percent raises under a package approved Monday by the state's Citi...

Changing How California Teaches History

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

History can be either a boring, anachronistic and even disempowering subject for children, or a magnificently life-changing and worldview-shaping one. California is at a moment now when it has to choose which of these approaches schools get to teach.

Jerry Brown Enjoys Comfortable Lead in California Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) enjoys a large lead over his Republican challenger Neel Kashkari, a Field Poll released Wednesday shows. Brown has ...

Collaboration Facilitates Moments, Movements and Miracles

Suna Senman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Suna Senman

In today's world, boardrooms lack women, medicine is male-centered and girls are prevented from getting an education. Swimming against historical perspectives, experts in fields such as business, education and psychology create new collaborations for change.

California Governor Grants Dozens Of Drug Pardons

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has granted pardons to 63 individuals, many of whom had been convicted of minor drug offenses. Brown's office annou...

Ex-California Governors Back Plan To Speed Up Executions

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

More than 700 California inmates are sitting on a death row that hasn’t carried out an execution since 2006, according to the San Jose Mercury News....

Jerry Brown Hits High Approval Numbers, But Many Undecided On Reelection

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 11 (Reuters) - Approval ratings for Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown are at thei...

Newsom Explains Carbon Tax for Dummies

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 09.17.2013 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

Gavin Newsom<, Lt. Governor of California and new father, explains why the U.S. needs a national carbon tax. Newsom shared his views on climate change, oil companies and his dream of being Governor of California one day.

California's Revised Budget Has Good News For Some Schools

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2013 | San Francisco

By Sharon Bernstein May 14 (Reuters) - California will spend an extra $2.9 billion on public education over the next two years thanks ...

'A Political Phenomenon'

San Jose Mercury News | Steven Harmon | Posted 03.22.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO -- As he prepares to deliver the third State of the State speech of his third term on Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown will be peering down from ...

Report: Obama Administration Approached Arnold Schwarzenegger About Cabinet Position

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

The White House talked with former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger about a possible cabinet position in the Obama administration halfway through...

Jerry Brown Cuts A Compromise

Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.19.2012 | San Francisco

If there's one thing Governor Jerry Brown has learned during his five decades in the business, it's how to make a deal. The old-school politician h...

SAY WHAT? Gavin Newsom Calls For The Elimination Of His Own Job

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.24.2012 | San Francisco

When Gavin Newsom famously quipped on the campaign trail that he didn't, for the life of him, know what the Lieutenant Governor of California actually...

Sactown Smackdown: Gavin Newsom Goes After The Governor

Carly Schwartz | Posted 04.03.2012 | San Francisco

Jeez, Gavin, why don't you tell us how you really feel? In an interview on KQED's radio forum Wednesday, our favorite governor-in-waiting ripped in...

What's Jerry Brown's 'Hanukkah Miracle'?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.18.2012 | San Francisco

Jerry Brown may have spent time studying in a Jesuit seminary, but that didn't stop him from touting the need for a Hanukkah miracle. Giving a spee...

Signs: Jerry Brown After a Disappointing Legislative Year

William Bradley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Brown and his appointees are digging into future economic and energy policy, the prospects for major water and high-speed rail projects, the possibility of mid-course cuts in the current state budget, and the 2012 elections.

California's Wild Ride: Of Arnold, Jerry, And Various Vanities Fair (And Otherwise)

William Bradley | Posted 12.04.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Jerry Brown, oddly, isn't mentioned at all in a rambling feature in the new Vanity Fair which is seemingly about the challenges he faces and, ostensibly (given the title, "California and Bust"), the state he governs.

Jerry Brown Lets The Cat Out Of The Freezer

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.01.2011 | San Francisco

Jerry Brown may have warned lawmakers that he has a veto pen and isn't afraid to use it, but that didn't stop him from approving a bill that allows mu...

Jerry Brown: Lawmakers View Taxes As 'Sexually Transmitted Disease'

Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.30.2011 | San Francisco

Oh, Jerry Brown, how we love you and your candid quotes. The Golden State Governor is never one to mince words, and Tuesday's appearance at the Na...

Was Gavin Newsom 'Blindsided' By Jerry Brown?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.18.2011 | San Francisco

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom had a plan. He thought it a good plan. The type of plan that, if properly executed, could resurrect Ca...

WATCH LIVE: Jerry Brown's Inauguration | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California's youngest governor will be sworn into office again this morning, this time as the state's oldest governor. It will be his third term. The ...

CA-Sen: 50% Boxer (D), 46% Fiorina (R) (PPP 10/29-31)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Public Policy Polling (D) 10/29-31/10; 882 likely voters, 3.3% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release California 2010 Senate 50% Boxer (...

CA-Gov: 49% Brown (D), 39% Whitman (R) (Field 10/14-16)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Field Poll 10/14-16/10; 1,092 likely voters, 3.2% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews San Francisco Chronicle article California 2010 Go...