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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 GOP Worried Over Potential Tea Party Firebrand In Governor's Race

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Republicans who have been trying to rebrand their party as more inclusive and attuned with the issues that Calif...

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....

Head Of Nation's Bank Bailout Running For California Governor

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who was the architect of the nation's bank bailout at the height of the rec...

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 ...

Why Is Jerry Brown Going To China?

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 06.07.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown has designs on building some of the most expensive public works projects in the nation and want...

Why Is Jerry Brown Going To China?

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 06.07.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown has designs on building some of the most expensive public works projects in the nation and want...

'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...

'If Taxes Don't Pass, There Will Be A Hole That Will Trigger Further Cuts'

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | San Francisco

By JUDY LIN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday warned of additional automatic cuts if voters reject his tax ...

Anti-Tax Groups Fight Back Against Jerry Brown's Proposal

AP | Posted 02.05.2012 | San Francisco

By JUDY LIN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Just a day after California Gov. Jerry Brown released his tax initiative proposal, anti-t...

Will You Approve Jerry's Tax Plan?

AP | By JUDY LIN | Posted 02.04.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown says he is filing a ballot initiative to ask California voters to increase taxes on themselves to generate more...

Jerry Brown Introduces Sweeping Changes To State's Retirement System

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown is set to propose sweeping rollbacks to public employee pension benefits, including raising the retirement...

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...