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Phil Willon

Phil Willon covers California politics from the Los Angeles Times’ state capital bureau in Sacramento. Before heading north, Willon roamed Southern California’s mountains and deserts as the paper’s state correspondent in the Inland Empire. He previously covered Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Gavin Newsom's new campaign ad focuses on renewing the 'California dream'

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom offers his upbeat prescription for renewing the “California dream” in his first campaign ad of the general election season.

California's candidates for governor agree to face off in San Francisco public radio forum

California’s two contenders for governor -- Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox -- ended the standoff over a debate, agreeing to faceoff on the San Francisco-based public radio station KQED on Oct. 8.

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