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George Skelton

Political columnist George Skelton has covered government and politics for more than 50 years and for The Times since 1974. He has been a Times political writer and editor in Los Angeles, Sacramento bureau chief and White House correspondent. He has written a column on California politics, “Capitol Journal,” since 1993. Skelton is a Santa Barbara native, grew up in Ojai and received a journalism degree at San Jose State.
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Larry Thomas was a political practitioner who knew how to work in the heat and keep cool

Thomas, a onetime news reporter, the son of a San Diego Union newspaper editor and for many years a close advisor to Govs. George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson. He died last month after a 10-year fight with throat cancer.

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What do Southern Californians really get out of Gov. Jerry Brown's twin tunnels project?

The most expensive state public works project ever would be financed primarily by Southern California water users. But it’s not exactly clear what they’d be buying.

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