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  • Jerry Brown, learn to hang up a phone

     
    I wrote earlier this week that Meg Whitman's campaign was doing a terrible job of finding a way out of its immigration flap. Perhaps I misjudged Whitman's stay-the-course strategy as incompetence when it was in fact strategic self-restraint, as if......
  • Colorado town upset over artistic depiction of Jesus Christ

     
    Citizens of the Colorado town of Loveland are upset this week over the display of a work of art that they claim shows Jesus Christ involved in an act of oral sex. Enrique Chagoya's "The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals"......
  • Jobs data show growth during Jerry Brown years [Updated]

     
    Democrat Jerry Brown has the strongest record of any of the five most recent California governors when it comes to creating jobs as a percentage of national job growth, says a former state Employment Development Department director who has been......
  • California Chief Justice Ronald George announces he will not run for reelection

     
    California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. George, whose legacy is likely to be his authorship of a landmark ruling that briefly legalized same-sex marriage in the state, announced Wednesday that he would not run for retention in November. "My......
  • Books & Ideas: Stephen Ambrose's troubling Eisenhower record

    Books & Ideas: Stephen Ambrose's troubling Eisenhower record
    I worried, almost from the beginning of my research into the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, that something did not quite add up with Stephen Ambrose's famous biography of the former president. I say almost from the beginning because I had no inkling at...
  • Scene & Heard: At the Hollywood Bowl, the picnic basket as status symbol

    Scene & Heard: At the Hollywood Bowl, the picnic basket as status symbol
    So what if 21st century concert-goers are unlikely to pack picnic baskets with fine china, linens and candelabras. When the L.A. Philharmonic launched its summer classical season, the great Los Angeles social tradition of dining at the Hollywood Bowl...
  • Book review: Dick Cheney's 'In My Time'

    Book review: Dick Cheney's 'In My Time'
    In the 1990s military courtroom drama "A Few Good Men," Marine Col. Nathan Jessup, as played by Jack Nicholson, faces down an inquisitor who challenges the measures Jessup believed were justified to protect the nation's security. "You want the truth,"...
  • Battle for state Senate seat in Riverside County turns nasty

    Few of the primary contests that voters will decide Tuesday are as rancorous as the one between two Republicans who once served together in the Legislature. The fight between John Benoit and Russ Bogh, who once sat a few feet apart in the Assembly and...
  • Schwarzenegger Hears Rumbles From the Right

    With the vote on his reelection just over 12 weeks away, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faces a wave of conservative unrest that threatens the steady political recovery he has made this year by widening his appeal beyond his base of Republican supporters. To...
  • Lockyer Admits to Lunch With Getty's Ex-Chief

    While he was under investigation by the state attorney general's office for financial improprieties, former J. Paul Getty Trust Chief Executive Barry Munitz turned to a close friend for consolation — Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer. California's top law...
  • Documentary tracks success of South L.A.'s Foshay choir

    Documentary tracks success of South L.A.'s Foshay choir
    It all started 10 years ago when middle school student Helen Camarillo walked up to music executive Tom Sturges at a Christmas party for youths and adults interested in mentoring. She told him that she planned to be president of the United States one day....