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  • 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....
  • Amid budget gap, 'fantastic' ideas joust with fiscal reality

    Amid budget gap, 'fantastic' ideas joust with fiscal reality
    He has prided himself on thinking big, and used his larger-than-life persona to advocate grand visions for California's future. But as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger begins his fifth year at the helm of the state, he is hemmed in by the past, staring at a...
  • Money, Attack Ads Talk; Good Candidates Walk

    It's all Sen. Dianne Feinstein's fault. That's what I figure. Well, maybe not all of it. But if Feinstein had run for governor three years ago in the Gray Davis recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger would not have dared. That's my guess. We would have been...
  • A state in search of a leader

    In the end, the numbers were almost identical, give or take a billion. Last week's election decided measures meant to diminish California's $24-billion deficit. And just about 24% of voters turned out to do the deciding. Woeful turnout, woeful state. For...
  • Schwarzenegger needs a boost, but his chances recede with the economy

    Schwarzenegger needs a boost, but his chances recede with the economy
    As he stood before the cameras in Santa Barbara last week, the freewheeling showman that Arnold Schwarzenegger used to be was evident only in his attire. He was clad in a shirt that was blindingly white, as if daring the ruinous soot from the Jesusita...
  • Schwarzenegger should be talking to himself

    Schwarzenegger should be talking to himself
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chanting this mantra since he first landed in Sacramento: Sacramento must learn to live within its means. The volume rose in late June when budget talks heated up. The governor lambasted "Sacramento's failure to...
  • Pat Brown's California takes a beating in Sacramento

    Pat Brown's California takes a beating in Sacramento
    Forty-two years after Pat Brown left office and 13 years after he died, his California took quite a beating last week. The visionary governor swept into office in 1959, and by the time he was swept out eight years later, he had created the 16-dam,...
  • Politicized UC Regents?

    Just when the University of California Board of Regents finally saw one of its most scandal-dogged figures, UC President Robert Dynes, ride off into the sunset, another UC bigwig has put the board in the hot seat again. Erwin Chemerinsky, a professor from...
  • The great car-tax swindle

    The defining issue of the 2003 recall was Gov. Gray Davis' tripling of the car tax, more officially known as the Vehicle License Fee. The defining issue of Arnold Schwarzenegger's successful campaign to unseat Davis was his promised rollback of said car...
  • Campaigning in a changing nation

    Campaigning in a changing nation
    Today's topic: How are the changed demographics of the electorate making this presidential race different from past ones? Has either Barack Obama or John McCain capitalized effectively on the new demographics? And have they shifted the race away from...
  • A new water strategy

    The Times' recent story, "Water shortage worst in decades," illustrates an often forgotten fact. Southern California is really a semi-arid desert -- brought to life by water supplies from the Colorado River, the Owens Valley and the State Water Project to...