| Jun 23, 2008
To: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Re: Screen Actors Guild talks
GOVERNOR, YOU were so inspiring when talking about the American dream back in 2004. Remember?
At the Republican convention, you told everyone what a great place this country is. You...
| Jul 27, 2008
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....
| Jan 7, 2008
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...
| Jan 21, 2008
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the L.A. Times last week to discuss his new budget plan and review the condition of California. Some clips and highlights:
Broken budget process (MP3)
Arnold Schwarzenegger: The system is a complete failure. I knew...
| Aug 23, 2009
It was a town hall, certainly, but without the sense of chaos, the hint of danger, that we've come to associate with the words "town hall" in recent weeks. No gun-toting patriots, no dark portents of tyranny. No energy, in fact, at least not at the...
| Jul 2, 2009
The art of setting automobile insurance rates is incomprehensible to most of us civilians. Liability coverage, comprehensive insurance, assigned risk pools, discounts, surcharges . . . the list goes on. Just try to figure out how your carrier arrived at...
| Jul 20, 2009
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...
| Jul 26, 2009
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,...
| Apr 6, 2009
Meg Whitman struck it rich last month when she appeared on the cover of Fortune magazine, with a headline that asked if the Republican gubernatorial hopeful can "save California." It was a flattering profile, with friends and business associates attesting...