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  • Chasm divides gun control and gun rights advocates

    Chasm divides gun control and gun rights advocates
    SACRAMENTO — "Living in parallel universes," is how Senate leader Darrell Steinberg describes it. Gun control and gun rights advocates "talking past each other." Emanating from different cultures, incapable of agreeing on how to make us all...
  • Pac-12 Conference's rise is among college football's surprises

    Pac-12 Conference's rise is among college football's surprises
    Mack Brown and Bo Pelini can tell you no season ever goes exactly the way you planned. Here's a look at a few of the early surprises in this one: Pac-12 rising This could be the year the league surpasses the Southeastern Conference and wins the...
  • Mayor leaves L.A. in better shape than he found it

    Mayor leaves L.A. in better shape than he found it
    I couldn't have imagined saying this a few years ago, but I wish Antonio Villaraigosa could run again for mayor of Los Angeles. You can look at broken promises and judge the mayor a flop: too many potholes, and not enough cops. But I think his...
  • Pérez vows fiscal discipline from Democrats

    Pérez vows fiscal discipline from Democrats
    SACRAMENTO — Speaker John Pérez wants voters to know something: Cash may be cascading into state coffers as it hasn't for years. Democrats may totally control the Assembly with a new supermajority. But they're not going to be drunken sailors....
  • Pressure makes Capitol backtrack on gutting public records law

    SACRAMENTO —You don't normally see politicians who are firmly planted in their positions suddenly do acrobatic 180-degree turns. But last week was very abnormal in California's Capitol. Odds are what happened won't be repeated for a long while....
  • McManus: Obama's Gitmo woes

     McManus: Obama's Gitmo woes
    President Obama sounded genuinely outraged last week when he talked about the Kafkaesque situation at the Guantanamo prison camp, where the United States has been holding 166 men without trial for terms that are, at this point, officially endless. "It's...
  • Lawmakers should close bullet-buying loophole

    Lawmakers should close bullet-buying loophole
    From what I've been reading, the Santa Monica killer was packing an illegal assault rifle and 40 high-capacity ammunition magazines. He sprayed 100 bullets and had access to 1,300. And, oh yes, he was a mental case. The guy's exact background and...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.

    Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.
    It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
  • The bottom line: It's time to restore dental care for the poor

    The bottom line: It's time to restore dental care for the poor
    SACRAMENTO — State Capitol politicians may have an extra $3.2 billion to play with. Or they may not. It depends on whose figures you believe: nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor's or contrarian Gov. Jerry Brown's. I tend to have more...
  • 'Maldonado for governor' off to a bad start

    'Maldonado for governor' off to a bad start
    SACRAMENTO — It seemed like a fairly good idea at the time — the idea of Abel Maldonado running for governor. He wasn't going to win. But neither would he be a Republican embarrassment. There was no Republican in sight with even a faint...
  • In new era, Brown has the clout to corral Legislature

    In new era, Brown has the clout to corral Legislature
    SACRAMENTO — Dynamics have shifted dramatically in California's Capitol since Gov. Jerry Brown returned two years ago—both fiscal and political dynamics. The two are intertwined. And Brown is the beneficiary. In short, because the state'...