John Myers

John Myers joined the Los Angeles Times as Sacramento bureau chief in 2015 after more than two decades in radio and televisionnews, much of that as an award-winning reportercovering statehouse policy and politics. During a decade of work for San Francisco's NPR affiliate, his unique online projects included everything from one of Sacramento's original politicsblogs to California’s first politics podcast. He also served as the moderator of gubernatorial debates in 2014 and 2010. Often cited by state and national news organizations as one of Sacramento's top journalists, he's a graduate of Duke University and the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Newsletter
The live-or-die moment for hundreds of proposed California laws arrives in Sacramento

California legislators will weed out scores of bills this week in the Legislature's two appropriations committees. And in Washington, a large crowd showed up on Sunday to remember the anniversary of last year's violent clash in Charlottesville.

  • Column
Years in the making, the political showdown has finally arrived over California's money bail system

California lawmakers have been debating for years changes to the system of releasing arrested men and women on bail. An overhaul that moves away from cash payments is either long overdue or a dangerous step, depending on which side of the fight you believe.