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Melanie Mason

Melanie Mason covers state government and politics in Sacramento. She first began working for the Los Angeles Times in 2011 in Washington, D.C., where she covered money and politics during the 2012 presidential campaign. She is originally from Los Angeles and is a graduate of Georgetown University and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Retired appeals court justice William Newsom, father of California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, dies at 84

William Newsom III, a retired appellate court justice and father of Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, died at age 84 on Wednesday, the governor-elect’s office announced. “Justice Newsom was a proud, lifelong Californian, a public servant of profound accomplishment and a powerful voice for individual right...

California Democratic Party fires top staffers after misconduct allegations involving former Chairman Eric Bauman

In a leadership shake-up, the California Democratic Party fired seven top staffers Monday and Tuesday as part of the continuing fallout over the misconduct allegations surrounding former party chairman Eric Bauman.

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