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Phil Willon

Phil Willon covers California politics from the Los Angeles Times’ state capital bureau in Sacramento. Before heading north, Willon roamed Southern California’s mountains and deserts as the paper’s state correspondent in the Inland Empire. He previously covered Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's Facebook ads in swing states stir 2020 speculation

Political ads featuring California Gov. Gavin Newsom are popping up on Facebook in Ohio, Florida and other swing states in the 2020 presidential election, stirring up speculation about whether the Democrat is testing the waters for a potential White House run.

Gov. Gavin Newsom and family to pass on the governor’s mansion, head to Sacramento suburbs

After moving into the Victorian-style historic governor's mansion in Sacramento just a few weeks ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom and his young family already plan to move out.

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