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George Skelton

Political columnist George Skelton has covered government and politics for more than 50 years and for The Times since 1974. He has been a Times political writer and editor in Los Angeles, Sacramento bureau chief and White House correspondent. He has written a column on California politics, “Capitol Journal,” since 1993. Skelton is a Santa Barbara native, grew up in Ojai and received a journalism degree at San Jose State.
  • Capitol Journal
Afraid of the Big One? Consider Sacramento, which avoids the worst California quakes

Sacramento — based on historical records and fault maps — is unquestionably the safest earthquake refuge among all of California’s major metropolitan areas.

  • Capitol Journal
California moves to block Trump from rolling back its environmental protections

State Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins is rushing through a bill that would prevent Trump from rolling back any environmental protection in California.

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