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.
Jerry Brown tells truth about California fires that few want to hear: 'It’s people'

California fires: Jerry Brown tells truth about fires that few want to hear: 'It’s people'

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Trying to get a handle on California’s deadly wildfires has lawmakers flummoxed

This was going to be easy, I thought foolishly. Ask some legislators and experts for their ideas on how to control California’s deadly wildfire epidemic. What should state government do about it?