- Making News: Davis Recall Campaign Reaches Petition Goal
Organizers of the recall against Governor Gray Davis have stopped gathering the signatures required to put it on the statewide ballot, claiming they have done their job. Phil Paule, political director of the Republican-backed recall committee called Rescue California, says that with a deficit soaring by $29 million a day, he expects to have election on the ballot in mid-October
- Reporter's Notebook: Mexico-California Relations on the Back Burner?
California-s Governor Gray Davis and Mexico-s President Vicente Fox have both promised to improve cooperation across a very important border, but for both men, domestic politics have intervened. Michael Flores is California-s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, a job Davis created in 1999. Flores emphasizes that both leaders remain strongly committed to cross-border business and politics.