Chairman, California State Senate Republican Caucus
Republican State Senator for the 29th District (portions of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties), Chairman of the Republican Caucus and Vice Chair of the Senate Budget Committee
Tonight, Governor Brown made the first State of the State speech since he was elected last year, his eighth in all, he reminded the legislature, if you count his first two terms. He…
Jan. 31, 2011from Which Way, L.A.?
The budget drama continues in Sacramento, where the Governor and the Legislature are under pressure to close a $24 billion budget gap with no time to spare.
Jun. 16, 2009from Which Way, L.A.?
William Taylor, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified today before the House Intelligence Committee. He sat alongside another career State Department official, George Kent.
Nov. 13from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The Getty Fire has burned 745 acres and is 39% contained. All mandatory evacuation orders and warnings are lifted -- with some exceptions.
Oct. 28from KCRW Features
President Trump’s denial of climate change has him at war with California. Their battle over fuel emission standards has divided the auto industry as well as drivers.
Nov. 11from To the Point
The ISIS leader is dead, but ISIS lives on.
Nov. 1from Left, Right & Center
As fires continue to chew through the parched Southern California brush, all that smoke can cause health problems. How dangerous is that smoke, and what can you do to protect yourself?
Oct. 29from Greater LA
KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian visited Barkan’s home in Santa Barbara.
California has one of the weakest systems in the country for punishing police officers who’ve committed crimes, such as drunk driving, pedophilia, and manslaughter.
Nov. 12from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
One nonprofit in Santa Monica is teaching under-resourced kids how to play mariachi music, plus Spanish language and Mexican culture. One student has gone on to play with the LA Phil.
Nov. 4from Greater LA
It's time for Californians to give thanks... to PG&E.
Nov. 7from Zócalo's Connecting California