Political columnist for the Sacramento Bee
You can call California the conservative media’s piñata. It gets smacked over and over again about its so-called anti-business climate, high taxes and an overall liberal mantra.
Jul. 22, 2016from The Mixer
It's the summer harvest season in California, and farmers are facing a problem that's all too familiar: undocumented workers are needed to pick the crops.
Jul. 14, 2015from Which Way, L.A.?
The latest two-year legislative session is scheduled to end this week. Senators, Assembly members and Governor Brown are all looking ahead to the November election.
Aug. 28, 2014from Which Way, L.A.?
“We think the state will add about 300 new license stores and delivery services in 2020, and that's adding to the 600 that already exist.
Feb. 21from KCRW Features
On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we replay some of our favorite episodes. Local poets share their work and discuss LA's spoken word scene.
Jan. 20from Greater LA
Starting January 1, 2020, Californians will be able to find out how much big tech knows about them.
Dec. 18from KCRW Features
The parts for ghost guns are sold without background checks, which means felons and kids can buy them.
Nov. 26from KCRW Features
The head of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will step down at the end of the month. We ask why.
Dec. 2from Greater LA
A block party in South Pasadena reveals the unexpected pleasures of being neighborly.
Dec. 12from Zócalo's Connecting California
Roughly 95% of commercially caught lobster in California is shipped to China, where customers are willing to pay premium prices.
Feb. 6from KCRW Features
Getting a car has never been easier. Even if you have bad credit and can’t really afford it, no problem.
Jan. 8from Greater LA
The state’s legal cannabis market is on track to hit $3.1 billion in sales this year. But the unlicensed market is expected to be far larger, at an estimated $8.7 billion.
Nov. 25from Greater LA