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.?
For many Californians, Tax Day this year means writing a check to Uncle Sam.
Apr. 12from The Mixer
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a halt to the death penalty in California. The state has a complicated history with the death penalty.
Mar. 13from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to downsize its prisons because of overcrowding.
Apr. 24from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
It may look like business as usual on a Friday night at Jumbo’s Clown Room in Hollywood. A lingerie-clad dancer shimmies up the pole, arches back, and drops to the floor.
Mar. 4from KCRW Features
Public pensions are eating away at California’s future, and a misguided legal precedent is making the situation worse.
Apr. 11from Zócalo's Connecting California
In less than a week from now, Disney and 20th Century-Fox will be one.
Mar. 15from The Mixer
Bernie Sanders and his 2016 campaign helped usher in a new generation of politicians and brought several progressive ideas to the Democratic Party platform.
Feb. 22from The Mixer
The shooting at a synagogue in San Diego County has led places of worship to lock doors, hire guards and install metal detectors.
May. 2from Greater LA
Greater LA is coming soon! And we want to hear from you.
Apr. 24from Greater LA