Phil Willon

Los Angeles Times

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Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox met today in what’s likely to be their only debate before the November election.

Highlights and analysis of the California gubernatorial debate

Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox met today in what’s likely to be their only debate before the November election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The San Bernardino City Council met last night to talk about financial problems and bankruptcy was on the agenda, but nobody expected what actually happened.

Are California Cities on the Ropes?

The San Bernardino City Council met last night to talk about financial problems and bankruptcy was on the agenda, but nobody expected what actually happened.

from Which Way, L.A.?

The Riverside County Counsel told the Board of Supervisors that most convicted criminals don't have jobs or assets of any kind.

Riverside Jail Inmates Pay to Stay

The Riverside County Counsel told the Board of Supervisors that most convicted criminals don't have jobs or assets of any kind.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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