Timm Herdt

Ventura County Star

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State Bureau Chief for the Ventura County Star

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There’s almost no public issue as controversial as gun control—and every high-profile shooting brings out both sides.

Gun Laws Inspired by Isla Vista Shooting

There’s almost no public issue as controversial as gun control—and every high-profile shooting brings out both sides.

from Which Way, L.A.?

The  State Supreme Court  has given Governor Brown his wish: that property taxes to redevelop so-called "blighted" areas be diverted to schools and other "core services" of government.

Redevelopment in California is Over, at Least for Now

The State Supreme Court has given Governor Brown his wish: that property taxes to redevelop so-called "blighted" areas be diverted to schools and other "core services" of government.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Late tomorrow, state prison officials will report that they have failed to meet inmate population reductions demanded by a panel of federal judges.

State Unlikely to Meet Federal Demands on Prison Population

Late tomorrow, state prison officials will report that they have failed to meet inmate population reductions demanded by a panel of federal judges.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Scheer Intelligence

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from KCRW Features