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June 12, 2007 | Duke Helfand and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke publicly for the first time Monday about the breakup of his 20-year marriage, saying he was responsible for the split even as he refused to talk about what caused it. In a somber meeting with reporters at City Hall, Villaraigosa declined to answer questions about whether the break with his wife, Corina, was triggered by another romantic relationship.
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April 7, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Comparing illegal immigration to a war that threatened the United States' future, GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly once exhorted citizens to rise and join his fight to stop people from crossing the border, according to audio of a speech he gave in 2006. "I am a descendant of Jim Bowie, who died at the Alamo," Donnelly, then a leader in the Minuteman border-patrol group, said at a rally in Temecula that year. "It is rumored that he took a dozen Mexican soldiers to their deaths before they finally killed him. How many of you will rise up and take his place on that wall?"
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2014 | By Seema Mehta and Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO - Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari announced Tuesday that he is running for governor, arguing that the status quo is failing millions of Californians and staking his campaign on his ability to create jobs and improve public schools. "I'm running for governor of California to strengthen California families, so that every kid in California gets a good education, and to create a lot of good jobs," the 40-year-old Republican told hundreds of people at a lunch at Cal State Sacramento.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2014 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO - Nancy McFadden begins most mornings on a conference call with other members of Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle, the governor occasionally chiming in from the background. When Brown took office, the gathering, led by his wife, Anne Gust Brown, included compatriots plucked from different eras of his five decades in politics - his first tour as governor, the stint as Oakland's mayor, four years as state attorney general. Aside from Gust Brown, McFadden is the only remaining member of the original group.
NEWS
September 13, 1985 | Jerry Gillam, Times Staff Writer
Vetoed a bill (AB 2384) by Assemblyman Byron D. Sher (D-Palo Alto) to expand the grounds for appeal to the California Coastal Commission for certain development projects that were issued permits by local governments. Assembly Floor Action: Earthquakes: Approved on a 59-0 vote a bill (SB 548) by Sen. Alfred E. Alquist (D-San Jose) to require the Seismic Safety Commission to prepare a program to increase the level of earthquake preparedness statewide by the year 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2010
Among the new proposals outlined by the governor in his State of the State speech Wednesday: A $500-million jobs creation package that would fund worker training and payments to companies that hire new employees. A $10,000 tax break for first-time home buyers. Buyers of both new and existing homes would be eligible. A sales tax credit for green technology companies, such as those that produce solar panels, for purchase of manufacturing equipment. Fast-tracking major public works projects.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- The Senate sent to the governor a bill sponsored by California biotech companies that would require pharmacists to notify doctors when patients are given a so-called biosimilar drug. Such medicines are used as lower-cost substitutes for biological drugs made from human blood, serums, bacterial cultures, viruses and other microorganisms. Although not identical, the biosimilars are designed to produce similar effects on human health. The bill passed on a 30-2 tally late Wednesday.
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
TAMPA, Fla. -- The nation's first female Latino governor introduced herself on the national stage at the Republican convention to a largely responsive hall. Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico pitched the GOP brand as she told of growing up in a border town to become a prosecutor, district attorney and governor. "This is America," she said in English before flipping to Spanish. "Y en America todo es posible. " The first-term governor was given a a prime-time slot at the convention as the GOP struggles to boost its standing among Latino voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 | By Anthony York
Later this week, Jerry Brown will become the longest-serving governor in California history - surpassing the record previously set by Republican Earl Warren, who left in the middle of his third term to serve as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The milestone also puts Brown among the top 50 longest-serving American governors, according to a list compiled by the University of Minnesota. The longest-serving governor in American history is Terry Branstad, the current governor of Iowa, who is now serving his fifth term.
NEWS
February 6, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly dismissed the nearly $1 million his GOP rival Neel Kashkari raised in the two weeks since entering the race, saying that the former U.S. Treasury official is too similar to incumbent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown to offer a real contrast for voters. “I don't think he has a chance. I don't care if he raises $10 million, I just don't think he has a chance,” Donnelly said in an interview Wednesday evening. “Why would people go for a Jerry Brown copy when they could have the real thing?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari unveiled a jobs plan Tuesday that calls for corporate tax breaks, hydraulic fracturing of some California oil deposits, reduced regulations on business and increased spending on water storage. The 10-point plan, focused on manufacturing, water, energy and the business climate, is the first policy Kashkari has set forth since announcing in January that he would run for office. The former U.S. Treasury official said his plan would "unleash" the private sector, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Librarians aren't known for being loud, but Gov. Jerry Brown may hear some raised voices from that scholarly crowd over his decision Tuesday to appoint a politically connected journalist as the state librarian. Greg Lucas, 55, is a former political reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. Since 2011, he has been a senior editor for the Sacramento website Capitol Weekly, which covers California politics, and he writes and edits California's Capitol, a website he created that also delves into politics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
One of four gubernatorial candidates introduced to California Republicans recently is a registered sex offender who spent more than a decade in state prison, convicted of crimes including voluntary manslaughter and assault with intent to commit rape. Glenn Champ, 48, addressed hundreds of GOP delegates and supporters Sunday at the site of the state party's semi-annual convention. Introduced by party chairman Jim Brulte and allotted 10 minutes, Champ spoke in between the main GOP candidates, former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari and state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - A member of Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle and a veteran labor union lobbyist has been recruited to run California's troubled Employment Development Department. Patrick William Henning has been serving as the governor's chief deputy appointments secretary since 2011. Now he faces a bigger challenge: turning around a massive 8,800-person bureaucracy that runs the state's unemployment and disability insurance programs and labor statistics services. The vast department also collects a variety of payroll taxes, making it one of the largest tax collection agencies in the nation.
OPINION
March 18, 2014 | By K.C. Cole
What's wrong with this picture? Exonerations of wrongly convicted prisoners are at an all-time high. Last month, the governor of Washington put executions on hold because, since 1981, when the state last updated its capital punishment laws, a majority of the 32 death sentences that were imposed were overturned. More than a dozen other states have also called a halt to executions, for various reasons. And yet, three former California governors - George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson and Gray Davis - are urging the state to speed up a clearly flawed process of deciding who's to die. Their approach could theoretically limit the state appeals process, which now generally takes 12 to 15 years, to five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2014 | By Seema Mehta and Michael Finnegan
BURLINGAME, Calif. -- Republican gubernatorial candidates feted delegates to their state party's weekend convention late into the night Saturday with parties, cocktails and music. Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari had a cover band that introduced him to Michael Jackson's “Thriller.” “I love to dance but my campaign team has forbidden me from dancing,” he told supporters gathered in a hotel ballroom. “So the point of tonight is to have fun. This has been a fantastic convention,” Kashkari said.
NEWS
May 30, 2013 | By Irfan Khan
Nine-year-old Siena Lorraine makes an impassioned plea in front of Gov. Jerry Brown's office during an anti-fracking protest. Anti-fracking filmmaker Josh Fox joined farmers, public health professionals as well as environmental and consumer organizations urging the governor to ban fracking in California.  
BUSINESS
March 14, 2014 | By Tim Logan
Three community groups sued Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, demanding he restore more than $350 million in mortgage settlement funds that were used to plug state budget holes two years ago. The money - from California's slice of the $25 billion national mortgage settlement with banks in 2012 - was supposed to fund housing counseling and foreclosure relief programs. But with the state facing a $16-billion budget deficit that spring, Brown diverted it to the state's general fund and to pay down interest on housing bonds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown is paid less than some mayors and city managers in California, but a state panel that sets his salary balked Thursday at giving him and lawmakers a pay raise, saying it wants more information before making a decision. The state Citizens Compensation Commission agreed to postpone action on whether to increase salaries for state elected officials after considering surveys that compare their pay with that of other government officials. Commission Chairman Thomas Dalzell proposed "in light of no final budget, that we do as we have done before and reconvene in June and then take action.
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