CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1997
What's this? Another "new" Jerry Brown (Oct. 29), reinventing himself to run for mayor of Oakland? He's fast becoming the Democrat version of Richard Nixon--only not as sincere. BURT WILSON Simi Valley
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2009 |
It seemed like eavesdropping on a private conversation -- or reading a rival journalist's notes. But I eagerly did it anyway out of curiosity about Jerry Brown. What I found confirmed that the California attorney general hasn't changed a lot, at least in tone, since he was governor 30 years ago (1975-83). He's still argumentative, rebellious, inquisitive, self-confident, articulate, outspoken and egocentric. A reporter's dream. And it's a big reason -- along with the surname inherited from his late father, the revered Gov. Pat Brown -- that he has managed to survive 40 years in politics and now is the early front-runner to replace Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
March 13, 2005
Finally Jerry Lewis is being recognized for his achievements and prodigious talent ("An Open Letter to the Academy," by David Weddle, Feb. 27). He's an original American clown whose movies have entertained the world; an innovative filmmaker whose techniques have influenced various directors; a tireless humanitarian who has raised more than $1 billion for charity. Does he deserve an Oscar? He deserves three! Hiram Kasten Los Angeles
June 21, 1992
Hulse made the Times travel section the finest in the country, bar none, during his 30 years as travel editor. His stories conveyed the sights, sounds, smells and unique ambience of the places he described so that you almost felt that you were there. If that is the measure of a good travel writer, then Jerry was a great one. Most remarkable was that despite the millions of exhausting miles he traveled, his work never grew jaded, never lost its freshness, romance and excitement.
November 8, 2009 |
With San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's announcement last month that he was withdrawing from next year's gubernatorial contest, the Democratic field in the race has dwindled to one: Jerry Brown. Whatever one thinks of Brown's merits as a once-and-future governor, that's a pretty thin field to choose from. It's not as if the Democrats are a small or embattled party in California, after all. Barack Obama carried the state by 24% last November. Democrats hold both U.S. Senate seats, most statewide offices and have lopsided majorities in the Legislature and the congressional delegation.
November 23, 2009 |
Without a doubt, life is smiling at Jerry Buss these days. "Like all gamblers, we feel like we're on a run," the Lakers owner said while reclining in a black leather chair near his luxury suite Sunday at Staples Center. The Lakers are five months removed from an NBA championship and favored to win another, leaving Buss in an upbeat mood as one day turns to another. In a wide-ranging 30-minute interview, Buss revealed why he was willing to spend a league-high $112.7 million to satisfy the Lakers' soaring player payroll demands.