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October 30, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
The Obamacare rollout in California has been bumpy, but it's running much more smoothly here than in most of America. And for that, we can thank former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Gov. Jerry Brown deserves kudos, too. But it was Schwarzenegger who leapt in and became the nation's first governor to embrace the federal Affordable Care Act and begin planning to implement the ambitious program. "The Republican governor who preceded us jumped early and we accepted the baton that he tossed," says Diana Dooley, Brown's secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Robert Abele
"Sabotage" is an appropriate title for the new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, since its many action and suspense elements are routinely undermined by a sloppy assemblage. A hyperviolent tale from complicated-cop chronicler David Ayer ("Training Day," "End of Watch"), the film is about a renegade DEA task force whose members are mysteriously eliminated one by one in the wake of a botched cartel takedown. "Sabotage" was designed to give the grizzled ex-governor, playing the group's veteran leader, a shoot'em-up vehicle bolstered by Ayer's patented macho realism.
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OPINION
September 16, 2006
Re "The antidote to a poisoned debate," Opinion, Sept. 12 Attention, Gov. Schwarzenegger: A "path to legal status" for those here illegally is amnesty. And we don't need any "temporary worker program" for engineers or agricultural workers. There are plenty of legal residents already here who will do those jobs if paid enough. Also, there is no need to attempt to deport the estimated 12 million illegal aliens already here. We need to start enforcing the law and most of those here illegally will self-deport.
NEWS
January 22, 2014 | By Morgan Little
He's one of the most recognizable people on the planet, with an accent that has inspired a million imitations, but with a little bit of facial hair, Arnold Schwarzenegger was able to roam around a Venice, Calif., Gold's Gym largely undetected. Disguised as the innocuous Howard Kleiner, a trainer with a penchant for offering heavily-accented fitness advice, Schwarzenegger was filmed roaming around the gym offering the sort of wisdom one would expect from the former governor of California: “Remember, 75% of the body is water.
OPINION
October 2, 2005
Re "Powerful Teachers Union Is in the Thick of Ballot Battles," Sept. 28 A perfect example of why teachers are fighting so hard to defeat Gov. Schwarzenegger's propositions regarding education and public employees' rights landed in teachers' school mailboxes Wednesday. A personalized letter from Richard Riordan, former mayor and state education superintendent, was waiting for every teacher at my school. A patronizing plethora of propaganda urged a "yes" vote on Proposition 75, the very proposition aimed at taking away public employees' ability to mobilize quickly and apply political pressure on issues that affect both their jobs and their constituents.
BOOKS
September 17, 1989
Regarding Schwarzenegger's remarks to a Mexican stuntwoman about the "alignment of her breasts": To embarrass a woman publicly by joking about her breasts is unconscionable. Does a right to offend come with being rich and famous? JOAN ROSS Fullerton
OPINION
March 12, 2004
The "nonpartisan" governor just removed Patrick Dorais, the head of the Bureau of Automotive Repair, after a period of tough enforcement of fraud protection laws for consumers (March 9). Evidently Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks that it is unfair for the state to prosecute businesses that swindle their customers. It gives the lie to the guy who claimed no allegiance to special interests. We still keep seeing news reports referring to Schwarzenegger as one who is above partisan politics.
OPINION
August 13, 2003
California is on to something. Make it big, make it noisy and make it quick. Politics in this state is normally a matter of money and the overwhelming power of professional consultants and lobbyists. This development is totally different. The recall and the election it will trigger are messy, unpredictable and populist. Look how the process has already pushed out Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), its funding father. And we are being pushed into paying attention to our state government and its problems, something most of us would rather simply ignore.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1999 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Arnold Schwarzenegger's new loud, goofy, roller-coaster ride of a movie, Satan shows himself to be such an incompetent boob that, if these truly are the last days, we at least know the devil isn't to blame. In "End of Days," Lucifer travels to Manhattan in search of his chosen bride but has a hard time finding her. (Neither he nor his minions think to check the phone book.) Then when he finally lays hands on her, he lets Schwarzenegger come and take her away. The problem may be that he's spreading himself too thin.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | by Greg Braxton
Smoke from the raging wildfires near Los Angeles posed a vivid backdrop for a session revolving around an ambitious Showtime documentary about climate change. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggar, "Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder, veteran producer Jerry Weintraub and former "60 Minutes" producer David Gelber promoted "Years of Living Dangerously," a docu-series premiering  April 13, which is Earth Day. The project features a roster of celebrities and journalists traveling the globe to report about the hot-button topic of climate change.
NATIONAL
October 31, 2013 | By Evan Halper
WASHINGTON -- Arnold Schwarzenegger met with a bunch of California Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday while on Capitol Hill to lobby for after-school programs. But it was notable that the one with whom he strode to the podium at a Capitol news conference was Sen. Barbara Boxer. The once strident opponents and ideological firebrands have mellowed over the years. Schwarzenegger's path to the political middle is well-documented. Activists in the state GOP were ready to ex-communicate the movie star who first ran for office as an antitax crusader, but who had raised taxes by the time he exited government in 2010.
NATIONAL
October 30, 2013 | By Evan Halper
WASHINGTON - Arnold Schwarzenegger made an appearance on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, and the Hollywood actor and former California governor was uncharacteristically disciplined. Reporters tried to get Schwarzenegger to go off script, to tear into the rigid partisanship on Capitol Hill, but he wouldn't take the bait. Standing alongside two of the Senate's most liberal Democrats - Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Barbara Boxer of California - Schwarzenegger demurred when asked his thoughts about Republican lawmakers who have sought to hinder action on climate change, one of his signature issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
The Obamacare rollout in California has been bumpy, but it's running much more smoothly here than in most of America. And for that, we can thank former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Gov. Jerry Brown deserves kudos, too. But it was Schwarzenegger who leapt in and became the nation's first governor to embrace the federal Affordable Care Act and begin planning to implement the ambitious program. "The Republican governor who preceded us jumped early and we accepted the baton that he tossed," says Diana Dooley, Brown's secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Robert Abele
With the exit of summer's CGI-woven fanboy epics, the Sylvester Stallone-Arnold Schwarzenegger team-up "Escape Plan" arrives to conjure a time when sneering T-level cases grunted, punched and shot their way out of jams. Stallone, who's engineered plenty of movie-jail breakouts over his career, plays prison-security expert Ray Breslin. Ray plays convict and ingeniously exposes the flaws in your federal penitentiary with wadded-up paper and a milk carton's wax lining (plus a dozen other screenwriter-friendly circumstances)
OPINION
October 10, 2013
Re "The recall revolution that wasn't," Opinion, Oct. 7 Among Peter Schrag's many good points was this one: "The major changes of the last decade have been in the state's election system. Redistricting is now in the hands of an independent commission, not the Legislature. " That statement doesn't apply to all elections. The redrawing of county supervisorial district lines has remained with the boards of supervisors. The state, not the redistricting commissions, possesses the authority to extend reform down to the local level.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
This is the 10th anniversary week of California's first and only recall of a governor. But no one is celebrating. We replaced a career politician, Democrat Gray Davis, with a Hollywood action hero, Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. Big mistake. It was like calling in an inexperienced repairman who made things worse and cost us a lot. Yes, he championed a couple of sorely needed political reforms - nonpartisan redistricting of congressional and legislative seats and a top-two open primary system.
OPINION
October 7, 2013 | By Peter Schrag
Monday is the 10th anniversary of the recall of Gov. Gray Davis and the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Was it the great watershed in California government that some predicted at the time? Was it a "people's revolution," something like Proposition 13, that would trigger a broader national uprising against politics as usual? Was it the great reengagement of an electorate that had been alienated by the mess our leaders had made of things? Or was the recall none of these things, just a system reset that hardly changed anything?
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