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November 3, 2009 | Maura Dolan
Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown's communications' chief resigned Monday after admitting he had tape-recorded interviews with news reporters without their knowledge or consent. Scott Gerber, Brown's spokesman, delivered his resignation letter by hand. He said the taping was not intended as a "gotcha" but rather as a way to ensure on-the-record comments were reported accurately. A state law prohibits the taping of telephone conversations without consent if one or more of the parties reasonably expected the conversation to be private.
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November 12, 2009 | GEORGE SKELTON
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez and Patrick McGreevy
State prosecutors have no plans to investigate former Assemblyman Michael Duvall (R-Yorba Linda), who was recorded bragging that he had sex with a woman believed to be a lobbyist. "Even if the publicly reported behavior is proven to be true, it would not constitute a violation of California law," said Scott Gerber, a spokesman for state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown. Meanwhile, five people have filed papers to run for Duvall's seat: Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby, Linda Ackerman and Richard Faher, all Republicans; John MacMurray, a Democrat; and Green Party candidate Jane Rands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2009 | Maura Dolan
Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown's communications' chief resigned Monday after admitting he had tape-recorded interviews with news reporters without their knowledge or consent. Scott Gerber, Brown's spokesman, delivered his resignation letter by hand. He said the taping was not intended as a "gotcha" but rather as a way to ensure on-the-record comments were reported accurately. A state law prohibits the taping of telephone conversations without consent if one or more of the parties reasonably expected the conversation to be private.
OPINION
January 2, 2003
I had a good laugh reading the Dec. 29 commentary by Scott Gerber, "The Strong, Silent Supreme Type." Let me get this straight -- Justice Clarence Thomas' silence is somehow a strength? A strength that elevates him to the stature of Oliver Wendell Holmes? And adding insult to injury, just because Thomas has spoken out on racial issues, somehow Gerber has the audacity to compare Thomas favorably to a truly great justice, Thurgood Marshall. This "defense" of one of the least experienced, least qualified justices in modern times rings hollow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2009 | GEORGE SKELTON
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.
NEWS
September 13, 1988
Wife of Baby-Food Company Founder Dorothy Scott Gerber, 84, who in 1928 urged her husband to puree peas for their daughter, leading to the founding of Gerber baby foods. Daniel Gerber, who died in 1974, owned a canning company in Fremont, Mich., when his wife asked him to make vegetables easier for their infant daughter, Sally, to eat and digest. In 1941 the company name was changed to Gerber Products Co. In Fremont on Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2009 | Maura Dolan
A spokesman for Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown faces disciplinary action for surreptitiously recording telephone interviews with reporters, Brown's office announced Friday. Scott Gerber, Brown's communications officer, was placed on administrative leave after the San Francisco Chronicle reported that he had taped a reporter's telephone interview with him and two others without informing her. "Mr. Gerber's recording of certain telephone conversations was done without Atty. Gen. Brown's knowledge and in direct violation of explicit directions regarding office policy," the office said in a statement to the media.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2009 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Two people were sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to grand theft for taking at least $700,000 from homeowners looking to prevent foreclosure, the California attorney general's office said. Rosa Conrado, 51, of San Bernardino, charged with six counts, was sentenced to 72 months in prison, and Martin Jesus Flores, 33, of Baldwin Park, got three years' probation on one count. Alejandrina Maldonado, 33, of St. Lucie, Fla., was sentenced Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2009 | Maura Dolan
A spokesman for Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown faces disciplinary action for surreptitiously recording telephone interviews with reporters, Brown's office announced Friday. Scott Gerber, Brown's communications officer, was placed on administrative leave after the San Francisco Chronicle reported that he had taped a reporter's telephone interview with him and two others without informing her. "Mr. Gerber's recording of certain telephone conversations was done without Atty. Gen. Brown's knowledge and in direct violation of explicit directions regarding office policy," the office said in a statement to the media.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez and Patrick McGreevy
State prosecutors have no plans to investigate former Assemblyman Michael Duvall (R-Yorba Linda), who was recorded bragging that he had sex with a woman believed to be a lobbyist. "Even if the publicly reported behavior is proven to be true, it would not constitute a violation of California law," said Scott Gerber, a spokesman for state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown. Meanwhile, five people have filed papers to run for Duvall's seat: Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby, Linda Ackerman and Richard Faher, all Republicans; John MacMurray, a Democrat; and Green Party candidate Jane Rands.
OPINION
January 2, 2003
I had a good laugh reading the Dec. 29 commentary by Scott Gerber, "The Strong, Silent Supreme Type." Let me get this straight -- Justice Clarence Thomas' silence is somehow a strength? A strength that elevates him to the stature of Oliver Wendell Holmes? And adding insult to injury, just because Thomas has spoken out on racial issues, somehow Gerber has the audacity to compare Thomas favorably to a truly great justice, Thurgood Marshall. This "defense" of one of the least experienced, least qualified justices in modern times rings hollow.
NEWS
September 13, 1988
Wife of Baby-Food Company Founder Dorothy Scott Gerber, 84, who in 1928 urged her husband to puree peas for their daughter, leading to the founding of Gerber baby foods. Daniel Gerber, who died in 1974, owned a canning company in Fremont, Mich., when his wife asked him to make vegetables easier for their infant daughter, Sally, to eat and digest. In 1941 the company name was changed to Gerber Products Co. In Fremont on Sunday.
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