The comforting news is that America can move past the black hole of ignorance in Trump’s Washington — or New York or wherever he is. Enlightened state and city governments, as well as the private sector, can provide the leadership. As it happens, they’re already on the case.
By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye remembers the moment she learned that the Kings County Superior Court had resorted to holding a garage sale to raise money. “That was a day of extreme humiliation and embarrassment to me,” Cantil-Sakauye said. During her three years as chief justice, […]
By Anthony York and Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On a recent Thursday morning, Jerry Brown walked unannounced into the basement office of the Alameda County registrar’s office to draw re-election papers. With a post on Twitter and an email to supporters, he then declared his bid for an unprecedented fourth […]
Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times SALINAS, Calif. — Tony Salameh and Danielle Clark weathered the Great Recession from two worlds just a few miles apart. Salameh, 62, owns several restaurants in Carmel, the wealthy hamlet perched like a small jewel overlooking the sea. After a significant falloff, business is about where it was five […]
By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The two main Republicans hoping to take on California Governor Jerry Brown in the fall have failed to vote in many elections, according to documents and interviews. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has cast a ballot in about half of the elections held since 1995, while former U.S. […]