Jerry Brown

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Is History Repeating Itself; 4th Drought Since 1976

You’ve heard the bad news about California’s drought before. Gov. Jerry Brown created a drought emergency task force – in March of 1977 during Brown’s first stint as governor.

03/30/2015

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Governor Brown, Lt. Governor Newsom Using Personal Email For Government Business

Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it’s not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to disclosure.

03/30/2015

Classroom

California Spending $975 Less Per K-12 Students Than National Average Despite Improved Rankings

California is spending much more on schools since the passage of Governor Brown’s temporary tax increase, Proposition 30, but is likely to slip back toward the bottom once those higher taxes expire.

03/24/2015

2016 President Campaign Hopeful Ted Cruz (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

Gov. Brown Won’t Comment On San Francisco Cathedral Controversy, Worries About Decades-Long Homeless Problem

Gov. Jerry Brown says it is not his place to chastise the Archdiocese of San Francisco for pouring water on homeless people at St. Mary’s Cathedral, which KCBS first reported Wednesday. Brown is expressing concern about how intractable the city’s homeless problem is.

03/20/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Sees No Harm In Fracking; California Report Suggest Otherwise

A new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.

03/10/2015

Janet Napolitano (r) (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Record Number of UC Applicants; Napolitano-Brown Rift Leaves Allowed Enrollments Unclear

University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications, but it’s still unclear exactly how many new students can enroll.

03/02/2015

Plastic grocery bags are piled into a grocery cart. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Enough Signatures Gathered To Put Referendum On California’s Plastic-Bag Ban On 2016 Ballot

The secretary of state’s office says a referendum seeking to repeal California’s statewide ban on plastic bags has qualified for the November 2016 ballot.

02/24/2015

University Of California Board Votes On Napolitano Becoming President

UC Board Of Regents Recommend Gov. Brown and Janet Napolitano Form 2-Person Advisory Committee

The University of California’s long range planning committee recommended the formation of a select advisory committee consisting only of Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano on the cost structure of the university in San Francisco on Wednesday.

01/21/2015

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Adds To Rainy Day Fund With $113 Billion State Spending Plan Released Friday

Gov. Jerry Brown plans to unveil a record $113 billion state spending plan that boosts schools and pays debt, but will reject additional funding for the University of California.

01/09/2015

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