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What do you take away from the college admissions scandal?

If you were cynical before about the 1 percent and access to higher education, has the college admissions scandal made you turn an entirely jaundiced eye toward the way Americans get into school? That’s our Question of the Week, one sad enough to make hard-as-bronze Tommy Trojan weep. Most Americans — certainly parents, and aware students — were long likely under the impression that wealthy elites had access to spots at some universities not available to the average young person. But the underst...
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The daily struggle for the people’s right to know

Bureaucracies love secrets. They pay lip service to transparency, but have a powerful instinct to dummy up. This predilection for secrecy clashes on a daily basis with Californians’ fundamental right to information about how their government is working—a right granted by statute and enshrined in the state Constitution. This confrontation highlights the importance, or potential importance, of Assembly Bill 289 by Assemblyman Vince Fong, a Republican from Bakersfield. Fong’s bill aims to create a ...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, New Zealand, California Supreme Court, Usc, Gavin Newsom, California Public Records Act, Capitol, Legislature, Fong, Guest Commentary, Assemblyman Vince Fong, Bakersfield Fong


Bribery scandal at USC and other schools should have us re-examining college educations

I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend,” Olivia Jade, a YouTube star and daughter of Full House actress Lori Loughlin, told her fans just before she moved to the University of Southern California (USC) to begin freshman year. “But I’m gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all. But I do want the experience of like game days, partying…I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.” With that attitude, one might have hoped Jade coul...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Felicity Huffman, Caplan, Jade, University of Southern California USC, Loughlin, Bryan Caplan, Robby Soave, Lori Loughlin, Guest Commentary


Gavin Newsom does it again with death row reprieve

Gavin Newsom is fond of making grandiloquent, headline-grabbing gestures couched in moralistic terms. His tendency first surfaced in 2004 when, as the newly elected mayor of San Francisco, he directed officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a state law passed by California voters just a few years earlier. “I had no right to do this,” Newsom to an interviewer last year, when he was running for governor. “We didn’t have the formal authority. But we tried to exercise...
Tags: California, Opinion, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Brown, U S Supreme Court, U S Senate, Capitol, Dan Walters, San Quentin, Newsom, Modesto Bee, Guest Commentary


A shift in giving means local nonprofits must adapt

Are Americans – and Angelenos – becoming less generous? If so, what does that mean to the charities and nonprofits striving to address homelessness, addiction, mental illness and many other issues in our community? Nationwide, charitable giving rose by a lackluster 1.6% in 2018, a dramatic pullback from 2017’s increase of more than 8%. These figures come from a new study by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, using data provided by 4,500 nonprofits across the country. Especially worrisome was...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Chrysalis, Jewish Community Foundation, Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries, Guest Commentary, Luskin School of Public Affairs, Marvin I Schotland


How a slowing economy could hit California state budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget proposal, unveiled two months ago, took a surprisingly conservative approach, given his promises of high-dollar spending during his campaign for the governorship. While he proposed token appropriations to expand health insurance for the poor and pre-kindergarten care and education, his 2019-20 budget would devote most of the state’s hefty surpluses to reserves, one-time expenditures and paying down debt. It was, in brief, just the sort of cautious budget that out...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Brown, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, Newsom, California Republican Party, Betty Yee, Opinion columns


Gavin Newsom’s threat to localities is extortion by any other name

Shortly after his inauguration, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he would withhold funds designated for transportation from local governments that didn’t comply with his vision for affordable housing. His move could be characterized as either the height of hypocrisy or extortion. Take your pick. Let’s start with the hypocrisy. Our new governor has complained bitterly about how the federal government — i.e., the evil Trump administration — threatens to withhold funds from California. He has criti...
Tags: California, Opinion, China, America, Sport, Soccer, New Zealand, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Newsom, California Republican Party, Jon Coupal, Senate Transportation Committee, Assembly Transportation Committee, Opinion columns, Sen Jim Beall D San Jose


Building a strong California Republican Party

California is at its best when there is a two-party system of government. Laws are the result of public debate and consensus, and voters hold politicians accountable through our election process. One need only consider Gov. Gavin Newsom’s disregard for the will of the voters by declaring a moratorium on the death penalty. Seeking votes, Newsom said he’d respect the will of the people and enforce the law. As governor, however, he broke trust with the voters and is doing the exact opposite. Republ...
Tags: California, Opinion, China, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, New Zealand, Republican Party, Gavin Newsom, Trump, El Cajon, Crescent City, Newsom, California Republican Party, Guest Commentary


‘Disneyland-sized crowds’ creating crisis at poppy bloom, Lake Elsinore officials say

Desperate Lake Elsinore officials, saying the city has been overrun by “Disneyland-sized crowds” viewing the prolific California poppy bloom, said on Saturday, March 16, that there is a “public safety crisis” and urged visitors to reschedule their pilgrimages to the colorful attraction. “The city has expended all available resources to address the #SuperBloom,” officials said on . “We have brought in all available staff, as many outside traffic controllers that we could, more shuttles, and our ...
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‘Disneyland-size crowds’ creating crisis at poppy bloom, Lake Elsinore officials say

Desperate Lake Elsinore officials, saying the city has been overrun by “Disneyland-size crowds” viewing the prolific California poppy bloom, said on Saturday, March 16, that there is a “public safety crisis” and urged visitors to reschedule their pilgrimages to the colorful attraction. “The city has expended all available resources to address the #SuperBloom,” officials said on . “We have brought in all available staff, as many outside traffic controllers that we could, more shuttles, and our s...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Tourism, Disneyland, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Lake Elsinore, Manos, Lori Loughlin, Walker Canyon, Top Stories LADN


The Death Penalty Could Become a 2020 Issue. But Many Conservatives Disagree With Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said on Thursday she wants to stop executions at the federal level, drawing further attention to the issue of capital punishment the same week that California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on the death penalty. That will draw a stark contrast on the campaign trail with President Donald Trump,…
Tags: News, Justice, California, Uncategorized, Death Penalty, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Trump, 2020 Election


Supervisor Hahn’s office review to determine if the killing of Trinity Love Jones was preventable, citing ‘red flags’

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office pledged to review the homicide case of 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones to see if county agencies could have prevented her death, officials said Friday. Jones’ body was dumped near a trail in Hacienda Heights and was discovered on March 5. With Jones’ mother facing possible charges stemming from the homicide case, and her mother’s boyfriend already charged with Jones’ murder, some residents have begun to ask questions on what could have been done. ...
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Don’t let ‘crony capitalist’ agencies return to California cities

One of former Gov. Jerry Brown’s crowning achievements came in 2011 when, in the midst of a budget crisis, he spearheaded the effort to shutter California’s controversial redevelopment agencies. They epitomized “crony capitalism” by giving local planning czars the power to use eminent domain on behalf of politically connected developers — and by creating a slush fund to lavish public dollars on projects that were hatched in City Hall. Redevelopment was created in the 1940s as a tool to combat ur...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, New Zealand, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Forbes, Brown, Legislature, David Chiu, Newsom, Chiu


Should the death penalty be outlawed?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that grants reprieves to 737 inmates on the state's death row. Here's where things stand.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Discusses His Decision To Halt State Executions

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with California Gov. Gavin Newsom about his decision to halt all executions in his state during his term in office.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom: ‘I Can’t In Good Conscience’ Sign Off On Executions

The California governor said he would have been asked to approve one death each day for more than two years.
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Should the death penalty be abolished?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on March 13 issued an executive order that grants reprieves to 737 inmates on the state's death row, the nation's largest. The governor’s move has drawn a range of reactions, including critics who say his move undermines the will of California voters.
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Rounding up some commentary on Gov Newsom's formal halting of executions in California

Given that there were no executions in California during the second term of Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger or during the two terms of Gov Jerry Brown, I was not expecting to see California's execution chamber suddenly getting a lot of use once Gavin Newsom took over.  But, as reported here, just two months into office, Gov Newsom formalize matters by ordering an "executive moratorium ... in the forms of a reprieve for all people sentenced to death in California."  Here is a smattering of commentary a...
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California Realtors support bills to dramatically boost housing supply

The California Association of Realtors has put its considerable might behind several proposed bills meant to boost the state's housing supply.
Tags: California, Radio, Housing Crisis, Gavin Newsom, Affordable Housing, Housing Shortage, Gas Tax, Markets & Economy, Select, California Association Of Realtors, California Housing, Housing Construction, Jared Martin, Housing Supply, California Realtors, MLS & Associations


Tax hikes are unnecessary. California businesses already pay their fair share

With news of California companies moving to states where taxes and other operating costs are lower, it’s difficult to believe that some groups want to hit in-state employers with another tax increase. But that is precisely the pitch made by special-interest groups trying to convince voters that California’s business taxes are too low. Taxes must be increased so businesses will pay their “fair share,” the argument goes. What tax-increase proponents don’t mention is that the corporation tax is a g...
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Mother of 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones is extradited from Texas as person of interest in girl’s killing

The mother of 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones, whose body was found in a duffel bag along a trail in Hacienda Heights, was extradited Thursday morning from Texas to California and is the second person of interest in the homicide investigation, authorities said. When Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released Jones’ identity Sunday, the department had only named one person of interest. That was Emiel Hunt, Graham’s boyfriend, who was charged with murder Tuesday. Love’s mother, Taquesta Graham...
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Kamala Harris calls for federal moratorium on executions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says there should be a federal moratorium on executions. The senator from California discussed the matter on National Public Radio on Thursday, a day after Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of California granted reprieves to 737 death row inmates and signed an executive order placing a moratorium on […]
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California's Newsom says death penalty is applied unevenly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was about 10 years old when he met a man wrongfully convicted of murder, an encounter that educated him about injustice and laid the groundwork for his decision to place a moratorium on executions this week.
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San Quentin's execution chamber dismantled

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed an executive order placing a moratorium on executions and ordering the immediate dismantling of San Quentin's gas and lethal injection execution chambers. (March 13)            [Author: AP]
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Gov. Gavin Newsom’s death penalty moratorium lauded and lambasted

As workers dismantled California’s apple-green execution chamber Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s death penalty moratorium was criticized as a slap in the face to voters and praised as a strike for humanity. Newsom’s executive order, blocking execution for 737 prisoners on death row at San Quentin State Prison, came just as efforts to hasten executions were beginning to pick up steam in the aftermath of a 2016 ballot measure approved by voters. There has not been an execution in the state since 20...
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California dismantles its execution chamber as governor orders moratorium on death penalty: ‘I couldn’t sleep at night’

California’s governor has signed a moratorium halting the use of the death penalty, saying he would be unable to sleep at night if he sent just one innocent person to their death. Gavin Newsom, who was sworn in as the state’s 40th governor in January, said statistics suggested at least one of the 737 inmates on California’s death row – more than any other state – ought not to be there. Citing a National Academy of Sciences report that estimated 1 out of every 25 people on death row was innocen...
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California governor halts death penalty: 'I couldn't sleep'

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday halted the death penalty, saying he was deeply troubled by the possibility of executing an innocent person even though California voters have repeatedly backed capital punishment. Newsom was convinced by statistics suggesting that perhaps dozens of the 737 inmates on the state's death row were innocent. The state has not held an execution since 2006 but appeared to be moving toward resuming them.
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To grow state economy, set attainment goals and close equity gaps in college education

Californians received welcome news last year when the state flexed its power and became the fifth largest economy in the world. This didn’t happen by accident. Our previous state leaders made smart and significant investments in our education systems to produce a world-class workforce. We allowed innovators and disruptors to thrive and create new industries, and we embraced the diversity that has made the Golden State such a great place to live, work and do business. Instead of becoming complace...
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Stanley 'Tookie' Williams: one of the last men to be executed in California

The once-feared leader of the Crips, put to death in 2005, had a warning for UK gangs. Tony Thompson met him in prisonOn 13 March 2019, California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, placed a moratorium on the death penalty, halting executions for the duration of his tenure. Stanley “Tookie” Williams was among the last people to be executed in the state before the moratorium. The former Crips gang leader died by lethal injection on 13 December 2005, after last-minute appeals by his lawyers and a clemency ...
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Newsom’s death penalty view shaped by father’s advocacy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says a man he met as a child who had been wrongfully convicted of murder inspired him to place a moratorium on executions. Newsom says he met Pete Pianezzi through his father and grandfather when he was about 10 years old. Pianezzi had been convicted of a […]
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