California's largest city, Los Angeles, is a study in social and economic crises but politicians are lining up to become its next mayor, columnist Dan Walters says.
Is California making a big comeback from pandemic, as Gov. Gavin Newsom insists, or is it facing decline? New studies frame the issue, columnist Dan Walters says.
Costs are rising for California's much-troubled bullet train project and Gov. Gavin Newsom is having trouble getting more construction money from the Legislature, columnist Dan Walters says.
California's Master Plan for Higher Education, adopted in 1960, isn't working but a new array of bills purports to fix its shortcomings.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has closed the book on the Legislature's 2021 session by signing 770 bills, many of which exemplify a progressive social agenda, columnist Dan Walters says.
A major oil pipeline failure in Southern California causes environmental damage and ramps up pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom to shut down the oil industry.
A flurry of legislation signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom is an experiment in European-style social democracy, columnist Dan Walters says. Will it work?
California has a big stake in whether President Joe Biden's "human infrastructure" proposal is passed because it could affect how high-income Californians are taxed, columnist Dan Walters says.