Tag: California Today

California Today: California Today: ‘Why Is California Not Polarized?’ Ask the State’s Chief Justice

ImageThe California Supreme Court chief justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye.CreditRich Pedroncelli/Associated Press After voting overwhelmingly Democratic in the midterm elections, California is about to get even more blue. Democrats control the executive branch, have a huge majority in the Legislature and for the first time in decades will have a numerical edge on the state’s Supreme Court: […]

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California Today: California Today: Diagnosing California’s G.O.P.

ImagePresident Trump handing a pen to Representative Devin Nunes at a ceremony in October. Standing behind the president from left, Representative David Valadao, the House majority leader Kevin McCarthy and Representative Jeff Denham.CreditCarolyn Kaster/Associated Press On Monday, I asked Adam Nagourney, our Los Angeles bureau chief, to talk about why — in spite of its […]

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California Today: California Today: Victories, Then Scandal. What’s Next for Democrats?

Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) The California Democratic Party has been rocked by a sexual misconduct scandal. I asked Adam Nagourney, our Los Angeles bureau chief, about what’s ahead for the organization. As you wrote recently, these are heady times for California Democrats. Orange County turned totally blue […]

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California Today: California Today: Risking All to Save Helltown From Burning

Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) The wildfire that would become the deadliest in California’s history had just begun ripping through Paradise when Dharma Tony LaRocca started worrying about Helltown. Mr. LaRocca, a winemaker living in nearby Chico, grew up in Helltown — a tight-knit Butte Creek Canyon community […]

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California Today: California Today: When Fires Destroy the State’s Most Treasured Places

Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) In the last week, fires have decimated towns in Northern California, killing dozens and devouring thousands of homes. The flames have claimed three lives in Southern California and have turned mansions and trailers into piles of ash in Malibu. They have also destroyed […]

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California Today: California Midterm Results: Funding for Affordable Housing and a Rent Control Defeat

Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) More money for subsidized housing and a resounding defeat for rent control and activists: That was the message Californians seemed to send to state and local governments on Election Day. Housing issues were scattered across Tuesday’s ballot, including a pair of bond measures […]

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