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Gov. Jerry Brown to become the longest serving governor in California history

Oct 5, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown to become the longest serving governor in California history

Jerry Brown already is California’s oldest-ever sitting governor. In a matter of hours – sometime Saturday evening, his office said – he will surpass Earl Warren as its longest-serving. Gov. Jerry Brown steps into his 1974 Plymouth ...

Jerry Brown’s oratorical train chugs from Genesis to Yeats

Jan 25, 2013
Jerry Brown’s oratorical train chugs from Genesis to Yeats

Oliver Wendell HolmesGov. Jerry Brown had hardly left the rostrum when Kevin Eckery, a Republican consultant analyzing Brown's State of the State address for KCRA, told television viewers, "I think half the Legislature is looking up the reference...

Gavin Newsom breaks boredom in Sacramento with his own TV show

May 28, 2012
Gavin Newsom breaks boredom in Sacramento with his own TV show

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, talks Thursday with author Paul Ingrassia before a taping of Newsom's Current TV show.SAN FRANCISCO – Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose cable talk show premiered this month, was in the studio between segments Thursda...

Arnold Schwarzenegger turns to his fans for the latest re-invention

Apr 12, 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger turns to his fans for the latest re-invention

Ex-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger beams after unveiling an 8-foot statue depicting his bodybuilding days in Columbus, Ohio, home to the Arnold Sports Festival, at an event in early March.Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking for stories … ...

Juan Felipe Herrera appointed California poet laureate

Mar 22, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed Juan Felipe Herrera to be California poet laureate. Herrera is a son of migrant workers who went on to become a university professor and a poet of critical acclaim. Herrera, 63, the author of 28 volumes of po...

A conversation with Condoleezza Rice

Jan 9, 2012
A conversation with Condoleezza Rice

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks at the unveiling of a statue in honor of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Hungary. Rice recently said she has not endorsed any of the candidates in the Republican primary but will vot...



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