More California Articles

  • California Gov. Jerry Brown hears fracking gripes

    In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration's policies on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

  • Silicon Valley boom eludes many, drives income gap

    Silicon Valley is entering a fifth year of unfettered growth. The median household income is $90,000, according to the Census Bureau. But the river of money has also driven housing costs to double in the past five years while wages for low- and middle-skilled workers are stagnant.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu and California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign pro-business pact

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.

  • Redwood park closes road to deter burl poachers

    Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.

  • California lawmaker accused of corruption on leave

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial. The departure of Sen. Ron Calderon deprives Senate...

  • California governor unsure legal pot is good plan

    California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing marijuana is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.



From the Weekly Standard