SACRAMENTO, California — Breitbart California marked its first year on the statewide media and political scene with a happy hour across the street from the State Capitol on Tuesday evening. A bipartisan crowd of legislators, staffers, political activists, journalists, think-tank scholars and well-wishers joined the Breitbart California staff at Chops Sacramento.
A dozen legislators–including our own State Senator, Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica)–joined in the festivities, timed to mark the return of the Assembly and Senate after the long weekend. Assemblyman Rocky Chavez (R – Oceanside), who is mulling a run for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s open U.S. Senate seat, made the rounds, and members of the GOP leadership stopped by.
Breitbart California’s full-time staff–Michelle Moons, Adelle Nazarian, and Daniel Nussbaum–were present, as were editor Joel Pollak, assistant editor Robert Wilde, and political editor Jon Fleischman, also widely known around the capitol for his pioneering efforts with the Flash Report. Staff writers William Bigelow and Chriss Street held down the home fort.
Since launching in April 2014, Breitbart California has brought conservative news coverage to America’s most liberal state, holding a red-state mirror up to blue-state citizens, and opening a blue-state window to red-state readers across the nation. Based largely in Southern California, the site’s coverage includes statewide news and culture, and continues to expand.
Senior Editor-at-Large Joel B. Pollak edits Breitbart California and is the author of the new ebook, Wacko Birds: The Fall (and Rise) of the Tea Party, available for Amazon Kindle.
Follow Joel on Twitter: @joelpollak