L.A. Could Open the Car Pool Lane

On Thursday, the California State Senate approved a bill opening carpool lanes on some Los Angeles County freeways to all drivers during off-peak hours.

Car pool lane (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Jerry Brown Allows Parole of Transgender Murderer

Gov. Jerry Brown will not interfere with a Board of Parole Hearings’ recommendation that a transgender inmate be paroled and lose the chance to force the state to pay for sex-change surgery.

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Jerry Brown Endorses Pope’s Climate Change Encyclical

Governor Jerry Brown, who issued an executive order in April forcing the state to cut green house gas emissions to 40% under 1990 levels by 2030, released a statement Thursday endorsing Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change.

Jerry Brown (David McNew / Getty)

Dems Vote on CA Budget, Ignore Brown’s Objections

On Monday, the California legislature, dominated by Democrats, is voting on a $117.5 billion budget. However, Governor Jerry Brown has not indicated he favors the amount of increased spending, which includes billions more in funding for public schools, and would implement a new tax credit for lower economic class.

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New Poll: CA Likes Brown and Dem Legislature

The Public Policy Institute of California has conducted a new poll that suggests Californians are delighted with Barack Obama, Governor Jerry Brown, and even the Democrat-run state legislature.

Jerry Brown (AP)

Jerry Brown Takes on the Left

Once again, California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading for a confrontation with labor groups, social welfare groups, and Democratic legislators who want Brown to raise taxes and expand spending. The newly re-elected Brown successfully pushed through temporary sales and income taxes three years ago with Proposition 30, but refuses to continue whole-heartedly in that direction, preferring to let the taxes die by 2018.

Jerry Brown (Rich Pedroncelli : Associated Press)

LAT Runs ‘Brown for President’ Rock Photos from 1979 

The Los Angeles Times has released a series of classic photos from yesteryear showing California Gov. Jerry Brown in 1979 during and after a fund-raising rock concert for his 1980 run for the White House. Brown challenged incumbent president Jimmy Carter, but

Brown/Ronstadt Pin (eBay / devotedreader)

Columnist: Brown’s Environmental Policies Hurt the Poor

Steven Greenhut, writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune, points out that while California Governor Jerry Brown (D) attacks climate change, he ignores the calamitous effect his policies will have on the poor and disadvantaged.

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Brown Calls Critics of High-Speed Rail Cowards

At a symbolic event designed to extol the merits of his exorbitant $68 billion bullet train that would run from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California Governor Jerry Brown stood in a vacant lot in Fresno and excoriated his critics as cowards, calling them “pusillanimous.”

Brown at High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking (AP)

Tom Steyer Rejoices over Brown’s Speech

Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, lately obsessed with climate change, euphorically described California Governor Jerry Brown as “shockingly effective” after attending Brown’s swearing-in Monday morning and Brown’s subsequent speech.


Jerry Brown and His Claims of Success

Jerry Brown made various claims and stated various goals in his State of the State Address on Monday, some of which are inaccurate, some of which are more “Governor Moonbeam.”


Silent Ferguson Protesters Block Downtown St Louis Street

Only the sound of footsteps were audible as protesters marched down the streets of St. Louis past City Hall with duct tape on their mouths in silent protest over the police-involved shooting deaths of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York . Activists got loud, however, as they ended up down at the landmark St Louis Arch, flooding the entrance to the Visitor’s Center chanting, “FTP, F**k the Police” and “Hands Up Don’t Shoot.”

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Oakland Freeway Sign Honoring Slain Police Vandalized

A sign along Interstate 580 in Oakland honoring four police officers who were killed in the line of duty was taken down and defaced with a large red “X” on Friday. Oakland police are searching for those responsible for the

Oakland Ferguson Protest (AP)