Is Renteria’s Candidacy a Ploy to Weaken Villaraigosa?

On Wednesday, Amanda Renteria, the 2014 Democratic challenger to Congressman David Valadao, filed to run for office again, this time for governor. The announcement came as a surprise given the fact that Renteria had seemingly not yet established a campaign ...

Governor’s Race May Run Through Central Valley

News Analysis By Drew Phelps An online USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll released Thursday analyzed the races for California’s Senate seat and governor approximately one year before Election Day 2018. Many observers consider the USC/Times poll t...

Walters: Democratic Hopefuls Long on Ideas, Short on Revenue

In today’s CALmatters piece, Dan Walters discusses the outcome of a forum, hosted by the San Francisco Chronicle (full video of forum within article), for the Democratic candidates in next year’s gubernatorial election. As Walters notes, each candidate made...

Gubernatorial Candidate Chiang on Housing, Protests, Water

John Chiang knows California is in a housing crisis. There is much demand and not enough supply. One of his ideas would reverse a decision of the man he is trying to replace as governor. “I want to bring (redevelopment agencies) back in an altered form,” th...