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California Seeks More People of Color to Draw Political Maps

SACRAMENTO — California on Monday gave more time to apply to an independent commission that will redraw boundaries for most state and federal elections, an effort to get more people of color involved and avoid the political gerrymandering that has caused probl...

Are California Judges Guilty of Protecting Their Own?

State Auditor Elaine Howle is the eyes, ears and conscience of California residents. Her job is to poke her nose into the rubbish fires of California government — as she did with her probe into the University of California system. In case you missed that...

Walters: UC President Napolitano Got Off Easy

In Thursday’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters criticizes the UC Board of Regents’ decision to retain UC President Janet Napolitano in her position. According to a state audit published April 25, Napolitano’s ...