What Randa Jarrar Thinks of Ben Bergquam Arrest

Ben Bergquam, a Fresno based right-wing activist known for heckling at political events, was arrested earlier this week for trespassing at Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mansion. He calls it his latest political stunt. ...
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Jim Patterson: Newsom Is Right to Order DMV Overhaul

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has been a source of frustration for employees and customers for as long as anyone can remember. I started pushing for major reforms of this department in 2016 when my office was flooded with calls from truck driv...
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Newsom Says ‘God No’ to 2020 Run for President

SACRAMENTO — The new Democratic governor in the nation's most populous state ruled out a challenge to President Donald Trump on Thursday, calling the idea "crazy." California Gov. Gavin Newsom has had freque...
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Want to Understand Fresno Poverty? Watch This Video.

If you want to understand poverty in Fresno County and how to grow prosperity, watch the video above before reading another word. Narrated by actor Morgan Freeman, the video succinctly explains the challenges facing poor children and the teachers entrusted ...
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Newsom Seeks to Transform Youth Prisons

STOCKTON — Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Tuesday to change the way California's juvenile prisons are overseen, eventually closing facilities to cut what he called the "ludicrous" cost. "If we're going to change...
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California Pot Taxes Lag as Illegal Market Flourishes

LOS ANGELES — Deep in Gov. Gavin Newsom's new budget is a figure that says a lot about California's shaky legal marijuana market: The state is expecting a lot less cash from cannabis taxes. The Democrat's proposed spending plan, released Thursday, projects ...