Portraits of Gavin Newsom and John Cox

All Polls Point to Newsom as California’s Next Governor

Barring a big rally by John Cox, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will become the next governor of California. A Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday night shows Newsom holding an 11-point lead over Cox among likely voters in the race to succe...

California Runs Short of College Graduates: Walters

There are two gaping holes in California's college graduate pipeline, writes CALmatters political columnist Dan Walters in his Dec. 13 column. The first one involves the state's K-12 public schools system. It graduates too many high school students who can'...