Archive for April 5th, 2015
By Grace Wong and Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and
Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 04/04/15 – 10:37 AM PDT
The governor’s order last week that all of California cut urban water use by 25 percent could be heard all the way to Ed Neighbors’ lawn in North Fontana.
By Howard Mintz
Posted: 04/04/2015 – 08:50:03 AM PDT
Kamala Harris, California’s attorney general and the clear front-runner for an open U.S. Senate seat, has an unusual image problem.
Observations on California and its politics
04/05/2015 – 8:11 AM
Responses to crises often define political executives – presidents, governors and big-city mayors – for posterity.
Charles Munger Jr., pictured in 2008. (Brian Baer / Associated Press)
By Michael Finnegan and Maloy Moore
April 4, 2015
A month after Charles Munger Jr. wrote his first $100,000 check to a political campaign, he got a taste of the chronic rejection familiar to California’s big Republican donors: The 2005 ballot measure he backed lost by a landslide.
Dollar travels far for Americans abroad
Markets expert Tom Petruno says the strong dollar puts the world on sale for American travelers.
By Tom Petruno
April 4, 2015
Americans have long complained that the dollar doesn’t buy much anymore. Suddenly, the dollar’s problem may be that it buys too much — a change that has huge implications across the global economy for consumers, businesses, investors and governments.
President Obama returns to the Oval Office from the Rose Garden on Thursday after announcing a breakthrough in nuclear talks with Iran. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
By Dan Balz, Chief Correspondent
April 4, 2015 at 2:35 PM
It is perhaps only an accident of history that three of the key actors in the diplomatic efforts to deny Iran a nuclear bomb are the 2004, 2008, 2012 and probable 2016 Democratic presidential nominees. But their intertwined ambitions provide a dramatic backdrop to the unfolding and unfinished story.