Pete Wilson

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Gov. Brown's Frequent Use of Pardons is Retro California

    Between 1991 and 2010, California's governors granted pardons to 20 convicted criminals. Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned 21. On Monday, Brown pardoned 79 felons. Brown's use of pardons represents the larger shift in the criminal justice mindset he has overseen in the state -- higher rates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    State Supreme Court, Legislature Want to Give Juveniles Serving Life Sentences a Shot at Parole

    On June 6, 2007, Rodrigo Caballero, a 16-year-old member of the Vario Lancas gang in Los Angeles, jumped out of a green Toyota and opened fire on three Val Verde gang rivals walking down the street. He missed two of his targets, but the third caught a non-fatal gunshot wound near the shoulder blade. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Why Is It a Secret Who's Buying California's Government Buildings?

    Uh, that'd be us. And we're paying for it, too. ​The Bay Citizen this past weekend followed up on our series of scoops begun in February about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's rotten deal to sell prize California government buildings for an upfront payment, and then lease them back at exorbitant cost. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Dave McElhatton -- They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore

    Dave McElhatton​If you're a Bay Area native, Dave McElhatton reading the news is woven tightly into the DNA of your nostalgia, along with Charley & Humphrey, It's-Its, Zachary's Pizza, and earthquake stories. The news today that McElhatton has died hits locals hard. The brotherly, then fatherl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Ronald George, California Supreme Court Justice Who Legalized Gay Marriage, to Retire

    Justice Ron George​California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George, who authored the opinion in the 2008 ruling that resulted in the short-lived legalization of same-sex marriage, has announced that he plans to step down at the end of this year.In a statement posted on the Supreme Court's web ... More >>

  • News

    March 10, 2010

    Distressed Properties

    The state's quick budget fix of selling off public buildings is a horrible idea.

  • News

    February 24, 2010

    The Poor News Bears

    City College budget cuts complicate Hollywood ending for student bioengineers.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Right-Wing Pundits Go Nuts Over 20-Year-Old Feinstein Hand Notes

    This ya gotta love. Conservative commentators are squealing with delight over a video Fox News managed to unearth that reveals California's Sen. Dianne Feinstein scrawled a note on her hand during a 1990 debate with former Republican Gov. Pete Wilson. Calbuzz reports that Feinstein's preferred bons ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2009

    Stimulus Wreckage

    Despite having been accused of deceptive business practices by the attorney general, former students, and ex-employees, Corinthian Colleges are getting millions in federal stimulus dollars.

  • News

    April 16, 2008
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    September 20, 2006

    Let Us Now Praise Tough Cookies

    Who, in the populist tradition, fight for the rights

  • News

    August 25, 2004


    How the nursing home industry, organized labor, John Burton, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are cooperating to guarantee giant health care corporations huge profits -- using billions of your dollars

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    The World According to Bechtel

    There are well-connected companies. Then there's Bechtel.

  • News

    January 22, 2003

    Common Cents

    The Chronicle should stop the dubious "news stories" and openly rail against a sales tax hike that hurts its major advertisers -- and slaughters the poor

  • News

    June 26, 2002

    Blowing Smoke

    WARNING: Gov. Davis' plan to use tobacco lawsuit money to fill a budget gap is dangerous to our financial health

  • News

    March 27, 2002

    Pet Project

    A legislator's lighthearted write-your-own-law contest has led to a serious bill to protect animals and kids from antifreeze poisoning

  • News

    January 23, 2002

    The Last Hope

    A new law gives one more chance at freedom to abused women sent to prison for killing their batterers

  • News

    March 7, 2001

    Dim Bulbs

    Greedy out-of-state profiteers make easy targets, but the real villains of California's energy debacle are the ones under the state capitol dome.

  • News

    February 7, 2001

    KRONic Complaints

    A media chain buys a local television station. Employees worry. Oh, the horror.

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 17, 2000
  • News

    April 26, 2000

    School of Hard Knocks

    State laws regulating vocational schools have been gutted. Disadvantaged students are paying the price.

  • News

    January 12, 2000

    For Pete's Sake

    Why giant corporations like PG&E bankrolled a juvenile crime initiative

  • News

    November 17, 1999

    Opening Pandora's Box

    Once-secret documents reveal the tobacco industry's battle to gut anti-smoking education in California. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and former Gov. Pete Wilson helped.

  • Calendar

    June 9, 1999
  • News

    December 9, 1998
  • Calendar

    May 27, 1998
  • Calendar

    April 29, 1998
  • News

    February 25, 1998
  • News

    November 12, 1997

    Affirmative Reaction

    Even with Proposition 209, there are proven ways to help minority kids get to college

  • News

    September 10, 1997
  • Calendar

    July 23, 1997
  • Film

    July 16, 1997

    Tense Alliance

    A conversation with the makers of Blacks and Jews, a highlight of the 17th annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

  • News

    April 23, 1997

    Fewer Pen Pals

    As more prisons move to ban skin mags, California prisoners' rights lawyers turn a deaf ear to inmates' howls

  • News

    March 12, 1997
  • Calendar

    March 5, 1997
  • Calendar

    February 26, 1997
  • News

    January 29, 1997
  • Calendar

    January 15, 1997
  • Calendar

    January 8, 1997
  • News

    January 1, 1997

    La Nueva Fuerza

    With attacks on immigration and affirmative action, the GOP has fueled a new Latino political apparatus. But can the Democrats master the machinery?

  • Calendar

    December 25, 1996
  • Calendar

    November 6, 1996
  • News

    October 30, 1996
  • News

    August 21, 1996
  • News

    February 7, 1996

    Jail Date

    Wives of San Quentin inmates protest politicians' efforts to restrict the Family Visitation program

  • Music

    August 30, 1995

    Keeping It Real

    Redefining hip hop with Spearhead, Ben Harper, and Aceyalone

  • Calendar

    August 2, 1995
  • News

    June 7, 1995
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    March 29, 1995
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    March 1, 1995
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