In summary

A collection of commentaries by Dan Walters over the past week.

Brown’s symbiotic relationship with the media

Jerry Brown’s half-century of dealing with the political media culminated this week with an open-ended interrogation before the Sacramento Press Club.

Should California make it easier to practice law?

The passage rate for California’s licensing test for lawyers has plummeted to an all-time low and law school deans, worried about losing accreditation, are urging the state Supreme Court to lower the test’s minimum passing score.

It’s smelly business as usual in LA County

A many-sided battle over control of Tres Hermanos, a 2,500-acre Southern California cattle ranch, is business as usual in southeastern Los Angeles County.

Housing shortage will bite California’s economy

California will suffer economically if it doesn’t do something about its chronic and growing housing shortage, as a new report on Ventura County’s economy shows.

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Dan Walters has been a journalist for more than 60 years, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers. He began his professional career in 1960, at age 16, at the Humboldt Times...