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Jerry Brown

Born: April 7, 1938 (age 79) in San Francisco

Jerry Brown


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Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party who has served as the 39th Governor of California since 2011, having previously served as California's 34th Governor from 1975 to 1983.

Both before and after his original two terms as Governor, Brown served in numerous state, local and party positions and he has three times run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

The son of Pat Brown, who served as the 32nd Governor of California from 1959 to 1967, Jerry Brown began his political career as a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees before serving as Secretary of State of California.

He was elected Governor in 1974 and ran in the 1976 Democratic presidential primaries, finishing a distant third in the convention vote, which was won by Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.

Brown was re-elected Governor in 1978 and ran again for President in 1980, challenging President Carter.

His candidacy did not gain traction and he withdrew having failed to carry a single state.

Brown declined to run for a third term in 1982, instead running for the United State Senate.

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Jeff Morales, high-speed rail CEO, to step down

California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales unexpectedly resigned his position Friday without an explanation beyond “now is the right time to hand over the reins of the Authority to new..

Head of California high-speed rail project calls it quits

The head of California’s $64 billion high-speed rail project said Friday he’s stepping down after five years pushing forward a vision of 220-mph trains that still faces stiff resistance from..

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News video: SeaWorld's Last Baby Orca Born at Texas Park

SeaWorld's Last Baby Orca Born at Texas Park 00:44

Takara the killer whale was already pregnant when SeaWorld announced it would stop its orca breeding program last year.
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News video: California Gov. Declares State`s Drought Emergency is Over

California Gov. Declares State`s Drought Emergency is Over 00:31

California Gov. Jerry Brown urged continued conservation and warned the "next drought could be around the corner" as he declared the statewide emergency is over.
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News video: For Some Californians, The Effects Of A Punishing Drought Is Not Over

For Some Californians, The Effects Of A Punishing Drought Is Not Over 00:47

Despite winter storms that have turned much of California's parched landscape to vibrant green, the drought has yet to loosen its grip on thousands of residents in the valley. Many people must still..
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News video: California Drought's Inspiring Before And After Photos

California Drought's Inspiring Before And After Photos 01:20

California’s drought is officially over. Governor Jerry Brown announced the end of the historic drought that forced residents to cut back on water usage since 2014. Photographer Justin Sullivan..
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News video: Gov. Jerry Brown Declares California Drought Is Over

Gov. Jerry Brown Declares California Drought Is Over 00:52

But the governor is still urging Californians to continue their water conservation efforts.
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California sells $1.2 billion of bonds to finance construction of bullet train in the Central Valley

The California treasurer sold $1.2 billion in bonds Thursday to help finance construction of high-speed rail in the Central Valley, a significant development after years of delays in tapping the bonds..
L.A. Times

California Issues $1.25BN In Bonds For 'Bullet Train' Despite Trump Threat To Withhold Federal Funds

california issues $1.25bn in bonds for 'bullet train' despite trump threat to withhold federal funds
For decades now the California bullet train has been the thorn in the sides of what few conservatives actually live in the liberal bastion of the West.  And with cost estimates starting at $65..
Zero Hedge

Sheriff wants Kern County declared a 'law and order' county, not a 'sanctuary' one

More than three years ago, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood made headlines when he defied the California Trust Act, a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that restricts cooperation between local law..
L.A. Times

California's farms are sinking after the state's extreme drought

california's farms are sinking after the state's extreme drought
Though California's drought may be officially over, the water scarcity has left a mark on farms. According to a new NASA report, land in Central Valley — one of California’s most productive..
Business Insider

The Last Orca To Be Born At SeaWorld Just Arrived

the last orca to be born at seaworld just arrived
Watch VideoThe last orca to be born at a SeaWorld park has arrived.  Takara the killer whale gave birth to her calf Wednesday at SeaWorld's San Antonio park.  "This is an exciting and..

Gov. Jerry Brown calls accusations of illegal vote trading on transportation deal 'preposterous'

L.A. Times

Here’s why California Republicans want to take out this state senator who wants to fix potholes

California state Sen. Josh Newman is being attacked by Republicans for what has become a controversial war against potholes in the legislature, the Sacramento Bee reported. Newman is standing with..
Raw Story

They turned the front lawn into a welcoming extension of their Woodland Hills home

Gov. Jerry Brown may have declared California’s drought over, but we're continuing to ask Southern California readers to share photos of their lawn- to drought-garden makeovers. Why? “This drought..
L.A. Times

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