Gov. Newsom talks political future at Oakland school day after defeating recall

Hours after soundly defeating a recall attempt, Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday fled the bitterly partisan halls of the Capitol in Sacramento for the sticky, cacophonous safety of a school in Oakland. “It’s a treat,” he said of his visit to Melrose Leadership Academy, joking that he might want to add a fifth kid to his […]

California Recall: Newsom urges supporters, ‘Polls don’t vote. People vote’

OAKLAND — In the final weekend before Tuesday’s recall election, a “hopeful” Gov. Gavin Newsom, buoyed by the latest polls, stopped in West Oakland on Saturday to urge union workers and other supporters to get out and vote. The result, Newsom said, could have national implications and, he argued, be a “life-and-death decision.” The rally […]