Jacques Barzaghi, a Former Fixture Beside Jerry Brown, Dies at 82

Whether as policy adviser, interior decorator or barber, he was a Zen-like presence in that California politician’s orbit, and always dressed in black.

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California Is Awash in Cash, Thanks to a Booming Market

In a single year, the state’s financial outlook has gone from surplus to deficit to surplus as capital gains tax collections have risen amid a soaring stock market and I.P.O. boom.

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What Jerry Brown Could Teach Joe Biden

The former California governor and Mr. Biden both inherited acute crises after taking over from celebrity politicians. One achieved a turnaround; the other is just getting started.

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Jerry Brown on a California Exodus: ‘Tell Me: Where Are You Going to Go?’

From his ranch, the former California governor is experiencing the same smoky air wafting through much of the state. “We are causing this,” he declared in an interview.

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California, After Riding a Boom, Braces for Hard Times

Early hopes for a quick rebound from the pandemic have yielded to worries about its long-term impact on state finances and the governor’s ambitious agenda.

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The Price of a Virus Lockdown: Economic ‘Free Fall’ in California

California’s strengths — as a hub for commerce, tourism and education in the Pacific Rim — have become liabilities in the pandemic.

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