Demonstrators wave signs to protest immigration policies, including Proposition 187, outside the Huntington Park city hall on Jan. 16, 1996, as then-Gov. Pete Wilson was inside, speaking about overhauling the juvenile justice system.
Demonstrators wave signs to protest immigration policies, including Proposition 187, outside the Huntington Park city hall on Jan. 16, 1996, as then-Gov. Pete Wilson was inside, speaking about overhauling the juvenile justice system. NICK UT Associated Press file
Demonstrators wave signs to protest immigration policies, including Proposition 187, outside the Huntington Park city hall on Jan. 16, 1996, as then-Gov. Pete Wilson was inside, speaking about overhauling the juvenile justice system. NICK UT Associated Press file
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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.