Oil workers sit during a ferry ride away from Freeman Island, one of the four artificial islands in San Pedro Bay off Long Beach used for oil drilling. Oil companies have fracked from the islands and platforms off the Orange County coast for years.
Oil workers sit during a ferry ride away from Freeman Island, one of the four artificial islands in San Pedro Bay off Long Beach used for oil drilling. Oil companies have fracked from the islands and platforms off the Orange County coast for years. Chris Carlson Associated Press file
Oil workers sit during a ferry ride away from Freeman Island, one of the four artificial islands in San Pedro Bay off Long Beach used for oil drilling. Oil companies have fracked from the islands and platforms off the Orange County coast for years. Chris Carlson Associated Press file
Dan Walters

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Dan Walters: Brown has slippery ties to oil

November 12, 2015 10:03 PM

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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.