State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, left, talks with Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, at the Capitol in 2015. A former Assembly speaker, Hertzberg returned to the Legislature after a 12-year hiatus.
State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, left, talks with Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, at the Capitol in 2015. A former Assembly speaker, Hertzberg returned to the Legislature after a 12-year hiatus. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, left, talks with Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, at the Capitol in 2015. A former Assembly speaker, Hertzberg returned to the Legislature after a 12-year hiatus. Rich Pedroncelli 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.