State Senate President Pro tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, left, smiles as his gun control bill SB 1235 is approved by the Senate. At right, is Sen. Bob Huff, R-San Dimas, who joined other Republicans in opposing the measure.
State Senate President Pro tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, left, smiles as his gun control bill SB 1235 is approved by the Senate. At right, is Sen. Bob Huff, R-San Dimas, who joined other Republicans in opposing the measure. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
State Senate President Pro tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, left, smiles as his gun control bill SB 1235 is approved by the Senate. At right, is Sen. Bob Huff, R-San Dimas, who joined other Republicans in opposing the measure. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
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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.