California Politicians on US Currency

Every dead US President will be honored with an appearance on US currency through the “Presidential Dollar Coin Program.” But when else have people who appeared on the ballot in California appeared on American money? For the purposes of this article, we’re counting folks who have served since California statehood (in 1850) and only looking […]

California’s 2016 U.S. Senate Race

Just a quick thought… With Senator Boxer retiring in 2016 and the race to replace her now definitely underway, I’ve been reminded of a quote delivered by E. D. Baker over the body of U.S. Senator David Broderick in 1859: “Who now shall speak for California? – who be the interpreter of the wants of the Pacific […]

California Political History and The Lone Ranger (2013) movie

It has been more than two years since we wrote about Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the vampire Barnabas Collins in the movie “Dark Shadows”. Collins, as you may remember, was apparently named after a 1900s Assemblyman buried at the Sacramento City Cemetery. It’s happened again. In the Lone Ranger, a western movie set in 1869, the […]