Women are the engine driving the growth in California's economy. Women make California's economy unique.
My Christmas present to myself each year is to see how much air travel can open up the world and take me to places as far from sheltered California and Japan as possible.
The travel and tourism industry is the lifeblood of many states around the country - including Florida California New York and Nevada to name a few.
I'm thankful for Sarah Palin's vice presidential bid which taught us that Alaska is not in a box off the coast of California.
I think we can be the very best place to start a business to grow a business to invent a new technology to change the world to change the country. But we've got a lot of work to deliver a new California to the people of California.
My grandmother was a teacher my sister was a teacher my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded.
California must be all American or all Chinese. We are resolved that it shall be American and are prepared to make it so. May we not rely upon your sympathy and assistance?
Louie and Seabiscuit were both Californians and both on the sports pages in the 1930s. I was fascinated. When I learned about his World War II experiences I thought 'If this guy is still alive I want to meet him.'
'Eyes Wide Open' took shape from two real life events straight from my own past. One was the sad suicide of my young nephew a troubled kid who was found at the bottom of a landmark cliff in central California. The second was a chance encounter forty years ago with none other than ahem Charles Manson!
I'm no romantic surfing California boy. I like reading writing philosophizing. Scheming. I've been doing some exploration of the inner space.
Growing up in northern California has had a big influence on my love and respect for the outdoors. When I lived in Oakland we would think nothing of driving to Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz one day and then driving to the foothills of the Sierras the next day.
Certainly the experiences of Seth and his relationship to his parents and his point of view of the world are very similar to my own and very much based on my experiences at the University of Southern California.
Ah the bond between English boys and California girls. For those of us who aren't either it's a bond that fascinates and mystifies. So much of the world's favorite music comes out of that relationship.
I was in California when this journalist made a blanket statement about the fact that she did not think that black men and women had the kind of love relationship that Rebecca and Nathan had in Sounder.
The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants.
Well I haven't really been able to shoot in California for a while. Little movies yeah but the big movies we can't shoot there. It's just a shame that Arnold Schwarzenegger can't deliver on this level.
Four hours of prosthetics every morning the jowls and the nose and it was very hot so they're having to attend to it all day and you're still petrified of so many things such as can I speak properly? Hitchcock never quite lost those East End vowels even though he had the softened California consonants.
He was doing - Ray was designing the clothes for my mom's show from California. And one of the first appearances I ever made on television was on my mother's show and Ray and Bob did the clothes for that. It has been a long time.
I think it's best if there's an amendment that goes on the ballot where the people can weigh in. Every time this issue has gone on the ballot the people have voted to retain the traditional definition of marriage as recently as California in 2008.
Adultery - which is the only grounds for divorce in New York - is not grounds for divorce in California. As a matter of fact adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage.
Instead California is one of only 10 states that provides in-state college and university tuition to illegal immigrants. That's grossly unfair to a legal high school student who moves out of California for a year then returns to attend college.
When I came home for the summer after my first year of college I told my mother that my best friend and I were driving to California. She laughed out loud - 2 000 miles in a what? Well my best friend had an old Chevy. What could go wrong?
Well I think that California has had a history of always spending more money than it takes in.
My father was a member of the Teamsters Union in California where he helped to organize better health care for workers. My mother worked for more than 20 years on an assembly line.