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Hello and welcome to my website. I am a British-born, naturalized American, living in California. Based in Los Angeles, I work as a correspondent for BBC television, radio and digital outlets, covering everything from US politics and world affairs to technology, natural disasters and Hollywood. I also host the Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast. My special interest is the science of human longevity - food, fasting, exercise and long-term health. All views expressed reflect my personal experiences. I advise anyone considering adopting a new diet or fitness regime to first consult with their doctor. Links on this site are to my personal portfolio of audio, video and text. Copyright of broadcast works remain with the BBC and LLAMA podcast content with Healthspan Media LLC. Thanks for the visit!

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown means business

California's new governor Jerry Brown has started wielding the axe, to try to balance the state's books, by slashing spending in his own office. He's announced that he is returning 84 percent of the Governor's transition fund (money to smooth the transition between Schwarzenegger's regime and his), making sharp cutbacks in the Governor's Office, and eliminating the Office of the Secretary of Education, for a total savings of $7.05 million. The cuts include abolishing the office of his wife - or the CA First Lady. He's also making big cuts to his press and communications staff. 

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