After more than four great years as a reporter and blogger, I'm going to be leaving the Los Angeles Times later this month. The decision was a difficult one, especially since covering the governor for the paper is the only job I've ever wanted since I started covering Sacramento back in 1997. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do next, but I’m banking on the fact that being able to write in complete sentences is a skill that can be put to good use somewhere.
I've learned so much at the Times, and am happy to see an infusion of young talent at the paper and throughout the Capitol press corps. But with my 40th birthday on the horizon, the time seemed right to step away and take a deep breath and take stock. As mid-life crises go, it seemed cheaper than buying a sports car and getting pectoral implants. I care deeply about this state and its future, and may get a bit more involved in some issues I am passionate about.
I also hope to continue to share information and observations about this state and its politics, but I'm not sure exactly where or what form that may take. In the meantime, I'll be going through the bucket list: taking another crack at Gravity's Rainbow, honing my Spanish skills, cooking the entire French Laundry cookbook, and preparing for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.
Though the future remains undefined, one thing remains certain: I’m not going anywhere. But I am entertaining all reasonable offers. You can find me at @anthonyyorklat for now or at any plac . . .