jerryheadshotJerry Roberts is a California journalist who writes, blogs and hosts a TV talk show about politics, policy and media. Former political editor, editorial page editor and managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, he serves as student adviser for the Daily Nexus newspaper at UC Santa Barbara. He is the author of “Never Let Them See You Cry,” a biography of Senator Dianne Feinstein.


Phil Trounstine is the former political editor of the San Jose Mercury News, former communications director for California Gov. Gray Davis and was the founder and director of the Survey and Policy Research Institute at San Jose State University where he created the Silicon Valley and California Consumer Confidence Indices. He is co-author of “Movers and Shakers: The Study of Community Power.”

We started Calbuzz as a Google Blogger and after four months developed a more sophisticated web presence. To create the new Calbuzz site, we recycled and remodeled the award-winning My California banner (the first collage of iconic pics from around the state) that the Schwarzenegger administration had tossed aside; asked our web designer, Patrick Wilkes, to radically modify a WordPress magazine theme and moved from Blogger over to Definition LLC  in San Francisco as our web host. In the summer of 2011, we moved the site to Media Temple, based in Culver City.