It's tough to stand up to big business. The commission really responded to the concerns of the residents.

I felt that we had the upper hand on the offense for the most part. We played pretty well, but there's always room for improvement.

It's an aggressive slate of projects this year. Our construction focus is comprehensive, including industrial, downtown and rural areas.

Fair or unfair, California is really on the leading edge of mandated requirements for employers. If you have one or more employees, you have a lot of things you have to be aware of.

I have gained a lot of friends from being here. I get especially emotional when marching in parades and holding the American flag.

The notion is we're refusing to see Blue Cross Blue Shield patients, ... That couldn't be further from the truth.

The employment laws today are extremely complex, and it's extremely difficult for an employer to keep up with them. The system is very intolerant of lack of knowledge.

Everyone has placed a great deal of emphasis and effort on mobility for both cars and trucks as we go through this unprecedented volume of construction.

It was great experience last year to race against world-class athletes. But I decided to give the race a miss because I want to concentrate on defending my national titles, and I want to run well at the world championship trials in Nottingham in mid-March.