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Carly Fiorina jumps in GOP presidential race: Can she win? (+video)

"The only thing Carly can aspire to is a cabinet post. So she has to decide what realistic nominee she will ultimately support. At some time, she will go with Jeb."

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An Engineered Drought

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

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Jerry Brown, the Farmers' Friend

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

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Lawmakers seek soda warning labels

"“STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.” Once this law is passed, we can use this same warning and just insert whatever product we want into the warning. This will be the template for change! Who knew complex issues could be solved so easily?"

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Minimum wage up $3 in Oakland; may impact small businesses

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 Congress should give president trade promotion authority, two capital business leaders say (guest opinion)
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 Stock Market Soars -- And So Do Public Pension Costs
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 CA Could Lose Congressional Seats if Supreme Court Changes Law to 'One Citizen-One Vote'
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 Merits of ballot initiatives best left in hands of voters
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 California panel mandates low-water lawns on new buildings

California regulators voted Friday to limit how much water can be used to irrigate lawns on new and renovated buildings. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
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 Hastert rose to speakership among the scandals of others

[...] eight years after leaving Congress, Hastert's own legacy is threatened by an indictment charging financial misdeeds — and cryptically referring to 'misconduct' against an unnamed person. During the raucous debate, the presumptive speaker, ... »Read

In this article: George W. Bush, Randy Cunningham, Newt Gingrich, Mark Kirk, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi
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 Los Angeles beaches to stay closed after tar balls was ashore

MANHATTAN BEACH, Los Angeles County — A 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline where globs of oily goo washed ashore will remain closed until officials determine the water is safe for swimmers and surfers, authorities said Friday. The ... »Read

In this article: MICHAEL N. ANDERSON, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, water
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 Honda-Khanna rematch looms for South Bay Congress seat

Just six months after losing a pricey Democrats-only general election race to San Jose Rep. Mike Honda, attorney Ro Khanna is back in the fray, opening his 2016 campaign with a Saturday morning rally in Santa Clara. “The status quo is not working ... »Read

In this article: Michael Honda, Ro Khanna
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 Lane-splitting for motorcycles is safe, says landmark Berkeley study

A study on which new California legislation is based says lane-splitting is relatively safe for motorcyclists -- even safer than not lane-splitting. »Read

In this article: Tom Lackey, Bill Quirk
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 Attorney general's office probes 2nd employee charged with posing as law enforcement

About a year before an aide to the state’s top prosecutor was put on leave for allegedly impersonating a police officer, another employee in Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris’ office was arrested for posing as a member of law enforcement. »Read

In this article: David Beltran, Kamala Harris
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 No mandatory drug tests for Uber and Lyft drivers

Uber and Lyft continued a regulatory winning streak this week after lawmakers decided that contracted drivers will not need to undergo drug tests before picking up smartphone-waving patrons. The legislation marked the second consecutive loss for ... »Read

In this article: Legislature, Adrin Nazarian, Dan Savage
Bills: AB 24,
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 Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina, Barack Obama, Joe Trippi, water
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 In this city, offering a kid a soda is about to be illegal

In a novel approach to fighting childhood obesity, the Davis City Council voted unanimously this week to approve an ordinance making milk and water the default options for kids’ meals — a victory for parents who want to shield children from ... »Read

In this article: cigarette tax, Drought, water
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 GOP Pivots on Strength of Kang's Candidacy; Ling Ling Chang Jumps into SD-29

The California Republican Party has cried “Uncle” with today’s announcement that State Rep Ling Ling Chang, in the assembly just six months, will challenge Sukhee Kang for the State Senate seat in SD-29.  The previous announced ... »Read

In this article: California Republican Party, Matt Cunningham, Matthew Cunningham, Robert Huff, Sukhee Kang, Ed Royce, Tim Shaw
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 Developers and leaders see a great future -- with lots of work -- for urban core

Developers and top civic officials were brimming with optimism -- tempered with a recognition of real challenges -- at a Business Journal-sponsored event Friday about the region's urban center. They saluted projects such as the railyard, the ... »Read

In this article: Christopher Cabaldon, John Shirey
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 Labor-funded ad slams Ami Bera over trade deal stance

Trans-Pacific Partnership has divided Democrats, angered labor Bera among few Democrats supporting fast-track of pact Ad slams swing-seat Democrat for hurting American workers … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Amerish Bera, Doug Ose, Steve Smith
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 Assemblywoman Ling-Ling Chang declares for Senate

Republican elected to Assembly just seven months agoDemocrats recruit ex-Irvine mayor as opponent29th Senate District has Republican tilt … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Robert Huff, Sukhee Kang, Tim Shaw
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 Motorcycle lane-splitting bill passed by California Assembly

AB 51 now heads to the state Senate for a final vote »Read

In this article: Tom Lackey, Bill Quirk
Bills: AB 51,
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 For O'Malley, a lot riding on Iowa in 2016 campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O'Malley is returning to the state that introduced him to presidential politics three decades ago, when he played guitar and knocked on doors for Gary Hart. The former two-term Maryland governor is expected to enter ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Barack Obama, Doug Wilson
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 Did owner of broken Santa Barbara oil pipeline do enough?

SANTA BARBARA >> Emergency workers and officials from a pipeline operator had gathered last week to train for the worst -- an oil spill -- when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell at a nearby beach.Santa Barbara County firefighters rushed ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, water
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 If the TPP is so necessary, why the secrecy?

To the editor: Dan Schnur's attack on the opponents of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal doesn't make much of an argument for the agreement itself. The only factual point he makes related to it — that California is awash in Pacific ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Loretta Sanchez, Dan Schnur
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 Bills to revise Prop 47, mandate cop cams and drug test Uber drivers stall

The Assembly Appropriations Committee made the final call on which bills failed to advance yesterday, sounding a death knell (for this year at least) for several high-profile bills, including measures to drug test rideshare drivers, mandate police ... »Read

In this article: Pete Wilson, Steve Westly, water, state budget, sick leave, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Loretta Sanchez, Fran Pavley, Alex Padilla, Gavin Newsom, Melissa Melendez, Steven R. Maviglio, Ricardo Lara, Tom Lackey, Kamala Harris, Lorena Gonzalez, Steven Glazer, Cathleen Galgiani, Gray Davis, John Chiang, Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer, Amerish Bera
Bills: AB 11, AB 150, AB 46, SB 20, SB 4, SB 482,
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 5 California Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, water
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 The California Report

Santa Barbara Spill Raises Concerns Over Patchwork of Pipeline Oversight. L.A. Labor Leaders Want Consideration of Union Exemption in Minimum Wage Boost. End Music. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, minimum wage
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 Cal farmers' 'senior' water rights under siege

The 'senior rights' enjoyed by about 4,000 California farmers, companies and public agencies -- some dating back to the Gold Rush -- are the drought's latest casualties. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, Peter H. Gleick, water
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 Lawmakers scuttle 'UC Tech' proposal

Legislation that would have created a tech-focused University of California campus failed to pass a key fiscal committee Thursday. The bill is likely finished for the year, said bill author Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Assembly Bill 1438 would have ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Mike Gatto, Legislature
Bills: AB 1438,
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 Placing Sales Taxes on Services Creates Upward Mobility for Few

Some have called Senate Bill (SB) 8, Senator Robert Hertzberg's proposal to impose sales taxes on most services in California, needed tax reform. The basic argument made is that while California's economy has shifted over the past 50 years from ... »Read

Bills: SB 8,
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 Governor's Budget Is Good News Not Because It's Bigger

For almost 20 years, California's state budget has been locked in the same cycle: In bad times, governors divide the pain. When dollars are flowing again, they divide the spoils -- often at the cost of the state's long-term fiscal stability. As it ... »Read

In this article: Pete Weber, state budget, Proposition 98, Legislature, Drought, Jerry Brown
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 'Hose Rage' and Other Odds and Ends

We all know about 'Road Rage' but because of California's dire drought conditions we may need to get ready for 'Hose Rage.' This term was used in Australia during long periods of drought when neighbors would turn on neighbors who were using ... »Read

In this article: water, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Riordan, Drought
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 CA Could Lose Congressional Seats if Supreme Court Changes Law to 'One Citizen-One Vote'

While the immediate reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court taking up the 'one-person, one vote case' has been liberals and minority groups saying 'Oh, S***' and conservatives getting excited, the case is much more complicated than that. If the Supreme ... »Read
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 Stock Market Soars -- And So Do Public Pension Costs

The way our government accounts for public employee pension promises is nothing short of fraud, yet no public official has gone to jail or paid a price for what surely ranks among the largest muggings of citizens in US history. Let me explain. As ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS, CalSTRS
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 Congress should give president trade promotion authority, two capital business leaders say (guest opinion)

Exports make the difference between feast and famine for regional economies in today’s global marketplace. As the 2007 recession demolished nearly 140,000 jobs and unemployment shot up to 12 percent in the Sacramento region, leadership from both ... »Read

In this article: Peter Tateishi, Renée Taylor
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 Merits of ballot initiatives best left in hands of voters

The wonderful thing about California's direct democracy process is that any citizen with an idea and $200 can propose a new law for the statewide ballot. »Read

In this article: Richard Bloom, Legislature, Proposition 8, Anthony Rendon
Bills: AB 1100, AB 884,
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 Wife of convicted San Francisco sheriff defends him in play

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The wife of San Francisco's sheriff delivered a sharp rebuke to his critics on Thursday when she performed a preview of her one-woman show about his conviction for domestic abuse in 2012. »Read

In this article: Edwin M. Lee, Ross Mirkarimi
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 Will Baltimore’s troubles handicap O’Malley’s White House hopes?

Former Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley fashions himself as a no-nonsense crime fighter, but his city has not only become a national monument to urban devastation, but it is experiencing one…Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Early Primary
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 Santa Barbara Spill Raises Concerns Over Patchwork of Pipeline Oversight

Steven Cuevas | The California Report U.S Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein described the response to the oil spill just north of Santa Barbara as 'insufficient.' They also wanted to know whether federal regulators could have required the ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein
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 Assisted suicide bill advances in California legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Thursday revived a bill that would allow physician-assisted suicide in the most populous U.S. state, after a renewal of debate on end-of-life issues prompted by the death of 29-year-old Brittany ... »Read

In this article: Legislature, William W. Monning, Lois Wolk
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 Affordable housing key to county's economic success

Orange County’s “Walk of Honor,” which cuts through the county’s Civic Center in Santa Ana, was designed to be a tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives fighting for our freedoms. Instead, it’s now the place where many... »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, minimum wage
Bills: AB 1335,
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 California agency set to vote on water limits for new lawns

California regulators are expected to vote Friday on water limits for new lawns as the historic drought persists in parched California. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
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