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 Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.... »Read

In this article: Bay Area Council, Jim Wunderman
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 Capitol Hill Goes to the Dogs ??? and Cats!

Which lawmaker has the cutest pet? »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Michael Honda
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 Gritty Tenderloin reimagined as a place for playgrounds

Details will be worked out through a series of community meetings, and Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg said the project would be at least as 'transformative' as the $3.5 million Dolores Park playground renovation completed in 2012. ... »Read

In this article: Art Agnos, Edwin M. Lee
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 Metro yanks Fox TV show bus ads branded as racist, offensive to women

An advertisement for the new Fox television show “Red Band Society” was abruptly pulled from Los Angeles Metro buses Thursday after activists complained it was racist and offensive. »Read

In this article: Jasmyne Cannick, Eric Garcetti
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 California Republicans convene with modest goals

Ron Nehring, the former California Republican Party chairman and current candidate for lieutenant governor, was campaigning this week when he posted a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge on Twitter and told his followers he was heading “deeper ... »Read

In this article: Assembly Republicans, James Brulte, California Democratic Party, California Republican Party, California Target Book, Anthony Cannella, Lou Correa, Field Poll, Steve Fox, Jeff Gorell, Allan Hoffenblum, Tom Lackey, Legislature, Steven R. Maviglio, Kevin McCarthy, Ron Nehring, Alex Padilla, Jeff Randle, Senate Democrats, Andy Vidak
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 The Buzz: California health exchange stays neutral on Proposition 45

After months of intense discussions, California’s health insurance exchange on Thursday remained on the sidelines of a Nov. 4 ballot initiative that would allow the state’s elected insurance commissioner to regulate rates. »Read

In this article: Tim Donnelly, Diana Dooley, Stephen T. Knight
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 American Independent Party Isn't As 'Independent' As Some Voters Think

The American Independent Party is the third-largest party in San Diego County, and voting authorities say it's popular among new U.S. citizens. Problem is, they may not know what they're signing up for. »Read

In this article: Gavin Newsom, Dave Roberts, Markham Robinson
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 Sen. Boxer indicates big decision to come next year

California Sen. Barbara Boxer indicated Thursday that she will announce early next year whether she will seek a fifth term. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Carly Fiorina, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom
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 Law makes earthquake insurance more understandable

California homeowners will begin getting clearer explanations of how earthquake insurance works and what it covers under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ken Cooley
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 Congress keeps California water talks flowing

Secret California water bill negotiations have a “55 percent to 60 percent chance” of success during the fast-fading 113th Congress, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said Thursday. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Tom McClintock, water
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 Why Senate vote on training Syrian rebels was a bit unusual (+video)

The Senate plan to train Syrian rebels passed with bipartisan support Thursday. But there was also strong bipartisan opposition, which points to a fuller debate in December after the midterm elections. »Read

In this article: Barbara Lee, John McCain, Dana Rohrabacher
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 HOAs barred from requiring luscious landscaping

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Lorena Gonzalez, water
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 Pelosi Pens Second Endorsement Letter for Eshoo

Nancy Pelosi is making another play for her fellow Californian and close friend, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, to be ranking member on the Energy and Commerce Committee. »Read

In this article: Anna G. Eshoo, Nancy Pelosi, referendum
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 Pelosi's Power on the Line in Committee Leadership Race

Two veteran House Democrats are vying for top seat on Energy and Commerce—one endorsed by the minority leader and one by the minority whip. »Read

In this article: Anna G. Eshoo, Darrell Issa, Nancy Pelosi, Henry A. Waxman
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 CalPERS gets $88 million in Citi settlement

CalPERS said Thursday it has collected $88 million from a previously-announced settlement with Citigroup Inc. over toxic mortgage securities. »Read

In this article: CalPERS, CalSTRS, Anne Stausboll
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 Gov. Brown signs bill giving cities control over massage businesses

Cities will have more authority to crack down on illicit massage parlors under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday. »Read

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Jerry Brown, Jimmy Gomez, Lorena Gonzalez, Chris Holden, Adrin Nazarian, James Nielsen, water, Mark Wyland
Bills: AB 1147, SB 992, AB 1915, AB 2104, SB 1380,
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 Dog owners face fines under new leash ordinance

Within the next month, dog owners who do not leash their dogs could face hefty fines under a new ordinance. »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Paul Koretz
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 Assembly candidates weigh in on BOE headquarters

Come January, either Kevin McCarty or Steve Cohn will represent California’s 7th Assembly District, which includes the state’s defective Board of Equalization headquarters in downtown Sacramento. »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Jerry Brown, Steve Cohn, Roger Dickinson, Kevin McCarty
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 Dan Walters: Bill would expand courts’ authority over local government districts

Legislation to expand California’s voting rights law would empower judges to draw district lines. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gray Davis, Alex Padilla
Bills: SB 1365,
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 Your privacy, their paycheck

Ann Howe's phone was ringing frequently, but the calls weren't for her. They were for someone bearing the last name of Rapp. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Jerry Hill, Legislature
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 Gov. Brown signs new massage therapy law

SACRAMENTO >> Governor Jerry Brown Thursday signed the Massage Therapy Reform Act into law, passing measures that aim to give local cities greater control over the establishments.The law, authored by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena; Assemblyman ... »Read

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Jerry Brown, Jimmy Gomez, Chris Holden, Legislature
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 Personal Finance Daily: College football towns and big-shots who lie on their resumes

How to find deals when traveling to football games, and people who got caught lying on their resumes. »Read

In this article: CalPERS, minimum wage, Barack Obama
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 A minimum-wage boost for L.A.: pro and con

To the editor: The Times' desire that a minimum wage job be a steppingstone is laudable but echoes a perspective that is out of touch with reality and has helped keep the minimum wage from rising for far too long. ('A higher minimum wage makes sense ... »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, minimum wage, Larry Walker
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 'Runaway production' law: Keep TV/film projects in California

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday morning designed to curb 'runaway production' of TV and film projects in California. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Eric Garcetti, Mike Gatto, Legislature
Bills: AB 1839,
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 Pols want AG to probe CPUC's ties with PG&E

Peninsula politicians want state Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate possible crimes involving the California Public Utilities Commission’s shockingly cozy relationship with PG&E during the agency’s probe of the utility after the ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, Jerry Hill, Kevin Mullin, Michael R. Peevey, renewable energy
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 UC regents approve new chancellor, raises for four others

The University of California Board of Regents on Thursday approved average 16 percent raises for four chancellors and hired a fifth at a 24 percent increase, amid discussions about increasing compensation across the board for its 10 campus leaders. ... »Read

In this article: Gavin Newsom, Bonnie Reiss
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 Michelle Obama urges Democrats to the polls, praises Debbie Wasserman Schultz

In one of her first campaign stops of the midterm cycle, a women's political gathering in Washington Thursday evening, Michelle Obama implored Democrats to engage in the 2014 election. The first lady hit many familiar themes, including the need to ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Nancy Pelosi
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 UC system plan calls for anti-sex abuse effort

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Responding to federal pressure, the University of California is planning a system-wide effort to address college sexual assaults that would require educating all students, staff and faculty about the problem, supporting victims ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Susan Davis
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 Boxer indicates big decision to come next year

WASHINGTON (AP) -- California Sen. Barbara Boxer indicated Thursday that she will announce early next year whether she will seek a fifth term.... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Carly Fiorina, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom
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 Energy and Commerce Race Heats Up as Election Nears

After a quite couple of months, the race to be the ranking Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee is heating up again. »Read

In this article: Tony Cardenas, Jared Huffman, Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren, Doris O. Matsui, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, Eric Swalwell, Mike Thompson
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 Democrat drops his endorsement of GOP's Knight in congressional race

Adding to events that have buffeted state Sen. Stephen Knight's campaign for Congress in recent days, the former rival Democrat who had endorsed him pulled his support on Thursday. »Read

In this article: Tim Donnelly, Legislature, Howard P. Mckeon, Tony Strickland
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 PG&E emails may have violated rules, judge says

California's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. may have violated state rules by negotiating with state regulators earlier this year to have a judge that PG&E preferred appointed to decide one of the utility's rate cases, an administrative ... »Read

In this article: Michael Florio, Michael R. Peevey
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 LA school district returns grenade launchers; keeps armored vehicle, M16s

The Los Angeles Unified School District will return three federally-funded grenade launchers, but keep an armored vehicle and M16 rifles.. »Read

In this article: Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Unified School District
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 The Fix: Sorry, Nancy Pelosi. New York is objectively more progressive than California.

During a conversation at the Center for American Progress on Thursday, presidential candidate* Hillary Clinton and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) started debating one of the most contentious issues in contemporary liberal politics: ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Legislature, Nancy Pelosi, Proposition 8, Arnold Schwarzenegger
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 LAUSD returns grenade launchers; keeps armored vehicle, M16s

The Los Angeles Unified School District will return three federally-funded grenade launchers, but keep an armored vehicle and M16 rifles.. »Read

In this article: Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Unified School District
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 Yes, the House Is Going Home Already. No, This Isn't Some Kind of Record.

The GOP House has actually worked for more days in 2014 than they have in most recent election years. »Read

In this article: Newt Gingrich, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi
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 Boxer wants campus advocate for assault victims

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer on Thursday pressed the leaders of all California colleges to establish an independent advocate on each campus for victims of sexual assault.... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Susan Davis
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 Can Washington Help Boost Women's Economic Prospects?

Hillary Clinton: 'We talk about a glass ceiling. These women don't even have a secure floor under them.' »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republicans
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 Hillary Clinton Blames Republicans for 'Egregious' Policies Toward Women

The former secretary of state chastised ???the other side of the aisle.??? »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Nancy Pelosi, sick leave
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 California bill increases Hollywood tax credits

Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Robert Huff
Bills: AB 1839,
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 Boxer points to early next year for big decision

California Sen. Barbara Boxer is indicating that she will announce early next year whether she will seek a fifth term. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom
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 Hillary Clinton touts family issues and hints at 2016 domestic agenda

Hillary Rodham Clinton joined some of the most powerful women in Congress on Thursday to push for advances on affordable child care, paid family leave and raising the minimum wage that could create greater economic progress for women. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Family Leave, minimum wage, Nancy Pelosi
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 Pallone builds support for Energy

'I've been humbled by the outpouring of support by my colleagues,' Pallone says. »Read

In this article: Anna G. Eshoo, Nancy Pelosi, Henry A. Waxman
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 California triples tax breaks for film production

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday tripling California's tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in Hollywood's home state, in an effort to stop production moving elsewhere. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Eric Garcetti
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 Gov. Brown signs bill that triples tax credits for films

During a ceremony in Hollywood on Thursday morning, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will triple annual funding for the state's film tax credit program. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Eric Garcetti, Film tax
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 Jerry Brown signs film tax credit bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday to more than triple California’s film and television tax credit, a point of heavy lobbying by the state’s TV and movie industry. Gov. Jerry Brown meets with The Sacramento Bee Editorial ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Film tax
Bills: AB 1839,
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 NEW: Garcetti shows why minimum wage kills jobs

In backing a higher minimum wage for his city, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti inadvertently explained how it would kill jobs. From the Times: “Garcetti pitched his plan to gradually boost the minimum wage across the city, critics argued that ... »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, minimum wage
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 Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Nancy Pelosi
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 Cost Of Doing Nothing At The Salton Sea May Be Higher Than Cost Of Repair

A new report on the Salton Sea estimates that the volume of the lake will shrink by more than 50 percent in the next 15 years. If no mitigation or reclamation project is undertaken, the report projects the costs of the shrinking lake will include ... »Read

In this article: Michael Cohen, Legislature, renewable energy, water
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 GovBeat: Gov. Jerry Brown signs $330 million California film tax incentive bill

Elected officials gathered in Los Angeles at the TCL Chinese Theater in downtown Hollywood Thursday for a signing ceremony for the state’s new film and television tax incentive bill, which more than triples the amount of money California will ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Film tax
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 Hillary Clinton Calls for a Women's 'Movement' Ahead of Elections

“These issues have to be in the life blood of this election and any election” »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi
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 Hillary Clinton: Congress living in an 'evidence-free zone'

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Congress is alarmingly detached from the lives of everyday Americans and encouraged people to turn policy ideas into political movements. 'The Congress, increasingly, despite the best ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Nancy Pelosi
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 NEW: Guerrilla marketing fuels OC mystery campaign

Less than seven weeks from Election Day, political campaigns are looking for novel ways to distinguish themselves from all the election-related noise. In Orange County, one creative independent expenditure has turned to a mysterious guerrilla ... »Read

In this article: Charles H. Bell, Board of Equalization, campaign finance, Fair Political Practices Commission, Legislature, Allan R. Mansoor, Jose Solorio, Michelle Steel
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 NEW: In debate, Torlakson misrepresents teacher-discipline bill

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson debated challenger Marshall Tuck on Wednesday night and once again found himself on the defensive over the teacher tenure laws targeted in the Vergara decision. Cabinet Report details how Tuck ... »Read

In this article: Lance Izumi, Legislature, Los Angeles Unified School District, Chris Reed, Tom Torlakson
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 Dana Milbank: At last, a Benghazi hearing without rancor

GOP panel chairman surprisingly plays it straight. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Darrell Issa, Adam Schiff
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 L.A. school district to give up three grenade launchers, keep 60 M16 rifles

School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. »Read

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District, Adam Schiff
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 Column Extra: See SEIU Local 1000 spending to elect union member for CalPERS board

This week’s State Worker column looks at Theresa Taylor’s campaign for CalPERS’ Board of Administration and what it means for her union, SEIU Local 1000. Here’s the local’s August independent expenditure committee report, ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS, SEIU
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 Wildfire grows explosively, state of emergency declared in Calif. (+video)

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency late Wednesday, freeing up funds for the two fires. Brown had also secured federal grants to fight each of them. »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, water
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 Boehner pivots to jobs, economy in run-up to November election

Jobs and the economy remain tops on voters' minds heading into the midterm election, and House Speaker John A. Boehner wants to re-focus his Republican Party on a 'five points' pocketbook agenda before November. »Read

In this article: minimum wage, Nancy Pelosi, referendum, Mitt Romney
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 Hill debate shifts: What next with ISIL?

Hearings look to the future of a U.S. military campaign against the militants in Iraq and Syria. »Read

In this article: Chuck Hagel, John F. Kerry, Howard P. Mckeon, Barack Obama, Loretta Sanchez
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 Wildfire grows explosively, state of emergency declared in Calif.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency late Wednesday, freeing up funds for the two fires. Brown had also secured federal grants to fight each of them. »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, water
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 City Council Mulls Easing Ban On Street Construction During Rush Hour

The Los Angeles City Council is considering relaxing a ban that prohibits construction on city streets during rush hour. »Read

In this article: Joe Buscaino, Gil Cedillo, Antonio Villaraigosa, water
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 The State Worker: SEIU tests its mojo in CalPERS vote

CalPERS board candidate Theresa Taylor has 20 years of financial experience at the Franchise Tax Board and a personal commitment to preserving pension benefits, she says, fortified by watching her husband lose most of his retirement savings. »Read

In this article: CalPERS, David Miller, SEIU
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 Iowa Democrats: Bring on the Hillary Clinton challengers

The state's voters want to hear from other potential Democratic candidates despite Clinton's heavy front-runner status »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Bill Bradley, Hillary Clinton, John F. Kerry, Brian Schweitzer, water
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 Dems urge Obama to meet undocumented immigrants

Four House Democrats write a letter asking the president to help families facing deportation. »Read

In this article: Judy Chu, John Lewis, Barack Obama, Senate Democrats
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 Candidates for Santa Ana Mayor, Council Spar at Debate

In his opening statement, mayoral challenger and Councilman Roman Reyna said bluntly that the incumbent mayor is under a criminal investigation and will be indicted. »Read

In this article: Michele Martinez, Alex Padilla
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 Brown vetoes bill that would bar employer discrimination against jobless applicants

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have barred employers from discriminating against jobless applicants in hiring decisions. The bill was AB 2271 by Ian Calderon, a Democrat from Whittier. It would have prevented employers from ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ian Calderon
Bills: AB 2271,
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 CalPERS hires chief investment officer amid big changes in its strategy

The nation’s largest public pension fund has hired Ted Eliopoulos as chief investment officer. Eliopoulos has held the post at the California Public Employees Retirement System as an interim appointee since June and replaces Joseph Dear, who died ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS, Joe DeAnda
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 The Senate's Turn

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HOUSE APPROVES OBAMA???S PLAN, SENATE VOTES TODAY: The House of Representatives voted yesterday to approve??President Obama???s request??to authorize the U.S. military to train and equip vetted Syrian ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Duncan Hunter, minimum wage
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 New PUC flap emerges over ousted Peevey aide in wake of PG&E email controversy

The state Public Utilities Commission has landed in a fresh controversy following a disclosure Wednesday that Carol Brown, ousted top aide to the PUC's most powerful official, is on leave and could resume her previous duties as an administrative law ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Hill, Legislature, Michael R. Peevey
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 Brown signs bill to speed approval of new Medi-Cal clinics

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that speeds up the process for primary-care clinics to get approval to serve Medi-Cal patients. Assembly Bill 2015 by Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez from San Diego reduces wait times to 30 days from ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Lorena Gonzalez
Bills: AB 2015,
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 Republican Voters Supported the Top-Two Primary Ballot Measure

Under California’s recently adopted top-two primary system the two candidates who received the highest number of votes in the primary advance to the general election, creating the new phenomenon of general election races between members of the ... »Read

In this article: Sam Blakeslee
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 Kashkari's Jerry Maguire Moment

Much of the commentary about Neel Kashkari this fall is laughable. He’s constantly being advised that he needs to do certain things – raise more money, attack Brown, hit a home run in the date, etc. Let’s face it: Neel Kashkari doesn’t have ... »Read
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 Ward Cleaver's Job World (Los Angeles 1957)

(A longer version of this posting will be appearing in the journal of the California State Library, which houses the collected papers of Mr. Bernick). Over the past few months, I have been researching the job world in 1950s California for an essay ... »Read
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 Fremont: Washington Hospital lays off 31 workers

An additional 17 Washington employees took voluntary retirements. »Read

In this article: California Nurses Association, Liz Jacobs
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 R.I.P. Pete Schaafsma

Pete Schaafsma and I crossed paths quite a few times over the last 30-odd years. When you work on tax, budget and economic issues you want to learn from someone who knows the ins and outs — the minutia and details. Pete Schaafsma was a go-to ... »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Legislature, Pete Schaafsma
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 Gov. Brown To Sign New Bill To Curb Runaway Production

Gov. Jerry Brown will sign a new bill Thursday to help keep movies and television show production in California. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Eric Garcetti, Mike Gatto
Bills: AB 1839,
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 Another Tax That's Really Just For Pensions

The city of Watsonville lies nestled among some of the most verdant farmland on earth. Just a few miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the moderate, moist air nurtures endless fields of strawberries, apples, fresh flowers, cauliflower, broccoli and ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS
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 Khanna accuses Honda of pension 'double-dipping'

Democratic challenger Ro Khanna called out Congressman Mike Honda on Thursday for collecting hefty public pensions while he collects a House salary. »Read

In this article: CalSTRS, Michael Honda, Ro Khanna
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 READ IN: Scottish Chads Edition

Don't forget to sign up for Read In, and get all the political news you need delivered right to your inbox every day! A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. -- Voters are heading to the polls today in Scotland to ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Sam Brownback, Carl DeMaio, Legislature, Scott Peters
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 AM Alert: Jerry Brown gives Hollywood a happy ending on film tax credit

It’s a happy ending for California’s film and television tax credit. Gov. Jerry Brown will sign today the bill expanding the program to $330 million in annual production incentives for the next five years. Charlie Chaplin and ... »Read

In this article: Amerish Bera, Jerry Brown, Ben Hueso, Doug Ose, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Film tax, Dan Walters, Roderick Wright
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 Northern California wildfire threatens over 2,000 homes

An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento. »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, water
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 Dan Walters Daily: Successors to Rod Wright already lining up

A special election hasn’t even been called yet, but several candidates launched campaigns this week to replace resigning state Sen. Rod Wright, Dan says. Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, is one of the candidates seeking to replace ... »Read

In this article: Isadore Hall, Roderick Wright
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 The 'Cory Booker of California' Leaps to Safer Ground

It's a story even Hollywood couldn't concoct. »Read

In this article: Mary Bono Mack, Brian Nestande, Barack Obama, Matt Rexroad, Raul Ruiz, Michael Trujillo
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 What happens when the water stops?*

<p><span>Residents of the East Porterville didn't realize how bad the drought was <a href=http:* <p><b><span>Diana Marcum </span></b><span>writes in <b>The Los Angeles Times: ... »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, Tom Chorneau, Jim Miller, Brian Nestande, Barack Obama, Raul Ruiz, Tom Torlakson, water
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 Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where ... »Read

In this article: John F. Kerry, Kevin McCarthy, Tom McClintock, Barack Obama, Loretta Sanchez
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