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 Steve Lopez: Students who want to get involved in L.A. school board election don't have to go negative
Los Angeles Times/Top of the Ticket - Feb. 22, 10:15 am
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 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Zadie Smith and Rep. John Lewis; Thomas McGuane will be honored
Los Angeles Times/Top of the Ticket - Feb. 22, 9:15 am
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 New Apple headquarters to have theater named for Steve Jobs
Associated Press - Feb. 22, 8:14 am
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 California Editorial Roundup
Sacramento Bee - Feb. 22, 10:16 am
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 Second Amendment does not cover 'weapons of war,' US appeals court finds
Christian Science Monitor - Feb. 22, 10:28 am
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 Governor Tours Oroville Dam, Kamala Harris To Visit Thursday

(AP) Gov. Jerry Brown has visited crews responding to damaged spillways at Lake Oroville in Northern California. rown's office sent a tweet Wednesday saying the Democratic governor met with people at the incident command center and surveyed ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, water
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 Jerry Brown makes surprise visit to Oroville Dam

Nine days ago, with the Oroville Dam under stress and battered by more harsh weather, Gov. Jerry Brown said he had no immediate plans to visit the site, suggesting “I … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, Deborah Hoffman
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 The Latest: Governor tours damaged California dam

The Latest on the response to damaged spillways at Lake Oroville in Northern California (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Gov. Jerry Brown has visited crews responding to damaged spillways at … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, water
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 Amid Oroville emergency, California Legislature moves to make flood-control fixes

As heavy winter storms continue to hammer California, the Legislature is launching a review of dam and levee safety and bracing for major investments necessary to shore up flood control … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Anthony Cannella, Drought, Eduardo Garcia, Bob Hertzberg, Legislature, Marc Levine, state budget, water
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 A 27-year pace to close California's gender-wage gap is too slow, lawmakers say

Twenty-seven years is too long to wait for the state to close a persistent wage gap in its workforce, lawmakers told a group of state department leaders on Wednesday. That’s … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Anna Caballero, Cristina Garcia
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 California wants to give a tax credit to the working poor but people aren't signing up

California officials and nonprofit groups want to encourage poverty-level workers to take advantage of the state’s earned income tax credit, which put an average of $519 in the pockets of … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: James T. Beall, Jerry Brown, Anna Caballero, Legislature, Nancy McFadden, state budget
Bills: AB 225, AB 75,
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 Bay Area political events: Postcard party, town halls

Bay Area political events: Postcard party, town halls Rallies, protests and town hall events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Hosted by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Diablo Valley College cafeteria, 321 Golf ... »Read

In this article: Mark DeSaulnier, Anna G. Eshoo, Mike Thompson
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 Letters: Kevin de León, Ann Ravel, homeless, traffic deaths

Sen. de León’s true identity Re “Longing for an identity, Kevin Leon became Kevin de León” (Insight, Feb. 21): As part of Kevin de Leon’s true identity, I would have … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Kevin De Leon, Ann Ravel
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 Why Gary May is a promising pick to lead UC Davis

The selection of Gary May as the seventh chancellor at UC Davis could take it to the next level as a research university and as a partner in the Sacramento … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Christopher Cabaldon, Barack Obama, Darrell Steinberg
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 SLO County supervisors clash over parks, roads and Del Campo

At another testy San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Lynn Compton won approval for four Nipomo park projects and Supervisors Debbie Arnold managed to get the county to make road maintenance one of its budget priorities. ... »Read

In this article: Debbie Arnold, John Peschong
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 Fearing President Trump's next steps, California lawmakers review their options under Clean Air Act

Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 22, 2017, 1:13 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government ... »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, global warming, greenhouse gas, Bob Wieckowski
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 With Obamacare's future uncertain, hundreds rally at Capitol for single-payer healthcare in California

Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 22, 2017, 1:13 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government ... »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, Jerry Brown, Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Bills: SB 562,
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 With Obamacare's future uncertain, hundreds rally at state Capitol for single-payer healthcare in California

Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 22, 2017, 1:13 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government ... »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, Jerry Brown, Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Bills: SB 562,
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 Federal uncertainty, local opposition hang over Proposition 64

Proposition 64’s easy passage Nov. 8 was assured in part by promises to voters that the state government was up to the challenge of regulating and overseeing marijuana’s legalization in »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Holly J. Mitchell, state budget
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 Second Amendment does not cover 'weapons of war,' US appeals court finds

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld on Tuesday Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons, but the National Rifle Association is open to appealing the decision.  »Read

In this article: JENNIFER C. BAKER, Robert King
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 California Editorial Roundup

Feb. 18 The Sacramento Bee on providing funds to shore up levees and dams: No disaster is entirely natural in our re-engineered state and valley. Owing to our hubris, we … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon, Drought, Energy Commission, John Laird, Doug LaMalfa, Legislature, Kevin McCarthy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, water
Bills: SB 5,
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 Steve Lopez: Students who want to get involved in L.A. school board election don't have to go negative

Essential Education: The end of the L.A. Unified iPad saga Feb. 22, 2017, 10:15 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: The FBI has completed its investigation into L.A. Unified's ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Ramon C. Cortines, Maria Garcia, Richard Riordan, John Shallman
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 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Zadie Smith and Rep. John Lewis; Thomas McGuane will be honored

The finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Wednesday, including five nominees in a new 11th category.  And the Prizes named one winner: novelist Thomas McGuane, who will take home the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime ... »Read

In this article: Nathan Scott Hill, John Lewis, water
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 New Apple headquarters to have theater named for Steve Jobs

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple has announced that its new headquarters will open for employees in the spring and will include a theater named for its late co-founder, Steve Jobs.... »Read

In this article: Steve Jobs, renewable energy
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 State watchdog agency points to flaws in bond oversight

SACRAMENTO – The Oroville Dam’s near disaster has ignited a long-overdue debate about the condition of California’s infrastructure, and the need for additional investments in its creaky system of dams, »Read

In this article: Legislature, Little Hoover Commission, Pedro Nava
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 Apple's massive spaceship campus will open in April

Apple's biggest new product is almost here -- and no, it's not a device with a screen. »Read

In this article: Steve Jobs, renewable energy
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