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 Dan Walters: Bill would expand courts’ authority over local government districts
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 Bill Whalen: Big Business gives Gov. Brown a free pass
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 River Cats and SF Giants say fan interest drove the affiliation deal

Officials from the San Francisco Giants and the Sacramento River Cats, holding a joint news conference Friday morning, said they chose each other as new affiliates because it is clearly what fans wanted. The River Cats had been a farm team for the ... »Read

In this article: Christopher Cabaldon, Steve Cohn, Kevin McCarty
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 Neel Kashkari pushes mandatory drug tests for lawmakers

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Friday proposed mandatory drug testing for all California legislators and statewide officeholders. Republican Neel Kashkari speaks during a gubernatorial debate with Gov. Jerry Brown in ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Mark Larson, Ron Nehring, Gavin Newsom
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 'The Case Against the Supreme Court' pushes for reforms

Erwin Chemerinsky has made an exemplary career out of teaching, writing and lecturing about the U.S. Supreme Court. And though he has strongly liberal views, he is widely admired for his ability to explain the work of the court in a way that is ... »Read

In this article: Erwin Chemerinsky, John Roberts
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 Loretta Sanchez Endorses Jose Solorio for State Senate

Hot off the press:  Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez issued a formal endorsement for Jose Solorio as her choice in the 34th State Senate District.  Sanchez’s endorsement is key in the district which includes a large portion of Congresswoman ... »Read

In this article: Loretta Sanchez, Jose Solorio
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 Possible Rules Change Could Punish Boehner Dissidents

Plan floated to strip committee slots from members who rebel during floor vote for speaker. »Read

In this article: Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes
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 No names mentioned in May report

San Jose police said Thursday they also responded to a 911 call in May at the home of 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald. »Read

In this article: Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi
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 Hillary Clinton's Decision Time

Presumptive 2016 Democratic frontrunner faces a question of timing »Read

In this article: George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, John F. Kerry, Chris Lehane, John McCain, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Steve Schmidt
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 Pavement Helps Trailer Park Residents Breathe

By Suzanne Potter Graciela Zuniga and her two toddler boys suffer from asthma and bronchitis – conditions that are aggravated by all the dust kicked up by cars on the dirt roads of the trailer park they call home. “I get sick a lot, so do ... »Read

In this article: John J. Benoit, minimum wage, V. Manuel Perez, water
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 California Republicans kick off convention in Los Angeles

Just weeks before California voters begin casting mail ballots, about 1,000 of the state’s Republicans will gather in Los Angeles this weekend at their biannual convention. This year’s theme: “Reclaim California.” »Read

In this article: Carly Fiorina, Kevin McCarthy, Meg Whitman
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 Drugging Our Kids: California calls for new checks on psych meds for foster kids

In a significant step toward curbing the overuse of psychiatric drugs in California's foster care system, doctors will soon be required to get extra authorization to prescribe antipsychotics, a new safeguard to protect some of the state's most ... »Read

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Norman Williams, Ken Yeager
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 Newly approved film tax credit divides organized labor

California’s tax break for movies and television shows has tripled in size following a formal approval on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The expanded program is expected to create jobs across northern California as well as Los Angeles. The new law ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Teachers Association, Legislature, Art Pulaski, Film tax
Bills: AB 1839,
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 Despite concerns about Prop. 45, Covered California board takes no position

Despite concerns that Covered California could be hurt by a ballot measure designed to hold down health costs, the agency's board on Thursday decided not to take a position on the measure. Steer clear of politics and deal with the effects if it ... »Read

In this article: Diana Dooley, Susan Kennedy, Peter V. Lee
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 Business Should Imitate CTA Advocacy Effort

The California business community should take a page from the game plan of the state’s most powerful public employee union to build an argument for a healthy business climate. The California Teachers Association recently released a series of radio ... »Read

In this article: California Teachers Association, Tony Quinn
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 Prop. 47's Benefits Are Clear

Well, they’re at it again – the fear-mongers that malign smart, common sense ideas because they’re afraid of changing the status quo. But when it comes to our bloated, ineffective prison system, the status quo needs dramatic changing. That’s ... »Read

In this article: Newt Gingrich
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 Kashkari Represents Another Failure of the Top Two

Neel Kashkari should be the embodiment of what backers of the Top Two (it-is-not-a-primary, don’t call it a primary) promised us. He is moderate. He is willing to depart from the doctrine of his own party. He presents himself as less partisan. He ... »Read
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 Senator Boxer, Trial Lawyers and Prop. 46

No this is not a lead in from Ed McMahon for Johnny Carson’s Carnac the Magnificent. The more than 50,000 grassroots supporters of California CALA have been saying for years that the lawsuit system needs reform because it mainly supports the ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Legislature
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 Let's Protect The Good Jobs We Have

The level of schizophrenia within the State Capitol appears to be hitting a new high when it comes to the topic of job growth in the state. Lawmakers know that manufacturing jobs provide high wages and a ladder to the middle class, and this ... »Read

In this article: bag tax, Ted Gaines, Jack Stewart
Bills: SB 270,
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 For many in Congress, a first test on issues of war

Lawmakers' votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity. »Read

In this article: George W. Bush, Barbara Lee, Nancy Pelosi
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 Giving Out San Diego County Grants May Become A Thankless Job

New rules being voted on next week would restrict gifts and personal recognition that county supervisors can receive for doling out taxpayer-funded grants. »Read

In this article: Fair Political Practices Commission, Dave Roberts
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 AM Alert: California Republicans look to November at Los Angeles convention

California Republicans are gathering in Los Angeles over the next three days for their biannual convention, hoping to stir up enthusiasm for the party’s slate before the November election. Chairman Jim Brulte is seeking to roll back the ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, James Brulte, California Republican Party, Brian Dahle, Tim Donnelly, Kamala Harris, Jerry Hill, Legislature, Kevin McCarthy, Kevin Mullin, Dan Walters
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 Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'

For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to U.S. airstrikes targeting their ... »Read

In this article: Duncan Hunter, Joe Kasper
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 You'll Never Guess What House Republicans Just Did

You’ll never guess what happened this week. The House passed a bipartisan bill that’s virtually certain to become law. And it’s not some meaningless symbolic gesture or a big, embarrassing tax break for corporations. It’s a bill to improve ... »Read

In this article: Eric Johnson, George P. Miller, Nancy Pelosi
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 White House call to end sexual assaults on campuses enlists star power

When President Obama and Vice President Biden urge Americans Friday to end sexual assaults on college campuses, the event will include a standard feature for this White House: celebrities. In a video, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, actors ... »Read

In this article: John McCain, Kevin McCarthy, minimum wage
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 Diana Furchtgott-Roth: Women, get real: Here's the new feminists' manifesto

Stand up, be heard and do things for yourself is the message, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth »Read

In this article: Get REAL, minimum wage, sick leave
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 Royce lauds Scotland 'welcome vote'

The lawmaker says the U.S. relationship with the United Kingdom can continue 'uninterrupted.' »Read

In this article: John Duncan, Barack Obama, referendum, Ed Royce, Brad Sherman
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 Legislators want A.G. Harris to investigate CPUC ties with PG&E*

<p><span>Lawmakers are calling on Attorney General Kamala Harris to <a href=http:* <p><b><span>Josh Richman </span></b><span>reports for <b>Bay Area News Group: </b>'State Sen. ... »Read

In this article: Kevin De Leon, Tim Donnelly, Steve Fox, Kamala Harris, Jerry Hill, Ben Hueso, Stephen T. Knight, Legislature, Kevin Mullin, Darrell Steinberg
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 Few Differences Revealed in 5th District Supervisors Debate

Candidates Lisa Bartlett and Robert Ming, who are competing for the South County seat, seemed more like candidates running on the same ticket. »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Jose Solorio, Martin Wisckol
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 GOP Confab: Can Paul, McCarthy Hide True Beliefs?

The headliners for the California Republican Party convention in Los Angeles this weekend –  newly re-branded U.S. Sen. Rand Paul,  R-KY, and U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield – fit the profile of modern Golden State Republicans that ... »Read

In this article: James Brulte, California Republican Party, Field Poll, Kevin McCarthy, minimum wage
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 Bill Whalen: Big Business gives Gov. Brown a free pass

Republican Neel Kashkari gets the cold shoulder from California’s corporate community. Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari writes a note to Gov. Jerry Brown on one of the bundles of paper bags he delivered to the ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Carl DeMaio, Legislature, Kevin McCarthy, Scott Peters
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 Costa Mesa Candidates Hold Spirited 'Feet to Fire' Debate

Mayor Jim Righeimer and challenger Chris Bunyan openly clashed while sitting right next to each other. »Read

In this article: CalPERS, referendum, Jim Righeimer, Dana Rohrabacher
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 With theatrical flourish, Brown signs tax break for filming

The scene outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday was not billed as a campaign event for Gov. Jerry Brown. But it had the makings of one. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Connie Conway, Gray Davis, Michael Finnegan, Eric Garcetti, global warming, Robert Huff, Proposition 2, Arnold Schwarzenegger, sick leave, Film tax, water, Pete Wilson
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 L.A. to re-examine regulations controlling city's taxi companies

In a push to level the playing field for taxi firms competing with new, app-based ride-sharing businesses, Los Angeles officials agreed Thursday to re-examine hundreds of regulations that control the city's nine licensed cab companies. »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Laura Nelson
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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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 In Ontario, political theater takes a new form: Puppetry

A common joke in recent weeks is that Ontario City Council meetings have become such a spectacle, they should sell popcorn.Tuesday night, three guys brought their own, passing a movie-style bag back and forth. (For the record, a sign on the door ... »Read

In this article: Paul Vincent Avila, Paul S. Leon, Alan Wapner
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 Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors

The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Todd Stenhouse
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 Hard times for business in the San Fernando Valley

Once saluted as America's suburb, the San Fernando Valley has fallen on difficult times. »Read

In this article: Robert Blumenfield, Jerry Brown, Eric Garcetti, Paul Koretz, Paul Krekorian, Tom LaBonge, Nury Martinez, minimum wage
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 Democratic Assemblyman Steve Fox sued by former employee

A former employee has sued Assemblyman Steve Fox (D-Palmdale), according to court documents filed this week, alleging the freshman legislator created a hostile work environment and made her perform work for his private law practice. »Read

In this article: Steve Fox, Tom Lackey
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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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 San Diego Cab Owners Line Up At City Hall To Oppose Open Taxi Market

With City Council chambers at capacity, hundreds line up on the street to make public comment on a proposal to lift the cap on taxis in San Diego. »Read

In this article: Marti Emerald, Jan Goldsmith
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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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