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San Diego Cab Owners Line Up At City Hall To Oppose Open Taxi Market

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Why The Grocery Bag Bill Should Be Referred

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Dianne Feinstein pleas for GOP votes on drought bill

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Study Finds Tripling Tobacco Tax Would Ignite Smuggling

"Russian & Armenian Organized Crime Groups from Sacramento & Southern California when the Tobacco Tax was increased I think 10 years ago, created a brand new and largely uncontrolled form of smuggling where Ryder or Uhaul Trucks were driven to Indian Reservations in Las Vegas and their is nothing that Ag Inspection in Barstow could do, there is nothing illegal in hauling Cigarettes as long as there is a bill of sale."

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 Politics aside, Jeb Bush is one smart and funny guy
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 Wheels Falling Off On Portantino Campaign?*
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 In San Francisco's close quarters, political giants are bred
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 NEW: LAO report: Dozens of school districts not honoring intent of state law
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 Fight over taxes looms between Democrats, Gov. Jerry Brown
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 Chancellor Timothy P. White to deliver 'State of CSU' address; students fees on trustees' agenda

LONG BEACH >> Student graduation rates, state budget issues and other topics will be discussed Tuesday in Cal State University Chancellor Timothy P. White's State of the CSU speech. White will deliver the address ahead of the 23-campus system's ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, state budget, Timothy P. White
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 President Obama, Cut Dirty Nuclear Power From Your Climate-Change Talks

President Barack Obama is getting serious about climate change, a challenge that 'poses a greater threat to future generations' than any other, he said in last week's State of the Union. In July, his administration »Read

In this article: Energy Commission, greenhouse gas, Barack Obama, renewable energy
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 In the 10 years since the Glendale train crash, Metrolink has made safety a focus

The 25-foot-high fireball lit up the dawn in Glendale with the thunderous impact of two speeding commuter trains, one heavy freight locomotive and a gas-soaked abandoned sport utility vehicle.In the twisted wreck of the Glendale train crash 10 years ... »Read

In this article: Elizabeth G. Hill, Richard Katz
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 Federal Diary: Federal employee bills show the partisan divide on Capitol Hill

When it comes to federal employees, one party wants to give; the other plans to take away.Legislation introduced by House Democrats and Republicans demonstrate their differing approaches to the federal workforce. With the GOP now running the House ... »Read

In this article: Ken Calvert, Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, sick leave
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 For Jeb Bush, All's (Perhaps Too) Quiet on Capitol Hill

The supposed 'establishment' candidate has few vocal backers in Congress. »Read

In this article: Legislature, John McCain, Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Mitt Romney
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 Mike Judge on (the lack of) sex in Silicon Valley

Read full story for latest details. »Read

In this article: Paul Allen, Steve Jobs
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 Fight over taxes looms between Democrats, Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown orchestrated the successful push for temporary sales and income taxes on Californians three years ago to help ease the state out of recession and close a multibillion-dollar budget gap.... »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Jerry Brown, Legislature, Betty T. Yee
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 Drummond: Move to end youth solitary confinement a good thing

A new state bill would restrict its use in juvenile halls to emergency situations. »Read

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 NEW: LAO report: Dozens of school districts not honoring intent of state law

The state Legislative Analyst’s Office released a report last week on how 50 California school districts were dealing with the requirements of the 2013 Local Control Funding Formula law. That’s Gov. Jerry Brown’s ballyhooed reform ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Teachers Association, Legislature, Chris Reed, Pete Wilson
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 Mayor Garcetti seeks to cut civilian injury-leave pay about 25%

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is seeking roughly a 25% cut in the pay that city civilian workers receive while on injury leave, an unusually generous benefit that critics say has contributed to increasing taxpayer costs. »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, SEIU
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 After Senate climate votes, Dems see rift in GOP

A measure linking human activity to climate change exposes a split inside the party.. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, global warming, greenhouse gas, Mitt Romney, Senate Republicans, Thomas F. Steyer, water
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 In San Francisco's close quarters, political giants are bred

This is a city of 47 square miles, 800,000 people and millions of deeply held, fiercely fought convictions. »Read

In this article: Art Agnos, Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Eric Jaye, Legislature, Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi, Ace Smith, water
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 Wheels Falling Off On Portantino Campaign?*

<span style="font-size: small;><i>It hasn't been a very "Happy New Year" so far for <b>Anthony Portantino.</b> </i></span><br /><br /><ul><li>First, his lie, made ... »Read

In this article: Mike Gatto, Carol Liu, Anthony J. Portantino
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 Politics aside, Jeb Bush is one smart and funny guy

Put your money on Jeb Bush as Republican nominee for president. Mitt Romney may get in the race, but he is used goods. [...] if Romney couldn’t beat President Obama when he was up against the ropes, how’s he going to knock out a fighter like ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Antonio Villaraigosa
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