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California seeks to extend landmark climate-change effort

"Governor Brown may need “real” tax dollars to continue to fund his high speed rail as those “fees” from cap & trade are diminishing. Maybe it’s karma that the cash cow of the cap & trade “fees” may be dying, as CARB avoids the transparency that the program has done little in 10 years to reduce California’s 1% contribution to the World’s Green House gases. California’s flagship climate change policy Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Initiative was signed into law in 2006 when California was contributing 1% to the worlds green hose gases. And now, 10 years later, by AVOIDING transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade, the state can focus on how to spend the cap and trade funds they receive. Now, a decade later, according to the California Energy Commission we still contributes a miniscule 1 percent ( 1%). The cap & trade program that hits the motorists’ pocketbooks and has had little to no impact on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, the state, by avoiding transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade remains on a go-it-alone crusade to micro manage the California emissions that generates billions of dollars for the government at the expense of businesses and the financially challenged. With numerous state government agencies there is a feeding frenzy on getting a piece of the lucrative cap and trade tax revenue. The public, especially the homeless and poor that are paying dearly for the emissions crusade efforts of the AQMD deserves to know if there is any progress over the last decade in reducing California’s 1% contribution to the world’s greenhouse gases."

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Brown Administration Proposes Another 10 Years Of Cap-And-Trade

"Governor Brown may need “real” tax dollars to continue to fund his high speed rail as those “fees” from cap & trade are diminishing. Maybe it’s karma that the cash cow of the cap & trade “fees” may be dying, as CARB avoids the transparency that the program has done little in 10 years to reduce California’s 1% contribution to the World’s Green House gases. California’s flagship climate change policy Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Initiative was signed into law in 2006 when California was contributing 1% to the worlds green hose gases. And now, 10 years later, by AVOIDING transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade, the state can focus on how to spend the cap and trade funds they receive. Now, a decade later, according to the California Energy Commission we still contributes a miniscule 1 percent ( 1%). The cap & trade program that hits the motorists’ pocketbooks and has had little to no impact on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, the state, by avoiding transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade remains on a go-it-alone crusade to micro manage the California emissions that generates billions of dollars for the government at the expense of businesses and the financially challenged. With numerous state government agencies there is a feeding frenzy on getting a piece of the lucrative cap and trade tax revenue. The public, especially the homeless and poor that are paying dearly for the emissions crusade efforts of the AQMD deserves to know if there is any progress over the last decade in reducing California’s 1% contribution to the world’s greenhouse gases."

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High-speed rail still off the tracks

"Governor Brown may need “real” tax dollars to continue to fund his high speed rail as those “fees” from cap & trade are diminishing. Maybe it’s karma that the cash cow of the cap & trade “fees” may be dying, as CARB avoids the transparency that the program has done little in 10 years to reduce California’s 1% contribution to the World’s Green House gases. California’s flagship climate change policy Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Initiative was signed into law in 2006 when California was contributing 1% to the worlds green hose gases. And now, 10 years later, by AVOIDING transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade, the state can focus on how to spend the cap and trade funds they receive. Now, a decade later, according to the California Energy Commission we still contributes a miniscule 1 percent ( 1%). The cap & trade program that hits the motorists’ pocketbooks and has had little to no impact on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, the state, by avoiding transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade remains on a go-it-alone crusade to micro manage the California emissions that generates billions of dollars for the government at the expense of businesses and the financially challenged. With numerous state government agencies there is a feeding frenzy on getting a piece of the lucrative cap and trade tax revenue. The public, especially the homeless and poor that are paying dearly for the emissions crusade efforts of the AQMD deserves to know if there is any progress over the last decade in reducing California’s 1% contribution to the world’s greenhouse gases."

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Cal Fire director urges good behavior to avoid a 'bad article'

"Sage advice."

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$15 an hour minimum wage is pure fiction

"The new minimum wage crusade will result in ALL wages increasing, but it will benefit the rich more than the financially challenged. The crusade to put a “band aid” on the wound of these ever increasing costs, is to raise the minimum wage. The better solution would be to HEAL the wound by DECREASING the over regulations, over taxation, and uncontrollable “fees” on businesses that are slight inconveniences to those making the big bucks but the California financially challenged will continue to disproportionally pick up the costs “camouflaged" at businesses. Again, our elected officials never look at the unintended consequence of higher wages for everyone will benefit the rich more than those on minimum wage via those annual Cost of Living Adjustments in the years ahead. The separation of the rich from the financially challenged continues to be perpetuated with the “traditional” COLA wage adjustments. Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to wages favors the well paid: A 3% COLA adjustment for someone making $100K will result in their compensation being almost $135K in 10 years, but for someone making $30K, their compensation will be $40K in 10 years. The differential being $24K more for the well compensated as the financially challenged continue to fall further behind. Is it fair to give a COLA adjustment to someone making the big bucks $24K more than the person making lower wages for “their” cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care? These higher wage folks are eating similar foods and using the same fuels for their cars as those making fewer wages. Throwing money as a band aid to cover the rising costs for everyone buys votes for reelection, but does not heal the wound of why the costs are rising."

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 7/27: Baltimore drops cases against Freddie Gray cops; ALS Ice Bucket Challenge pays off

Criminal charges have been dropped for the remaining Baltimore officers in the death of Freddie Gray; Two summers ago, the Ice Bucket Challenge raised $115 million for ALS research. »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta
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 Hillary Clinton struggles to endear herself to voters

As Hillary Clinton prepares to make the biggest speech of her life at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night, she will try to change the perception that she may be too disliked and mistrusted by voters to capture the presidency -- even ... »Read

In this article: Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Hillary Clinton, Vicki Marti, Barack Obama
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 A very different Jerry Brown is back onstage at the Democratic National Convention

The last time Gov. Jerry Brown was onstage at a Democratic convention, he was fighting for a chance to speak despite his presidential primary defeat by then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton in 1992. On Wednesday, he returned as California’s elder ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, global warming, Chris Megerian
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 Wendy Greuel named chair of LA commission that oversees homeless services

Wendy Greuel was named chair of the Los Angeles city and county agency commission that oversees homeless services, it was announced Wednesday.The former L.A. city controller and City Council member was named 2016-2017 chair of the Los Angeles ... »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel
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 Jerry Brown: 'I say Trump lies I say Trump is a fraud'

Gov. Jerry Brown, casting Donald Trump as a liar and a fraud, urged Americans on Wednesday to reject his candidacy as “dangerously wrong” about climate change. The fourth-term Democrat, speaking … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger
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 Sand Fire scorches more than 38K acres, at 40 percent containment

The Sand Fire, which has burned more than 38,000 acres in the Santa Clarita area, is now 40 percent contained, according to fire officials. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tom Torlakson
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 Wendy Greuel named chair of L.A. commission that oversees homeless services

Wendy Greuel was named chair of the Los Angeles city and county agency commission that oversees homeless services, it was announced Wednesday.The former L.A. city controller and City Council member was named 2016-2017 chair of the Los Angeles ... »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel
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 California Governor Jerry Brown addresses the DNC

To chants of 'Jerry, Jerry,' Gov. Brown speaks in Philadelphia on day 3 of the Democratic National Convention. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Doug Elmets
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 Gavin Newsom speaks at Democratic National Convention

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Doug Elmets
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 Watch: Democrats make their pitch to win the House

Democratic National Convention live updates: National security, civil rights, abortion rights take center stage July 27, 2016, 4:28 p.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• Watch live with us.• President Obama will ... »Read

In this article: Jeff Denham, Stephen T. Knight, David G. Valadao
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 Brown, Newsom take a risk with own ballot measures

Do you think Brexit was a singularly British folly, having little to do with California? Think again. California is the global capital of Brexit-style votes, and this November’s ballot is … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, referendum, Arnold Schwarzenegger
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 Miller a workaholic retiree since leaving Congress

Still a crusader for 'children, families, young people,' 40-year Congressman continues to seek common sense solutions to problems of real people »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, George P. Miller, No Child Left Behind
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 George Miller a workaholic retiree since leaving Congress

Still a crusader for 'children, families, young people,' 40-year Congressman continues to seek common sense solutions to problems of real people »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, George P. Miller, No Child Left Behind
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 Sen. Barbara Boxer says good bye to California Democrats

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, retiring at year’s end after four terms, gave a moving farewell to California Democrats Wednesday, but in trademark fashion left a little in the tank to … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, California Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein
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 Being California's governor a walk in the park for Tom Torlakson

It isn’t often that the Superintendent of Public Instruction gets to assume California’s governorship. That’s why Tom Torlakson is using his few days in office to advocate for an issue … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tom Torlakson
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 The DNC email hack is just the newest skirmish in a growing cyberwar

It was hardly the first intrusion into U.S. computer systems67,000 ‘hacks’ of U.S. computers in 2014, says GAOCan we ever know with certainty who carried out the attack? … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff
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 PUC is too slow dealing with dead trees

When Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Michael Picker as president of the California Public Utilities Commission, Picker announced that his top priority would be protection of public safety. Last October, Brown … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, greenhouse gas, renewable energy, water
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 Meet California's 'new' governor

A rare and unlikely face is stepping in for Gov. Jerry Brown while he is out of town: Tom Torlakson. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Tom Torlakson
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 Liberty index shows where Congress members stand

From the thousands of federal regulations imposed each year to enhanced spying on American citizens through the National Security Agency and others, government continues to grow and become more intrusive in our lives. So who are the pro-liberty ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Tom McClintock, Dana Rohrabacher
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 The Daily Trail: Trump to Russia: Send Clinton's emails ASAP

Trump appeared to invite Russia to involve itself in the presidential election by finding and exposing Hillary Clinton's private emails. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, John A. Wagner
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 California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to speak at DNC today

Democratic National Convention live updates: Tim Kaine officially nominated for vice president July 27, 2016, 2:23 p.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• Watch live with us.• President Obama will headline the roster ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Gavin Newsom
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 California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to speak at the Democratic convention today

Democratic National Convention live updates: Obama to speak tonight, Tim Kaine officially nominated July 27, 2016, 2:30 p.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• Watch live with us.• President Obama will headline the ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Gavin Newsom
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 Democratic VP Pick Tim Kaine Already Pushing Back on Liberal Critics

Tim Kaine is unlikely to get a unified hero's welcome at the DNC in Philly. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, green jobs, renewable energy, Senate Democrats, water
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 Activist Steyer expands agenda in bid to defeat 'dangerous' Trump

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer is expanding his political agenda beyond climate change to embrace issues ranging from immigration to income inequality, which he expects will be critical to mustering votes for ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, renewable energy, Thomas F. Steyer
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 Affordable housing 101: Why not build more granny units?

In the past year, towns and cities throughout the Bay Area have passed new ordinances to streamline permitting procedures for accessory units, or are considering doing so. »Read

In this article: Bay Area Council, Legislature, Tony Thurmond, water, Bob Wieckowski
Bills: AB 2406, SB 1069,
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 Congressman Adam Schiff is bringing his national security expertise to the Democratic convention

Democratic National Convention live updates: Tim Kaine officially nominated for vice president July 27, 2016, 1:21 p.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• Watch live with us.• President Obama will headline the roster ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff
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 Trying to move an army of low-income workers to polls

Democratic National Convention live updates: Tim Kaine officially nominated for vice president July 27, 2016, 1:21 p.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• Watch live with us.• President Obama will headline the roster ... »Read

In this article: minimum wage, Steve Rosenthal, SEIU
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 Statewide energy alert issued as California bakes in summer heat

Sweltering temperatures across California prompted calls for residents statewide to reduce their energy use through 9 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. The so-called flex alert initiated by the California Independent System Operator, which manages the ... »Read

In this article: California Independent System Operator, Drought
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 Kamala Harris said that Democratic National Convention is about reaffirming commitment

California Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris, speaking to California delegates in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 27, 2016, said that the Democratic National Convention is about reaffirming commitment. … Click to Continue ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, John Chiang, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Alex Padilla, Loretta Sanchez
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 Democrat Tom Steyer says Donald Trump 'living an unreal fantasy'

Tom Steyer, billionaire environmentalist and potential candidate for governor in 2018, speaks to the California delegation at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, John Chiang, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Alex Padilla, Loretta Sanchez, Thomas F. Steyer
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 Sand Fire in Santa Clarita area now at 40 percent containment

The Sand Fire, which has burned more than 38,000 acres in the Santa Clarita area, is now 40 percent contained, according to fire officials. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tom Torlakson
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 Senior U.S. lawmakers want information on DNC hack declassified

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrats on the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees called on Wednesday for the White House to consider declassifying and releasing any intelligence community assessments of the hack into ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff
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 Bulldozer operator killed figting blaze near Big Sur

A bulldozer operator was killed Wednesday when the rig he was driving rolled over while battling a wildfire near Big Sur that has destroyed 20 homes and spread across more than 36 square miles, Cal Fire said. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tom Torlakson, water
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 Fire crews battle flames at Pallets Unlimited in Lincoln

Pallets Unlimited, a manufacturing and storage yard, caught fire Wednesday morning during business hours, Cal Fire public information officer, Andrew Smith said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, John Chiang, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Alex Padilla, Loretta Sanchez
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 Watch as four giant oil companies try to interfere with a California election

The oil and gas industry has never been shy about deploying its billions of dollars in resources to get what it wants from the political system. But seldom are its activities as flagrant as they are in a California legislative battle pitting two ... »Read

In this article: Cheryl Brown, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Connie Leyva, minimum wage, Proposition 23
Bills: SB 350,
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 Former Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa says party unity will build at DNC

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said party unity will build throughout the rest of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Hilda L. Solis, Antonio Villaraigosa
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 'Jill not Hill' " Green Party's Stein seeks Sanders' backers

With voters expressing discontent at both major party nominees, pollsters are watching third-party candidates like Stein and Gary Johnson, the Libertarian party's nominee. Stein, who graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1979, promises to wipe ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, renewable energy, Mitt Romney, universal health care
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 Sand Fire now 40 percent contained, 38,346 acres burned

SANTA CLARITA -- With the majority of evacuated residents back home today, fire crews were working to add to their hard-fought progress against the deadly Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita area.About 3,000 firefighters were on the lines working to ... »Read

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Jerry Brown, Drought, Tom Torlakson
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 DNC, Day 3: Kaine, Brown, more

We should find out today whether the Bernie of Bust insurrection is truly over when Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine takes the stage to accept the party's vice presidential nomination. Also scheduled to speak on Wednesday are President Barack Obama and Vice ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Gavin Newsom, Barack Obama
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 'Jill not Hill' _ Green Party's Stein seeks Sanders' backers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Angry Bernie Sanders backers have a new rallying cry: "Jill not Hill."... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, renewable energy
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 Delta Tunnel Project Under Scrutiny as Hearings Begin

Public hearings began Tuesday on Governor Jerry Brown's $14.9 billion proposal to construct two 35 -mile tunnels below the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Supporters say the project, officially named 'California WaterFix,' will stabilize water ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, PPIC, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water
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 The Latest: Obama feels "great" about DNC speech tonight

Hearing no laughter from the group of White House reporters and photographers gathered in the Rose Garden, Obama clarified by saying That was a joke. Clinton's campaign has said that Russia hacked computers belonging to the Democratic National ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi
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 California's race for governor percolates in Philadelphia

On the 37th floor of a high-rise with panoramic views of Philadelphia, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee introduced Gavin Newsom to a small crowd on Tuesday before the disc jockey … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Democratic Party, John Chiang, Hillary Clinton, Eric Garcetti, Edwin M. Lee, Gavin Newsom, Thomas F. Steyer, Antonio Villaraigosa, Steve Westly
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 Higher Humidity Helps Firefighters Gain Ground On Sand Fire

Rising humidity is helping firefighters get a handle on the deadly Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita area. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, Tom Torlakson
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 The Only Convention That Makes Any Sense

Politics has gone mad here in mid-summer. The political conventions make no sense. The Republicans, the folks who used to defend the flag, are running down the country. Their nominee could taint the party for a generation or more. The Democrats are ... »Read
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 In CA, Political Power Resides where Jobs are Strong

The California Business Roundtable’s monthly report on the state’s employment situation feels like a Jackson Pollock painting with bright colors here, dark spots there while containing hints to why the state’s political power resides where it ... »Read

In this article: Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez
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 We Need A Prop 13-Style Ballot Initiative For Gasoline And Diesel Taxes

Attorney General Kamala Harris has reportedly opened an investigation of oil refiners over gasoline prices. But if she truly wants to know why gasoline and diesel cost so much in California, she’ll be grilling the wrong suspects. She should ... »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Air Resources Board, Board of Equalization, global warming, Kamala Harris, George Runner
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 The U.S. Cities Creating The Most White-Collar Jobs, 2016

The information sector may have glamour and manufacturing, nostalgia appeal, but the real action in high-wage job growth in the United States is in the vast realm of professional and business services. This is not only the largest high-wage part of ... »Read

In this article: Joel Kotkin
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 AM Alert: Jerry Brown to speak at national convention

Gov. Jerry Brown addresses the Democratic National Convention today for the first time in 24 years. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Tom Torlakson
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 Sand fire: In praise of the firefighters working in extreme heat

To the editor: I really don’t know how our firefighters manage to battle these flames in triple-digit temperatures, especially considering that they wear at least 45 pounds of gear. They sacrifice such a great deal for us. I don’t have enough ... »Read

In this article: Drought, greenhouse gas, renewable energy
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 Gov. Brown vetoes bill easing special election burdens on counties, voters

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Monday that would have allowed him and his successors to cancel a special election if there is only one candidate. Brown was concerned »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Sharon Runner
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 Sanders endorses Clinton; a Republican stands up to Trump

The Take for Wednesday, from The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Rob Bonta, Hillary Clinton, Doug Elmets, global warming, Kevin Johnson, Charles Munger, Loretta Sanchez, Adam Schiff, Angie C. Schwartz, Darrell Steinberg
Bills: AB 72,
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 Essential California: 12 Hours in the Life of the LAPD in Watts

Good morning. It is Wednesday, July 27. Here are the 25 most expensive homes in America (and California). Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Complicated relationship On Monday night, police shot an 18-year-old man in ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Drought, Sheila Kuehl, Tom Torlakson, water
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 Whoa. Big grid project moving too fast for comfort

Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t shy away from big solutions to the problems that ail California. A multibillion-dollar bullet train to transport Californians from north to south.  Two giant tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San-Joaquin Delta to ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Independent System Operator, Legislature, water
Bills: SB 350,
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 McDonnell ruling a setback in fight against government corruption: Erwin Chemerinsky

In the flurry surrounding the end of the Supreme Court's term, too little attention was paid to an important case that will make it far harder to prosecute government corruption. In McDonnell v. United States, the Supreme Court redefined what is ... »Read

In this article: Erwin Chemerinsky, John Roberts
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 Nancy Pelosi wants the speaker's gavel back. And she needs Hillary Clinton's help to do it.

If Pelosi once again become speak, it will probably be because another woman — Hillary Clinton — has won the White House. Such a scenario would produce a watershed moment in Washington and American politics. »Read

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, water
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 Congress wrestles with providing fertility benefits for injured veterans and servicemembers

The country seemed set to take two big steps forward on expanding fertility coverage for soldiers and veterans, but political impasses in Congress could hold them up. »Read

In this article: John McCain, Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 How many trees are in Los Angeles? Ask Google.

The last time anyone counted, there were 700,000 street trees in the city of Los Angeles. That was more than two decades ago. Now, after four years of punishing drought, the city badly needs a fix on the condition of its urban forest. But doing ... »Read

In this article: Drought, Eric Garcetti, water
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 Lawmaker calls for more scrutiny of scope maker after emails are disclosed

A U.S. lawmaker is renewing his push for Congress to toughen requirements on medical-device warnings, calling Olympus Corp.’s 2013 decision against issuing a broad alert to U.S. hospitals about scope-related superbug outbreaks “despicable.” ... »Read

In this article: Ted W. Lieu, Andrew Ross
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 How the Democratic and Republican party platforms stack up on the issues

The party platforms of Democrats and Republicans, finalized ahead of their respective conventions this month, reflect the stark divide between the parties, on both foreign affairs and domestic social issues. Here's a rundown of where the parties ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, greenhouse gas, minimum wage, renewable energy
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 Your Essential Politics guide to Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention

I’m Christina Bellantoni, here with your Essential Politics guide to the Democratic National Convention. Tonight’s theme is Working Together, and the aim is to trumpet the Obama administration while allowing the outgoing president to pass the ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Cheryl Brown, Hillary Clinton, Legislature, John Lewis, Connie Leyva, John Myers, Barack Obama
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 Cruz, advisers collide over high-stakes GOP primary

The Texas senator has endorsed GOP Rep. Tim Huelskamp in a tough primary, but two key firms on Cruz's team are working against the tea party incumbent. »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Shane Goldmacher, Chris Wilson
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