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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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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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 California Supreme Court appointee Kruger wins state panel's approval

Leondra R. Kruger Gov. Jerry Brown's third appointment this term to the California Supreme Court, won unanimous approval Monday from a three-member state commission. »Read

In this article: Marvin R. Baxter, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, Kathryn Mickle Werdegar, Pete Wilson
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 Dig more on pay for L.A.'s injured city workers

To the editor: What a depressing article about the impotence of the Los Angeles City Council to deal with municipal employees on disability leave who make more money sitting at home than working. Some of the claims cited in the article are suspect. ... »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Bernard Parks, Herb Wesson
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 California Supreme Court nominee confirmed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A state panel on Monday confirmed another California Supreme Court appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown - a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left.... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, George Deukmejian, Kamala Harris, Joyce L. Kennard, Pete Wilson
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 Darius Anderson sues Sacramento Kings owners over ownership share

Businessman and lobbyist Darius Anderson has filed a complaint against two of the owners of the Sacramento Kings, alleging he was deceived and left out of the ownership when the team traded hands in spring 2013. That came after Anderson had worked ... »Read

In this article: Darius Anderson, Ronald Burkle, Kevin Johnson
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 Protecting Retirement

A quick guide to a bipartisan victory. »Read

In this article: George P. Miller, SEIU
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 Georgia prosecutor is Obama's choice for U.S. deputy attorney general

President Obama announced Monday that he would nominate Sally Q. Yates, the U.S. attorney in Atlanta, to be deputy attorney general, the person in day-to-day charge of the Justice Department. »Read

In this article: Loretta Lynch, Tony West
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 New law could affect criminal sentences in marijuana cases

In a sharp reversal of federal drug policy, Congress has prohibited the Justice Department from interfering with laws in California and other states that allow the medical use of marijuana. [...] the turnabout caught the immediate attention of ... »Read

In this article: Sam Farr, Dana Rohrabacher
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 Community groups, workers urge El Super boycott amid health complaints

Community organizers and El Super workers -- already pushing for labor concessions from the Paramount-based grocery store chain -- are calling for a boycott of the company amid allegations of health code violations. »Read

In this article: Jose Huizar, minimum wage, Mike Shimpock
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 Representative Grimm to plead guilty in tax fraud case: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Michael Grimm of New York is expected to plead guilty on Tuesday to resolve federal tax fraud and other charges, a source familiar with the case said. »Read

In this article: Loretta Lynch, minimum wage
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 Sony's North Korea film 'The Interview': Can it achieve cult status?

Cult movies come about in different ways. Some, like 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show,' happen because their particular brand of badness lends itself to celebration, the dialogue or characters ripening from cheese into camp. »Read

In this article: Evan Goldberg, Jerry Lewis
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 Grimm to plead guilty to tax evasion charges

He is scheduled to appear in plea hearing a federal court in Brooklyn, according to court documents. »Read

In this article: Loretta Lynch, Kevin McCarthy, Barack Obama
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 NEW: Bakersfield drops high-speed rail lawsuit

As 2015 approaches, California’s high-speed rail project keeps barreling down the track. On Dec. 19, the city of Bakersfield dropped its lawsuit against construction. The city’s settlement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority ... »Read

In this article: CEQA, High-Speed Rail
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 Rep. Susan Davis Talks Border Crossing, Campus Sexual Assault

Democratic Rep. Susan Davis easily won re-election in the 53rd District this November. She shares her thoughts about what the 113th Congress accomplished and what lies ahead for the 114th. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Susan Davis
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 Chris Christie's late-night foreign policy prep

The New Jersey governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate has been studying and quietly consulting the Republican party's foremost foreign policy thinkers to help him formulate his views on the international affairs »Read

In this article: Lanhee Chen, Hillary Clinton, Michael DuHaime, Mitt Romney
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 Late at night, Christie doing 2016 foreign policy homework

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- It's after 9 p.m. on a Sunday night in late November and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is deep into a conference call, talking about nuclear weapons and Iran.... »Read

In this article: Lanhee Chen, Hillary Clinton, Michael DuHaime, Mitt Romney
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 READ IN: Winter Storm Warning Edition

We're filing a little late this week, from the West Coast. But that just means more time to sign up for Read In!A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call.-- Police across the country are being warned to remain vigilant in ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Ace Smith
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 California Public Utilities Commission names interim chief

The scandal-rocked California Public Utilities Commission has named an interim executive director. The agency said Friday that Timothy Sullivan will lead the organization on an interim basis. Sullivan's appointment comes after longtime CPUC ... »Read

In this article: Paul Clanon, Michael R. Peevey, water
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 New California Supreme Court Justice Confirmed

The state’s Commission on Judicial Appointments has confirmed Leondra Kruger to the California Supreme Court. Kruger was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the seat of Associate Justice Joyce Kennard who retired last spring. Kruger is ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Joyce L. Kennard
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 NEW: CA media finds de Leon guilty of not being Steinberg

There has been steady turnover in the leadership of the state Assembly every few years, so there is plenty of evidence that most new speakers get the equivalent of a honeymoon. Certainly that’s been true of current Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San ... »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, Karen Bass, CalPERS, CalSTRS, Kevin De Leon, Legislature, Don Perata, John A. Perez, Chris Reed, Darrell Steinberg, Dan Walters
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 On the hook

One term that wafted through the Capitol for years is 'unfunded liability,' that sterile euphemism for being on the hook for big bucks. And when it comes to pensions, we're talking very big bucks indeed. Not for those who get 'em, but for those who ... »Read

In this article: George Skelton, John Chiang, CalPERS
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 OC Registrar of Voters to Report to County Counsel

OC Registrar of Voters is on the move again, this time to the County Counsel's Office. This latest round of executive musical chairs is tied to Mark Denny – who previously pled guilty to electoral fra »Read

In this article: William Campbell, Lou Correa, Neal Kelley, John Moorlach, Curt Pringle
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 Oakland police say protests hinder crime-fighting efforts

Oakland police who already lost Thanksgiving Day with their families so they could keep an eye on street protests could wind up spending Christmas Day on the job as well. Assistant Police Chief Paul Figueroa, while declining to tip his hand on the ... »Read

In this article: John Chiang, David Chiu, Edwin M. Lee, Legislature, H.D. Palmer, Andrew Ross
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 Happy Holidays from Fox and Hounds Daily - See you in 2015

With Friday’s announcement of the 2014 Black Bart Award winner, Fox and Hounds Daily will take some time off. We will begin publishing again on January 5, 2015. The publishers, editors, writers, and staff of Fox and Hounds Daily wish our readers ... »Read
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 The top 10 money stories of 2014

It's time to take a look back at the biggest financial news of the year. »Read

In this article: Steve Jobs, minimum wage
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 How Jeb Bush Affects the Florida Senate Race

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential exploration roiled Capitol Hill last week. Back in his home state, pols also had their eye on another Sunshine State Republican, Sen. Marco Rubio, whose own presidential ambitions could kick off a pivotal ... »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Patrick Murphy
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 Tackling the big debt that lawmakers let balloon

The debt or “unfunded liability” state Controller John Chiang reported last week for state worker retiree health care, $72 billion, is larger than the unfunded liability for state worker pensions reported by CalPERS in April, $50 billion. It’s ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS, John Chiang, Legislature, Proposition 2, Mac Taylor, Pete Wilson
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