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 Eisner: NFL team would boost downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Eisner likes a good game. He was chief executive at The Walt Disney Co. when it owned the Los Angeles Angels and founded the NHL's Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.... »Read

In this article: Philip Anschutz, Eric Garcetti
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 Must California employers pay double on holidays?

A bill soon to be introduced to the California legislature would require employers to pay double to those who work on Thanksgiving and Christmas in an attempt to curtail transforming the family holidays into shopping bonanzas. [Union Tribune] ... »Read

In this article: Lorena Gonzalez, Legislature, sick leave
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 California delegation loses wealth of experience

WASHINGTON (AP) -- California's congressional delegation will take a double hit when a new Congress convenes in January.... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, John Campbell, Dianne Feinstein, Kevin McCarthy, Howard P. Mckeon, Gary G. Miller, George P. Miller, No Child Left Behind, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, water, Henry A. Waxman
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 NEW: Gov. Brown thinks long with young CA high-court picks

Jerry Brown will be 80 when his fourth and final term as governor ends in 2018. But it’s plain that he hopes to leave a mark on California life for 40 years after he’s gone — not with the bullet train but with his three young ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Joyce L. Kennard, Chris Reed
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 NEW: Why does CA unemployment remain so high?

Silicon Valley and other areas of coastal California are doing well — assuming you can afford to live there. But the state economy as a whole remains stagnant, with unemployment stuck at 7.3 percent for October, the same as the previous month. ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gray Davis, global warming, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Darrell Steinberg
Bills: AB 32, SB 375,
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 NEW: Hoover Dam low water to double water costs to SoCal

  California is facing yet another drought-caused water and energy shortage from an unexpected source.  Hoover Dam’s hydroelectric power may have to be curtailed if the water level drops below 1,000 feet, an elevation it last reached in May ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, water
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 NEW: Bill would mandate double time on holidays

A new bill would mandate double-time pay for some holidays. The Bee reported: Californians working through the holidays could get heftier paychecks under legislation that would mandate double pay for Thanksgiving and Christmas shifts. The ... »Read

In this article: Lorena Gonzalez, minimum wage
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 Making sense of California's sales tax

As you scan your receipts after Black Friday shopping, take a moment to note that the amount of sales tax you pay varies depending on where you purchased your items. »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Gloria Molina
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 Southern Democrats urge a return to party basics

ATLANTA (AP) — Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Legislature, minimum wage, Barack Obama, Same-sex marriage
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 How Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky changed L.A. County

Gloria Molina came to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1991 after a federal court threw out the previous year's election and ordered a new one for a new district, drawn with boundaries that gave Latinos something closer to a ... »Read

In this article: Leroy Baca, Gloria Molina, Zev Yaroslavsky
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 Editorial: Hillary isn't inevitable, but challengers are

The angst surrounding president Obama’s last two years in office is rubbing off on Hillary Clinton. Nervous Democrats, rightfully, are asking basic questions. Rather than stressing out about her age, they’re grimacing over her timing. After ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Brian Schweitzer
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 Groups call for Black Friday boycott to put focus on Ferguson

Some Bay Area activists are endorsing a nationwide call for a consumer boycott on Friday, traditionally the heaviest shopping day of the year, in protest of a Missouri grand jury’s refusal to charge a white policeman in the slaying of unarmed ... »Read

In this article: Mike Brown, Edwin M. Lee, Jackie Speier
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 Democrats' 'Dr. Death' team can't lose " for now

From Brown’s TV spots for a pair of Mom-and-apple-pie ballot measures to his lone, low-key debate with Republican opponent Neel Kashkari, the plan by a team of veteran San Francisco strategists was to push the governor as “the reasonable father ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, California Democratic Party, Sean Clegg, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Edwin M. Lee, Aaron McLear, minimum wage, Dan Newman, Gavin Newsom, Proposition 2, Ace Smith, Antonio Villaraigosa, water
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 Immigration advocacy groups fear more efforts to scam those seeking legal status

SAN DIEGO — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams. “We hear horror stories about people getting taken advantage of horribly,” ... »Read

In this article: Lorena Gonzalez, Kamala Harris
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