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 Democrats' hope of Senate supermajority could rest with 2 districts

The Democrats' quest to regain their supermajority in the state Senate could be decided next month in an ethnically diverse section of Orange County and a large swath of farmland and rural towns about 300 miles away in the Central Valley. »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Jerry Brown, Lou Correa, minimum wage, Dan Schnur, Jose Solorio, Andy Vidak, water
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 As quarantine nears end, Ebola victim's fiancee praises nurses

One day before Thomas Eric Duncan’s friends and family are to get out of quarantine, his fiancee says they remain healthy, but she aches for the two nurses who contracted Ebola after caring for him. »Read

In this article: Jean Ross, Connie Stewart
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 Geothermal power industry lost steam but may be poised for comeback

Geothermal power was once king of California's renewable energy. So many companies were clamoring to transform steam into electricity that they sucked the world's largest geyser field dry. »Read

In this article: renewable energy, Bill Richardson, water
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 De León throws extravagant bash as Steinberg quietly leaves

State Sen. Darrell Steinberg officially stepped off the stage last week. And Sen. Kevin de León stepped on it. Did he ever! »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, Legislature, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Skelton, state budget, Darrell Steinberg, water
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 Trial date set for dispute over canceled sale of state-owned buildings

After almost four years, a legal spat over a busted deal to buy billions of dollars' worth of state government office buildings could finally be going to trial. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger
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 Jerry Brown's team releases a slew of upbeat new Prop. 1 & 2 ads

While he still hasn’t done a single ad for his own 2014 re-election campaign, California Gov. Jerry Brown will hit the airwaves again Monday to push two state ballot measures — this time with a new TV spot that gives a subtle nod to the legacy ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Sean Clegg, Legislature, Dan Newman, water
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 Fracking ban on the ballot in tiny San Benito County has big statewide implications

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA -- When President Ronald Reagan was pushing for offshore oil drilling on the edges of Monterey Bay in the mid-1980s, Santa Cruz voters fought back, approving a ballot measure that banned construction of all storage tanks, pipelines ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Sam Farr, William W. Monning, water
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 How to blow an easy GOP win

Steve Southerland finds himself in a multimillion dollar brawl with Election Day rapidly approaching. »Read

In this article: John McCain, Kevin McCarthy, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Mitt Romney
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 As quarantine nears end, Ebola victim's fiancee cites two brave nurses

Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan's friends and family were due to get out of quarantine on Monday, and his fiancee said none of them were ill. »Read

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 Sheila Kuehl, Bobby Shriver face off in debate for District 3 LA County Supervisor race

Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver faced off in a debate Friday as part of the race to be District 3 Los Angeles County Supervisor. »Read

In this article: Marc Brown, Sheila Kuehl, Bobby Shriver
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 Human Rights Campaign endorses Truvada for HIV prevention

NEW YORK — The largest U.S. gay rights organization has endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection, and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. The Human Rights Campaign, which ... »Read

In this article: Chad Griffin, Same-sex marriage
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 NEW: You're far more likely to be impoverished in CA than Mississippi

For decades, economists have complained about the stupidity of the Census Bureau’s annual report on poverty in the U.S. because it didn’t include cost of living in its rankings of the 50 states. An example of the old stats can be seen at ... »Read

In this article: Chris Reed, Dan Walters
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