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 Joel Kotkin: California's rebound mostly slow, unsteady

California, after nearly five years in recession, has made something of a comeback in recent years. Job growth in the state – largely due to the Silicon Valley boom – has even begun to outpace the national average. The state, finally, appears ... »Read

In this article: Joel Kotkin, Bill Watkins
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 Letters: Obama's Cuba action undemocratic

LONG BEACH, Ronald W. Howard: We’re all happy that Alan Gross has been returned to his family, but it appears that’s pretty much all we are getting for ending the embargo on the ruthless Castro brothers’ regime. Obama refuses to clearly... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Gavin Newsom, Jim Righeimer, Loretta Sanchez, Antonio Villaraigosa
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 Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches

Along with acrimonious backroom deals, late-night hours and stale take-out dinners is another tradition of the final days of Congress: the goodbyes. »Read

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 Oakland's 'Girl Scout Barracuda' ready to lead the city

The city’s mayor-elect, Libby Schaaf — given the barracuda nickname by a colleague — had been at a City Council meeting until 2:30 a.m. She was in the midst of hiring a dozen staffers and a city administrator, and drawing up a transition plan ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ignacio De La Fuente, minimum wage, Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont
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 Immigrants surge to get educated on driver's licenses under new law

Saray Castrejon has been driving for 13 years and pretty much knows the rules of the road. But as an undocumented immigrant, she's got nothing to show for it.She has no driver's license, and she's not alone. Castrejon and many immigrants like her ... »Read

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 Getting Chris Christie's goat: Activists try to rile up governor, pile up some YouTube hits

SEA BRIGHT, N.J. — Sandy Booket came to the town-hall meeting intending to ask Gov. Chris Christie a serious question — about rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Sandy. But then Christie called on her and, in that instant, she changed her ... »Read

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 Carly Fiorina ramping up long-shot bid for White House

Former HP CEO and 2010 Republican U.S. Senate nominee Carly Fiorina steps up her exploration of a 2016 presidential run, but experts say she might not have the chops for it. »Read

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