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 Joe Montana scores with empty Candlestick Park seats

The idea was to sell thousands of seats from the soon-to-be-demolished stadium as keepsakes for fans, with the city’s Recreation and Park Department getting 70 percent of the take. To make sure Montana’s business didn’t put a damper on the ... »Read

In this article: Anna G. Eshoo, Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Ross, water, Steve Young
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 Earthquake early alert system ready to expand in California

Officials are planning the first major rollout of California's earthquake early warning system next year, providing access to some schools, fire stations and more private companies. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Adam Schiff
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 '90s immigration battle remade California's political landscape

The view in California can be hard to decipher, blurred by nonchalance or smog or the blinding insistence of the sun. But not when it comes to immigration. There, all is sharp and distinct, politically speaking, as if before and after had been ... »Read

In this article: illegal immigration, Mike Madrid, Robert Stutzman, Meg Whitman, Pete Wilson
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 Huge settlement in sex abuse case has L.A. Unified rethinking reforms

Six years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District found itself at the center of a high-profile teacher sex abuse scandal. »Read

In this article: Martha Escutia, Tamar Galatzan, Los Angeles Unified School District
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 Editorial: Massive UC fee hike unjustifiable

Gov. Jerry Brown made the jaunt this past week from Sacramento to San Francisco to attend a meeting of the UC Board of Regents, during which he urged the overseers of the 10-campus UC system to reconsider a proposal before them to whack UC ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Gavin Newsom, Bruce Varner
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 Joel Kotkin: Unnatural alliances within Democratic Party

As California morphs ever more into the grand blue-state role model, it also is becoming ground zero for the next great division within the Democratic Party. At a time when at least some progressives nationwide worry about the loss of the white... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, Joel Kotkin, Legislature, Tom Torlakson
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 Tom Campbell: Use cap-and-trade revenue to lower business tax rates

In 2006, California adopted Assembly Bill 32 to restrict greenhouse gas emissions. It gave to the California Air Resources Board the authority to decide how to reach the goal of reducing California’s emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, and to ... »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, Tom Campbell, greenhouse gas, state budget
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 Garcetti's high-tech, innovation agenda faces old-school hurdles

With painted brick walls, exposed pipes and laptop workstations shaped like pingpong paddles, the workspace known as Hub LA in downtown's trendy Arts District embodies the disruptive, start-up ethos. »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Richard Riordan
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 Twenty years after Prop. 187, attitudes toward illegal immigration have changed dramatically in California

The hard-nosed feelings Californians harbored toward illegal immigrants just 20 years ago have softened a great deal; today a plurality backs President Obama taking executive action to protect millions from deportation. »Read

In this article: Mark Baldassare, Gray Davis, Field Poll, illegal immigration, Barack Obama, PPIC, Dan Schnur, Bill Whalen, Pete Wilson
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 Chiefly speaking, Ontario meetings are back to normal

After months of drama, not to mention farce, at Ontario City Council meetings, voters re-elected the trio of incumbents by comfortable margins -- which certainly calmed the waters at Tuesday's meeting.Naysayers stayed away and several speakers said ... »Read

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