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What Happens When Extremism Becomes Mainstream?

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Dianne Feinstein pleas for GOP votes on drought bill

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Study Finds Tripling Tobacco Tax Would Ignite Smuggling

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Minimum wage bill advances to Senate floor

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 Uber takes turn toward old-school politics
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 Ad Watch: Karl Rove’s PAC hits Bera with generic TV ad
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 LA's mayor proposed $13.25 an hour minimum wage

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti makes an announcement at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in South Los Angeles with a coalition of business, labor, ... »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, minimum wage
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 Tenure ruling heats up November races

Teacher-tenure case may turn the race for superintendent into a nationally followed one. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tom Torlakson
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 'Historic' bills would toughen oversight of state's nursing homes

Ten bills that tighten state oversight of assisted living homes -- the most sweeping package of reforms since regulations were first enacted in 1985 -- are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.One bill increases civil penalties from $150 to ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ian Calderon, Steve Fox, Legislature
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 Adam Dunn homers in first at-bat for Oakland A's

A's newcomer Adam Dunn drills a two-run homer as Oakland scored five runs in first inning against Seattle Mariners. »Read

In this article: Chris Young, Chris Young
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 Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. »Read

In this article: minimum wage, Barack Obama, SEIU
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 Obama tries to rekindle hope in Labor Day speech

President Obama flew to Milwaukee for a fiery, populist speech on Labor Day, marking the informal kickoff of a push this fall to stave off Republican control of the Senate. »Read

In this article: minimum wage, renewable energy
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 With eye on midterms, Obama tries to rally the labor troops

MILWAUKEE — Headlining the annual “Laborfest” rally here Monday, President Obama joined with prominent union leaders in an effort to mobilize a critical part of the Democratic base with just over two months until the midterm elections. Read ... »Read

In this article: Legislature, minimum wage, Steve Rosenthal, SEIU, sick leave
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 President Obama: 'Every Gray Hair Is Worth It'

Fired up and in campaign form, President Obama delivered what appeared to be a pre-midterm stump speech on Monday to labor activists in Wisconsin, the state that became the labor movement’s political epicenter in 2011. “Every gray hair ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, minimum wage, SEIU
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 Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to raise minimum wage in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday is expected to lay out his plan to raise minimum wage in the city. »Read

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 LA mayor to discuss minimum wage proposal

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday is expected to lay out his plan to raise the minimum wage in the city. »Read

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 Garcetti to announce $13.25 minimum wage plan at Labor Day rally

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to announce his proposal to raise the Los Angeles minimum wage to $13.25 an hour during a Labor Day rally in South Los Angeles.Garcetti has been shopping a plan to local business groups to raise ... »Read

In this article: Eli Broad, Gil Cedillo, Maria Elena Durazo, Eric Garcetti, Nury Martinez, minimum wage, Curren Price, Gary Toebben, Stuart Waldman, Herb Wesson
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 GOP challenger tries novel tactics against Brown

Republicans finally have the kind of gubernatorial candidate they need to be competitive in overwhelmingly Democratic California — a young, second-generation social moderate who has financial expertise and is comfortable on social media. ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Republican Party, Joel Fox, Anne Gust, Legislature, Jessica A. Levinson, Dan Newman, Mitt Romney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, water, Meg Whitman
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 NEW: Legislature should have heeded Brit regulators on plastic bags

Dubious bills often get passed on the final night of the state legislative session, and 2014 was no exception: A measure to make California the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags. SB270 passed despite fierce opposition from ... »Read

In this article: global warming, Legislature, Alex Padilla, Chris Reed, Senate Democrats, water
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 Happy Labor Day

Fox & Hounds will resume posting Tuesday, September 2nd. »Read
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 Labor Day Jobs Report Has Good and Bad News

Labor Day is a good time to look at how jobs and the economy are doing. The nonpartisan California Budget Project has some good and bad news. »Read

In this article: Budget Project, minimum wage
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 Mayor Garcetti Expected To Announce Proposal To Raise LA's Minimum Wage

Mayor Eric Garcetti Monday is expected to announce his proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $13.25 by 2017. »Read

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 Florida power utilities fear return of 'Green Governor' Crist

MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. »Read

In this article: Legislature, renewable energy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Thomas F. Steyer
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 Anti-gay speech in Richmond draws scrutiny

Slurs against an openly gay councilwoman and police chief have raised questions about the climate in a city known for its progressive policies. »Read

In this article: Gayle McLaughlin, minimum wage
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 Uber takes turn toward old-school politics

Uber bills itself as a leader in tech innovation, but when it came to fighting mandated insurance for its drivers, the ride-share giant turned to good old-fashioned hardball politics. The target: state Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, author ... »Read

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Jerry Brown, Mark DeSaulnier, Jerry Hill, Michael Honda, Ro Khanna, Mark Leno
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 California Health Report TV - Episode 2

In this episode we travel from Oakland to Lake County to Los Angeles looking for stories of people who are improving their own health and the health of their communities. First we journey to East Oakland where a unique childcare program called Room ... »Read

In this article: Ronald K. Fong, Daniel Weintraub
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 Dan Walters: ‘California Comeback’ hasn’t helped everyone

As Gov. Jerry Brown runs for re-election, he has adopted “California Comeback” – voiced during his State of the State address in January – as his informal slogan. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Budget Project, Bill Watkins
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 The Buzz: California artist chosen to paint Hillary Clinton portrait

During his first campaign for president, Barack Obama sparked a lucrative cottage industry of artists who depicted the first black commander in chief in various forms, none more recognizable than Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster. ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Ted Gaines, Barack Obama, Thomas F. Steyer
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 Ad Watch: Karl Rove’s PAC hits Bera with generic TV ad

Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove-affiliated outside group, has added a second TV ad into the rotation that takes on Democratic Rep. Ami Bera of Elk Grove. The ad, nearly identical to a spot running in San Diego against fellow freshman Rep. Scott ... »Read

In this article: Amerish Bera, Doug Ose, Scott Peters
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