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San Diego Cab Owners Line Up At City Hall To Oppose Open Taxi Market

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 California adopts first 'yes means yes' sex assault law. Does it go too far? (+video)
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 Brown says he's likely to sign plastic bag ban
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 Greens take 2014 fight to states
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 In D.C., Spacey sings, dances, jokes
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 Brown vetoes key bills prompted by ethics scandals

Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected key ethics bills that were passed by lawmakers in response to a series of political scandals. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ron Calderon, Jerry Hill, Ricardo Lara, Leland Yee
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 Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Nancy Skinner
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 Treatment to be mandatory for young sex offenders

Adolescents and teenagers convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim will face mandatory sexual-offender treatment in California. »Read

In this article: James T. Beall, Jerry Brown
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 A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Alex Padilla, referendum
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 Living wage: New York mayor gives thousands of workers raise

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive order requires business tenants in certain city-subsidized building projects to raise their minimum wages to $13.13 for employees who don't receive benefits. »Read

In this article: minimum wage, sick leave
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 Supreme Court allows changes in Ohio early voting to remain in effect

When there is a significant burden on voters imposed for no good reason, or imposed for a partisan reason, then courts should shut down voting restrictions. The Ohio case did not involve significant burdens. »Read

In this article: Rick Hasen, Legislature, Karen Nelson
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 Brown signs Martins Beach public access bill

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill requiring the State Lands Commission to negotiate access to the shoreline at Martins Beach, an 89-acre beachfront property Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla purchased in 2008. »Read

In this article: Rusty Areias, Jerry Brown, eminent domain, Vinod Khosla, water
Bills: SB 968,
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 Gov. Brown signs limo safety bill after bridge tragedy

In the wake of a limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge that trapped and killed a bride and four other women, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he had signed legislation requiring fire extinguishers on board and inspections by the California ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ellen Corbett, Jerry Hill
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 Limo fire extinguisher bill signed; result of San Mateo Bridge tragedy

Governor Jerry Brown signs bill requiring certain limousines have two fire extinguishers and undergo regular safety checks. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Jerry Hill
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 Jerry Brown signs gun restraining order bill

Gov. Jerry Brown took mixed action on several gun control bills Tuesday, approving a measure allowing temporary restraining orders to block gun use but vetoing legislation that would have required Californians to register home-made guns. Gov. ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Nancy Skinner
Bills: AB 1014, SB 199, SB 808,
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 Governor OKs temporary gun seizures from people judged to be a danger

Four months after a disturbed man killed six UC Santa Barbara students and wounded 13 others, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation allowing the temporary seizure of guns from people determined by the courts to be a threat to themselves or ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon, Legislature, Nancy Skinner
Bills: AB 1014, SB 199,
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 Jerry Brown signs package of state psychiatric-care bills

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed four measures supported by California’s state psychiatric technicians’ union: Gov. Jerry Brown talks with the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board. »Read

In this article: Khatchik Achadjian, Jerry Brown, Bonnie Lowenthal, Henry Perea
Bills: AB 1340, AB 1960, AB 2186, AB 2625,
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 Governor veto of funding plan wallops new cities

California Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to veto a $19 million funding plan dealt a hefty blow to four new Riverside County cities that were counting on the measure to make up for lost revenue. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Richard D. Roth, John Tavaglione
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 California Expands Ban On Revenge Porn

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved two bills expanding a state ban on so-called revenge porn. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Anthony Cannella, Bob Wieckowski
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 California expands prohibition on 'revenge porn'

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved two bills expanding a state ban on so-called revenge porn. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Anthony Cannella, Bob Wieckowski
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 San Diego Mayor Releases Climate Action Plan

After the San Diego City Council last week urged the mayor to get moving on a climate action plan, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced his strategy Tuesday with council leadership by his side. »Read

In this article: David Alvarez, Marti Emerald, Kevin Faulconer, Todd Gloria, greenhouse gas, Sherri Lightner, renewable energy, water
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 Plastic bag ban: California first state to make it a law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the controversial bill on the final day to take action on dozens of bills on his desk. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Jerry Hill, Legislature, Alex Padilla, referendum
Bills: SB 270,
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 Jerry Brown vetoes state pay and seniority shift-preference bills

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two state employee bills on Monday, including one that would have set a standard that managers and supervisors earn at least 10 percent more than the employees they manage. The other bill would have required that supervisors ... »Read

In this article: James T. Beall, Jerry Brown, Legislature
Bills: SB 216, SB 1071,
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 GOP Insider Asserts That Signature Forged on Stanton Ballot Argument

Steve Sarkis changed his mind and refused to sign ballot arguments against a proposed sales tax hike in Stanton, yet his signature still ended up on the argument. The California Secretary of State's o »Read

In this article: Carolyn Cavecche, Todd Spitzer, Nicole Winger
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 California becomes first state to ban plastic shopping bags

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the controversial bag ban bill this morning on the final day to take action on dozens of bills on his desk. Bills requiring juvenile sex offenders to get treatment and allowing families to petition to have guns removed from a ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Jerry Hill, Legislature, Alex Padilla, referendum
Bills: SB 270,
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 Oakland Tribune editorial: Californians need privacy protection against law enforcement drones

Gov. Jerry Brown's veto leaves law enforcement agencies to decide for themselves when it's appropriate to use drones »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Julia Brownley, Jeff Gorell, Legislature, Alex Padilla
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 California Gov. Jerry Brown signs privacy, anti-spying bills

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed several bills that address concerns about spying and privacy, including new restrictions on the paparazzi, tighter laws against “revenge porn,’’ and a prohibition on the state from helping federal ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Anthony Cannella, Edwin Chau, Ted W. Lieu, Bob Wieckowski
Bills: AB 1256, AB 1356, SB 828, AB 2306, AB 2643, SB 1255,
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 Jerry Brown signs ‘Revenge Porn 2.0 Act’

One year after signing California’s ban on so-called “revenge porn,” Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation expanding on the bill to include “selfies,” his office announced Tuesday. Gov. Jerry Brown discusses ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Anthony Cannella, Mark Leno, Nancy McFadden, Bob Wieckowski
Bills: SB 1019, AB 2643, SB 1255,
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 California bans plastic grocery bags

California has fired the first salvo in what could be a national war on plastic bags. »Read

In this article: Ronald K. Fong, global warming, Legislature, Alex Padilla, referendum
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 Gov. Brown signs bill imposing statewide plastic bag ban

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon, Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Alex Padilla, referendum
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 Deadline looms Tuesday for Martins Beach public access bill

Advocates of public access at Martins Beach were awaiting a decision Tuesday from Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until the end of the day to sign or veto a bill authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill that seeks a solution to the public access battle involving ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Jerry Hill, Vinod Khosla
Bills: SB 968,
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 NEW: Gov. Brown rebuilds redevelopment

Reversing his 2011 abolition of redevelopment, on Monday Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law two bills that will revive it, Senate Bill 628 and Assembly Bill 229. He also vetoed a third redevelopment measure, AB2280, he believed went too far by ... »Read

In this article: Luis A. Alejo, James T. Beall, Jerry Brown, eminent domain, Legislature, redevelopment agencies
Bills: AB 229, SB 628, AB 2280,
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 California governor signs phase-out of plastic bags

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday fulfilled a promise by signing a measure that will phase out single-use plastic bags from checkout stands at California supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Mark Murray, Alex Padilla, referendum
Bills: SB 270,
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 Four neighborhood groups vote to oppose Sacramento ‘strong mayor’

Members of four central city neighborhood associations have voted to oppose Measure L, the November ballot measure seeking to increase the authority of the mayor’s office. Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson reacts after casting the final ... »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Kevin Johnson, Angelo K. Tsakopoulos
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 California plastic bag ban signed, setting off sweeping changes

Time to invest in a reusable shopping bag. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill making California the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags from grocery stores. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Mark Murray, referendum
Bills: SB 270,
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 Netflix's 'Crouching Tiger' experiment: Is it a game-changer?

On Monday evening, Netflix announced plans to move into the narrative feature business. It said in a statement that it was teaming with Weinstein Co. on the latter’s sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” the 2000 Ang Lee martial-arts ... »Read

In this article: Reed Hastings, Bruce Lee
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 California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Alex Padilla
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 Lalloway's Comedic Outrage

Jeff Lalloway is a terrible actor.  For evidence of this, simply watch the video of last week’s Irvine City Council meeting as he feigned outrage over the Irvine Community News and Views where there is a letter to the editor referencing ... »Read

In this article: Larry Agran, Steven Choi
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 Plastic bags: California imposes first statewide ban

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon, Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Alex Padilla, referendum
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 California Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to ban single-use plastic bags

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon, Ricardo Lara, Alex Padilla, referendum
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 Governor signs plastic bag ban

It's in the bag. Gov. Jerry Brown approved the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags Tuesday morning. The ban applies to grocery stores and pharmacies beginning on July 2015, and to convenience stores and liquor stores the ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Mark Murray
Bills: SB 270,
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 California burns through $209-million wildfire budget, taps $70 million more

California has burned through its wildfire-fighting budget -- $209 million -- just as it faces what is historically the worst of the fire season. And the state already has tapped into its reserves, pulling out $70 million more to combat ... »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, Chris Megerian, state budget
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 Bill allows families to seek gun restraining order

California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives' guns if they are deemed to be dangerous under a bill facing a Tuesday deadline for action by the governor. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Nancy Skinner
Bills: AB 2014,
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 California Becomes First State To Ban Plastic Bags

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon, Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Alex Padilla, referendum
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 Gov. Brown signs phase-out of single-use plastic bags in stores

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday fulfilled a promise by signing a measure that will phase out single-use plastic bags from checkout stands at California supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Mark Murray, Alex Padilla, referendum
Bills: SB 270,
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 From shaming to semi-stalking, Democrats flood inboxes for last-minute campaign cash

“Absolute meltdown.” “Kiss any hope goodbye.” “We’re done. Go home. Give up.” The lyrics to a moody ballad? A depressing Facebook page? No, these are actual subject lines from a series of frantic e-mail messages sent to Democratic ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Nancy Pelosi, Mitt Romney
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 Construction Gets Underway On $1.4B Light Rail Regional Connector

Metro passengers will eventually use the connector to take a single trip to reach far-flung suburbs from Azusa to Long Beach, according to officials. »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Janice Hahn, Gloria Molina
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 Councilman whose election made history in tiny city of Vernon dies

The first council member to get elected in a competitive race since the Nixon presidency in the small city of Vernon — population about 100 — has died. »Read

In this article: Leonis Malburg, John A. Perez
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 California bans government display of Confederate flag

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that prohibits state government agencies from selling or displaying items containing the Confederate flag. [Mercury News] Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton authored the bill ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Isadore Hall
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 All Policy is Local, presented by ChooseEnergy.org

The series provides deeper coverage of the intersection of policy issues and the midterms. »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, campaign finance, Hillary Clinton, global warming, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Barack Obama, renewable energy, Mitt Romney, Thomas F. Steyer, water
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 Deadline to Release Pulido Report Arrives

Santa Ana City Council members had vowed to release the city's report on the mayor's real estate deal by the end of the month if no charges were filed, but their commitment to the ultimatum is now in »Read

In this article: Fair Political Practices Commission, Michele Martinez
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 Think Des Moines is Full of Corn and White People? Think Again.

The city has transformed into a thriving financial hub. But as its population gets more diverse, Des Moines struggles with poverty among some minorities. »Read

In this article: David Peters, David R. Peters
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 Governor rejects redevelopment replacement, approves related measure

Gov. Jerry Brown nixed a proposal on Monday that would have breathed new life into the abolished redevelopment agencies by creating authorities capable of financing community-supported infrastructure projects. But the governor also signed ... »Read

In this article: Luis A. Alejo, Jerry Brown, Legislature, redevelopment agencies, water
Bills: AB 2280,
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 NEW: Texas Latinos out-achieve CA Latinos in broad array of categories

Heritage Foundation senior editor Mike Gonzalez has a new book out this month, “A Race for the Future: How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic Americans.” Gonzalez, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, takes a ... »Read

In this article: Joe Mathews, Chris Reed
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 School Superintendent Race is Referendum on Teachers Unions

While the battle for Superintendent of Public Instruction between two Democrats is drawing attention because it is the most hotly contested statewide political race, in the end the contest may not so much depend on voters feelings about the ... »Read

In this article: California Teachers Association, Field Poll, referendum, Tom Torlakson
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 Why Not Drug Test Legislators?

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari called a few days ago for mandatory drug testing for all California legislators and statewide officeholders. Then, some hours later, he said he had been joking. My first reaction, before he recanted, ... »Read

In this article: Legislature
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 Swearengin to CA GOP: Unity for Me But Not for Thee

Last weekend at their state convention, the California GOP rolled out the red carpet for Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, the GOP nominee for State Controller. The opening night’s main event was a dinner banquet profiling the “Women of the GOP” ... »Read

In this article: California Republican Party, Tim Donnelly
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 Property Rights Group Urges Brown To Veto Redevelopment 2.0

An influential property rights group has released a new radio ad campaign urging Governor Jerry Brown to veto three bills that would bring back California’s abusive redevelopment agencies. The California Alliance to Protect Private Property ... »Read

In this article: Luis A. Alejo, James T. Beall, Jerry Brown, eminent domain, Robert Huff, Legislature, redevelopment agencies, David Wolfe
Bills: AB 229, SB 628, AB 2280,
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 Gov. Brown Says He's Likely To Sign Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon, Ricardo Lara, Alex Padilla
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 Congressional Candidates Defy Long Odds To Take On Entrenched Incumbents

You'd be forgiven if you thought there was only one congressional race in San Diego this year. There are actually five, and candidates are trying to unseat the incumbent in each. »Read

In this article: Susan Davis, Carl DeMaio, global warming, Duncan Hunter, Scott Peters
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 Some Covered California Plans To Offer Smaller Provider Networks Next Year

At least two of California’s major health plans will offer more restricted physician networks next year. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Anthony Wright
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 READ IN: Five Weeks Out Edition

Sign up for Read In today, and get all the political news you need delivered right to your inbox every morning! A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. -- The U.S. and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a Bilateral Security ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Chuck Hagel, John F. Kerry, Nancy Pelosi
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 AM Alert: Fate of plastic bag ban awaits on final day for bill signings

Facing a deadline to take action before midnight tonight, Gov. Jerry Brown has been on a tear of bill signings in recent days. Over the weekend, he approved high-profile legislation that would set an “affirmative consent” standard for ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, campaign finance, Roger Dickinson, Legislature, Richard Pan, PPIC, Jan Scully, Dan Walters
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 In D.C., Spacey sings, dances, jokes

Kevin Spacey came to Washington on Monday night for a concert to benefit his foundation and brought his Frank Underwood character with him, along with Super PAC jokes, an uncanny Bill Clinton imitation, and a plea for more funding for the arts. »Read

In this article: Christopher Dodd, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi
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 California adopts first 'yes means yes' sex assault law. Does it go too far? (+video)

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a law making California the first state to adopt an affirmative consent standard for sexual relations, which will apply to all colleges and universities that accept state funding. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon
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 Brown says he's likely to sign plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways.... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon, Ricardo Lara, Alex Padilla
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 Greens take 2014 fight to states

Legislatures in states like Oregon and Washington will be the battleground. »Read

In this article: greenhouse gas, Legislature, Shannon Murphy, Barack Obama, renewable energy, Thomas F. Steyer, Daniel Weiss
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 Midnight deadline looms for Gov. Brown to act on bills*

<p dir="ltr><span>Today is the last day for Gov. Jerry Brown to sign or veto the hundreds of bills sitting on his desk -- but he's already </span><a href=http:* <p dir="ltr><strong>Katie ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, George W. Bush, Dianne Feinstein
Bills: SB 270,
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 How the drought has changed water use in Southern California

The once-shimmering emerald lawns across Southern California were first starved of water, then left to wither to a tawny scruff.But out of the ashes of a four-year drought has popped up a Phoenix of native landscaping and conservation, with ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Darrel Ng, water
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 Dan Walters: Jerry Brown hands United Farm Workers a setback

Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s farm labor law in 1975 to help the United Farm Workers union, but hands the UFW a setback with a veto. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gray Davis, Legislature, Roger Mahony
Bills: SB 25,
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 CHP honors 100-year-old volunteer

Homer Bosserman Jr. is a century-old marvel, a World War II Marine veteran who flew in the Pacific Theater with actor Tyrone Power. On Thursday, state officials honored him for his latest mission: 14 years of volunteer work for the California ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Brian Kelly
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 Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes franchise bill

Siding with corporate chain stores that warned of degraded service, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday vetoed a bill giving franchise owners more power in business transactions. The legislation sought to alter the relationship between parent companies and ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Nancy McFadden, Jim Miller, redevelopment agencies, technical education
Bills: AB 1399, SB 610, SB 850, AB 2280, SB 1094, SB 1210,
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 Update: King fire containment reaches 92% as humidity aids firefighting efforts

A rainy weekend helped tame the King fire, which remained steady Monday at 97,099 acres burned since it broke out more than two weeks ago. At its peak, 8,000 fire personnel were fighting the King fire. On Monday evening, there were 3,401 ... »Read

In this article: Tom Quinn, Michael Williams
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 National mayors conference wraps up in Sacramento

Mayors of the some of the largest cities in the nation wrapped up a two-day conference in Sacramento on Monday morning. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson presided over the gathering in his post as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. John ... »Read

In this article: Christopher Cabaldon, CalPERS, Kevin Johnson
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 California Senate employees testify on retaliatory workplace culture

They didn’t trust a colleague. Felt their boss wouldn’t listen. Feared a powerful official would retaliate if they complained. »Read

In this article: Mark DeSaulnier, Darrell Steinberg
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 Newly signed bill allows pilot program for CA community colleges to offer some bachelor's degrees

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new bill that will allow community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees as part of a pilot program. »Read

In this article: Martin Block, Jerry Brown
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 Supervisor David Chiu seeks predictable schedules for retail workers

On Tuesday, Supervisor David Chiu will introduce legislation to shine a light on the challenges of working in formula retail establishments — think Starbucks, Walgreens, Safeway and Macy’s — and give those employees more predictability in ... »Read

In this article: David Chiu, Eric Mar, minimum wage
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 New York mayor de Blasio plans expansion of living wage: NYT

(Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to expand the city's living wage measure to include thousands of additional workers, as well as increase the amount workers are paid under the law, the New York Times reported on Monday. »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Legislature, minimum wage
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 Richard Riordan Looks Back On His Tenure As L.A. Mayor

Richard Riordan, Los Angeles' former mayor, is looking back on his eight-year tenure in City Hall in a new book titled, 'The Mayor.' »Read

In this article: Richard Riordan, Pete Wilson
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 More Murder Charges Dropped in Wake of DA Informants Case

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has dropped murder charges against another defendant after allegations that prosecutors improperly withheld evidence gleaned from a network of jailhouse in »Read

In this article: California prisons, Tony Rackauckas
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 California exhausts initial firefighting budget

California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration said Monday, requiring the drought-plagued state to shift $70 million from a reserve fund as it enters what is ... »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown
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 Governor Signs Bill On New Pesticide Rules For Schools

Brown signed SB1405 on Monday, about a month after it unanimously passed both houses of the Legislature. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Mark DeSaulnier, Legislature
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 Pilot program for bachelor's degrees at community colleges signed into CA law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new law that will allow community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees as part of a pilot program. »Read

In this article: Martin Block, Jerry Brown
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 AEG asks for 6-month extension to woo NFL team to Los Angeles

With the clock running out on its proposal to build a pro football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, Anschutz Entertainment Group has appealed to the city for extra time to land a team and work on an alternative development in case the effort fails. »Read

In this article: Philip Anschutz, Eric Garcetti, Curren Price, Herb Wesson
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