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 Lawmakers frustrated by lack of progress on veterans home

When Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva read here last Sunday that it could take two more years to build a kitchen in the half-empty West Los Angeles Veterans Home, she called outgoing Assembly Speaker John Pérez at home. »Read

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, Legislature, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Henry A. Waxman, Zev Yaroslavsky
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 Rand Paul to address California Republicans

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has sought a broader audience this year as he has aggressively traveled the country ahead of a potential presidential bid in 2016. »Read

In this article: James Brulte, California Republican Party, Barack Obama, Ron Paul
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 Rand Paul, Kevin McCarthy to speak at Los Angeles Republican convention

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, is scheduled to speak today at a luncheon and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, at a dinner during the California Republican Party ... »Read

In this article: California Republican Party, Kevin McCarthy
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 Drill Baby Drill?

Federal oil lease bill passes House, goes to Senate. »Read

In this article: Lois Capps, Tranquillon Ridge, water
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 Report Shows High Costs In San Diego Hurt Convention Business

Without an expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, city leaders say the region's convention business is at risk. But a new Tourism Authority report shows a lack of space isn’t the biggest problem — it’s the expense of coming here. »Read

In this article: Todd Gloria, Jerry Sanders
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 Better late than never: Expect a high court OK on marriage equality soon

Over the last year, lower federal court judges have removed most of the suspense from the questions of whether and when the Supreme Court might rule marriage equality to be a federal constitutional right. In case after case, in red states and blue, ... »Read

In this article: Proposition 8, Same-sex marriage
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 Why mandating higher minimum wage isn't best way to address poverty

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, among other city and state officials across the country, have recently proposed raising the minimum wage well beyond the current state-mandated levels of $9 an hour in California and ... »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, minimum wage
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 California governor rejects bills to help men change diapers

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed two bills that aimed to make baby diaper changing tables in public restrooms as accessible to men as they are to women. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ricardo Lara, Legislature
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 Massive Campaign Contributions Reveal the Power of PG&E*

In a week when two sitting lawmakers <a href=http:** »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Carol Liu, Michael R. Peevey, Anthony J. Portantino
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 Stephen Moore: The enduring myth of FDR, New Deal

My seventh-grade son recently wrote a paper for his U.S. History class, extolling the virtues of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. “It ended the Great Depression,” he wrote with great certainty. He’s 12 and was only parroting what ... »Read

In this article: minimum wage, Nancy Pelosi
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 Viewpoints: More work to cement health reform gains

Money is needed to make sure Medi-Cal patients renew their coverage. Daniel Zingale »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Daniel Zingale
Bills: SB 18,
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 VIDEO: Ashely Swearengin still cool to Neel Kashkari

LOS ANGELES – Ashley Swearengin, the Republican candidate for state controller, came to the California Republican Party’s fall convention Friday, delivered a dinner banquet speech and, on her way to catch a flight out, continued to ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Republican Party
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 Swearengin tells GOP convention she's undecided on Kashkari

The state Republican Party’s fall convention opened on a sour note Friday when the night’s keynote speaker acknowledged she might vote to reelect Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Jerry Brown, Betty T. Yee
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 California GOP pins hopes on female candidates

The unusually warm words by a Republican candidate for an incumbent Democratic governor is just one of the factors that makes Fresno's energetic mayor one of the state GOP's brightest hopes in November. Avoiding mudslingingAs she challenges ... »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Jerry Brown, James Brulte, John Burton, California Teachers Association, Chuck Reed, Betty T. Yee
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 Coastal panel recommends that U2 guitarist's Malibu project proceed

After years of skirmishing over a rock star's proposal to build a secluded compound on a rugged Malibu ridge, the California Coastal Commission staff recommended Friday that the project move forward — with modifications. »Read

In this article: David Evans, Fiona Hutton
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 Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires. »Read

In this article: Luis A. Alejo, Tom Berryhill, Frank Bigelow, Jerry Brown, Roger Dickinson, Mike Gatto, Ricardo Lara, Evan Westrup, Lois Wolk
Bills: AB 1520, AB 852, AB 1660, SB 930, SB 1350, SB 1358,
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 GOP convention kicks off with focus on diversity

California Republicans are looking to put a new face on their party after decades of declining registration in a state that increasingly leans to the left politically. »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, James Brulte, Connie Conway, Diane L. Harkey, Kevin McCarthy, Kristin Olsen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michelle Steel, Mimi Walters, Betty T. Yee
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 Before prescribing antipsychotic drugs to foster children, California doctors will soon need authorization

In a significant step toward curbing the overuse of psychiatric drugs in California's foster care system, doctors will soon be required to get extra authorization to prescribe antipsychotics, a new safeguard to protect some of the state's most ... »Read

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Norman Williams, Ken Yeager
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