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

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Why The Grocery Bag Bill Should Be Referred

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 The Los Angeles Times' endorsements in the Nov. 4 elections
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 Field Poll: Democrats leading in all statewide races
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 The Bay Area House races you haven't heard about
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 Changing of guard among L.A. County supervisors not happening quietly
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 Most voters not worried about Ebola threat in California

Despite an onslaught of news bulletins and some missteps in the nation's response, a majority of California voters are unfazed by the Ebola threat and confident government officials and medical workers are prepared to handle outbreaks, a new USC ... »Read

In this article: Mike Madrid, Dan Schnur
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 How Election 2014 could create a Charlie Brown Congress

Remember when Lucy takes the ball away from Charlie Brown? That could be Congress and President Obama next year. Or maybe they take a page from President Clinton's book and actually work together. Here are three reasons for hope and for ... »Read

In this article: Charles Brown, Kevin McCarthy, Barack Obama
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 Once a crusader against big money, Gov. Brown is collecting millions

Twenty years ago, one of the first callers to Jerry Brown's radio show, 'We the People,' asked whether campaign money had influenced him as governor in the 1970s and '80s. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, John Burton, campaign finance, Derek Cressman, Rex D. Frazier, Anne Gust, Jose Mejia, Proposition 2, water, Scott W. Wetch
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 From State of Pappy and Kinky, SpicyBrown Seeks U.S. Senate Seat

Green Party candidate Emily Sanchez has few resources in her bid for U.S. Senate. She has no war chest to buy ads or television time. Her campaigning is limited because she holds a full-time job. She has no campaign staff to write speeches and set ... »Read

In this article: minimum wage, renewable energy
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 The Recount Rules Guide for 2014

After the polls close Tuesday, it's likely at least a handful of House and Senate races will be too close to call. »Read

In this article: Amerish Bera, Doug Ose, Senate Democrats
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 When Being a County Supervisor Is More Appealing Than Congress

LOS ANGELES -- Washington's lousy with politicians who decry the city's endless cycle of partisan sniping, gridlock and dysfunction. Still, every election, there they are, fighting for one more term -- unwilling to leave the nation's capital even ... »Read

In this article: Joe Baca, Curt Hagman, Legislature, Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Gloria Negrete McLeod, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Norma J. Torres
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 Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, David Cox, water, Maxine Waters
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 Hillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals

O'Malley picked a policy fight with the Obama administration last summer over the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the southern border into Texas. Carrying signs that read 'Choose Families Over Politics,' waves of activists ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Legislature, minimum wage, Barack Obama, Same-sex marriage
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 Why Kashkari's Electoral Project Is a Total Failure

Neel Kashkari has argued throughout the 2014 that he could alter the dynamics of the party politics in California by demonstrating that a Republican who is socially moderate and economically conservative can win – or at least run competitively – ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, John Chiang, Mark DiCamillo, Field Poll, Ted Gaines, Kamala Harris, Dave Jones, Legislature, Ron Nehring, Gavin Newsom, Alex Padilla, Proposition 2, state budget, Tom Torlakson, water, Betty T. Yee
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 Contentious Final Debate Between Peters, DeMaio

Democratic Congressman Scott Peters and Republican challenger Carl DeMaio sparred over several topics, including student loans. Both want to represent San Diego's 52nd Congressional District. »Read

In this article: Carl DeMaio, Scott Peters
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 L.A. County's Prop. P would levy tax for parks, conservation work

Along with casting their votes for a new supervisor, sheriff and assessor Nov. 4, Los Angeles County voters will decide whether to tax themselves to pay for park and conservation projects across the region. »Read

In this article: Gloria Molina, water, Zev Yaroslavsky
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 Going to Giants parade? Here's what you need to know

For the third time since 2010, the San Francisco Giants will march up Market Street to celebrate a World Series championship with throngs of fans, but this time there will be an unwelcome guest: the weather. The outlook for the Giants’ third ... »Read

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi, water, Steve Young
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 Supporters rally for Paul Chabot in Rancho Cucamonga

Supporters of Republican congressional candidate Paul Chabot held a rally Thursday afternoon in support of his campaign at the northeast corner of Haven Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in Rancho Cucamonga. Chabot, here with his family and supporters, ... »Read

In this article: Pete Aguilar, Paul Chabot
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 Ontario council candidates vying for support

ONTARIO >> Despite dramatic campaigning that has forced family members to come out and speak at council meetings, the issue of the Ontario Airport returning to local control is still the hot topic of the City Council election on Tuesday.Three seats ... »Read

In this article: Paul Vincent Avila, Paul S. Leon, Alan Wapner
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 Once seen as a major race, campaign for controller is now a snoozer

The campaign for state controller, the job responsible for paying the state's bills, was expected to be one of the year's most hotly contested, the showcase for a rising Republican star from the Central Valley. »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Jerry Brown, James Brulte, John Chiang, Phillip G Conlon, Greg Conlon, Gray Davis, Field Poll, Reed Galen, Mike Madrid, Steven R. Maviglio, Chris Megerian, Charles Munger, Steve Smith, Betty T. Yee
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 February trial date canceled in Colonies corruption case

San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Michael A. Smith on Thursday canceled a previously set Feb. 2 trial date for the Colonies corruption case, an attorney for one of the defendants said.There are two sets of appeals pending, said Stephen ... »Read

In this article: Paul Biane, Jeffrey Burum, Jim Erwin, Mark Kirk, Gary Ovitt
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 Neutrality will only take GOP controller candidate Swearengin so far

The mayor of this town is young, telegenic and smart. And she has — please forgive me for using this phrase — gone a little bit rogue. Republican Ashley Swearengin has bucked her party on California's high-speed rail (she supports it). She has ... »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Tim Clark, High-Speed Rail, minimum wage, Betty T. Yee
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 Election 2014: Torlakson, Tuck tied for superintendent; Brown leads Kashkari by 21 points in Field Poll

The fiercely fought race for state superintendent of public instruction has turned into a real nail-biter, with the candidates tied and more than four in 10 likely voters still undecided, the final Field Poll before Tuesday's election ... »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Eli Broad, Jerry Brown, Mark DiCamillo, Field Poll, Paul Hefner, Steve Jobs, Alex Padilla, Tom Torlakson, Betty T. Yee
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 Judge approves Stockton exit plan; Pensions not affected

A judge ruled Thursday that the city of Stockton can move forward with its bankruptcy plan that allows for the reorganization of more than $900 million in long-term debt while pensions will remain unaffected. »Read

In this article: CalPERS, Dan Pellissier
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 Stockton bankruptcy ruling preserves city pensions

A federal bankruptcy judge approved the city of Stockton's bankruptcy recovery plan Thursday and sidestepped challenges to its workers' pensions that could have threatened municipal retirement plans across the state in the years ahead. »Read

In this article: CalPERS, Dan Pellissier, Anne Stausboll
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 Poll: Democrats leading in all statewide races

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term and leads a Democratic ticket that once again appears poised to sweep all statewide offices in California, according to a ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Field Poll, Alex Padilla, Tom Torlakson, Betty T. Yee
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 Balance of power at San Jose City Hall at stake in Tuesday's election

San Jose voters must decide between largely staying the course or choosing new city leaders that would seek to overturn the reforms enacted by Mayor Chuck Reed and his allies. »Read

In this article: Paul Fong, Dan Pellissier, Chuck Reed, Bill Whalen
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 Jerry Brown votes, calls ranked-choice voting 'complexifying'

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Sutter Brown, Anne Gust
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 Aid in dying campaign rallies, promises to fight for East Bay woman

Brittany MaynardBrittany Maynard, 29, sparked a debate over “Death with Dignity” laws. (Photo courtesy of Brittany Maynard.) A campaign to allow terminal patients to die on their own terms is gearing up in California after an East Bay woman’s ... »Read

In this article: Legislature
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 California estimated to invest $500B for water

California's growing population and dwindling water require up to $500 billion in additional investment in water in coming decades, and new state fees for water users could be one way pay for it, a water plan released Thursday by the state's top ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, John Laird, water
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 Schools' plea: skip the Giants parade and come to class

School board member Rachel Norton took to Facebook to urge parents to send their kids to school: SFUSD is in session tomorrow. On Thursday, district officials put out a phone message through the auto-dial system to student homes to encourage them ... »Read

In this article: David Campos, David Chiu
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 Field Poll: Democrats leading in all statewide races

Gov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term and leads a Democratic ticket that once again appears poised to sweep all statewide offices in California, according to a Field Poll released Thursday. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Field Poll, Alex Padilla, Tom Torlakson, Betty T. Yee
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 The Los Angeles Times' endorsements in the Nov. 4 elections

These are The Times' recommendations for the Nov. 4 election. Each is discussed in depth at www.latimes.com/endorsements. The Times endorses selectively, and this year focused on statewide and county races, on elections for L.A. County Superior ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, John Chiang, Kamala Harris, indian gaming, Dave Jones, Sheila Kuehl, Ted W. Lieu, Gavin Newsom, Proposition 2, state budget, water, Kathryn Mickle Werdegar
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 The Bay Area House races you haven't heard about

I feel as if I’ve written a million stories and blog items about the hotly contested 17th Congressional District race between Rep. Mike Honda and challenger Ro Khanna, and I did a story last week about the lopsided race for the Bay Area’s only ... »Read

In this article: Antonio C. Amador, John Dennis, Anna G. Eshoo, Sam Farr, Michael Honda, Jared Huffman, Ro Khanna, Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren, Jerry McNerney, Robert Murray, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, Eric Swalwell, Mike Thompson
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 CA17: Super PAC backing Khanna has spent $812k

The super PAC that’s spending independently in support of Democratic congressional candidate Ro Khanna’s campaign has reported another $250,000 in spending, this time on radio ads – which means someone has put another big load of money into ... »Read

In this article: Michael Honda, Ro Khanna
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 Changing of guard among L.A. County supervisors not happening quietly

The final weeks of elected officials' terms are typically spent packing up boxes, exchanging goodbyes, and handing out proclamations to constituents and loyal staff members. »Read

In this article: Sheila Kuehl, Gloria Molina, Bobby Shriver, Hilda L. Solis, Zev Yaroslavsky
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 Californians will pay more for water, must still conserve: officials

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Californians face higher water prices and permanent conservation measures amid drought, global warming and population growth in a state that has long struggled to satisfy urban and agricultural needs, the administration ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, global warming, John Laird, water
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 NEW: Field Poll: Dems win in CA, schools chief close

It isn’t over till it’s over, Yogi Berra famously said. But in California’s partisan statewide races, it might be just about over for Republican challengers to Democrats. But the nonpartisan race for superintendent of public ... »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, John Chiang, Field Poll, Ted Gaines, Kamala Harris, Dave Jones, Ron Nehring, Gavin Newsom, Proposition 2, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Torlakson, water, Meg Whitman, Betty T. Yee
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 Jerry Brown casts ballot, but stays mum on certain races

Governor Jerry Brown cast his ballot Thursday but wouldn't say how he voted on two controversial ballot measures, California's tightest statewide race, or his second and third choices for Oakland's mayor. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Field Poll, Anne Gust, Proposition 2, state budget, Tom Torlakson, water
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 LAUSD Cuts Ties With MISIS Contractor

The Los Angeles Unified school district has cut ties with a contractor that provided services connected with student information system that has caused headaches for school administrators district-wide, officials said Thursday. »Read

In this article: Ramon C. Cortines, Los Angeles Unified School District
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 Chronicle Watch: Some S.F. drivers still feed meters on Sundays

Signs that demand payment from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays have not been removed from about a quarter of the city’s meters since San Francisco stopped charging for Sunday parking in July, according to records from the Municipal Transportation Agency. ... »Read

In this article: Richard Gutierrez, Edwin M. Lee
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 CalPERS prevails in judge's ruling on Stockton bankruptcy

A bankruptcy judge approved a plan Thursday that will allow the city of Stockton to fully fund pension payments for public retirees while reducing payments to bond investors. The ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein arrives nearly a ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS, Anne Stausboll
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 Not made in China: Garment manufacturing Part II

Read full story for latest details. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Debbie Mesloh, minimum wage
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 GOP: Obama's Immigration Action Will Cripple 2016 Democrats

Republicans have an immigration problem, and Democrats may have an answer. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Zoe Lofgren, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi
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 Civic San Diego Will Remain Its Own Boss " For Now

A City Council committee considered this week whether to increase government oversight of San Diego's former redevelopment agency. The committee is concerned the voice of residents could be lost as Civic San Diego sets its sights on revitalizing ... »Read

In this article: Marti Emerald, minimum wage
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 Same-party races challenge California incumbents

Honda, one of Congress' most liberal lawmakers, and McClintock, one of its most conservative, face challengers from within their own party in Tuesday's midterm elections. The races provide a sort of laboratory for testing one of the ideas behind ... »Read

In this article: Michael Honda, Ro Khanna, Stephen T. Knight, Legislature, Tom McClintock, Howard P. Mckeon, Fortney Pete Stark, Tony Strickland
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 GOP not budging on executive action

Republicans warn that sweeping unilateral action on immigration reform would be 'detrimental.' »Read

In this article: Zoe Lofgren, John McCain, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi
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 Charter school backers spending at least $220,000 on Santa Clara Co. school races

Countering the political muscle of teachers and labor unions, statewide charter-school backers are pouring tens of thousands of dollars into low-profile school board races. The majority has benefitted Julia Hover-Smoot, who is seeking a second term ... »Read

In this article: Darcie Green, Anna E. Song
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