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Minimum wage bill advances to Senate floor

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 California Legislature fails to reach a deal on Tesla battery factory

SACRAMENTO — Looks as if California's effort to attract an electric car maker's battery factory has run out of juice, at least for now. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, CEQA, Ted Gaines, Legislature, Mike Rossi, Darrell Steinberg
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 San Diego Republican wages long-shot run for Congress

As a candidate in the 51st Congressional District, Stephen Meade's politics are a problem. »Read

In this article: Tony Krvaric, Legislature, Juan Vargas
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 Crowded field a challenge for Oakland mayor, voters

A gun-toting Army vet who wants everyone to carry guns. Among the rest, there's a dialysis business executive, a politics professor, two city councilwomen, the city's auditor and a tax preparer. In just 10 weeks, Oakland voters will have to sort ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ron Dellums
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 Protecting homes central to both sides of landlord-tenant battle

The liberal-leaning Board of Supervisors has passed at least seven laws since last spring geared toward stabilizing the rental market and protecting tenants vulnerable to no-fault evictions, such as those conducted under the state Ellis Act, which ... »Read

In this article: David Campos, David Chiu
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 S.F. property owners to get tax break from creating urban farms

Little City Gardens supplies produce to local restaurants and Bi-Rite Market and is one of the only commercial farms in San Francisco, but educational farms can also take advantage of the law. The bill was conceived as a way to help cities reduce ... »Read

In this article: David Chiu, Phil Ting
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 Despite efforts to protect S.F. tenants, housing crisis persists

San Francisco's elected officials have attempted to tackle the housing crisis with gusto since 2013, passing laws that govern condo conversions, the merging of units, the legality of in-laws, tenant harassment and Ellis Act evictions. Sara Shortt, ... »Read

In this article: John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu, Mark Leno
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 Ex-astronaut from Manteca joins Got Milk? campaign

The Got Milk? campaign has signed on Jose Hernandez of Manteca, a former farm worker, astronaut and candidate for Congress.Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jose Atilio Hernandez, Jose Hernandez
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 Marin farmers markets could face fee hikes

A bill that would raise new revenue for supervision of vendors at certified farmers markets in California by raising stall fees could soon become law despite opposition by the Agricultural Institute of Marin. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, NOELLE G. CREMERS, Roger Dickinson, Legislature
Bills: AB 1871,
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 Los Angeles' labor movement defies national decline

After years of suffering through the poor economy reflected in a nationwide anti-union movement and reduced pay, labor is ready to rebound and begin to again be part of the national discussion.'There were some significant setbacks nationally,' said ... »Read

In this article: Maria Elena Durazo, Eric Garcetti, Sheila Kuehl, minimum wage, Hilda L. Solis, Raphael Sonenshein, water
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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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 California Legislature passes stiffest U.S. bill to protect K-12 students' online data

The legislation awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature would prohibit the sale or disclosure of information, targeted ads based on school information and creation of student profiles not for educational purposes. It would also require ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Joan Buchanan, Legislature, Darrell Steinberg, James Steyer
Bills: SB 1177,
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 California drought: Why doesn't California build big dams any more?

Tougher environmental laws and spending rules ended the era of big dams. Might it be making a comeback amid the drought? »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Jerry Brown, John Laird, water
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 Bill to contain green utilities dies in state Senate

A bill that would have limited the size of Marin Clean Energy and other community-based power providers died in the state Senate over the weekend. »Read

In this article: Steve Bradford, Damon Connolly, Legislature
Bills: AB 2145,
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 Online privacy: California passes nation's stiffest protections for K-12 data

California bill would prohibit the sale or disclosure of student information, targeted ads based on school information and creation of student profiles not for educational purposes. It would require educational tech data to be kept secure. »Read

In this article: Joan Buchanan, Legislature, Darrell Steinberg, James Steyer
Bills: SB 1177,
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 Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

Through a series of unusual plays, Tesla has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land its new $5 billion factory. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ted Gaines, Legislature
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 Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory

Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. FILE - In this Friday, June 22, 2012 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks past the ... »Read

In this article: Legislature, minimum wage, renewable energy
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 California among 5 states offering major incentives to Tesla in bid to secure $5 billion factory

LOS ANGELES >> From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.It's not just the project's massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even the ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ted Gaines, Legislature
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 What states like California can offer to get Tesla's $5 billion factory

LOS ANGELES >> Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help ... »Read

In this article: Legislature, minimum wage, renewable energy
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 AM Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Sunday

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today: »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Darrell Steinberg, water
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 NEW: AG's low-key Vergara appeal has damage-control vibe

Without fanfare, Attorney General Kamala Harris appealed the Vergara decision throwing out state teacher tenure and job-protection laws late Friday at the direction of Gov. Jerry Brown and with the encouragement of state Superintendent of Public ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Teachers Association, Kamala Harris, Chris Reed, Tom Torlakson
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