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 Will California PUC President Michael Peevey get a record third term?

Legislators, lobbyists and Capitol staffers who deal with energy policy are buzzing about whether Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey will get a record third term. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gray Davis, Michael R. Peevey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Toney
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 Garcetti asking nearby cities to join L.A. in boosting minimum wages

When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pitched his plan to gradually boost the minimum wage across the city, critics argued that businesses might move to nearby cities to pay workers less. »Read

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 Hill Agenda This Week: Fund the Government and Arm Syrian Rebels

Congress has plenty to tackle in its last week before leaving town to campaign, including acting on Obama's request for help to fight ISIS. »Read

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 Homers from Moss, Fuld lead A's past Seattle 4-0

Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss hit solo home runs, Jon Lester combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. »Read

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 In Iowa, Hillary Clinton teases presidential buzz

'I've got a few things on my mind these days,' Clinton tells Iowa Democrats at the Harkin Steak Fry, a Democratic cattle-call and fundraiser »Read

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 California regulators seek train bridge inspectors

State regulators are scrambling to hire two railroad bridge inspectors amid a surge in crude oil shipments by train. Assembly member Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) speaks to members of the press during a news conference at the rail station in ... »Read

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 Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.... »Read

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 A higher minimum wage makes sense for L.A., but it's no cure-all

Hardly a week goes by without some new study, quarterly report or economic forecast proclaiming the same troubling news — a combination of stagnant, low wages and a high cost of living has left far too many Angelenos struggling to make ends meet. ... »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, minimum wage
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 Dignity Health spends big at Levi's Stadium

If you're wondering why health care costs are going sky high, one reason may be the multimillion-dollar skyboxes that two of the Bay Area's biggest 'not-for-profit' insurers have bought at the 49ers' new stadium. The statement added that 'in ... »Read

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