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An Engineered Drought

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

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Jerry Brown, the Farmers' Friend

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

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Lawmakers seek soda warning labels

"“STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.” Once this law is passed, we can use this same warning and just insert whatever product we want into the warning. This will be the template for change! Who knew complex issues could be solved so easily?"

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Minimum wage up $3 in Oakland; may impact small businesses

"Well said Avg. Joe. The headline is like saying: taking a laxative May make you defecate."

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Minimum wage up $3 in Oakland; may impact small businesses

"may impact small business- really a $3 increase overnight would certainly impact any small business. Probably hurts non-minimum wage restaurant workers more than anything else, only ones making minimum wage in table service establishments are the tipped employees. That leaves the best paid people in the house getting a $3/hour raise, to the detriment of the others. Back asswards."

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 Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign's outset

Days later, she said through her campaign that she supports same-sex marriage being recognized as a constitutional right in a pending Supreme Court case. While Clinton enters the race in a dominant position, she faces skepticism from some Democrats ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, campaign finance, Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Barack Obama, Same-sex marriage
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 Make California's water hogs pay

To the editor: I hope you received lots of outraged letters about the jaw-droppingly selfish customer who asked whom he should sue for the decrease in his property's value when his landscaping dies. Meanwhile, the Desert Water Agency general manager ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, Sarah Tamor, water
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 Covered CA adds greater complexity to tax system

Tax time has become even more of a challenge under the Affordable Care Act, and in California, taxpayers have found matters especially difficult. Despite racking up relatively big successes in »Read

In this article: CalPERS, Peter V. Lee
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 California lawmakers should pass the vaccination bill

Anti-vaccination parents showed up last week in Sacramento threatening to leave the public schools en masse, and the Senate Education Committee crumbled like a batch of overbaked cookies. Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), who has written legislation ... »Read

In this article: global warming, Legislature, Carol Liu, Richard Pan
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 For California governors, the roller-coaster ride is routine

Two former governors sat before a crowd of civic leaders last week, a serene 51 floors above the lunch-hour cacophony of Flower Street in downtown Los Angeles. Pete Wilson and Gray Davis were doing what politicians do, debating the fine points of ... »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Jerry Brown, Gray Davis, Drought, global warming, Greg Lucas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, water, Pete Wilson
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 Wedge of warm seawater known as 'the blob' blamed for marine havoc

It's called 'the blob,' and some blame it for the thousands of dead seabirds and emaciated sea lion pups that have washed ashore on California beaches since late last year. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, global warming, water
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 McCarthy Uses Bully Pulpit to Spotlight California Drought

Legislation targeting arcane water rules is not typically the stuff of legacy building for high-profile political figures. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Drought, Dianne Feinstein, greenhouse gas, Kevin McCarthy, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, David G. Valadao, water
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 5 Stories You'll Care About in Politics This Week

From Clinton's campaign to foreign policy hot spots. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina, Loretta Lynch
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 Big Labor's Legislature in Sacramento

If there were any doubts about who runs the show in Sacramento, a new report from the California Labor Federation should put those notions to rest. Based on a scorecard of 33 votes taken during 2014, 32 state lawmakers – all Democrats – earned ... »Read

In this article: Khatchik Achadjian, Jerry Brown, Anthony Cannella, Steve Fox, Legislature, Lois Wolk
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 GOP 2016 hopefuls take aim at Hillary

They mocked her black 'Scooby Van' and chided her tipless trip to Chipotle. They ripped her use of a personal email server, her family foundation's acceptance of foreign gifts and her tenure as secretary of state. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina, Loretta Lynch, referendum
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 Is there a happy ending to Chuck Schumer-Dick Durbin buddy movie?

In need of a new roommate 22 years ago, Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) persuaded his housemates to turn to his friend from Illinois, Richard J. Durbin.They had already served 10 years together in the House, and Durbin was part of their rat pack of ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, George P. Miller, Leon Panetta, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats, water
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 School Districts, Parents At Odds Over Breakfast In Class

The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. »Read

In this article: Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Unified School District
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 State water board issues revised drought regulations for Californians

In response to numerous complaints, state regulators Saturday issued a revised plan for California's first-ever mandatory water cuts, emphasizing the need for urgent action as summer looms. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, Eric Garcetti, Chris Megerian, water
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 Media must make a difference in coverage of California's drought

The drought is a huge story because California plays an outsized role feeding the world and leading innovation. There’s a crowded bandwagon of journalists quoting the same information without showing whether it is true. … Click to Continue ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
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 Brown shouldn't leave eco goals out of new Delta plan

Gov. Jerry Brown’s new tack is understandable. The governor needs to make clear that the water supply and environmental goals are still paramount and co-equal. Brown should specifically define the ecological goals, set measurable objectives and ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, peripheral canal, water
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 Unequal water cutbacks not simple, not fair

The State Water Resources Control Board’s approach to cutting water use is arcane, confusing and extremely unfair. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
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 It's time for an honest discussion about water

If your history of the drought doesn’t extend past April 1, you might be excused for wondering why no additional agricultural water cuts were ordered. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
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 Another View: The question of raising taxes

California’s tax problems need to be addressed and elected representatives are better suited to the task than an initiative. But calling for action requiring political courage betrays the unlikelihood of any such outcome. Courageous decisions ... »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, Jerry Brown, Legislature
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 Agriculture and drought, work ethic, mental illness, etc.

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In this article: Drought, Roberta MacGlashan, water
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 Granada Hills Charter High School wins national academic decathlon

Granada Hills Charter High School won the national 2015 Academic Decathlon on Saturday, marking the fourth time in the last five years the San Fernando Valley school has claimed the honor. »Read

In this article: Tamar Galatzan, Los Angeles Unified School District
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 GOP contenders tangle in New Hampshire

Republicans get a glimpse of what could be a long slog of a primary. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Loretta Lynch, Ron Paul
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 Buddhist sect leader wanted in China, gains followers in Pasadena, Monterey Park

A prosperous Pasadena artist wanted for allegedly stealing nearly $8 million in China has built an empire of devoted disciples in California based on the claim that he is the reincarnation of Buddha.Now known as His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III, ... »Read

In this article: Judy Chu, Ed Hernandez, Tom Lantos, Hilda L. Solis
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 Lindsey Graham: Listening to Hillary Clinton "is like something out of North Korea"

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, knocked the former state secretary for her avoidance of media scrutiny. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Drought, Steve Jobs
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 One hurt as truck crashes into Osteria Mozza restaurant

A pickup truck crashed into the front door of the acclaimed Osteria Mozza restaurant on Highland Avenue in Hancock Park on Saturday, leaving one person injured. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, Chris Megerian, water
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 Forde & Mollrich Offer Rebuttal to Great Park Investigation for State Investigation of Audit Subcommittee

We received this news release from Forde & Mollrich over the weekend and are publishing it in advance of Wednesday’s meeting in Sacramento where a State Assembly Subcommittee will decide whether or not to investigate what amounts to a ... »Read

In this article: Larry Agran, Lorena Gonzalez, Legislature
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 California water saving mandate shrinks cuts for some cities

State regulators on Saturday announced a revised plan to reduce water use in drought-stricken California that offers easier conservation targets for major cities, including Los Angeles, while demanding greater cutbacks from others. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
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 California vaccine legislation spurs legal debate over right to education

A question looms over Senate Bill 277, the most contentious legislative battle in Sacramento this year: Does one student's right to an education trump another student's right to stay healthy? »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Richard Pan, water
Bills: SB 277,
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