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 NEW: CA Dems also splitting on social-services spending

As noted in a previous blog, “CA Dem vs CA Dem on taxes,” California’s virtual one-party state is developing fissures. One is over taxes. Another is over spending on social programs. New Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon
Bills: SB 375,
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 NEW: Jerry Brown's $24 million campaign war chest

Being close to a one-party state is distorting California politics in unpredictable ways. The latest: According to the Los Angeles Times, Gov. Jerry Brown still holds almost $24 million in his 2014 war chest for governor. The reason is his ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Proposition 2, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Meg Whitman
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 Ventura Man Arrested In Sexual Battery

A 20-year-old man was arrested on Friday for allegedly committing sexual battery to a woman running in Grant Park. »Read

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 S.F. library writes new chapter on solving homeless dilemma

[...] homeless advocates argued that despite library staff’s pleas to the contrary, the rules were really about clearing the site of homeless people since the first violation of a major offense came with a yearlong suspension. Library staff met ... »Read

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 E-mails show back-channel talks between CPUC, PG&E

A top official with the California Public Utilities Commission offered to help Pacific Gas and Electric Co. subvert rules intended to prevent backroom deals in regulatory cases, e-mails that the company released Friday show. [...] undisclosed talks ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Michael Florio, Kamala Harris, Michael R. Peevey, Mark Toney
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 Parents of teen girl killed by Denver police demand federal probe

DENVER (Reuters) - The parents of a 17-year-old girl shot dead this week by Denver police while she was driving a stolen car have called for a U.S. Justice Department civil rights investigation into her death. »Read

In this article: Jose Atilio Hernandez, Jose Hernandez
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 Amid California's drought, water chief preaches conservation - and balance

As head of California’s State Water Resources Control Board, Felicia Marcus has a central role in guiding the state’s response to a historic drought. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, George Deukmejian, water
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 VIDEO: Labor unions spar at Richard Pan's press conference

Sen. Richard Pan’s bill to penalize hospitals that call 911 instead of treating drunk patients quickly became a symbol of a larger fight between two unions: SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West and the California Nurses Association. … ... »Read

In this article: California Nurses Association, Roger Dickinson, Richard Pan, SEIU
Bills: SB 145,
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 Democratic Party official: 'Conspiracy' talk around Kamala Harris sexist

To the matter of Kamala Harris, Antonio Villaraigosa and political slights – whether real or perceived – on Friday came Shawnda Westly, executive director of the California Democratic Party. … Click to Continue » »Read

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