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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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Study Finds Tripling Tobacco Tax Would Ignite Smuggling

"Russian & Armenian Organized Crime Groups from Sacramento & Southern California when the Tobacco Tax was increased I think 10 years ago, created a brand new and largely uncontrolled form of smuggling where Ryder or Uhaul Trucks were driven to Indian Reservations in Las Vegas and their is nothing that Ag Inspection in Barstow could do, there is nothing illegal in hauling Cigarettes as long as there is a bill of sale."

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 L.A. voters won't be offered cash prizes in March city election

A controversial proposal to offer cash prizes to Los Angeles voters is dead — at least for next year's city elections. »Read

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District, Nury Martinez, Herb Wesson
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 New sergeants-at-arms chief started at California Senate in '70s

When Debbie Manning makes a request, California's most powerful politicians usually obey. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ben Hueso, Legislature, David A. Roberti, Darrell Steinberg, Diane Watson
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 Feasting, digesting and composting toward zero waste

While inedible food scraps are best managed by composting or anaerobically digesting, excess leftover edible food should feed people. Recology, San Francisco's recycling and compost collection company, kicked off the holiday giving season last week ... »Read

In this article: Jared Blumenfeld, greenhouse gas, renewable energy, water
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 Review: King Lear at UCSB's Campbell Hall

This UCSB residency by London troupe included two performances on November 20 and 21. »Read

In this article: Will Smith, John Stahl
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 Sriracha, a water bond and other things for which we're thankful

The nature of this page — of all editorial pages, really — is that much space is devoted to criticism, to identifying and illuminating the flaws of legislation or legislators, candidates or ideas. By way of respite, we like to devote our ... »Read

In this article: Leroy Baca, Jerry Brown, Eric Garcetti, Legislature, Antonio Villaraigosa, water, Leland Yee
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 Chula Vista City Council Race Separated By Two Votes

After all votes were counted, the two candidates were tied. Then the San Diego County Registrar of Voters began manually counting ballots and posted an update Wednesday afternoon. »Read

In this article: John McCann, Steve Padilla
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 Is Thanksgiving Becoming Black Thursday?

Would you rather spend Thanksgiving Day with the family or look for discounts at retailers? You?ll have more choices this year as more and more chains are opening on the holiday.  But others are striking back, staying closed and boasting that ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Joyce L. Kennard
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 Mayor hikes pay for 9 city managers; others asked to go without for 3 years

Nine Los Angeles city managers are getting raises of 3% or 5% from Mayor Eric Garcetti at the same time negotiators are trying to forestall salary increases for a wide range of other city workers. »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, SEIU
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 NEW: Is CA prepared for Ebola?

  The Ebola virus has yet to hit California, but it’s likely coming, according to state health officials. They say the state is prepared, but nurses on the health care front lines aren’t so sure. “Given the spread of Ebola in West Africa ... »Read

In this article: California Nurses Association, Zenei Cortez, Richard Pan, Dave Roberts, water
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 L.A. won't offer prizes to voters in next year's election

A controversial proposal to offer cash prizes to Los Angeles voters is dead – at least for next year’s city elections. »Read

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District, Nury Martinez, Herb Wesson
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 Sacramento mayor to convene committee on minimum-wage issue

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson plans to convene a working group next year to explore the possibility of raising Sacramento's minimum wage above the $9 an hour required under state law. Johnson declared his support last month for raising the federal ... »Read

In this article: Kevin Johnson, minimum wage, Jay Schenirer, Allen Warren
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 Jonathan Gruber to testify before House panel on Obamacare

The former Obamacare adviser will appear before Darrell Issa's committee before the end of the year »Read

In this article: Darrell Issa, Legislature, Nancy Pelosi
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 Law sought to ban sidewalk toll on Golden Gate Bridge

San Rafael Assemblyman Marc Levine is looking to put the kibosh on bicycle and pedestrian tolls on the Golden Gate Bridge through a bill he plans to introduce Monday. »Read

In this article: Legislature, Marc Levine, Phil Ting
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 Proposed California law would mandate double pay on Thanksgiving, Christmas

Every California worker would receive double pay on Thanksgiving and Christmas under legislation to be proposed by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. The bill takes aim at big-box stores and restaurants that are expanding holiday hours but also would ... »Read

In this article: Lorena Gonzalez, Legislature, sick leave
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 Bay Area Assemblymen propose legislation to stop sidewalk toll on Golden Gate Bridge

San Rafael Assemblyman Marc Levine is looking to put the kibosh on bicycle and pedestrian tolls on the Golden Gate Bridge through a bill he plans to introduce Monday. »Read

In this article: Legislature, Marc Levine, Phil Ting
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 OCDA's Investigation Clears OC Fairgrounds Sale Efforts

The Orange County District Attorney’s office has again cleared insiders who tried to sell the Orange County Fairgrounds during the state of California’s fiscal crisis more than five years ago.  This is the second such report the ... »Read

In this article: Dick Ackerman, Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, state budget
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 How L.A. worked to head off riots after grand jury decision in Ferguson case (+video)

Aware of their city's long history of explosive violence in police matters, Los Angeles police, clergy, and community leaders prepared the city to remain calm, whatever the outcome in Ferguson, Mo.  »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Earl Ofari Hutchinson
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 Supersonic jets can fly from New York to L.A. in 2.5 hours (or less)

Read full story for latest details. »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, water
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 Chef Michael Voltaggio Cooks Up Annual Thanksgiving Meal At LA Mission

More than 3,500 meals will be served Wednesday at the Los Angeles Mission's annual Thanksgiving event. »Read

In this article: Jose Huizar, Tom LaBonge, Antonio Villaraigosa
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 Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday. Fox and Hounds Daily will resume publishing on December 1. »Read
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 Keep Raising Money, Jerry

Gov. Brown is taking hits for carrying on fundraising late in the campaign, and even after the election, despite the fact that he won easily and can’t run for re-election in 2018. The LA Times’ George Skelton laid it on the governor pretty ... »Read

In this article: campaign finance, George Skelton
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 California: The Land of Double Taxation for Small Businesses

Just think: You run a business. Your partner embezzles from you and you are reeling – you feel like you’ve been punched in the gut. Next, California’s state government shows up and slaps you around. When you object, Sacramento offers ... »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Jerry Brown, Charles DeVore, Environmental Justice, Legislature
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 Stay Classy San Diego

A San Diego federal grand jury recently awarded $185 million in punitive damages against AutoZone Stores after finding that the company retaliated against a pregnant manager, eventually demoting her and then firing her. The jury also awarded ... »Read
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 We Are All Pilgrims

A Pilgrim is defined in most dictionaries as a person who makes a long and difficult journey to reach a sacred place. As we begin the Thanksgiving holiday, we are reminded that those pilgrims who shared a feast with Native Americans in 1621 ... »Read
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 Supervisors Will Give Controversial FPPC Monitoring Plan Another Try

Orange County supervisors voted Tuesday to renew a legislative push to have the state Fair Political Practices Commission oversee local campaign finance. »Read

In this article: Patricia Bates, campaign finance, Fair Political Practices Commission, Shirley L. Grindle, Legislature, Tony Rackauckas, Todd Spitzer
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 Democratic bigwigs fail to sway garbage deal in Daly City

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Rep. Jackie Speier, Chronicle columnist and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, and state Democratic Party Chairman John Burton all pitched calls to Daly City’s mayor in an effort to swing a contract in favor of garbage ... »Read

In this article: Willie Brown, John Burton, David Canepa, Gavin Newsom, Eric Potashner, Andrew Ross, John Russo, Jackie Speier
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 NEW: CalPERS numbers attract fresh scrutiny

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System looks to see 2015 as another controversial year, especially around four budding controversies. First, attention has focused in recent weeks around the way CalPERS pays its board members and ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS, John Chiang, Brad Pacheco
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 READ IN: Closing Early Edition

Give yourself a Thanksgiving treat: Sign up for Read In and get all the political news you need delivered to your inbox every day! A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. -- The White House threatened to veto a $450 ... »Read

In this article: Carly Fiorina, Chuck Hagel, Nancy Pelosi
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