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California seeks to extend landmark climate-change effort

"Governor Brown may need “real” tax dollars to continue to fund his high speed rail as those “fees” from cap & trade are diminishing. Maybe it’s karma that the cash cow of the cap & trade “fees” may be dying, as CARB avoids the transparency that the program has done little in 10 years to reduce California’s 1% contribution to the World’s Green House gases. California’s flagship climate change policy Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Initiative was signed into law in 2006 when California was contributing 1% to the worlds green hose gases. And now, 10 years later, by AVOIDING transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade, the state can focus on how to spend the cap and trade funds they receive. Now, a decade later, according to the California Energy Commission we still contributes a miniscule 1 percent ( 1%). The cap & trade program that hits the motorists’ pocketbooks and has had little to no impact on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, the state, by avoiding transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade remains on a go-it-alone crusade to micro manage the California emissions that generates billions of dollars for the government at the expense of businesses and the financially challenged. With numerous state government agencies there is a feeding frenzy on getting a piece of the lucrative cap and trade tax revenue. The public, especially the homeless and poor that are paying dearly for the emissions crusade efforts of the AQMD deserves to know if there is any progress over the last decade in reducing California’s 1% contribution to the world’s greenhouse gases."

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Brown Administration Proposes Another 10 Years Of Cap-And-Trade

"Governor Brown may need “real” tax dollars to continue to fund his high speed rail as those “fees” from cap & trade are diminishing. Maybe it’s karma that the cash cow of the cap & trade “fees” may be dying, as CARB avoids the transparency that the program has done little in 10 years to reduce California’s 1% contribution to the World’s Green House gases. California’s flagship climate change policy Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Initiative was signed into law in 2006 when California was contributing 1% to the worlds green hose gases. And now, 10 years later, by AVOIDING transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade, the state can focus on how to spend the cap and trade funds they receive. Now, a decade later, according to the California Energy Commission we still contributes a miniscule 1 percent ( 1%). The cap & trade program that hits the motorists’ pocketbooks and has had little to no impact on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, the state, by avoiding transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade remains on a go-it-alone crusade to micro manage the California emissions that generates billions of dollars for the government at the expense of businesses and the financially challenged. With numerous state government agencies there is a feeding frenzy on getting a piece of the lucrative cap and trade tax revenue. The public, especially the homeless and poor that are paying dearly for the emissions crusade efforts of the AQMD deserves to know if there is any progress over the last decade in reducing California’s 1% contribution to the world’s greenhouse gases."

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High-speed rail still off the tracks

"Governor Brown may need “real” tax dollars to continue to fund his high speed rail as those “fees” from cap & trade are diminishing. Maybe it’s karma that the cash cow of the cap & trade “fees” may be dying, as CARB avoids the transparency that the program has done little in 10 years to reduce California’s 1% contribution to the World’s Green House gases. California’s flagship climate change policy Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Initiative was signed into law in 2006 when California was contributing 1% to the worlds green hose gases. And now, 10 years later, by AVOIDING transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade, the state can focus on how to spend the cap and trade funds they receive. Now, a decade later, according to the California Energy Commission we still contributes a miniscule 1 percent ( 1%). The cap & trade program that hits the motorists’ pocketbooks and has had little to no impact on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, the state, by avoiding transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade remains on a go-it-alone crusade to micro manage the California emissions that generates billions of dollars for the government at the expense of businesses and the financially challenged. With numerous state government agencies there is a feeding frenzy on getting a piece of the lucrative cap and trade tax revenue. The public, especially the homeless and poor that are paying dearly for the emissions crusade efforts of the AQMD deserves to know if there is any progress over the last decade in reducing California’s 1% contribution to the world’s greenhouse gases."

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Cal Fire director urges good behavior to avoid a 'bad article'

"Sage advice."

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$15 an hour minimum wage is pure fiction

"The new minimum wage crusade will result in ALL wages increasing, but it will benefit the rich more than the financially challenged. The crusade to put a “band aid” on the wound of these ever increasing costs, is to raise the minimum wage. The better solution would be to HEAL the wound by DECREASING the over regulations, over taxation, and uncontrollable “fees” on businesses that are slight inconveniences to those making the big bucks but the California financially challenged will continue to disproportionally pick up the costs “camouflaged" at businesses. Again, our elected officials never look at the unintended consequence of higher wages for everyone will benefit the rich more than those on minimum wage via those annual Cost of Living Adjustments in the years ahead. The separation of the rich from the financially challenged continues to be perpetuated with the “traditional” COLA wage adjustments. Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to wages favors the well paid: A 3% COLA adjustment for someone making $100K will result in their compensation being almost $135K in 10 years, but for someone making $30K, their compensation will be $40K in 10 years. The differential being $24K more for the well compensated as the financially challenged continue to fall further behind. Is it fair to give a COLA adjustment to someone making the big bucks $24K more than the person making lower wages for “their” cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care? These higher wage folks are eating similar foods and using the same fuels for their cars as those making fewer wages. Throwing money as a band aid to cover the rising costs for everyone buys votes for reelection, but does not heal the wound of why the costs are rising."

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 The Latest: Obama feels "great" about DNC speech tonight

Hearing no laughter from the group of White House reporters and photographers gathered in the Rose Garden, Obama clarified by saying That was a joke. Clinton's campaign has said that Russia hacked computers belonging to the Democratic National ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi
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 Higher Humidity Helps Firefighters Gain Ground On Sand Fire

Rising humidity is helping firefighters get a handle on the deadly Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita area. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, Tom Torlakson
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 Sand Fire now 40 percent contained, 38,346 acres burned

SANTA CLARITA -- With the majority of evacuated residents back home today, fire crews were working to add to their hard-fought progress against the deadly Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita area.About 3,000 firefighters were on the lines working to ... »Read

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Jerry Brown, Drought, Tom Torlakson
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 The Only Convention That Makes Any Sense

Politics has gone mad here in mid-summer. The political conventions make no sense. The Republicans, the folks who used to defend the flag, are running down the country. Their nominee could taint the party for a generation or more. The Democrats are ... »Read
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 In CA, Political Power Resides where Jobs are Strong

The California Business Roundtable’s monthly report on the state’s employment situation feels like a Jackson Pollock painting with bright colors here, dark spots there while containing hints to why the state’s political power resides where it ... »Read

In this article: Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez
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 We Need A Prop 13-Style Ballot Initiative For Gasoline And Diesel Taxes

Attorney General Kamala Harris has reportedly opened an investigation of oil refiners over gasoline prices. But if she truly wants to know why gasoline and diesel cost so much in California, she’ll be grilling the wrong suspects. She should ... »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Air Resources Board, Board of Equalization, global warming, Kamala Harris, George Runner
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 The U.S. Cities Creating The Most White-Collar Jobs, 2016

The information sector may have glamour and manufacturing, nostalgia appeal, but the real action in high-wage job growth in the United States is in the vast realm of professional and business services. This is not only the largest high-wage part of ... »Read

In this article: Joel Kotkin
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 AM Alert: Jerry Brown to speak at national convention

Gov. Jerry Brown addresses the Democratic National Convention today for the first time in 24 years. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Tom Torlakson
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 Sand fire: In praise of the firefighters working in extreme heat

To the editor: I really don’t know how our firefighters manage to battle these flames in triple-digit temperatures, especially considering that they wear at least 45 pounds of gear. They sacrifice such a great deal for us. I don’t have enough ... »Read

In this article: Drought, greenhouse gas, renewable energy
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 Gov. Brown vetoes bill easing special election burdens on counties, voters

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Monday that would have allowed him and his successors to cancel a special election if there is only one candidate. Brown was concerned »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Sharon Runner
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 Sanders endorses Clinton; a Republican stands up to Trump

The Take for Wednesday, from The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Rob Bonta, Hillary Clinton, Doug Elmets, global warming, Kevin Johnson, Charles Munger, Loretta Sanchez, Adam Schiff, Angie C. Schwartz, Darrell Steinberg
Bills: AB 72,
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 Essential California: 12 Hours in the Life of the LAPD in Watts

Good morning. It is Wednesday, July 27. Here are the 25 most expensive homes in America (and California). Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Complicated relationship On Monday night, police shot an 18-year-old man in ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Drought, Sheila Kuehl, Tom Torlakson, water
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 Whoa. Big grid project moving too fast for comfort

Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t shy away from big solutions to the problems that ail California. A multibillion-dollar bullet train to transport Californians from north to south.  Two giant tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San-Joaquin Delta to ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Independent System Operator, Legislature, water
Bills: SB 350,
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 McDonnell ruling a setback in fight against government corruption: Erwin Chemerinsky

In the flurry surrounding the end of the Supreme Court's term, too little attention was paid to an important case that will make it far harder to prosecute government corruption. In McDonnell v. United States, the Supreme Court redefined what is ... »Read

In this article: Erwin Chemerinsky, John Roberts
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 Nancy Pelosi wants the speaker's gavel back. And she needs Hillary Clinton's help to do it.

If Pelosi once again become speak, it will probably be because another woman — Hillary Clinton — has won the White House. Such a scenario would produce a watershed moment in Washington and American politics. »Read

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, water
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 Affordable housing 101: Why not build more granny units?

In the past year, towns and cities throughout the Bay Area have passed new ordinances to streamline permitting procedures for accessory units, or are considering doing so. »Read

In this article: Bay Area Council, Legislature, Tony Thurmond, water, Bob Wieckowski
Bills: AB 2406, SB 1069,
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 Congress wrestles with providing fertility benefits for injured veterans and servicemembers

The country seemed set to take two big steps forward on expanding fertility coverage for soldiers and veterans, but political impasses in Congress could hold them up. »Read

In this article: John McCain, Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 How many trees are in Los Angeles? Ask Google.

The last time anyone counted, there were 700,000 street trees in the city of Los Angeles. That was more than two decades ago. Now, after four years of punishing drought, the city badly needs a fix on the condition of its urban forest. But doing ... »Read

In this article: Drought, Eric Garcetti, water
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 Lawmaker calls for more scrutiny of scope maker after emails are disclosed

A U.S. lawmaker is renewing his push for Congress to toughen requirements on medical-device warnings, calling Olympus Corp.’s 2013 decision against issuing a broad alert to U.S. hospitals about scope-related superbug outbreaks “despicable.” ... »Read

In this article: Ted W. Lieu, Andrew Ross
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 How the Democratic and Republican party platforms stack up on the issues

The party platforms of Democrats and Republicans, finalized ahead of their respective conventions this month, reflect the stark divide between the parties, on both foreign affairs and domestic social issues. Here's a rundown of where the parties ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, greenhouse gas, minimum wage, renewable energy
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 Your Essential Politics guide to Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention

I’m Christina Bellantoni, here with your Essential Politics guide to the Democratic National Convention. Tonight’s theme is Working Together, and the aim is to trumpet the Obama administration while allowing the outgoing president to pass the ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Cheryl Brown, Hillary Clinton, Legislature, John Lewis, Connie Leyva, John Myers, Barack Obama
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 Cruz, advisers collide over high-stakes GOP primary

The Texas senator has endorsed GOP Rep. Tim Huelskamp in a tough primary, but two key firms on Cruz's team are working against the tea party incumbent. »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Shane Goldmacher, Chris Wilson
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 Does California Really Have The '6th Largest Economy On Planet Earth?'

By Chris NicholsPolitiFact California looks at claims made by elected officials, candidates and groups and rates them as: True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False and Pants On Fire. State Senate leader Kevin de León spotlighted ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, minimum wage
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 The Bern cools down*

<p>As the Democratic national convention turmoil begins to simmer down, <a href=http:* <p><strong>Politico's Kyle Cheney</strong> reports: "After a day and a half of discord and resistance by Bernie ... »Read

In this article: Cheryl Brown, Hillary Clinton, Connie Leyva, Darrell Steinberg, Kriss Worthington
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 State of emergency declared to help battle Sand Fire

Firefighters are making progress battling the 37,701-acre Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita area, reaching 25 percent containment. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tom Torlakson, unemployment insurance
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 Hillary Makes History, Bubba Plays First Spouse

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman ever nominated for president by a major political party. Before offering our usual, full menu of blinding political insights, Calbuzz suggests we all take a moment to reflect on the remarkable ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Norman Solomon
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 Emotions high during roll call for Clinton's historic nomination

The glass ceiling is sporting a large, jagged crack as Hillary Clinton — first lady, senator and secretary of state — on Tuesday became the first woman nominated for president of the United States by a major party. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Michael Dillon, James Wilson
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 Hillary Clinton's nomination shatters another glass ceiling

Hillary Clinton broke through a monumental barrier Tuesday night when she became the first female presidential nominee of a major party, a historic moment that inspired many delegates at the Democratic National Convention to break into tears and ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Gray Davis, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, water
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 Hillary Clinton becomes first female presidential nominee for major party

Hillary Clinton broke through a monumental barrier Tuesday night when she became the first female presidential nominee of a major party, a historic moment that inspired many delegates at the Democratic National Convention to break into tears and ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Gray Davis, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, water
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 For Dodgers and Andrew Friedman, this is the time to step up, not stand pat

With baseball’s trade deadline looming, the backward buzz at Chavez Ravine on Tuesday was about whom the Dodger would not be acquiring before next week. They’re not going to be adding Clayton Kershaw. He sat gloomily on the dugout bench and said ... »Read

In this article: Drought, Dave Roberts
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 SF supervisor factions make nice, OK ballot measures

Perhaps chagrined by the acerbic public display of animosity at last week’s board meeting, San Francisco’s supervisors played nice on Tuesday, and announced they had reached agreements on several proposed ballot measures that were in jeopardy ... »Read

In this article: John Avalos, David Campos
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 State Sanders delegates start quieting down

After some soul searching and a bit of arm-twisting, Bernie Sanders delegates from California and elsewhere adopted a less confrontational approach at Tuesday's session of the Democratic National Convention. »Read

In this article: Bruce E. Cain, Hillary Clinton, Thad Kousser, Barbara Lee
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 L.A. County Supervisors Considering Whether To Buy Superscooper Instead Of Leasing

It costs $37 million to buy a Superscooper and $24,000 a day to lease one. »Read

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Drought, water
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 Sand fire swells to nearly 40,000 acres, but firefighters making progress

SANTA CLARITA VALLEY >> About 3,000 firefighters attacked the Sand fire Tuesday as it swelled to about 37,700 scorched acres in its fifth day, but more than a quarter of the blaze has been contained.'We don't have a large fire front,' Nathan Judy, a ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Wayne C. Johnson, Stephen T. Knight, water
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 With California leading the way, Sanders delegates start quieting down

After some soul searching and a bit of arm-twisting, Bernie Sanders delegates from California and elsewhere adopted a less confrontational approach at Tuesday's session of the Democratic National Convention. »Read

In this article: Bruce E. Cain, Hillary Clinton, Thad Kousser, Barbara Lee
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 California wildfire forces shutdown of famed Big Sur parks

California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tom Torlakson, water
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 The Latest: Emergency declared on Southern California fire

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tom Torlakson
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 Barbara Boxer goes after Trump, Pence

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) went after Donald Trump and his running make Mike Pence on equal pay for women, raising the minimum wage and the pair's stance on abortion. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, minimum wage
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 Will California Public Utilities Commission get the reform message?

The California Assembly makes rare moves for institutional reform, targeting the State Bar and Public Utilities Commission, but one effort was stymied and it’s unclear whether the PUC has gotten the message that change is needed. … Click ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Mike Gatto, Legislature, Michael R. Peevey
Bills: ACA 11,
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 Effort to recall LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian fails

An effort by several San Fernando Valley residents to recall a Los Angeles City councilman from office has flopped.The group seeking to oust Councilman Paul Krekorian failed to deliver the required 18,536 signatures needed to put the issue to voters ... »Read

In this article: Paul Krekorian, Jack Weiss
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 California Governor Jerry Brown casts DNC votes for Hillary Clinton

Gov. Jerry Brown announced the results of California's Democratic primary election at the 2016 Democratic convention in Philadelphia. California Democrats cast 221 votes for Vermont Gov. Bernie Sanders and 330 votes for former Secretary of State ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, John Chiang, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Alex Padilla, Loretta Sanchez
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 A full plate of higher taxes awaits LA voters this fall: Susan Shelley

Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 24 this year, but for politicians in Los Angeles, turkey day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.That's when they will attempt to carve up taxpayers with at least four proposed tax increases - a sales tax hike and three measures that would ... »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, eminent domain, Eric Garcetti, Susan Shelley, water
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 The Latest: Sanders supporters scaling fences being detained

The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local): … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, minimum wage, renewable energy
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 Willie Brown saw rise of African American political influence

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown has attended almost every Democratic National Convention since 1960. He’s had a unique view on the evolving influence of African-Americans on U.S. politics. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, John Chiang, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Alex Padilla, Loretta Sanchez
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 Democrats promise new push for gun control

Mass shootings coupled with police shootings lead to new call for actionPush on gun issues promps fierce rebuttal from National Rifle AssociationNRA, a Trump supporter, begins multimillion campaign against Clinton … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: JENNIFER C. BAKER, Hillary Clinton, Christopher Cox, Barack Obama, water
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 Civic groups must reboot as mayors change

As Kevin Johnson winds down as mayor and Darrell Steinberg prepares to succeed him, both are capitalizing on change. Thanks to Steinberg’s decisive win in the June primary, they have … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Kevin Johnson, Darrell Steinberg
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 Nevada County pot advocates say new growing plan violates will of voters

Nevada County residents roundly voted down a supervisors' ban on outdoor marijuana farms in June 2016. Now, pot advocates say a new growing plan from supervisors violates the will of voters. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, John Chiang, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Alex Padilla, Loretta Sanchez
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 California officials take sides on November ballot initiatives

Prominent California political figures including Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took sides on ballot initiatives by signing arguments to be included in the California Secretary of ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, Dianne Feinstein, Jason Kinney, John Laird, Legislature, Mark Leno, John McGinness, Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa, water
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 Hearings Begin On California Governor Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnel Project

By Amy QuintonWater regulators have begun public hearings on California Governor Jerry Brown's $15 billion twin tunnel project, known as California Waterfix. The project aims to provide a more reliable water supply for millions of Californians. ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, John Laird, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water
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 House Veterans' Affairs chairman seeks records on shooters

In a letter Tuesday to the secretary of Veterans Affairs, Florida Rep. Jeff Miller requested a briefing on all VA services received by Army reservist Micah Johnson, who shot and killed five Dallas cops and wounded nine other law enforcement officers ... »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 Quemetco battery recycling plant ordered to repair hole, gaps in hazardous waste storage

The Department of Toxic Substances Control stepped up enforcement Tuesday of the Quemetco battery recycling plant in the City of Industry by ordering repairs to a hole in a hazardous waste storage area containing lead and other toxic waste.The ... »Read

In this article: DTSC, Dan Kramer
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 Democrats make Clinton 1st woman presidential candidate from major party

Democrats on Tuesday made Hillary Clinton the first woman ever nominated for president from a major party. Her nomination sets up what’s expected to be a bruising general election campaign … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama
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 Here are the best features of each state, according to their Democratic delegates

States: You pick goofy things to be proud of. »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, minimum wage, Barack Obama
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 Petitions Cleared To Overturn California's Gun-Control Laws

(AP) — Opponents of stricter gun laws will have an opportunity to overturn six recent laws expanding background checks and attempting to curb rapid-reloading firearms. But the effort is a long shot as 365,000 signatures are needed on ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Craig DeLuz
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 Where and when to see Bill Clinton and other speakers tonight at the Democratic National Convention on TV, radio and the Internet

The Democratic National Convention continues tonight -- Thursday, July 21, 2016 -- in Philadelphia with a prime-time speech from former President Bill Clinton.Following the roll call of the states, speeches on this second night of the Democratic ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi
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 Supervisor wants L.A. County to put a new animal shelter in a jail

A Los Angeles County supervisor wants to look into addressing two intractable problems — overcrowded animal shelters and offenders who cycle repeatedly through the county jail system — by placing a new animal shelter in a detention center. ... »Read

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Sheila Kuehl, Hilda L. Solis
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 An asset or a disruption? What the White House might look like with Bill Clinton in the East Wing

When Bill Clinton walks onto the stage at the Democratic convention on Tuesday — the night his wife officially wins the Democratic nomination for president — the couple will rest on the edge of history. Never before has the spouse of a former ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Ted W. Lieu, Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama, Leon Panetta, Roger Salazar
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 Clinton steps into history as 1st woman White House nominee

Taking her place in history, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night will become the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House, a triumphant moment for Democrats to relish before plunging into a bruising general election against Republican ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama
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 Affordable housing 101: Are granny units a solution?

In the past year, towns and cities throughout the Bay Area have passed new ordinances to streamline permitting procedures for accessory units, or are considering doing so. »Read

In this article: Bay Area Council, Legislature, Tony Thurmond, water, Bob Wieckowski
Bills: AB 2406, SB 1069,
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 L.A. County supervisors pull marijuana tax measure from November ballot

November’s ballot will be crowded with tax initiatives, but a Los Angeles County proposal to fund efforts on homelessness with a tax on marijuana won’t be one of them. County supervisors voted Tuesday to pull back an initiative they had ... »Read

In this article: Sheila Kuehl, Hilda L. Solis
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