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 STATE SENATE: Five candidates running in new district
Press Enterprise/Politics blog - April 18, 10:06 pm
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 California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge
Los Angeles Times/California - April 18, 6:24 pm
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 Scenes from the never-dull Clinton White House
San Diego Union-Tribune - April 19, 1:51 am
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 County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum
Los Angeles Times/California - April 18, 9:05 pm
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 Viewpoints: What does Leland Yee tell us about the political culture of Sacramento?
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 NEW: LAT: All hail 'economic stability,' surpluses achieved by Gov. Brown

The ability of Gov. Jerry Brown to convince the state press corps that he has righted California's listing ship continues to amaze. The Golden State has by far the highest poverty rate in the nation. One in six adults can't find full-time work ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gray Davis, Legislature, Chris Megerian, Proposition 25, Chris Reed, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pete Wilson
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 Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Diane Cummins, Jeff Stone, Evan Westrup
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 Scenes from the never-dull Clinton White House

Glimpses into behind-the-scenes workings of President Bill Clinton's White House, as revealed in newly released documents: »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Lisa A. Green, Leonard Peltier
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 Lines quickly being drawn in Solano DA's race

With the race for Solano County District Attorney beginning to take shape, money and supporters of the incumbent and his challenger, are beginning to pile up. »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Jim Frazier, Mike Thompson, Lois Wolk
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 Another View: Feinstein’s bill should be enacted quickly

The Bee editorial board asserts that several provisions in the Emergency Drought Relief Act are flawed, (“Feinstein’s water bill is an overreach,” Editorials, April 17). I would like to explain in more detail how those ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, water
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 Viewpoints: What does Leland Yee tell us about the political culture of Sacramento?

It is true that money flows freely, too freely, throughout our state Capitol. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, campaign finance, Dan Morain, Darrell Steinberg, water, Leland Yee
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 STATE SENATE: Five candidates running in new district

The 20th Senate District in San Bernardino County was formed through 2011 redistricting. Its makeup favors Democrats »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, California Target Book, Allan Hoffenblum, Gloria Negrete McLeod, Alfonso Sanchez, Norma J. Torres
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 Peers welcome new Ventura County Superior Court judge

There was no lack of humor Friday at the official enrobing and installation of Ventura County's first Asian-American Superior Court judge, F. Dino Inumerable. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Jeff Gorell
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 Sacramento unemployment falls to 8.1 percent; state rate unchanged

The job market continued to nudge forward in California and Sacramento last month, reducing the region’s unemployment rate slightly while leaving the statewide rate unchanged. »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, George Runner, Christopher Thornberg
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 County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum

Spokesman says former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made another commitment before the candidate event. She leads in fundraising.Two candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina faced off Thursday in Claremont, without ... »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Gloria Molina, Hilda L. Solis
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 Editorial: High springtime gas prices a tradition

Until local resources are available, annual price hike likely here to stay. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tupper Hull, Fran Pavley, water
Bills: SB 4,
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 Former Rep. Tony Coelho to speak at Democratic Party dinner in Merced

Tony Coelho, a former congressman who represented the Central Valley, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker Tuesday during the Merced County Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Rusty Areias, Dennis A. Cardoza, Jim Costa, Cathleen Galgiani, Adam Gray, Barbara Matthews, water
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 The Buzz: On Good Friday, Jerry Brown grants 63 pardons

Gov. Jerry Brown announced 63 pardons on Good Friday, the vast majority of the recipients convicted of long-ago drug crimes. Gov. Jerry Brown once again issued pardons during a religious holiday season. His 63 pardons on Good Friday went ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Susan Talamantes Eggman
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 Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night. »Read

In this article: Chris Young, Chris Young
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 Rep. Mike Honda opens office inside union headquarters

Democratic Rep. Mike Honda, engaged in a contentious fight for re-election in a Silicon Valley House race, has made the unusual move of locating his 2014 campaign office inside the headquarters of a major South Bay labor organization - the Service ... »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Michael Honda, Jessica A. Levinson, Carla Marinucci, SEIU
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 California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

The governor wants to keep spending in check while creating a rainy day fund, paying down debt and covering pension shortfalls. But he needs some GOP support.SACRAMENTO — Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gray Davis, Tim Donnelly, Ana J. Matosantos, Chris Megerian, Arnold Schwarzenegger
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 POLITICAL EMPIRE: Obama critic D'Souza added to Inland conservative summit

Also, Democrats try to do to Paul Ryan’s budget what Republicans are doing with Obamacare »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Paul Chabot, Tim Donnelly, Ray Haynes, Gary G. Miller, Brian Nestande, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Raul Ruiz
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 S.F. program offers help to tenants evicted under Ellis Act

Low-income San Francisco tenants evicted under the state's Ellis Act will have a better shot at getting into existing affordable housing, after Supervisor David Chiu and Mayor Ed Lee on Friday announced the launch of a new program. The Ellis Act ... »Read

In this article: David Chiu, Edwin M. Lee
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 Tomato-tossing techies, don't take protesters' bait

Purple-shirted SEIU workers protested in front of the building, railing against the tax break the city has given companies to induce them to move to the chronically underdeveloped neighborhood. The protest was well covered by the media, but late ... »Read

In this article: David Campos, Ross Mirkarimi, SEIU
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 Bond firm's hospitality under review

State ethics regulators have opened an investigation into hundreds of dinners purchased for school officials by Stone & Youngberg, an underwriter that has issued billions of dollars of bonds across California — many approved by recipients of those ... »Read

In this article: Fair Political Practices Commission, Gary Winuk
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 L.A. should be more selective with hotel tax breaks, some say

With the City Council poised to consider a new crop of downtown hotel subsidies, one high-profile project in particular is being seen as a test case.Nearly a decade ago, lawmakers in Los Angeles took an aggressive step to boost the city's ... »Read

In this article: Jose Huizar, Curren Price
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 POLITICS: Stone changes online biography after challenge

The Riverside County supervisor changed language to more accurately reflect his employment history. Stone and former assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia are openly feuding in the 28th Senate District race »Read

In this article: Mark Bogetich, Jerry Brown, Ron Calderon, campaign finance, Field Poll, Bonnie Garcia, Anna Nevenic, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeff Stone, Robert Stutzman, Roderick Wright, Leland Yee
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 Unusual arrangement? Honda's campaign offices are right at home — in SEIU headquarters

PrintDemocratic Congressman Mike Honda, now engaged in a contentious fight for re-election in a Silicon Valley House race, has made the unusual move of locating his 2014 campaign office inside the headquarters of a major South Bay labor organization ... »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Michael Honda, Ro Khanna, Jessica A. Levinson, Carla Marinucci, SEIU
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 SAN BERNARDINO: Rough start for charter committee

First, appointees were all male, then, despite tight schedule, city manager and consultant miss second of just six meetings »Read

In this article: Cassie MacDuff, Henry Nickel, water
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 NEW: Video: Art Laffer: California vs. Texas

There are two types of states in the United States. Some are hiking taxes and others are cutting taxes. Economist Art Laffer explains how the experiments within the states are playing out nationwide and culminating with the difference between Texas ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Art Laffer
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 Joe Mathews: Brown should move to Delta

Governor Brown could handle two problems with a single fix - move to the Delta. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Joe Mathews, water
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 REDLANDS: Orange Blossom Trail construction to begin

The city gave the go-ahead to build the first part of the trail, from Grove Street to Wabash Avenue »Read

In this article: Pete Aguilar, Jon Harrison
Bills: SB 18,
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 Capitol Alert: FPPC investigating disclosure compliance by Tim Donnelly's PAC

The state agency overseeing campaign finance rules in California says Republican Tim Donnelly has failed for more than a year to file campaign finance statements for a political action committee he formed in 2012. Republican gubernatorial ... »Read

In this article: California Republican Party, campaign finance, Tim Donnelly, Fair Political Practices Commission, Roger Hernandez, Chris Holden, Craig Huey, Donna Lowe, Gary Winuk
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 GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Jerry Brown pardons 63 on Good Friday

Five convicted in Inland courts are among those officially forgiven for past criminal offenses, mostly drug-related »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, CEQA, Field Poll
Bills: SB 18,
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 The Los Angeles 2020 Commission: a minority report

The UCLA Anderson Forecast recently conveyed the news that L.A. produced no jobs on a net basis in the past two decades. Adding to Angeleno angst is the fact we may have glitz and glamour, but we’re one of the poverty capitals of the nation. ... »Read

In this article: California Lottery, Gray Davis, UCLA Anderson Forecast, water
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