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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

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 New sergeants-at-arms chief started at California Senate in '70s
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 Yaroslavsky Retires After 40-Year Political Career
KCBS - Nov. 26, 10:46 pm
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 Opinions > Bogus innovation and false outrage > Uber, K.J. and the Kings unite—and a phony controversy persists in Oak Park.
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 Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground
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 Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.'We hear horror stories about people getting taken advantage of ... »Read

In this article: Lorena Gonzalez, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama
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 NEW: For 2nd straight election, inattention leads to huge Assembly upset

In 2012, Republican officials were appalled at the incompetence of Lancaster City Councilman Ron Smith, a Republican who somehow managed to lose a safe Assembly seat to a Democrat with so much baggage he looked like a muni airport where the handlers ... »Read

In this article: Raul Bocanegra, campaign finance, Joel Fox, Steve Fox, Tom Lackey, Chris Reed, Ronald D. Smith
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 Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground

After the Republicans' success in the midterm elections, many say the Democratic Party should openly embrace government as a tool for lifting people out of economic hardship. A major challenge in the South is finding candidates who can win ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Legislature, minimum wage, Barack Obama, Same-sex marriage
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 NEW: CA deals Indian casino chaos

Despite generating huge revenues, California’s Indian casino industry has been dealt some questionable hands. Political interests have begun to swirl like a roulette ball around fresh efforts to legalize internet gambling statewide. But ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, indian gaming, referendum
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 Opinions > Bogus innovation and false outrage > Uber, K.J. and the Kings unite—and a phony controversy persists in Oak Park.

Can companies be creepy, vindictive douchebags? Apparently they can when they are Uber. In the last couple of weeks, there has been a flood of... »Read

In this article: Kevin Johnson, Kevin McCarty, Jay Schenirer
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 Opinions > Grateful and appreciative > SN&R's annual Thanksgiving editorial.

SN&R’s writers and editors are thankful … that tens of thousands of Sacramentans now have health care because of the Affordable Care Act. that the... »Read

In this article: minimum wage, Jay Schenirer, Allen Warren, water
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 Opinions > Absurdity > Second police chief in a row retires early with a fat pension.

A few weeks ago, I joked with my CN&R colleagues about starting an office pool on who would retire first: Chico Police Chief Kirk Trostle... »Read

In this article: CalPERS, CalSTRS
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 Opinions > Letters for November 27, 2014 >

Comments on the commentary Re “Peace for Israelis and Palestinians” (Guest comment, by Michael Leitner, Nov. 20): Chico State recreation professor Michael Leitner says that... »Read

In this article: Doug LaMalfa, Bob Mulholland, water
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 Yaroslavsky Retires After 40-Year Political Career

After 40 years on the Los Angeles City Council and then Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Zev Yaroslavsky is retiring. »Read

In this article: Sheila Kuehl, Gloria Molina, Zev Yaroslavsky
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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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