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Latest California news - Nov. 18, 2:59 pm

California-style dominance eludes Democrats nationwide
2:31 pm - CalWatchdog
  At a moment of unprecedented dominance in California, Democrats woke up on Election Day to a painfully changed national landscape, raising sharp questions about how poorly their approach to
In this article: Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Anthony Rendon,
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Paying for public retirees has never cost L.A. taxpayers more. And that's after pension reform
1:35 pm - Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles officials often boast about how they stemmed the rising cost of employee pensions, an expense that has hobbled cash-strapped cities throughout California. Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said changes he oversaw in 2011 and 2012, which ...
In this article: Eric Garcetti, Antonio Villaraigosa,
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Farewell dinner sends Chino Mayor Dennis Yates off on next adventure (probably includes fishing)
1:17 pm - Inland Daily Bulletin
CHINO >> Out-going Chino Mayor Dennis Yates was given a farewell retirement dinner and roast Thursday night for his years of service to the community.The event, attended by residents, fellow officials and members of the business community, was held ...
In this article: Fred Aguiar, Nancy Pelosi,
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Officials: Drought kills 102 million trees in California
1:07 pm - Sacramento Bee
The California drought has killed more than 102 million trees in a die-off of forests that increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires and other threats to humans, officials said Friday. … Click to Continue »
In this article: Tom Vilsack,
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Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions wants to hold the line on legal immigration, too
1:05 pm - Sacramento Bee
Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is the hardest of Capitol Hills hard-core conservatives, a former prosecutor and failed judicial nominee whose sternly worded views on immigration, drugs, gun rights … Click to Continue »
In this article: Dianne Feinstein, illegal immigration, Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama, Senate Republicans,
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Taxes get higher on newly legalized pot as California cities and counties move to take their own cut
12:45 pm - Los Angeles Times
As the marijuana industry celebrates the passage of an initiative legalizing recreational marijuana in California, more sobering news came from local elections, where voters in 37 counties and cities including Long Beach, San Diego and San ...
In this article: Robert Garcia,
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Trump to meet Saturday with Sacramento first lady Michelle Rhee
11:05 am - Sacramento Bee
Donald Trump will meet on Saturday with Sacramento first lady Michelle Rhee, considered to be in the running for secretary of education. Jason Miller, communications director for Trumps transition team, … Click to Continue »
In this article: Hillary Clinton, Kevin Johnson, Michelle Rhee, Mitt Romney,
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In Donald Trump's America, will California replace Texas as chief antagonist?
10:52 am - Los Angeles Times
Essential Politics: Democrats boast they've picked up another seat in Legislature, statewide uncounted ballots dips below 3.5 million Nov. 18, 2016, 11:18 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. ...
In this article: Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Alex Padilla, Anthony Rendon,
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Trump court pick could be consequential to California Teachers Association
9:32 am - CalWatchdog
While it may not be immediately apparent, Donald Trumps victory in last weeks presidential election has deep implications for the balance of political power in California. Because of his win,
In this article: California Teachers Association, Fair Political Practices Commission,
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Chicago O'Hare airport workers plan Thanksgiving strike
9:26 am - CNN -
Hundreds of workers at Chicago O'Hare International Airport are planning to strike during the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the busiest times at one of the country's busiest airports.
In this article: SEIU,
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Trump Names Benghazi Zealot His CIA Director
9:10 am - Mother Jones
On Friday morning, President-elect Donald Trump named Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kans.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee with a history of hardline positions and controversial statements, to be his CIA chief. Pompeo, a lawyer and former Army ...
In this article: George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, John McLaughlin, Adam Schiff,
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CalWatchdog Morning Read - November 18
8:34 am - CalWatchdog
LAO: State could withstand mild recession Newsom calls for higher-ed “sanctuary campuses” CA is the new Texas Border Patrol union likes Trump’s wall idea Covered California prepares for Trump Good
In this article: Legislature, Gavin Newsom,
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Letters: You're forgetting the separation of powers
8:00 am - Orange County Register - Editorial
Re: For those who fear Trump, theres only one option [Opinion, Nov. 17]: In my opinion, Erwin Chemerinskys column is a bunch of What ifs. What if Hillary Clinton had been elected and put Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder and Barack...
In this article: Erwin Chemerinsky, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama,
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California rejected Trump but could benefit anyway
8:00 am - Orange County Register - Editorial
On Jan. 20, when Donald Trump takes his hand off the Bible and picks up the phone, he could cause a near-seismic upheaval in California just by changing some federal rules and implementing new policies. Let me break the news to you gently: it ...
In this article: Anthony Rendon, Susan Shelley, water,
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A business strategy for the governor's race
8:00 am - Orange County Register - Editorial
Now that the 2018 race for governor of California is in full swing with the release of the first Field Poll on the contest, as the race shapes up business interests will consider how to position themselves in a multi-candidate field. Conventional...
In this article: John Chiang, Gray Davis, Kevin Faulconer, Field Poll, Joel Fox, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Richard Riordan, Bill Simon, Tom Steyer, Ashley Swearengin, Antonio Villaraigosa, Steve Westly,
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Gloria Romero for Trump's Secretary of Education
6:04 am - Fox & Hounds Daily
New presidents usually appoint at least one member of the other party to a cabinet post to advance bipartisanship and national unity. A perfect choice for President-elect Donald Trump would be Gloria Romero, a former Democratic majority leader in ...
In this article: Legislature, Gloria Romero,
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Housing Affordability and California's Future  
6:03 am - Fox & Hounds Daily
As housing prices continue to rise in California, a significant number of our residents are being denied access to the American dream of homeownership. Today, only about one-third of our fellow citizens can afford to buy a median-priced home in the ...
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Invest California's Pension Funds in Water and Energy Infrastructure
6:02 am - Fox & Hounds Daily
We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters. Peter Thiel, in his 2011 manifesto What Happened to the Future. Anyone living in California whos paying attention knows what venture capitalist Thiel meant. While a handful of Silicon Valley ...
In this article: Joel Kotkin,
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CA Officials Poised To Blunt Trump On Deportation
6:01 am - Fox & Hounds Daily
If Donald Trump aims to significantly reduce the presence of undocumented and unlawful immigrants in California, he will face staunch opposition. From the municipal to statewide level, officials have come out strongly against the prospect of ...
In this article: Kamala Harris, Alex Padilla,
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Trump Proved He Could Win. Now He Must Show He Can Govern
6:00 am - Fox & Hounds Daily
Shock and Revulsion. Joy and jubilation. Two clashing views of a nation irreconcilably divided, one segmentof the population mourning for itself, the other experiencing the realization of a moment that could not have been predicted just months ago. ...
In this article: Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton,
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AM Alert: Will Ami Bera pull away from Scott Jones?
6:00 am - Sacramento Bee
With most 2016 political races long decided, California lawmakers-in-waiting are preparing for the year ahead. But some candidates are still stuck in a mail-in-ballot induced limbo. For Rep. Ami Bera, … Click to Continue »
In this article: Ami Bera, California Teachers Association, Gray Davis, EdVoice, Bob Hertzberg, Darrell Issa, Jim Miller, Richard Pan, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
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The Take: Michelle Rhee and Trump's confusing Cabinet candidates
5:31 am - Sacramento Bee - Opinion
Good morning. On behalf of The Sacramento Bees editorial board, welcome to The Take, your opinion-politics newsletter. Please sign up for it here. Take your pick Just when California was … Click to Continue »
In this article: Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Kevin Johnson, Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Rhee, Mitt Romney, John Shirey, Mac Taylor,
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L.A. prepares to help undocumented immigrants during a Trump presidency
5:00 am - Los Angeles Times
Good morning. It is Friday, Nov. 18. One of the stretching portraits from Disneylands Haunted Mansion is going up for auction. Heres what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES A possible solution Nearly 10,000 California National Guard ...
In this article: Eric Garcetti, Duncan Hunter, Michelle Rhee, Herb Wesson,
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UC students disrupt regents' meeting with protests against possible tuition hike
4:00 am - Los Angeles Times - Education
In a brief butrowdy standoff, University of California students furious about a possible tuition hike momentarily shut down the regents meeting Thursday and were ordered by police to leave or face arrest. More than 80 students waved signs, stood up ...
In this article: PPIC, Bonnie Reiss,
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PG&E guilty in San Bruno blast*
7:12 am - - The Roundup
<p><strong><a href="http:* <p><b>GEORGE AVALOS</b> with <strong>The Mercury News</strong>: "PG&E must face sentencing in January on its criminal convictions linked to a fatal ...
In this article: Sean Clegg, Hillary Clinton, Fair Political Practices Commission, Kamala Harris, Thelton Henderson, Gavin Newsom, Barack Obama,
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Did money buy California ballot measure contests?
12:01 am - Sacramento Bee
California voters passed a measure on Election Day urging state politicians to use their authority to limit corporate and special interest spending in elections. Then they sided with the campaign … Click to Continue »
In this article: Jim DeBoo, Field Poll, Legislature, Jessica Levinson, Charles Munger, Gavin Newsom, Proposition 5, referendum, Roger Salazar,
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