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 Democratic activists ramp up pressure on Rep. Ami Bera
Sacramento Bee - Feb. 8, 5:26 pm
Group after congressman turns attention to his donors … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ami Bera, Doug Ose,

 Video: Republican Rocky Chvez withdraws from U.S. Senate race; will seek reelection to Assembly
Sacramento Bee - Feb. 8, 5:08 pm
Chávez makes formal announcement during radio debateHe finishes the Senate race with $369 and $43,000 in debtHis exit could boost the prospects of GOP making runoff … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Tom Del Beccaro, Kamala Harris, Sherry Hodges, Legislature, Charles Munger, Loretta Sanchez, Duf Sundheim,

 Fifty years ago Tuesday, the expansion Los Angeles Kings were born
Los Angeles Times - Feb. 8, 4:58 pm
There was no shortage of applicants for an expansion franchise in Los Angeles when the insular, six-team NHL decided to double in size for the 1967-68 season. Five groups submitted bids, giving the league's Board of Governors many options when it ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Coliseum Commission, Dan Reeves,

   Guard shot at San Francisco sex club awaits fate on fraud charge
Sacramento Bee - Feb. 8, 4:52 pm
John Smiley, wife Cynthia Biasi claimed Smiley was shot by parolee outside a restaurant Smiley, left paralyzed, sought $4 million in workers’ compensationCouple ‘lied repeatedly’ to insurance officials, prosecutor says … Click to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, State Compensation Insurance Fund,

 Clogging the rallies and town halls of New Hampshire: primary tourists
Washington Post - Feb. 8, 4:49 pm
Journalists’ quests for vox populi got them unusable conversations with tourists from Massachusetts and Maine. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Michael DuHaime, John McCain, Ron Paul,

 Vote on smaller June school construction bond possible within week
Sacramento Bee - Feb. 8, 4:45 pm
Democratic leaders, Gov. Jerry Brown administration in talks on June bond of unknown sizeBrown wants to change how money is allocatedMeasure would be much smaller than $9 billion bond already qualified for November … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Teachers Association, Legislature, Kevin McCarty, Kristin Olsen, H.D. Palmer,

   Experts tell panel why gas is so expensive in California
Associated Press - Feb. 8, 4:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel was told Monday.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Severin Borenstein, Jamie Court, Energy Commission,
Bills: AB 32,

   Dan Walters: California school bonds can be source of scandal
Sacramento Bee - Feb. 8, 3:42 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown wants to get out of construction bond businessLocal school districts would shoulder more burdenHowever, school bonds can foster insider dealing … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Chiang, Kamala Harris, Bill Lockyer,

   Searching for Myra
Santa Barbara Independent - Feb. 8, 3:21 pm
As we get closer to the end of our road, we get more curious about where it began. »Read  »E-mail story

 Relocated SoCal Gas customers to get 8 days to return to Porter Ranch homes after leak is fixed
KABC - Feb. 8, 12:47 pm
SoCal Gas customers who relocated due to the gas leak will get eight days to return to their homes, according to a new agreement by the company and L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Feuer,

 Instead of facing El Nio rains, Southern California has hottest spot in U.S.
Los Angeles Times - Feb. 8, 10:51 am
Southern California was supposed to be dealing with rain, floods and mudslides from El Niño at this time of year. Instead, the region is dealing with heat and even the occasional brush fire. Fullerton on Sunday was the hottest place in America -- ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Feuer,

 California high-speed rail back in court
Bay Area News Group - East Bay / The Oakland Tribune - Feb. 8, 10:46 am
California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. Eight years ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Legislature, Dan Richard,

 Would 'NASCAR initiative' produce naked lawmakers? Thomas Elias
L.A. Daily News / Opinion - Feb. 8, 10:26 am
Turn on the TV next time a NASCAR stock car race is on and get a good look at the coveralls worn by the drivers. They are covered with patches bearing the logos of many and varied companies that sponsor their automotive efforts, from oil and ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jamie Court, Thomas D. Elias,

 Two top Romney advisers donated to Christie after debate
Washington Post - Feb. 8, 10:08 am
The donations are two of many that Christie campaign officials said poured into his campaign since Saturday night’s ABC debate. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mitt Romney, Bob White, Spencer Zwick,

 California To Remove Dead Trees In Sierra For Fire Safety
Capitol Public Radio - Feb. 8, 10:08 am
(AP) - Money from a fire prevention fee paid by some California residents will be used to remove dead or dying trees. The Fresno Bee reports that CAL FIRE spokesman Daniel Berlant says several counties are facing high fire risks from trees dying ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Daniel Berlant,

 Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial: BART, unions should cut labor costs before asking for more taxes
Contra Costa Times / Politics - Feb. 8, 9:41 am
If BART officials and unions want voter support for a planned multi-billion-dollar bond measure, they should heed the calls of 32 elected East Bay officials to negotiate a new labor deal before the November election. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Steve Glazer,

 Blue America and 'Greater Canada'
The Hill / Politics Blog - Feb. 8, 9:00 am
Ready for the big constitutional convention? The call for a constitutional convention has been around for awhile, but has been heating up recently. Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) supports a convention. So does Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). They signed on... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Pat Caddell, Arnold Schwarzenegger,

 Laborers in gig economy drive legal, political battle over the nature of work
Sacramento Bee - Feb. 8, 9:00 am
Services like Uber, TaskRabbit and Postmates offer range of servicesWorkers value flexibility but lack traditional benefitsIntensifying political fight questions what constitutes stable employment … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Robert Callahan, David Chiu, Hillary Clinton,

 Bill Seeks To Improve, Preserve American River Parkway
Capitol Public Radio - Feb. 8, 8:38 am
By Ed JoyceA bill (AB 1716) introduced in the California state Assembly would protect and improve the American River Parkway in Sacramento County.  The 5,000-acre Parkway stretches 23 miles, from Sacramento to Folsom.   The area is home to a wide ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ken Cooley, Kevin McCarty,
Bills: AB 1716,

 Democratic Party faces restive CA activists
CalWatchdog - Feb. 8, 8:36 am
Disgruntled Democratic activists in California have begun to buck the national party in key races this election year. After a string of failures in several central valley campaigns, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has come in for ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Assembly Democrats, Toni Atkins, Raul Bocanegra, Cheryl Brown, California Democratic Party, campaign finance, Zoe Lofgren, Henry Perea, David Valadao, Dan Walters,

 Fuel experts to discuss California's higher gas prices
Contra Costa Times / Politics - Feb. 8, 7:25 am
A state panel is meeting Monday to investigate why California gas prices are consistently higher than the national average and whether state lawmakers can do anything about it. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Severin Borenstein, Energy Commission,

 Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court
Contra Costa Times / Politics - Feb. 8, 7:23 am
California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. Eight years ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Legislature, Dan Richard,

 Water Privatizers Have Their Eye on Flint's Lead Crisis
The Nation - Feb. 8, 7:22 am
Michelle ChenTo disaster capitalists, Flint’s sick children present an opportunity for privatization and profit. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Donald Cohen,

 Children are a worthy cause, but Sacramento tax measure is flawed
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - Feb. 8, 7:05 am
Sacramento City Council to vote Tuesday night whether to put measure on June ballotInitiative would tax marijuana cultivation to fund programs for children and youthsBallot-box budgeting is almost always a bad idea … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jay Schenirer, John Shirey,

 The best government money can buy*
AroundTheCapitol.com / The Roundup - Feb. 8, 6:43 am
 * Well, it's an election year and that means the campaign donations »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, Jim Miller, Dan Morain, Gavin Newsom, Brad Sherman,

 Why is gas so expensive in California? Experts give their reasons to state panel
L.A. Daily News - Feb. 8, 6:20 am
SACRAMENTO -- Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel was told Monday.Fuel experts and consumer advocates ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Severin Borenstein, Jamie Court, Energy Commission,
Bills: AB 32,

 Why does California gas cost so much? State panel wants to know
L.A. Daily News - Feb. 8, 6:20 am
SACRAMENTO -- A state panel is meeting Monday to investigate why California gas prices are consistently higher than the national average and whether state lawmakers can do anything about it.Fuel experts, economists and consumer advocates are ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Severin Borenstein, Energy Commission,

 Property Taxpayers in Center of School Bond Debate
Fox & Hounds Daily - Feb. 8, 6:03 am
Property taxpayers are in the eye of a brewing storm whipped up by the contrasting efforts to pass a statewide school construction bond initiative and the Brown Administration’s insistence that future school construction bonds be funded locally. ... »Read  »E-mail story

 How to Get Votes in New Hampshire"A Personal Story
Fox & Hounds Daily - Feb. 8, 6:02 am
Thirty years ago, when I was campaigning for a seat in the 400-member New Hampshire House (yes, 400 members), I spent my weekends at the Sanbornton Town Landfill engaging voters. Since my Lakes Region town with its 2900 residents had no street ... »Read  »E-mail story

 Death to the PUC!
Fox & Hounds Daily - Feb. 8, 6:01 am
I’m not sure the state’s Public Utilities Commission deserves to die. But I’m glad the death penalty has finally been put on the table. That’s the real import of a proposal from three legislators to ask voters to strip the PUC of its ... »Read  »E-mail story


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