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   Guest editorial: Bag ban's another California first of which we'll be proud
The Reporter (Vacaville) / Editorials - Sept. 1, 7:15 pm
Appliance efficiency, gas mileage standards — and now a ban on one-time-use plastic bags. California once again sets the pace for the nation in improving the environment and, by the way, people's lives. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, Alex Padilla,

 Big dam theory: Why the building stopped
The (Eureka) Times-Standard - Sept. 1, 6:47 pm
How much money drought-stricken California should spend to build new dams was a big part of the debate over the bill that Gov. Jerry Brown signed last month to put a $7. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Proposition 13, John Laird,

 Kawakami: Can Adam Dunn snap A's out of doldrums?
Bay Area News Group - East Bay / The Oakland Tribune - Sept. 1, 5:48 pm
Adam Dunn's home run provide momentary spark for Oakland A's, badly in need of a boost during stretch run to revert their recent slide »Read  »E-mail story

   Vile video draws response; Hueso's friends to blame too
San Diego Union-Tribune / Opinion - Sept. 1, 5:00 pm
I contacted the city office that is responsible for stadium operations to ask which concessionaires are Centerplate operations. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Ben Hueso, Duncan Hunter,

 Dunn homers in 1st at-bat for Athletics
KGO-TV - Sept. 1, 4:19 pm
Adam Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff contenders. »Read  »E-mail story

 Los Angeles mayor proposes $13.25 an hour minimum wage
Contra Costa Times - Sept. 1, 3:43 pm
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti,

 LA's mayor proposed $13.25 an hour minimum wage
Sacramento Bee - Sept. 1, 3:12 pm
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti makes an announcement at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in South Los Angeles with a coalition of business, labor, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti,

 Tenure ruling heats up November races
San Diego Union-Tribune - Sept. 1, 3:00 pm
Teacher-tenure case may turn the race for superintendent into a nationally followed one. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Torlakson,

 'Historic' bills would toughen oversight of state's nursing homes
Inland Daily Bulletin - Sept. 1, 2:58 pm
Ten bills that tighten state oversight of assisted living homes -- the most sweeping package of reforms since regulations were first enacted in 1985 -- are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.One bill increases civil penalties from $150 to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ian Calderon, Steve Fox, Legislature,

 Adam Dunn homers in first at-bat for Oakland A's
San Jose Mercury News - Sept. 1, 2:49 pm
A's newcomer Adam Dunn drills a two-run homer as Oakland scored five runs in first inning against Seattle Mariners. »Read  »E-mail story

 Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight
San Diego Union-Tribune - Sept. 1, 2:44 pm
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: minimum wage, Barack Obama, SEIU,

 Legislature Moves San Diego Lawmakers' Bills To Governor's Desk
KPBS San Diego public broadcasting / News radio (MP3) podcast - Sept. 1, 2:43 pm
Paid sick leave and fire relief are among the bills local lawmakers authored that forward to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk the last week of the legislative session. Brown has until the end of the month to sign hundreds of bills. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joel Anderson, Toni Atkins, Lorena Gonzalez, Legislature, Brian Maienschein, sick leave,
Bills: AB 1522, AB 922,

 Adam Dunn homers in first at-bat for Oakland A's
Contra Costa Times - Sept. 1, 2:31 pm
A's newcomer Adam Dunn drills a two-run homer as Oakland scored five runs in first inning against Seattle Mariners. »Read  »E-mail story

 Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help
Yahoo - Sept. 1, 1:56 pm
By James Pearson, Alina Selyukh and Matt Spetalnick SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. One of them said ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Robert King,

 Obama tries to rekindle hope in Labor Day speech
Los Angeles Times / California - Sept. 1, 1:49 pm
President Obama flew to Milwaukee for a fiery, populist speech on Labor Day, marking the informal kickoff of a push this fall to stave off Republican control of the Senate. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: renewable energy,

 With eye on midterms, Obama tries to rally the labor troops
Washington Post - Sept. 1, 1:20 pm
MILWAUKEE — Headlining the annual “Laborfest” rally here Monday, President Obama joined with prominent union leaders in an effort to mobilize a critical part of the Democratic base with just over two months until the midterm elections. Read ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Steve Rosenthal, SEIU,

 President Obama: 'Every Gray Hair Is Worth It'
ABC News - Sept. 1, 12:56 pm
Fired up and in campaign form, President Obama delivered what appeared to be a pre-midterm stump speech on Monday to labor activists in Wisconsin, the state that became the labor movement’s political epicenter in 2011. “Every gray hair ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Biden, SEIU,

 Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to raise minimum wage in Los Angeles
KABC - Sept. 1, 12:44 pm
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday is expected to lay out his plan to raise minimum wage in the city. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, minimum wage,

 Florida power utilities fear return of 'Green Governor' Crist
Yahoo - Sept. 1, 9:28 am
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, renewable energy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Steyer,

 LA mayor to discuss minimum wage proposal
KABC - Sept. 1, 8:40 am
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday is expected to lay out his plan to raise the minimum wage in the city. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, minimum wage,

 Garcetti to announce $13.25 minimum wage plan at Labor Day rally
Inland Daily Bulletin - Sept. 1, 8:16 am
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to announce his proposal to raise the Los Angeles minimum wage to $13.25 an hour during a Labor Day rally in South Los Angeles.Garcetti has been shopping a plan to local business groups to raise ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eli Broad, Gil Cedillo, Maria Elena Durazo, Eric Garcetti, Nury Martinez, minimum wage, Curren Price, Gary Toebben, Stuart Waldman, Herb Wesson,

 GOP challenger tries novel tactics against Brown
Sacramento Bee - Sept. 1, 7:45 am
Republicans finally have the kind of gubernatorial candidate they need to be competitive in overwhelmingly Democratic California — a young, second-generation social moderate who has financial expertise and is comfortable on social media. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joel Fox, Anne Gust, Legislature, Jessica Levinson, Dan Newman, Mitt Romney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, water, Meg Whitman,

 NEW: Legislature should have heeded Brit regulators on plastic bags
CalWatchdog - Sept. 1, 7:00 am
Dubious bills often get passed on the final night of the state legislative session, and 2014 was no exception: A measure to make California the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags. SB270 passed despite fierce opposition from ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, Alex Padilla, Senate Democrats,

 Happy Labor Day
Fox & Hounds Daily - Sept. 1, 6:00 am
Fox & Hounds will resume posting Tuesday, September 2nd. »Read  »E-mail story

 Labor Day Jobs Report Has Good and Bad News
KPBS San Diego public broadcasting / These Days morning talk show with Don Fudge - Sept. 1, 6:00 am
Labor Day is a good time to look at how jobs and the economy are doing. The nonpartisan California Budget Project has some good and bad news. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: minimum wage,

 Mayor Garcetti Expected To Announce Proposal To Raise LA's Minimum Wage
KCBS - Sept. 1, 5:54 am
Mayor Eric Garcetti Monday is expected to announce his proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $13.25 by 2017. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, minimum wage,

 Anti-gay speech in Richmond draws scrutiny
Bay Area News Group - East Bay / The Oakland Tribune - Sept. 1, 4:54 am
Slurs against an openly gay councilwoman and police chief have raised questions about the climate in a city known for its progressive policies. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gayle McLaughlin, minimum wage,


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