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 Marine in Mexican jail may be released soon, two lawmakers say
Los Angeles Times / California - Oct. 1, 8:27 pm
Two key members of Congress on Wednesday said they were confident a Marine reservist jailed in Mexico on weapons charges will be released so that he can return to the U.S. and receive treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Duncan Hunter, Ed Royce,

 Brown criticized for veto of bill to reform toxic substances agency
Los Angeles Times / Environment - Oct. 1, 8:03 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of a bill to reform the California Department of Toxic Substances Control is drawing indignation from community groups and state legislators who had pressed for broad changes at the troubled agency. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Environmental Justice,
Bills: SB 812,

 Chabot holds press conference denouncing attack ads
Inland Daily Bulletin - Oct. 1, 7:46 pm
SAN BERNARDINO>> Republican Congressional candidate Paul Chabot, surrounded by friends and supporters at the TVC Mas Latino Studios in San Bernardino, spoke out against a recent rash of political mailers which he called 'racist' and 'sexist.'Four ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Pete Aguilar, Paul Chabot, Arnold Schwarzenegger,

 LA Settles Sexual Harassment Suit Involving Councilman Jose Huizar
KCBS - Oct. 1, 7:40 pm
The city of L.A. has settled a lawsuit that alleged City Councilman Jose Huizar sexually harassed a former aide. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Feuer, Jose Huizar,

 Los Angeles councilman sex harassment suit settled
Sacramento Bee - Oct. 1, 6:52 pm
Los Angeles has settled a lawsuit that alleged City Councilman Jose Huizar sexually harassed a former aide. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Feuer, Jose Huizar,

 S.F., Oakland minimum wage measures spearhead U.S. movement
San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 1, 6:51 pm
[...] during a second tech boom and facing the nation’s fastest-growing income gap, Proposition J on the November ballot would propel San Francisco to similar high ground, raising the minimum wage from $10.74 an hour to $15 by July 2018. The San ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Sean Clegg, Ed Lee, minimum wage, SEIU,

 When Plagiarism Doesn't Matter
National Journal - Oct. 1, 6:42 pm
Scott Walker's Democratic challenger is facing heat for copying policy ideas from other candidates. But many other contenders, from both parties, have used similar tactics. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lanhee Chen, Carl DeMaio, Mitt Romney,

 L.A. council candidate received, then swore off developer donations
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Oct. 1, 6:35 pm
At a forum Tuesday night in Hollywood, nearly a dozen candidates vying to replace termed-out Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge were asked a question: Will you accept campaign contributions from developers? »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Paul Koretz, Tom LaBonge, Antonio Villaraigosa,

 Michael Lyon arrested on drug, eavesdropping charges
Sacramento Bee - Oct. 1, 6:24 pm
Michael Lyon, the disgraced former head of Lyon Real Estate, was arrested earlier today on felony drug possession and eavesdropping charges, according to online booking records from the Sacramento County Jail. Michael Lyon, the disgraced former ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Doug Elmets, William Portanova, Lee Seale,

 NEW: Hearings dissect Prop. 46 on medical malpractice
CalWatchdog - Oct. 1, 6:20 pm
California’s state and local governments could be hit with an increase of tens of millions to several hundred million dollars in annual health care costs if Proposition 46 passes on Nov. 4. That was the warning from California legislative ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hannah-Beth Jackson, Legislature,

 Prop 45 health insurance reform debate heats up
KABC - Oct. 1, 6:04 pm
Prop 45 would give the insurance commissioner the authority to reject unjustified rate hikes on health insurance. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Nurses Association, Jamie Court, SEIU, Robin Swanson,

 Ad Watch: Republicans rehashes misleading claims on Ami Bera
Sacramento Bee - Oct. 1, 5:53 pm
The National Republican Congressional Committee, in its first TV ad targeting Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, seeks to paint the freshman lawmaker and medical doctor as a free-spending hyper-partisan who would cut entitlements. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ami Bera, Barack Obama, Doug Ose, Nancy Pelosi,

 CalPERS announces board election results
Sacramento Bee - Oct. 1, 5:32 pm
Theresa Taylor has won election to CalPERS Board of Administration and incumbent Priya Mathur has won re-election to the panel, according to an uncertified vote count by the retirement system. The CALPERS building in downtown Sacramento »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, SEIU,

   Losing Cummings Set Off Chain Reaction for Secret Service Director
Roll Call - Oct. 1, 5:27 pm
As CNN's Wolf Blitzer noted Wednesday afternoon, when a White House appointee loses the backing of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Elijah E. Cummings, you know you're in trouble. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Darrell Issa, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi,

 Facebook apologizes to LGBT community over real-name policy
Christian Science Monitor - Oct. 1, 5:25 pm
Responding to widespread protests, Facebook ended its crackdown on accounts from people not using their real names. Meanwhile, new social media site, Ello, reaches out to LGBTQ community to move their accounts. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Chris Cox, Michael Williams,

 Honda's chief of staff apologizes for email exchange with political director
Contra Costa Times / Politics - Oct. 1, 5:00 pm
Congressman Mike Honda's chief of staff has apologized for blurring the line between her official duties and her work on his re-election campaign. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Honda, Ro Khanna,

   Names on the post-Holder shortlist
Washington Post - Oct. 1, 4:53 pm
The Justice Department is said to be preparing a short­list, for the moment, of people it is recommending to the White House to replace Eric Holder as attorney general, our colleague Sari Horwitz reports. Read full article >> »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Loretta Lynch, Nancy Pelosi, Tony West,

 Capitol has a big role in ads for Central Valley seat
Sacramento Bee - Oct. 1, 4:53 pm
Tumbleweeds, bill votes and legislative scandals get prominent roles in TV ads airing in a competitive state Senate race in the Central Valley. Luis Chavez, a Democrat, is running for the 14th Senate District in the Nov. 4, 2014 election. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ron Calderon, Jim Miller, Andy Vidak, Rod Wright, Leland Yee,

 The Buzz: California state library loves passion papers
Sacramento Bee - Oct. 1, 4:52 pm
Ah, romance. Inhabitant of candlelit dinners, tender caresses and … government documents? »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jon Coupal, Matt Dababneh, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Bills: AB 2056,

 Free of repercussions, Brown confounds friends and foes on bills
Los Angeles Times / California - Oct. 1, 4:42 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown waded through many hundreds of bills last month in the political freedom that comes with a faint reelection challenge, a $22-million campaign war chest and a Legislature stacked with fellow Democrats. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Kamala Harris, Legislature, Robert Stern, Evan Westrup, Bill Whalen, Pete Wilson,

   Free of repercussions, Brown confounds friends and foes on bills
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Oct. 1, 4:42 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown waded through many hundreds of bills last month in the political freedom that comes with a faint reelection challenge, a $22-million campaign war chest and a Legislature stacked with fellow Democrats. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Kamala Harris, Legislature, Robert Stern, Evan Westrup, Bill Whalen, Pete Wilson,

 Music Center marks 50th anniversary with rededication ceremony
Los Angeles Times / California - Oct. 1, 4:37 pm
Live performances are ephemeral, no matter how brilliant. The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary Civic Rededication Ceremony on Wednesday showed that philanthropic civic-mindedness can have more palpable staying power. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Ridley-Thomas,

 Chorus mounts for Senate to release nepotism investigation
Sacramento Bee - Oct. 1, 4:36 pm
The chorus of voices calling on the California Senate to release an investigation it commissioned into complaints of nepotism grew Wednesday, with two Republicans and two Democrats joining Democratic Sen. Mark DeSaulnier in saying the findings ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark DeSaulnier, Alex Padilla, Gloria Romero, Richard Roth, Darrell Steinberg, Andy Vidak,

 Construction Begins On Temporary East Village Park
KPBS San Diego public broadcasting / News radio (MP3) podcast - Oct. 1, 4:35 pm
Just over a year ago, a group of architecture students had an idea to temporarily lease a vacant lot in San Diego and turn it into a park. Now, it's getting built. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Kevin Faulconer, Bob Filner, Todd Gloria,

 Honda's chief of staff apologizes for email exchange with political director
San Jose Mercury News - Oct. 1, 4:23 pm
Congressman Mike Honda's chief of staff has apologized for blurring the line between her official duties and her work on his re-election campaign. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Honda, Ro Khanna,

 Governor signs bill to distinguish toy guns from real weapons
KGO-TV - Oct. 1, 3:56 pm
A new bill requires replica guns to be distinguished from real weapons by painting the entire exterior in bright colors or having florescent strips on their salient parts. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Noreen Evans,
Bills: SB 199,

 Defunct agency's workers' retiree benefits on S.F. ballot
San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 1, 3:54 pm
San Francisco voters are being asked to allow employees of the now-defunct San Francisco Redevelopment Agency to keep their retiree health benefits if they are hired by the city of San Francisco before March. The goal, said Supervisor Malia Cohen, ... »Read  »E-mail story

 Facebook offers apology for "real" name flap
San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 1, 3:54 pm
Facebook apologized on Wednesday for what it said were misunderstandings about its policy requiring users to use their “real name” on the social network — a policy interpreted by some to mean that Facebook reserved the right to determine how ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: David Campos, Chris Cox, Michael Williams,

 LA officials give final approval to pay increase at large hotels
Reuters - Oct. 1, 3:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles city leaders gave final approval on Wednesday to a measure that would increase the wages of workers at large hotels to $15.37 an hour, prompting a warning from hotel industry officials they might sue over the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, minimum wage, Curren Price,

 Wait 'til 2016, Nancy Pelosi says
San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 1, 3:41 pm
Five weeks out from the midterm elections, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco came close to conceding the obvious Wednesday -- that Democrats will not retake the House. The problem is, that doesn’t set up the presidential ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Bruce Cain, Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi,

 Political tech's 'arms dealers'
The Politico - Oct. 1, 3:40 pm
A small but influential set of consultants is thriving off the demand for tech-savvy campaigns. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama, Eric Swalwell,

 East Bay: Timely rape evidence testing bill signed into law
Contra Costa Times / Politics - Oct. 1, 3:28 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring the timely DNA testing of sexual assault evidence, which advocates said paves the way to clearing California's huge backlog of untested rape kits. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Rob Bonta, Legislature, Barack Obama, Nancy Skinner,
Bills: AB 1517,

 Facebook apologizes to drag queens for deleting accounts
Los Angeles Times / Business - Oct. 1, 3:19 pm
Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and transgender people for deleting accounts that used drag names such as Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Chris Cox,

 LA County's 'Music Center' Marks 50th Anniversary
KCBS - Oct. 1, 3:16 pm
Los Angeles County officials Wednesday to kick off the 50th anniversary celebration of The Music Center with fireworks and fanfare. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael Antonovich, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Zev Yaroslavsky,

 Sacramento County taxpayers on the hook for elections office mistakes
Sacramento Bee - Oct. 1, 3:12 pm
A pair of blunders by the Sacramento County elections office that omitted information from the sample ballot booklet sent to thousands of registered voters is costing taxpayers more than $68,000 and has the potential to affect voting in the November ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jill LaVine, Roberta MacGlashan,

 Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy
Sacramento Bee - Oct. 1, 3:07 pm
Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith. FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, drag queens from left, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Chris Cox,


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