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 U.S. Senate offers a painful dose of 'health' legislation
Sacramento Bee/Opinion - June 23, 5:31 am
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 Essential California: There's so much solar power here that other states are sometimes paid to take it
Los Angeles Times/Top of the Ticket - June 23, 5:30 am
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 Earthquakes may be the rare issue uniting Democrats and Republicans in California
Los Angeles Times - June 23, 4:00 am
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 California Today: California Today: Advice for Graduates
New York Times - June 23, 5:57 am
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 The emerging timeline of Obama and Russia that is giving Democrats heartburn
Washington Post - June 23, 5:59 am
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California water chief at helm of Oroville crisis retires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A water manager who led the state's emergency response to the erosion of the nation's tallest dam says he's retiring....
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Eric Wesselman,

Court reverses corruption counts in California city scandal

A state appeals court on Friday reversed five of 11 criminal counts against an official convicted in a scheme to bilk millions of dollars from a small California city. The … Click to Continue
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Robert Rizzo, Ali Saleh,

MLB: Tigers release reliever Francisco Rodriguez

The Detroit Tigers have released Francisco Rodriguez, one day after the 35-year-old reliever gave up a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing. Rodriguez saved 44 games for the Tigers in 2016, but he is 2-5 with a 7.82 earned-run ...

California's climate debate heats up behind closed doors as Gov. Brown pushes to extend cap and trade

The end of annual budget negotiations usually brings a sense of calm to the Capitol, but behind the scenes Gov. Jerry Brown has intensified his efforts to reach a deal with lobbyists and lawmakers on a blueprint for Californias future climate ...
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Air Resources Board, Environmental Justice, Rob Lapsley, Legislature, Nancy McFadden, Anthony Rendon,

California politicians are in Dallas despite new ban on state employees traveling to Texas

The end of annual budget negotiations usually brings a sense of calm to the Capitol, but behind the scenes Gov. Jerry Brown has intensified his efforts to reach a deal with lobbyists and lawmakers on a blueprint for Californias future climate ...
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Xavier Becerra, Ricardo Lara, Proposition 18,
Bills: SB 4,

5th GOP senator joins opposition to health bill

WASHINGTON Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said Friday he opposes the GOP bill that would scuttle much of President Barack Obamas health care overhaul, complicating the task party leaders face in guiding the banner legislation through ...
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Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Raul Ruiz,

Striking port truckers take their protest to LA City Hall

Wrapping up a five-day strike at local marine terminals, dozens of port truck drivers marched Friday at Los Angeles City Hall demanding officials get tough on private companies that don't recognize their contract workers as employees.The protest is ...
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Eric Garcetti, Robert Garcia, Antonio Villaraigosa,

Man who led state response to Oroville Dam crisis is stepping down

Bill Croyle, whos been the sometimes controversial public face of the states response to the Oroville Dam emergency, announced his retirement Friday as acting director of the Department of Water … Click to Continue
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John Laird, water,

Why the European Union is forging ahead with the Paris Agreement

With theParis Agreement, the worlddecided to take responsibility for its present and its future, by committing to preserve the very source of life: our planet and its environment. The climate change deal is an unprecedented...
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renewable energy,

Don't stop worrying about our elections just yet: Susan Shelley

Exactly what did the Russians do to interfere in the 2016 election, and what should we do about it?The House and Senate Intelligence committees held separate hearings last week to consider those questions, and the answers were unsettling.Former ...
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electronic voting, Adam Schiff, Susan Shelley,
Bills: AB 668,

Donald Trump's Cuba policy will help China and Russia

Texas travel Re Texas, three more states on Californias banned travel list (The State Worker, June 22): Attorney General Xavier Becerras recent action to restrict state-funded travel to states with … Click to Continue
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Xavier Becerra, California Teachers Association, Dean Vogel,

Senators are investigating former AG Loretta Lynch for political interference

They wrote four letters seeking information about emails leaked in the hacking of the DNC's computer system last summer
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Dianne Feinstein, Loretta Lynch,

Gov. Brown prepares for a new climate battle, and it probably will cost you

Its been miserable out there. Death Valley reached a deadly 127-degree record. Flights were canceled in Phoenix because it isnt safe to take off when the temperature exceeds 117 degrees. … Click to Continue
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Assembly Democrats, Cristina Garcia, Legislature, Nancy McFadden,

Psychiatric breaks, misspent money for mental illness, farm profits and fisheries

Trauma Re It shouldnt take a crisis to address mental illness. Theres a better way (Forum, June 18): Thanks to Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Dr. Cameron Carter for highlighting the … Click to Continue
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A.G. Kawamura, John Laird, Darrell Steinberg,

Wilshire Grand, Tallest Building West Of Mississippi, Opens In Downtown LA

The $1 billion skyscraper is 73 stories tall and has 889 hotel rooms.
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Jose Huizar, Hilda Solis, Herb Wesson,

Let solar-roof savings shine on all ratepayers: Guest commentary

Every day, solar panels scattered across sunny Los Angeles generate clean local energy. A key benefit of producing electricity on homes and businesses, close to where it's used, is that it reduces costs by avoiding the expensive and inefficient ...
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California Independent System Operator, renewable energy,
Bills: SB 692,

LA City Council approves $2 million to defend immigrants facing deportation

The Los Angeles City Council voted today to put $2 million into a legal fund to defend immigrants facing deportation and signed off on criteria that restricts the money from being used on people with violent felony convictions.But unlike a similar ...
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Paul Koretz, Nury Martinez,

California restricts state travel to Texas, other states over LGBT laws

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) will bar state employees from business trips to four states after those states passed measures limiting the rights of homosexual and transgender people.The new restric...
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Xavier Becerra, Kamala Harris, referendum,

Happy talk belies L.A. Unified's grim financial picture

The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District passed a $7.5 billion 2017-18 budget this week on a 5-1 vote with Superintendent Michelle King touting the fact that the
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Eli Broad, Los Angeles Unified School District, Tom Torlakson,

Trump reshapes the lower federal courts with little progressive scrutiny

With controversy seemingly engulfing the Trump administration on a daily basis, it is noteworthy that the president earlier this month announced a second substantial slate of lower federal court judicial nominees.With many vacancies across the ...
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Michael Allen, George W. Bush,

Joe Kerr picks up an Endorsement for BoS for Anaheim's Lorri Galloway

Brea, CA Former Anaheim City Councilmember Lorri Galloway announced her endorsement of Joe Kerrs campaign for Orange County Supervisor today. Galloway joins a growing list of local leaders rallying around Kerr, which already includes ...
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Lou Correa, Tom Daly,

California: 6th Largest Economy In World And One Of Highest Poverty Rates In Nation?

PolitiFact California looks at claims made by elected officials, candidates and groups and rates them as: True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False and Pants On Fire. Before announcing his bid for California governor in November 2016, ...
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Travis Allen, John Chiang, Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa,

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump's Withdrawal From the Paris Agreement Challenges Latin America

Proposed budget cuts, combined with the decision to pull out of the climate change accord, put into question how long cooperation will continue.
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Barack Obama, renewable energy,

How do we address the housing crisis: one incremental step at a time

Productively addressing Californias housing crisis will require a long slog, not a magic bullet. The effective policies are politically treacherous, while the easy victories already have been chalked up. A broad consensus of nonpartisan policy ...
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CEQA, Jerry Nickelsburg, Pete Wilson,

Return of the "San Francisco Democrats"

While San Francisco Bay Area politicians dominated California politics over the past couple of decades as the state became more Democratic, the term San Francisco Democrats doesnt play so well nationally. Those with long memories will ...
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Nancy Pelosi,

Continued Education Critical to Ability of California Physicians to Treat Patients

Legislation currently before the Assembly that is aimed at eliminating undue influence in pharmaceutical prescribing will instead hinder the education of California medical professionals and limit their access to critical information about new ...
SB 790,

Trailer Bills Let California Lawmakers Slip New Policies into Budget

California senators were deep in heated debate about a small but politically explosive attachment to the state budget last week when a Riverside Democrat could be heard to suddenly channel Forrest Gump. Trailer bills, said Sen. Richard ...
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Proposition 13, Legislature, H.D. Palmer, redevelopment agencies, referendum, Richard Roth, Phil Ting,

Is LGBT community moving forward or falling back?

State Sen. Scott Wiener will be in San Franciscos LGBT Pride parade this Sunday with a message: We must gather our strength for the battle ahead. Wiener, a Democrat from … Click to Continue
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Marc Berman, Rob Bonta, David Chiu, Ricardo Lara, Holly Mitchell, Kevin Mullin, Jim Nielsen, H.D. Palmer, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Senate Republicans, Nancy Skinner, Phil Ting,
Bills: SB 355,

The emerging timeline of Obama and Russia that is giving Democrats heartburn

President Obama knew about Russian meddling in August. Democrats wanted him to speak out much sooner than he did.
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Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff,

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