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Associated Press

 Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives
- 2:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Nurses Association, campaign finance, minimum wage,
 AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy
- Oct. 22, 7:39 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Deborah Hoffman, Robert Mitchell,

Los Angeles Times

 #  Hong Kong protesters frustrated as officials' reform plan stays fuzzy
Editorial - 2:43 am
Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Thursday that they see little point in engaging in further dialogue with the government if officials don’t offer more specific details on a political reform proposal. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Facebook's Zuckerberg speaks Chinese in Beijing visit
Editorial - 2:11 am
Facebook has been blocked by Chinese authorities for over five years, but company founder Mark Zuckerberg appears to be on a new charm offensive to crack the massive market. In a move that has sent tongues wagging across China and around the globe, ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost
Editorial - 2:00 am
Directing traffic is part of a police officer's job, and in the city of Fountain Valley, keeping cars moving comes with a $145 monthly bonus — and a bigger pension. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, John Chiang, Tom Dresslar, Legislature, Bill Lockyer, Brad Pacheco, Chuck Reed,
 #  Corey Perry's hat trick lifts Ducks over Sabres, 4-1
Editorial - Oct. 22, 11:07 pm
The vision the Ducks and their renewed television partner have about hockey in Southern California is grand, but Corey Perry is exceeding anything discussed in the script. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Clippers' Doc Rivers: 'I trust Blake' Griffin regarding alleged assault
Editorial - Oct. 22, 11:06 pm
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers hates distractions, but his team now has one after the team learned that forward Blake Griffin is being investigated by Las Vegas police for allegedly assaulting a man at a nightclub in Las Vegas in the early-morning hours ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Cal State awarded $60 million in federal grants to help diversify biomedical research
Editorial - Oct. 22, 11:00 pm
Three California State University campuses Wednesday were awarded more than $60 million in federal grants to help train low-income and minority students for biomedical research careers. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Lakers' Julius Randle puts on a show in win over Trail Blazers
Editorial - Oct. 22, 10:52 pm
A fan kept yelling the same thing, over and over, almost mournfully. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Ice cream man assaulted, accused of killing kid with truck in South L.A.
Editorial - Oct. 22, 9:58 pm
An ice cream truck driver was assaulted in South L.A. after he allegedly hit and killed a child with his truck Wednesday night. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Stabbing attack leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded in Carson
Editorial - Oct. 22, 9:42 pm
A stabbing attack Wednesday in Carson left one man dead and two other males wounded, authorities said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  California will end race-based punishment in state prisons
Editorial - Oct. 22, 9:35 pm
When a group of prisoners attacked two guards at California's High Desert State Prison in 2006, the warden declared a full lockdown that confined African Americans in one wing of the prison to their cells, and kept them there for 14 months. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Boys' basketball: Saturday's fall league schedule
Editorial - Oct. 22, 9:21 pm
Here's the schedule for Saturday's fall league: »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Kings' Slava Voynov case gets request for follow-up from D.A.'s office
Editorial - Oct. 22, 9:10 pm
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has requested 'additional follow-up' from Redondo Beach police before deciding whether charges will be filed against Kings defenseman Slava Voynov. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  San Gabriel Valley water agency declares supply emergency
Editorial - Oct. 22, 9:03 pm
The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District declared a water supply emergency Wednesday amid record-low levels. »Read  »E-mail story
 Anthem rate increase is 'excessive,' state insurance regulator says
California - Oct. 22, 9:00 pm
In the final days of a battle over Proposition 45, California's insurance commissioner criticized Anthem Blue Cross for an 'excessive' rate increase affecting 120,000 people with small-business health coverage. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Bay Area Council, Jamie Court,
 #  Judge rejects Los Angeles' billboard ban
Editorial - Oct. 22, 8:52 pm
A judge has struck down Los Angeles' billboard ban, saying it runs afoul of the California Constitution's protection of free speech. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Feuer, Rob Wilcox,
 #  Young girl shot in Anaheim; injuries are life-threatening
Editorial - Oct. 22, 8:49 pm
A young girl sustained life-threatening injuries after she was shot outside an apartment building Wednesday evening, Anaheim authorities said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Royals lean on power surge in 7-2 win over Giants in Game 2
Editorial - Oct. 22, 8:45 pm
Bruce Bochy had become less of a manager and more of a savant. As the San Francisco Giants advanced through the playoffs and into their third World Series in five years, the guy running the show was widely crowned a genius. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Nader assails Brown for not backing Prop. 46 to raise lawsuit caps
Editorial - Oct. 22, 8:31 pm
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader blasted his onetime ally California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday for failing to back a November ballot proposition that would raise the cap on pain-and-suffering awards in medical malpractice suits. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jason Kinney, Dan Newman,
 #  Concussions turn 15-year-old football player's dreams into 'nightmare'
Editorial - Oct. 22, 8:26 pm
For one Southern California mother, the thrill of victory has been lost to the agony of concussion. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  John-Roger dies at 80; founder of controversial new-age church
Editorial - Oct. 22, 8:23 pm
John-Roger, a coal miner's son who founded the controversial new-age Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness church in the 1970s that had thousands of followers, multimillion-dollar enterprises and celebrity endorsements, died Wednesday at St. John's ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  California Middle Class Scholarship grants are still available
Editorial - Oct. 22, 8:20 pm
In a surprising and somewhat embarrassing situation, administrators of California's new Middle Class Scholarship program last month awarded only about half the $107 million available. But on Wednesday, officials announced that they were extending ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Al Muratsuchi,
 #  Asbestos tests clear other schools in Ocean View district
Editorial - Oct. 22, 8:10 pm
Asbestos testing has revealed that most of the campuses in a beleaguered Orange County school district pose no threat to students and will remain open. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence
Editorial - Oct. 22, 8:06 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Thursdays TV Highlights: 'Project Runway: Threads' on Lifetime
Editorial - Oct. 22, 8:00 pm
Customized TV Listings are available here: »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Leon Panetta,
 At youth boxing class, Kashkari jabs Brown on education
California - Oct. 22, 7:55 pm
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari took a break from throwing political jabs to throw some real jabs at a Sacramento boxing gym Wednesday afternoon. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dan Newman,
 #  USC-Utah game features two top running backs
Editorial - Oct. 22, 6:29 pm
USC's Javorius Allen won't be the only high-performance running back on the field when the No. 20 Trojans play No. 19 Utah on Saturday night at Salt Lake City. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Lane-splitting is safe, but with speed comes danger, study finds
Editorial - Oct. 22, 6:25 pm
For years, there has been debate about whether the practice of motorcyclists beating slower traffic by driving between lanes is dangerous. A UC Berkeley study released this week provides some possible answers. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Denver Somalis fear fallout from trio's apparent bid to join militants
Editorial - Oct. 22, 6:24 pm
Abi Mohammed was dashing about his small kitchen early Wednesday preparing rice and goat for the lunchtime rush when he paused to get something off his chest. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Jimmy Kimmel sells his vintage home in Hollywood Hills
Editorial - Oct. 22, 6:23 pm
Jimmy Kimmel of late-night television has sold his home in Hollywood Hills for $2,178,200. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Green coffee beans for weight loss? Um, never mind
Editorial - Oct. 22, 6:13 pm
Remember when green coffee bean extract was the next big thing in weight loss, a remedy with positive clinical findings touted as a breakthrough by Dr. Mehmet Oz and aggressively hawked online? »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Legislators call for union factory jobs to close women's wage gap
Editorial - Oct. 22, 6:08 pm
Legislators called Wednesday for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Karen Bass, Carol Liu, minimum wage, Holly J. Mitchell,
 #  San Bernardino inmates allege gay discrimination in jail
Editorial - Oct. 22, 6:05 pm
San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies called gay, bisexual and transgender inmates 'sisses' and 'freak shows' and denied them access to services given to other inmates, civil rights attorneys alleged in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  UCLA's Takkarist McKinley on Colorado: 'They try to chop block you'
Editorial - Oct. 22, 5:57 pm
UCLA defensive lineman Takkarist McKinley took a run-of-the-mill Pac-12 game and made it a little more interesting. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Going off the rails on Metro's rail cars
Editorial - Oct. 22, 5:55 pm
Two years ago, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority became the first transit agency in the nation to pick a rail car manufacturer based in part on how many jobs the company would create. The Japanese firm Kinkisharyo International ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CEQA, Eric Garcetti, Mark Ridley-Thomas,
 #  Pennsylvania's unconstitutional gesture to victims' rights
Editorial - Oct. 22, 5:55 pm
It's an occupational hazard for politicians: succumbing to the temptation to do something, anything, to get on the popular side of a public controversy, even if that means enacting an unconstitutional law. The latest example — one that we hope ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Who'll run the Greek Theatre?
Editorial - Oct. 22, 5:54 pm
For four decades, the Nederlander Organization has operated the Greek Theatre, a beloved music venue built in 1929 and owned by the city of Los Angeles. Now, a year before its current contract expires, Nederlander has partnered with AEG Live to ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Burbank native takes head-shot studio on the road
Editorial - Oct. 22, 5:00 pm
The bright magenta van parked alongside Pan Pacific Park near the Grove could be mistaken for any one of the scores of gourmet food trucks roaming the streets of Los Angeles. »Read  »E-mail story

Orange County Register

 #  Editorial: Government loses its waste watchdog
Opinion - 12:00 am
Sen. Tom Coburn is retiring after two terms in the upper chamber and, prior to that, three terms in the House of Representatives. But before the Oklahoma Republican turned the lights out in his Capitol Hill offices, he had one more piece of ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Editorial: No on Stanton Measure GG sales tax increase
Opinion - 12:00 am
Two years ago, voters in Stanton rejected a 50 percent utility-tax increase, which would have raised their rate from 5 percent to 7.5 percent. This was Measure J, and the Orange County Registrar tells us that Stanton residents rejected the measure ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Editorial: The last straw for big soda?
Opinion - 12:00 am
It’s a match made in nanny-state heaven. Having failed to ban Big Gulps in New York City, former Big Apple mayor Michael Bloomberg has dumped $85,000 into the campaign in San Francisco to pass Measure E – a two-cent tax on all “sugary... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Editorial: Yes on Measure JJ in Yorba Linda
Opinion - 12:00 am
City council members in Yorba Linda are currently entitled to receive a pension and a lifetime of health insurance benefits. Measure JJ was placed on the ballot by the council to give voters the power to decide whether it is appropriate for ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Troy Senik: For presidential politics, experience matters
Editorial - 12:00 am
If you’ve ever watched one of the approximately 3,500 singing contests now on network television – and if you have, we’ve got medical professionals standing by to help you – you’ve probably noticed a somewhat harrowing trend. The truly... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Barack Obama,
 #  Letters: Brea's 'clean sweep' stale, money driven
Editorial - 12:00 am
BREA, Lou Banas: The editorial “Parker, Hupp, Vargas for Brea Council” [Opinion, Oct. 14], which endorsed a “challenger ticket” for Brea City Council which agreed with retiring Councilman Roy Moore’s call for a “clean sweep” and the... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lynn Daucher, Marty Simonoff,
 Poll finds support for rainy-day fund picking up support
- Oct. 22, 10:32 pm
SACRAMENTO — With less than two weeks before the statewide election, California voters are warming up to a ballot measure that strengthens the state’s rainy-day fund, while throwing their support behind a $7.5billion water bond and a proposal to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Baldassare, PPIC,
 Gavin Newsom's ex on Fox News: Tinder over voting for young women
Politics Blog - Oct. 22, 9:19 pm
Fox News host and one-time first lady of San Francisco Kimberly Guilfoyle said young women should be excused from their civic duties so “so they can go back on Tinder or” On Tuesday’s edition of “The Five,” a discussion on ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gavin Newsom,
 Law needs to weed out fraud at farmers' markets
Open Forum - Oct. 22, 6:51 pm
Ever been attracted by a luscious display of seasonal squash and fresh greens at your local farmers’ market but dismayed that the farmer couldn’t answer your questions about the produce? Or did you wonder why the vendor was selling bananas and ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Roger Dickinson,

San Jose Mercury News

 Proposition 45 is headed toward defeat, new PPIC poll shows
- Oct. 22, 9:57 pm
With Election Day less than two weeks away, a once-popular ballot measure that would allow the state's insurance commissioner to reject rate hikes proposed by health insurers appears to be headed toward defeat, a new poll shows »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Baldassare, campaign finance, Jamie Court, Peter Lee, Barack Obama, PPIC, Robin Swanson, founder Gary Kremen spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to win water district seat
- Oct. 22, 5:15 pm
Entrepreneur Gary Kremen is breaking the bank in an attempt to win a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District. But why? »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, Anna Eshoo, Dianne Feinstein, Rich Robinson, Laurie Smith, Steve Westly,