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Associated Press

 Governor appoints judge to oversee watchdog agency
- April 23, 6:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a fellow Democrat and judge to lead California's campaign watchdog agency on Wednesday, in the wake of ethics scandals that have led to federal charges against two Democratic state senators ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Democratic Party, Fair Political Practices Commission, Barack Obama, Ann Ravel, Jodi Remke,

Los Angeles Times

 California secretary of state candidates clash over ethics ideas
California - April 23, 9:09 pm
Candidates Alex Padilla, Dan Schnur, Pete Peterson and Derek Cressman challenge one another's ideas on reducing the corrupting influence of big money in California government.SACRAMENTO — Stirred up by a series of Capitol scandals, four ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Derek Cressman, Fair Political Practices Commission, Eric Garcetti, Legislature, Alex Padilla, Dan Schnur, Senate Democrats, Leland Yee,
 California judge named head of state's political ethics agency
California - April 23, 7:44 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown selects Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, which oversees discipline of attorneys.SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Berryhill, California Democratic Party, Fair Political Practices Commission, Eric Garcetti, Ann Ravel, Jodi Remke, Robert Stern, Evan Westrup,
 Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says
Environment - April 23, 6:09 pm
Climate change and extreme weather could set back decades of improvement in California’s air quality, a new report by the state’s pollution control officers says. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Air Resources Board, Eric Garcetti, global warming, greenhouse gas,
 California's lopsided politics yield little election intrigue
California - April 23, 5:32 pm
Secretary of state candidates' debate is more geekfest than slugfest — and it's one of the more interesting contests in the 'top two' primary era. SACRAMENTO — It has come to this: California politics have become so one-sided that the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Debra Bowen, California Target Book, campaign finance, Derek Cressman, Field Poll, Eric Garcetti, Kamala Harris, Allan Hoffenblum, Alex Padilla, Dan Schnur, George Skelton, Leland Yee,

Orange County Register

 #  Today's cartoons: The world's oldest profession: politics
Editorial - 12:00 am
Also: Terrorists switch majors; after Earth Day »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Arnold Schwarzenegger,
 #  Editorial: Who said the IRS isn't compassionate?
Editorial - 12:00 am
A report this week from the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration left us scratching our heads. It notes that nearly 68,000 Internal Revenue Service employees (out of 100,000) received cash bonuses in 2012, which cost ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Troy Senik: Rumsfeld documentary tilts out of focus
Editorial - 12:00 am
There’s a moment in the new film “The Unknown Known” – director Errol Morris’ documentary built on interviews with Donald Rumsfeld – in which the former secretary of defense, recalling a 1980s meeting with Saddam Hussein, describes the... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Editorial: 'Friendship' furor in Irvine
Editorial - 12:00 am
Somehow, a proposal this month by Irvine Councilman Larry Agran to have Irvine pursue “friendship city” status with Baoji, China; Karachi, Pakistan; and, most controversially, Nha Trang, Vietnam, has been misconstrued as a political stunt... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Larry Agran, Beth Krom, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
 #  Editorial: Scrap the Export-Import Bank
Editorial - 12:00 am
To the extent that the years following the 2008 financial crisis have constituted a “crisis of capitalism,” it has not been because there is something fundamentally wrong with markets, but because the political class so often manipulates them ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  James Poulos: Brown's media trickery boosts accomplishments
Editorial - 12:00 am
It’s been a while since anyone has associated Gov. Jerry Brown with a hot new trend. Don't be fooled, however – he’s at the forefront of one of the most notable political developments in years. It all has to do with a big change in the... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gloria Romero, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
 #  Letters: Laura's law complicates legal system
Editorial - April 23, 5:36 pm
ORANGE, Susan Cooper: As a school teacher, I am appalled at the idea that the O.C. Board of Supervisors would consider the implementation of Laura’s Law, which was Protesters come together in Hollywood on Feb. 8 for Monday Midnight ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gloria Romero,

Sacramento Bee

 #  Editorial: New Sacramento arena deal is better and safer for city and taxpayers
Opinion - 12:00 am
Kings agree to increase their lease payments and pay for practice facility. Mayor Kevin Johnson, a strong supporter of a deal for a new downtown arena, is recognized during a Kings game earlier this month. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kevin Johnson, Dan Morain,
 #  Editorial: Online fee for Sacramento court documents is unfortunate but not outrageous
Opinion - 12:00 am
At least we get better service and expanded free access at the courthouse as part of the deal »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dan Morain,
 #  Joe Mathews: Dude, we are all Lebowski now
Opinion - 12:00 am
No movie character better represents the 2014 California mainstream than Jeffrey Lebowski. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Proposition 13, Field Poll, Joe Mathews, Dan Morain,
 #  Viewpoints: Cleaning up coal emissions through cap and trade
Opinion - 12:00 am
Coal still plays a major role in California for generating electricity. Greg Arnold »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Air Resources Board, Dan Morain,
 #  Jack Ohman: Open carry
Opinion - 12:00 am
Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: Open carry »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dan Morain,
 White House chef joins Johnson, Waters for farm-to-fork forum
- April 23, 10:51 pm
Sacramento’s stature as the farm-to-fork capital continues to grow. Even the White House takes notice. Sam Kass, 29, the assistant White House chef, helps out at The White House Healthy Kids Fair on the South Lawn Wednesday, October 21, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, Kevin Johnson, Dan Morain,
 Candidates say they would represent a break from Bowen
- April 23, 10:17 pm
Would-be successors to Secretary of State Debra Bowen promised Wednesday to inject new life into an office they said has become technologically inept and disengaged. Derek Cressman, left, a Democratic candidate for secretary of state, makes ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kim Alexander, Debra Bowen, Derek Cressman, Fair Political Practices Commission, Field Poll, Legislature, Jim Miller, Dan Morain, Alex Padilla, Dan Schnur, Shannan Velayas, Leland Yee,
 Jerry Brown appoints Jodi Remke to head FPPC
- April 23, 10:16 pm
After leaving the California Fair Political Practices Commission without a chairwoman for nearly six months, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday he has appointed the presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California to the post. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Fair Political Practices Commission, Dan Morain, Ann Ravel, Jodi Remke, Robert Stern,
 California Senate undergoes ethics training
- April 23, 9:21 pm
California senators discussed ethical and legal issues Wednesday during special ethics training prompted by corruption charges lodged against two lawmakers and the conviction of a third for perjury. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Charles H. Bell, Tom Berryhill, Ron Calderon, campaign finance, Fair Political Practices Commission, Mark Hedlund, Bob Huff, Jason Kinney, Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Dan Morain, Senate Democrats, Kevin Sloat, Darrell Steinberg, Roderick Wright, Leland Yee,
 Capitol Alert: Californians like Common Core education, finance overhaul
- April 23, 9:17 pm
Two major changes in California's public education system - adoption of 'Common Core' academic standards and giving extra money to school districts with large numbers of poor and/or English learner students - seem to have gained favor with the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Field Poll, Dan Morain, PPIC, Jodi Remke, Mitt Romney, Darrell Steinberg, Tony Strickland, Dan Walters,
 Survey: Californians support Common Core standards
- April 23, 9:00 pm
As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support in California, according to a survey released Wednesday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Baldassare, Legislature, Dan Morain, PPIC,
 The Buzz: Romney picks a favorite in south state House race
- April 23, 5:31 pm
As part of his return to politics, Mitt Romney is choosing sides in the race to succeed retiring Rep. Buck McKeon in Southern California. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dan Morain, Mitt Romney, Tony Strickland,
Bills: SB 994,
 #  All the Big Shots showed up for Internet poker hearing
Opinion - April 23, 5:16 pm
While the Senate had its Day of Reflection to contemplate ethical obligations, the Assembly turned its attention to the task at hand, whether to legalize Internet poker in California. Internet poker could be coming to California. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, Gray Davis, Jack Gribbon, Isadore Hall, Legislature, Claudia Morain, Dan Morain,

San Diego Union-Tribune

 Associated Press Sacramento Daybook
- 4:01 am
Associated Press Sacramento Daybook for Thursday, April 24. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Roger Niello, Darrell Steinberg,
 Astros fail to sweep Seattle, fall 5-3 in 9th
- April 23, 5:50 pm
Josh Fields knew he wasn't as sharp as the previous two nights, when he saved games against the Mariners. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Keystone Pipeline
Opinion - April 23, 5:38 pm
Letters to the editor on the Keystone Pipeline for April 23, 2014 »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Fracking moratorium could hurt state's economy
Opinion - April 23, 5:30 pm
A fracking moratorium would waste California's chance to generate job creation and clean, affordable energy. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  George F. Will: The adolescent president
Opinion - April 23, 5:00 pm
Try to imagine FDR, Ike, JFK or Reagan using this kind of language. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  Federally funded research is foundation for our future
Opinion - April 23, 5:00 pm
Critical federal support for bioscience research is contracting and cause for concern. »Read  »E-mail story

San Francisco Chronicle

   Oakland resident to lead political watchdog agency
Politics Blog - April 23, 5:56 pm
PrintGov. Jerry Brown appointed Judge Jodi Remke to lead the California Political Practices Commission, his office announced Wednesday. Remke, who lives in Oakland, is the presiding judge at the State Bar Court of California, which oversees ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ann Ravel, Jodi Remke, Leland Yee,

San Jose Mercury News

 GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari attacks affirmative action
- April 23, 7:27 pm
The recent effort to restore affirmative action in public university admissions 'should've been called the 'There are too many Asians at Berkeley' bill,' he told several hundred Cal students Wednesday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tim Donnelly, Legislature, Arnold Schwarzenegger,