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  • Cecil B. DeMille celebrates his 77th birthday

     
    Movie pioneer Cecil B. De Mille uses saber to cut 77th birthday cake at Paramount studio party....
  • Don't turn down a Medi-Cal gift, Gov. Brown

    Don't turn down a Medi-Cal gift, Gov. Brown
    The 2010 federal healthcare reform law let states expand Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor, largely at federal expense. California is one of 27 states that have taken up Washington's offer, and well over 1 million...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill giving cities control over massage businesses

    Gov. Brown signs bill giving cities control over massage businesses
    Cities will have more authority to crack down on illicit massage parlors under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday. Local government officials have complained that under current law, it is too difficult to regulate massage businesses or shut...
  • Obamacare enrollment falls slightly to 7.3 million in August

    Enrollment in health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act dropped slightly through this year, falling from about 8 million this spring to 7.3 million in mid-August, the Obama administration announced Thursday. The tally represents the first...
  • Congress keeps California water talks flowing

    WASHINGTON Secret California water bill negotiations have a "55 percent to 60 percent chance" of success during the fast-fading 113th Congress, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said Thursday. In her first extended public comments on the closely held water...
  • Some Subsidized Health Plans Could Jump In Price

    HARTFORD — Some people who buy health insurance on Connecticut's public exchange and receive a subsidy could see their premium jump more than 20 percent next year, a consulting group said Thursday. However, the prices will vary from county to...
  • Risks of war [Editorial]

    Risks of war  [Editorial]
    Members of both parties in the House of Representatives held their noses this week to pass legislation authorizing the president to train foreign forces to confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the Senate is due to vote on the same measure...
  • Speaker John Boehner says immigration reform would help economy

    House Speaker John A. Boehner dipped back into the immigration debate Thursday, saying that an overhaul -- which his Republican majority has refused to vote on -- would boost the economy. Although Boehner noticeably left immigration out of his "five...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Half Moon Bay

    Taking the Kids -- to Half Moon Bay
    Pumpkins are really a lot like people. "They come in all sizes, colors and shapes, but inside we are all the same," explains Farmer John Muller, a third-generation California farmer. He's also the mayor of Half Moon Bay, the Northern California city...
  • Palm Beach County's tree-cutting rule changes trigger concerns

    Palm Beach County's tree-cutting rule changes trigger concerns
    Budget cuts have made chopping down once-protected trees easier for Palm Beach County landowners, a prospect now drawing concerns from environmental and neighborhood groups alike. The county no longer requires an environmental permit that details which...
  • California Governor Signs Expansion of State Film and TV Tax Credit

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A bill that more than triples the size of California's film and TV tax credit is now law, as Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed the legislation designed to stem the tide of runaway production fleeing to other states and...