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  • Legislative analyst's budget outlook brighter than Brown's projections

    Legislative analyst's budget outlook brighter than Brown's projections
    California's tax revenues will rebound more strongly than Gov. Jerry Brown's spending plan predicts, according to the Legislature's top budget advisor, a finding Democratic lawmakers are expected to seize on to challenge the governor's continuing call for...
  • Promises, promises

    Promises, promises
    When Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown stood before a room full of community development activists on Monday, he ticked off a list of promises of what he would do if he's elected governor this fall, as did the candidates who appeared before and after him. But...
  • Fresh Faces Emerge in Italian Film Scene as Biz Staggers

    The Italian film business, coming off an Oscar win this year for Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," should be on a roll. But the Italo industry's story is more complex, as shrinking budgets and a stagnant box office hamper a filmmaking community that'...
  • Scott Ott's departure is a Lehigh County game changer

    The announcement that Lehigh County Commissioner Scott Ott is moving to Texas has implications that go way beyond the loss of a talented voice for local Republicans and very conservative values. It also could have an enormous impact on the direction of...
  • CANNES: Spain's Low-Budget Pics Come with High Ambitions

    Since 2012 the number of low-budget movies in Spain has surged, becoming a way for a new generation of filmmakers to overcome the paucity of financing. Some of Spain's most exciting movies of late have cost under €1 million ($1.39 million) and snatched...
  • Utility-rate increases are part of larger budget talks

    Burbank residents may be in for another round of utility-rate increases in July, as officials have proposed modest hikes during preliminary budget discussions. Water rates will likely jump 4.75%, an increase that officials say is driven by hikes in...
  • Analyst predicts $2.5-billion windfall for California

    Analyst predicts $2.5-billion windfall for California
    California's income will be about $2.5 billion higher than Gov. Jerry Brown predicted in his latest budget, according to the Legislature's top financial advisor — surprise cash that Democratic lawmakers will almost certainly use to challenge the...
  • 'Godzilla' Crushes Box Office With Largest Opening Day of Year, Set for $98 Million Weekend

    The King of the Monsters is also king of the box office. "Godzilla" obliterated the competition with a $38.5 million Stateside opening on Friday, the largest debut day of the year. This includes $9.3 million from Thursday night screenings. At $6.2...
  • Low-budget films rely on shortcuts

    Low-budget films rely on shortcuts
    In a quiet hillside home in Topanga Canyon, filmmaker Brian McGuire instructed his cast members to take their shirts off, put their sunglasses on, snort fake cocaine and "party hard." The 20-person cast and crew were filming a party scene for McGuire'...
  • Hartford Needs A Budget Shakeup

    How long can Hartford keep doing this? The city is in the throes of its annual struggle to pass something that passes for a balanced budget, an exercise that gets more challenging each year. In his budget address last month, Mayor Pedro Segarra...
  • L.A. city panel delivers victory to municipal labor unions

    L.A. city panel delivers victory to municipal labor unions
    A Los Angeles City Hall panel on Monday delivered a significant victory to municipal labor unions, breathing new life into a legal challenge to pension benefit reductions being counted on to save billions of dollars over the next 30 years. On a 3-2...