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  • Ron Unz reemerges as champion of minimum-wage hike

    Ron Unz is back. The software engineer who authored a 1998 ballot initiative to end bilingual education, and challenged Gov. Pete Wilson in the 1994 Republican primary, is now out to make the conservative case for increasing the state’s minimum...
  • Battle over California pensions may be postponed

    SACRAMENTO — A legal dispute may postpone a campaign battle over public pensions, which was poised to become one of the most high-profile and expensive fights this year. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and his allies are filing a lawsuit saying that the...
  • Highlights from Chicago Bar Association v. Illinois State Board of Elections (1994)

     
    Below are excerpts from the 4-3 Illinois Supreme Court ruling that knocked a term-limits question off the statewide ballot in 1994, the subject of my print column for tomorrow. Read the whole opinion, including the case citations I've edited out,......
  • Anti-Delta Thermo petitioners come up 624 signatures short

     
    Opponents of a proposed waste to energy plant slated for Allentown have hit a snag with their efforts to restrict emissions from the plant. The group -- led by Rich Fegley, owner of Brew Works -- has been collecting signatures in favor of a ballot...
  • Gatto touts road-energy bill

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) may have found a new energy source for California — the pavement beneath your car tires. Last week, Gatto introduced Assembly Bill 306, a proposal to launch tests of “piezoelectric” generation of...
  • Americana generates its own civic problems

    While reading the Sunday edition, I came across two articles about the proposed Americana at Brand expansion. One was a full-page ad saying that Glendale faces an $8-million deficit this year with threats to services like police, fire and parks. Then it...
  • What lawmakers really want: Freebies

    What lawmakers really want: Freebies
    Florida is facing a fiscal crisis. There's talk of slashing everything from public safety to help for the disabled. So what burning issue are some of our legislators pushing? Gifts for themselves! Specifically, they want more freebies. After all,...
  • Legislators send in their bills

    Local representatives turned in a lot of paperwork leading up to the Feb. 18 deadline for California lawmakers to submit legislation for the 2011-12 session. The four lawmakers who represent all or parts of Glendale, Burbank and La Caņada Flintridge...
  • PASSINGS: Johnny Preston, Lina Ron, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Jimmy Carnes

    PASSINGS: Johnny Preston, Lina Ron, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Jimmy Carnes
    Johnny Preston Singer had No. 1 hit with 'Running Bear' Johnny Preston, 71, who had a No. 1 pop single in 1960 with "Running Bear," died Friday at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, his son Scott told the Associated Press. The elder Preston had bypass...
  • Not just a summer trip for undergrads

    Not just a summer trip for undergrads
    Studying abroad is no longer considered a summer vacation for the undergraduate set. In fact, graduate programs are emphasizing global experience -- even building it into some graduate degrees. "We see a steady increase every year, says Kim Gradel of...
  • Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works

    Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works
    In a moment, we'll run through some of the outrageous things happening in Tallahassee. But first, a quick note to all those Rick Scott-haters who are dying for a recall election: Shut up. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. Yes, the guy...