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  • Improving voter turnout a priority for secretary of state candidates

    Improving voter turnout a priority for secretary of state candidates
    The record-low voter turnout in California's June primary has added urgency to the contest for the state's top elections post. The two candidates — Republican Pete Peterson, the director of a public policy think tank, and Democratic state Sen....
  • Less-funded controller's race is where the real money is

    Less-funded controller's race is where the real money is
    Who could have imagined? The California controller contest is more intriguing than the slow-motion race for governor. Gov. Jerry Brown isn't really campaigning, and he's jogging far ahead of Republican Neel Kashkari, even if the Democrat's lead has been...
  • Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown

    California will have the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags under a measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who also expanded gun controls and personal privacy protections in an eclectic final flurry of bill signings for the year....
  • Gov. Brown signs phase-out of single-use plastic bags in stores

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday fulfilled a promise by signing a measure that will phase out single-use plastic bags from checkout stands at California supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. California is the first state in the...
  • For the record

    Republican Party convention: An article in the Sept. 22 LATExtra section about Neel Kashkari's speech at the California Republican Party convention said Pete Peterson, GOP candidate for secretary of state, was running against Democrat Betty Yee. In fact,...
  • Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor

    Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor
    Stung by the refusal of two fellow Republicans to support his candidacy for governor, Neel Kashkari sought to put the controversy behind him Sunday with a fiery speech portraying his party as a champion of minorities and the poor. "We don't just fight...
  • GOP candidates for controller, secretary of state end June in debt

    GOP candidates for controller, secretary of state end June in debt
    The Republicans vying to be controller and secretary of state entered the general election in the red, according to campaign finance reports filed with the state Thursday. Pete Peterson, a university civic engagement leader who is running to be the...
  • Secretary of state candidates call for changes in recount law

    Both candidates vying to be California's next secretary of state say the controversial recount in the controller's race demonstrates the need to change election laws. Sen. Alex Padilla, the Democratic candidate from Pacoima, called the process...
  • Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system

    Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system
    When the 6.0 earthquake struck Napa County last month, a computer at a university lab here raced to warn agencies across the Bay Area. BART received an alert ordering trains to stop. San Francisco 911 operators had eight seconds to brace for an...
  • The wrong way to expand the Board of Supervisors

    The wrong way to expand the Board of Supervisors
    The five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is far too small to represent the county's 10 million people, a point to which this page has returned repeatedly. In years past, courts have struck down the board's district lines for having been...
  • California lawmakers send governor a ban on single-use plastic bags

    The state Senate on Friday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would phase out single-use plastic bags in supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores as part of an effort to rid beaches and streets of litter. The measure, which now...