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  • Fletcher leaves Republican Party

    Fletcher leaves Republican Party
    SAN DIEGO -- Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher announced Wednesday that he is leaving the Republican Party to become an independent candidate in the race for San Diego mayor. In a video posted on YouTube, Fletcher said that he thought about becoming an...
  • Sen. Feinstein Calls on State to Curb 'Abusive Lawsuits' Over ADA

    Sen. Feinstein Calls on State to Curb 'Abusive Lawsuits' Over ADA
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has written to the leader of the California Senate, calling for the state to adopt legislation that would curb what she calls abusive lawsuits filed by private attorneys against small businesses for minor violations of...
  • Sound Hall on Johnny Otis by George Lipsitz, at Beinecke Library in New Haven on Nov. 15

    Sound Hall on Johnny Otis by George Lipsitz, at Beinecke Library in New Haven on Nov. 15
    You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, cryin' (and lookin' bored in lectures) all the time. On Tuesday, November 15, listen to something that's a little bit more rock'n'roll. George Lipsitz, Professor in Black Studies at the University of California at...
  • The spending has to stop

    California must change course. In a recent survey of American chief executives, California ranked 50th in providing a business-friendly environment. Their finding: over-taxation and burdensome regulation, evidenced by the double-digit unemployment rate...
  • State Senate passes bill to protect La Jolla fireworks

    State Senate passes bill to protect  La Jolla fireworks
    SAN DIEGO-- The skirmish in the legal battle over Fourth of July fireworks show in La Jolla took place in Sacramento. The California State Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow La Jolla to host one firework show every year, without conducting...
  • LIVE UPDATES: Voters Pass Prop 28, Limiting Legislator Term Limits

    Proposition 28, the initiative to reduce California State Legislature term limits from 14 years to 12 years, is projected to pass. YES: 64.8% NO: 35.2% 20.3% of precincts reporting in.
  • Senators' Food Bill Getting Criticism

    It sounds like a game of "Hungry, Hungry Senators"! Last year, the California State Senate dropped $111,000 on food - more than the salary of one senator. "This is not the time to have the California Legislature spending money to have Haagen-Daaz ice...
  • Herschel Rosenthal dies at 91; former California state senator

    Herschel Rosenthal dies at 91; former California state senator
    Herschel Rosenthal, a veteran of the California Legislature who was a political pragmatist but an unbending loyalist to the state's Democratic establishment, has died, one of his children said Saturday. Rosenthal was 91. He passed away Friday at a...
  • Robert G. Beverly dies at 84; Republican in California Legislature for nearly 30 years

    Robert G. Beverly dies at 84; Republican in California Legislature for nearly 30 years
    Robert G. Beverly, a Republican who served in the state Legislature for nearly 30 years and may be best known for consumer-protection legislation that led to California's lemon laws, has died. He was 84. Beverly, who also was a lawyer, died Wednesday...
  • From Kaisercare to Hillarycare

    If you happen to have been a reader of The Times in 1918, you'd probably be terrified to see the German-speaking Arnold Schwarzenegger linked to anything having to do with healthcare reform. Of course, times change, and so has the paper's editorial stance...
  • No minorities? No comment!

    Cecilia Rasmussen's fine Nov. 11 story about the Drye family's noble personal fight against racist post-war housing covenants in Los Angeles begs an obvious Cold Copy question: What did the L.A. Times itself editorialize about the xenophobic, racist and...