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  • Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond
    Five years after producing a pork-bloated water bond proposal that failed the smell test, the Legislature has offered up a new serving that's lean and digestible. Credit mainly Gov. Jerry Brown, who had the right recipe: smaller portions, light on delta...
  • Lawmakers reach deal on $7.5 billion water bond, Republican leader says

    State Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff on Wednesday said a deal has been reached on a ballot measure for a $7.5 billion water bond, following a flurry of last minute negotiations over funding for new reservoirs. Republican lawmakers had pushed for $3...
  • Gov. Brown on water bond compromise: 'We're very close'

    Warning that there is only a narrow window of opportunity to act on water, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he and lawmakers were "very close" to a deal on a new water bond. The governor touted his latest proposal, rolled out Monday as "a very...
  • California may waive environmental rules for Tesla battery factory

    The state would exempt Tesla Motors Inc. from some of its toughest environmental regulations as part of an incentive package being discussed with the automaker to build a massive battery factory in California, a key state senator said. “It would...
  • Governor, Democratic lawmakers craft new water bond compromise

    Governor, Democratic lawmakers craft new water bond compromise
    Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders floated a $7.195 billion water bond compromise Monday, as the deadline to get a replacement measure on the ballot looms. Brown and Democratic leaders have sought to revise the bond currently set to go before...
  • Nets to catch suicide jumpers may be placed beneath Golden Gate Bridge

    Nets to catch suicide jumpers may be placed beneath Golden Gate Bridge
    San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge may soon be less of a magnet for people trying to commit suicide, as regional officials consider a plan to install mesh barriers beneath the historic orange span to catch jumpers before they hit the water. The plan...
  • Tesla announces plan to boost production in 2015

    Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk promised shareholders a dramatic boost in the production of his company's electric cars, telling investors that Tesla will produce 35,000 cars this year and will have the capacity to produce up to 100,000 in...
  • Senate leaders trade verbal jabs over access to meetings

    A dispute over giving a floor pass to a liberal blogger/documentarian to cover the state Senate boiled over Thursday with the Democratic and Republican leaders taking verbal jabs at each other. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...
  • Jimmy Kimmel suggests acting Calif. governor should 'invade Oregon'

    Jimmy Kimmel suggests acting Calif. governor should 'invade Oregon'
    What exactly is going on in the halls of power in California? On Wednesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the host conducted a Skype interview with acting California Gov. Toni Atkins. Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and State Senate President Darrell...
  • Congressional Democrats Urge California to Expand Production Credit

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits. AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in...
  • Activists for tougher campaign finance laws arrested at Capitol

    A group of activists pressing for tougher campaign finance rules has stirred things up at the Capitol, resulting in more than 40 arrests of its members and sparking debate about democracy and government. A dozen activists from the group 99Rise walked...