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  • Despite some nightmares, poll finds voters still California Dreamin'

    Despite some nightmares, poll finds voters still California Dreamin'
    It has beckoned for generations. To California came the Spanish missionaries, the Gold Rush buccaneers, the Dust Bowl refugees, émigrés from the East and the South and other lands, entrepreneurs and hippies and assembly line laborers and farmworkers,...
  • Jerry Brown must enforce California's environmental laws

    To the editor: I am floored. Article after article in The Times and other news outlets in the state keep exposing ways that the oil industry is cutting corners and putting our health and our water — particularly in the Central Valley — at...
  • California bill would reduce sales tax on green cars

    California bill would reduce sales tax on green cars
    The California Legislature is considering a bill that would cut the state sales tax on green cars by more than half in an effort to spur sales of clean vehicles. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), would reduce the sales...
  • Voters strongly oppose UC tuition hike, poll finds

    Voters strongly oppose UC tuition hike, poll finds
    California voters overwhelmingly oppose a tuition increase at University of California campuses, even if that forces the colleges to cut spending or accept more out-of-state students who pay higher fees, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times...
  • California's plastic bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

    California's first-in-the-nation statewide ban on plastic shopping bags was put on hold Tuesday when state election officials confirmed a trade group had turned in enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016. The American Progressive Bag...
  • California should have an embassy in Washington, lawmaker says

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. A California lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow the most populous U.S. state to establish an embassy in Washington. The bill, introduced by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Nora Campos, a Democrat from San Jose, would allow...
  • Denial of parole for Mexican Mafia killer a relief to victim's family

    Denial of parole for Mexican Mafia killer a relief to victim's family
    Rene Enriquez's eloquence on the subject of the Mexican Mafia prison gang has impressed many. He wrote two books on the topic, prosecutors used him as an expert witness in gang trials, and numerous law enforcement officials turned to him for training...
  • Eco-friendly California looks beyond gas tax to fix roads

    As state legislatures across the nation grapple with declining funding to maintain roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure, California lawmakers are confronting the unintended consequences of policies aimed at achieving ambitious...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown denies parole for ex-Mexican Mafia killer Rene 'Boxer' Enriquez

    Gov. Jerry Brown denies parole for ex-Mexican Mafia killer Rene 'Boxer' Enriquez
    Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole late Friday for a former Mexican Mafia killer who left the prison gang and has spent more than a decade cooperating with authorities and speaking at law enforcement conferences. Brown acknowledged the valuable...
  • Gov: Ex-Mexican Mafia chief lacks insight about role

    Former Mexican Mafia leader Rene "Boxer" Enriquez has helped law enforcement for years, hasn't been disciplined in a decade and had support for his parole request from federal and state agencies and the corrections system itself. That wasn't enough for...
  • Tuition hike put on hold for UC summer school

    Tuition hike put on hold for UC summer school
    Students planning to attend UC's upcoming summer school sessions got a much welcome reprieve Wednesday from tuition increases that could have been as large as 5%. UC President Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday that the system would not implement...