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  • Midterm ad blitz marks new era in political spending

    Midterm ad blitz marks new era in political spending
    For months, a billion-dollar ad blitz has flooded the airwaves here and in other closely contested states leading up to Tuesday's midterm election, another sign that the nation has entered a new era in political spending driven less by candidates and more...
  • Berkeley's soda tax a sweet victory

    Three years ago, Richmond City Councilman Jeff Ritterman became aware that about a third of his city's fifth- and seventh- graders were obese, and that the numbers were getting worse. A retired cardiologist who got into politics to improve public...
  • Incumbent Torlakson takes the lead in race for state schools chief

    Incumbent Torlakson takes the lead in race for state schools chief
    In the most expensive political race in California, incumbent Tom Torlakson held the lead late Tuesday night over Marshall Tuck in the contest for state superintendent of public instruction. Shortly before midnight, Torlakson cautiously predicted...
  • Getting 'Interstellar' with Anne Hathaway

    "TRUTH IS a point of view, authenticity can't be faked," says producer/entrepreneur Peter Guber. SITTING IN Le Veau d'Or the other night, who should come drifting in but the tall and terrific star of "Interstellar." It's the movie of the moment about...
  • Tax on sugary drinks approved in Berkeley; S.F. measure falls short

    In voting Tuesday, Berkeley voters became the first electorate in the nation to approve a tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, while a similar measure in San Francisco fell short.  The Berkeley measure levies a penny per ounce for sugar-sweetened...
  • Country's first soda tax passes

    Country's first soda tax passes
    Voters in Berkeley, California became the first electorate in the nation to approve a tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, while a similar measure in San Francisco fell short.  The Berkeley measure levies a penny per ounce for sugar-sweetened...
  • Victoria's Secret reveals two Fantasy Bras for 2015 show

    Victoria's Secret reveals two Fantasy Bras for 2015 show
    On the theory that two may be better than one, Victoria's Secret announced Monday that two "Dream Angels Fantasy Bras" -- covered in around $4 million in jewels -- will be featured in this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Adriana Lima and Alessandra...
  • Uber launching uberPOOL for carpooling

    Uber launching uberPOOL for carpooling
    Sharing a taxi in New York City can be a crapshoot for riders and most efforts to encourage doubling up were left in the dust. But with Uber announcing its starting a carpool service Thursday, there's potential to make cab sharing viable for riders...
  • Teachers unions defend their ground by getting Torlakson reelected

    Teachers unions defended their ground in California this week — and bucked national trends — by helping to reelect a state schools chief in a race with broad implications for education policy and politics. With union backing, Tom Torlakson...
  • In Disappointing Election, Gun Rights Activists Find Glimmer Of Hope

    In Disappointing Election, Gun Rights Activists Find Glimmer Of Hope
    Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election victory last week marked a defeat for Second Amendment rights activists who – enraged by the sweeping gun control legislation enacted last year – had hoped to punish the governor in the first...
  • Spending On Governor's Race Tops $25 Million

    Spending On Governor's Race Tops $25 Million
    HARTFORD — Campaign spending in the dead-heat Connecticut governor's race accelerated to a feverish pace this week and has now blown past the $25 million mark. Republican business executive Tom Foley reported that his campaign had spent $1.67...