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  • California grants $420-million tax break to Lockheed Martin Corp.

    The Legislature went home for a month Thursday, but not before handing aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a controversial $420-million tax break. Branded as a sweetheart deal for Lockheed, the bill sailed through the Assembly and Senate — but...
  • Long overdue: Malibu elitists who impede public access now face fines

    Long overdue: Malibu elitists who impede public access now face fines
    Since summertime is upon us, here is a modest proposal for Malibu: Stop enforcing any “no parking” signs on Pacific Coast Highway. Most of them are probably fake anyway. Owners of beachside homes in California have gotten so out of control...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown presses for scaled-back, $6-billion water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November--a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature. Brown also made clear that he has concerns...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown pushes for scaled-down, $6-billion water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown pushes for scaled-down, $6-billion water bond
    Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday that he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November — a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature. Brown also made clear that he...
  • California lawmakers should not procrastinate on water plan

    California lawmakers should not procrastinate on water plan
    How soon people forget: One spring day just three years ago so much water was rampaging down the Sacramento River nobody knew where to put it. All reservoirs up and down the Central Valley were full. Oh, if only there was more storage space,...
  • Blocking Californians' beach access will soon carry a hefty fine

    Blocking Californians' beach access will soon carry a hefty fine
    Frustrated beachgoers this summer will finally have a remedy against anyone who blocks public access to California's shoreline. Under a new law that takes effect Tuesday, the California Coastal Commission will for the first time have the authority to...
  • There's been a cultural sea-change in Sacramento

    People often ask me what are the biggest changes I've seen at the state Capitol since I began covering it half a century ago. Until recently, there wasn't a good answer. Now there is. Back in the so-called good old days — or even 20 years ago...
  • Will the threat of big fines force better beach access?

    Will the threat of big fines force better beach access?
    California's historical guarantee of public access to the shoreline has been under increasing attack in recent years, as oceanfront property owners try to ignore the fact that their glorious private views come with a public responsibility. In 2007,...
  • Saving California's history, sweetened with a tax break

    Saving California's history, sweetened with a tax break
    A recently passed state bill designed to advance the preservation and renovation of historic buildings would offer a 20% state tax credit to developers restoring structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the California Register of...
  • Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program

    Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program
    A compromise was reached Wednesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers on a bill that would extend and more than triple funding for a program designed to keep film and television jobs in California, clearing the way for state Senate consideration of...
  • California to hike film tax credits

    California to hike film tax credits
    It's been a slow summer at the box office, but Hollywood got a genuine blockbuster Wednesday — a $330-million deal that will help subsidize film and TV production in California for the next five years. In a last-minute compromise reached...