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  • L.A. television producer Dayna Bochco named to Coastal Commission [Updated]

     
    TV Producer Dayna Bochco expected to be named to powerful California Coastal Commission...
  • California oil tax ballot proposal filed

     
    This post has been corrected. See below for details Political professionals agree that the biggest threat to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $7-billion tax hike initiative for next November is that so many other people want to crowd the ballot with......
  • GOP referendum on state Senate districts qualifies for fall ballot

     
    California voters will get a chance in November to decide whether to approve new boundaries for state Senate districts drawn by a citizens panel. Republican activists qualified a referendum on the controversial maps Friday. Elections officials...
  • Former Gov. Schwarzenegger faces fines for campaign violations

     
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faces $30,000 in fines by the state’s campaign watchdog agency after a ballot measure committee he formed allegedly spent $1.1 million on matters unrelated to initiatives. Schwarzenegger and his California Dream...
  • In favor of foie gras -- Ken Frank speaks out

     
    In favor of foie gras -- Ken Frank speaks out...
  • Top chefs rally to fight California foie gras ban

     
    The politics of pate are back. More than 100 of California's top chefs are lobbying lawmakers to reconsider the state's impending ban on the duck-liver delicacy known as foie gras. With the prohibition set to take effect in July, the......
  • State Democratic Party chairman hosting 80th birthday bash

     
    State Democratic Party Chairman John Burton is turning 80. And to celebrate, he and a couple of hundred friends will be partying at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. For $1,000 per ticket, you can join in the fun. The......
  • 'The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works' by Henry Waxman with Joshua Green

    'The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works' by Henry Waxman with Joshua Green
    Pretty faces and promising careers tend to flash across our local political firmament with the frequency of shooting stars -- and with about as much effect. But for more than two decades, the most consequential elected official in Southern California...
  • Vote on prison plan in California budget is delayed

    Vote on prison plan in California budget is delayed
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders on Wednesday held together their plan to close California's $26.3-billion deficit by delaying until next month a vote on a controversial provision to reduce the amount of time that thousands of inmates...
  • State budget negotiations were anything but smooth

    State budget negotiations were anything but smooth
    It was long into the wee hours of Friday morning, and the state Senate was teetering near deadlock on bills to close a $26-billion budget deficit when lobbyists for the software company Intuit approached Senate leader Darrell Steinberg. For several...
  • Winners and losers in the budget battle

    Winners and losers in the budget battle
    Who are the winners of the California budget battle? Yes, there are some, even though there are many more losers. Set aside individuals for a moment and assess victory and defeat by political ideology. Distinguish between short term and long term. And...