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  • California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers

    California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers
    The valleys and hillsides of the Southern California deserts have been preparing all winter for their close-up. Silent and forlorn, often harsh and austere, they're ready to shed their mantle of earth tones and dress themselves in wildflowers, thanks to...
  • Letters to the editor

    The attacks of 9/11 Re "Adjusting to 9/11," editorial, Sept. 11 The Times writes: "As just one example, is the degree of danger posed by the theoretical possibility that terrorists might put a 'dirty bomb' in a shipping container really great enough...
  • On for-profit colleges; people on welfare and where they spend their money; and Jonah Goldberg's views on the GOP and upcoming elections

    For, and against, for-profit colleges Re "The for-profit college bubble," Opinion, July 13 So-called for-profit colleges should not be allowed to play their shell game with taxpayer money. As things stand, such institutions are just one more mechanism...
  • Finances of charity run by SEIU official scrutinized

    A Bay Area officer of the scandal-clouded Service Employees International Union has collected double salaries, one as a city transit worker and the other from a charity that receives much of its funding from the labor organization and corporate interests,...
  • Florida Gov. Crist signs $66.5 billion budget; blocks 2 percent state employee pay cut

    Gov. Charlie Crist signed a $66.5 billion budget Wednesday, arguing that naysayers had overstated Florida's fiscal woes and the final product was "not nearly as dismal as people thought it would be." The governor, who campaigned alongside President...
  • New York's film, TV incentives could tax L.A.'s economy

    New York's film, TV incentives could tax L.A.'s economy
    IS THIS city poised to take a bite out of Hollywood's bread and butter? A dramatically expanded state tax credit for film and television productions has made New York a more appealing shooting locale than ever, bringing a wave of projects into the city...
  • Governor, mayor lack roles in writers strike

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seem perfectly positioned to help resolve the Hollywood writers strike. But so far the former movie star and the onetime labor negotiator are at best bit players in the 4-day-old...
  • State economy improving, Gov. Crist tells Panhandle audience

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Crist told Panhandle residents on Tuesday that Florida's economy appears to be recovering. In a town hall-style meeting, Crist touted legislators' work on the state's $65 billion budget and their work to trim state...
  • Crist announces scaled-back deal to buy U.S. Sugar land

    Gov. Charlie Crist today announced a slimmed-down, $533 million deal to buy 72,500 acres of U.S. Sugar land in an attempt to restore water flow to the Everglades. This is the second time that economic reality has forced Crist to scale back his...
  • Crist signs university tuition hike bill, vetoes delay for condo sprinklers

    Florida's state universities will be able to increase tuition rates up to 15 percent annually until they reach the national average under a new law signed by Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist on Monday also signed laws that will strengthen the financing of a...
  • Crist names LeMieux to U.S. Senate

    Crist names LeMieux to U.S. Senate
    Turning away more seasoned candidates, Gov. Charlie Crist took a political gamble Friday and named his closest confidant and self-described campaign "maestro" to the U.S. Senate: Fort Lauderdale native George LeMieux. The decision trigged charges of...