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  • Californians say 'no' to legal pot but 'yes' to pot taxes

     
    California voters did not buy the argument that marijuana should be legalized and controlled like alcohol, but many agreed that it should be taxed like it. Voters in 10 cities around the state on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed local measures to......
  • L.A. councilman pulls bid for 'instant-runoff' voting

     
    A plan to ask Los Angeles voters to adopt a “ranked-choice” voting system was quietly shelved Wednesday, with its primary backer on the City Council saying he wanted to give his colleagues more time to study the idea. Councilman Jose......
  • Today's music pick: Nosaj Thing @ El Rey

     
    On “Drift,” his full-length debut, this Pasadena producer delivers an impressionistic but precise blur of tenebrous dub-step, glitch-hop and Warp Records electronica. Tonight he’s playing with chillwave producer Toro y Moi, and folktronic...
  • Secrets of the Somms

     
    Rajat Parr, wine director of the Mina Group, and Jordan Mackay, wine and spirits editor of San Francisco magazine, have a new wine book out. "Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World’s Top Wine Professionals"......
  • The Conversation: Pursuing successful education reform might mean going the way of Adventists

     
    In an Op-Ed from Tuesday's pages, Camille Esch, director of the California Education Program at the New America Foundation, proposed a way to train better teachers. She wrote that training programs for teachers could be improved upon if those if......
  • Pictures: Bishop Moore loses in Class 3A semifinals

     
    Bishop Moore players weep and console each other after losing the Class 3A FHSAA Girls Volleyball Finals semifinal match of Bishop Moore versus Berkeley Prep at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando...
  • The art (and design) of wine on display in San Francisco

     
    For wine aficionados, 1976 was a revolutionary year. Not only were Americans celebrating 200 years of independence, but a little wine contest held in France also ushered in an exciting new era in wine consumption and culture. The Judgment in......
  • 'American Idiot' bringing back Billie Joe Armstrong to revive sagging sales

     
    Broadway's fall doldrums have been hard on "American Idiot," the jukebox musical featuring the songs of the punk band Green Day. Weekly attendance for the show at New York's St. James Theatre has been hovering around the 50% capacity mark......
  • Billie Joe Armstrong, Stephen Sondheim among Grammy nominees for musical show

     
    The nominations for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday evening. Amid the more than 100 categories covering almost every imaginable field of recording, there is exactly one devoted to theatrical musicals. This year's nominees in the...
  • Few women in executive ranks in California, UC Davis survey finds

     
    Women hold fewer than 10% of all top executive and board of directors positions within California’s 400 largest companies, according to a study released by UC Davis. Though several L.A. companies made the top 25 list of firms with the......
  • UC Press gets new director

     
    The University of California Press, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious academic publishers, is hiring veteran publishing executive Alison Mudditt to be its next director, officials said Thursday. She will take over the job next month, when...