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  • Wardrobe time warp: Gov. Jerry Brown circa 1980 [updated]

     
    While gathering string for a look at Governor-elect Jerry Brown's style over the years, I stumbled across a report from a nearly 31-year-old* issue of the Los Angeles Times that was worth sharing. In addition to revealing that 1980 was......
  • Urijah Faber readies for final WEC bout

     
    When the UFC purchased the World Extreme Cagefighting promotion and built it into the world's top destination for lighter-weight fighters, there were no doubts as to the WEC's top star. The "California Kid" Urijah Faber was the longtime WEC featherweight....
  • California, here's my $18 for the ghost of Proposition 21

     
    California, the check is in the mail. It’s my share of Proposition 21, that $18 annual vehicle fee to help rescue our state parks from neglect and decay. I read the papers; I know Proposition 21 lost and it wasn’t......
  • Schwarzenegger: Proposition 19 was 'written badly' and not necessary

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday that he suspects Californians voted against legalizing recreational use of marijuana in the Nov. 2 election because a law he signed this year has all but decriminalized smoking pot. The new law, SB 1449, signed......
  • Toxic lead pollution in L.A.: Two battery recyclers beg to differ

     
    Southern California air pollution officials have moved to curb toxic emissions from two lead acid battery recycling plants in Los Angeles County. The regulations are designed to meet the 2008 federal limits on airborne lead pollution, the first new lead.....
  • CalPERS putting $500 million into green companies

     
    The country’s largest public pension fund is, like so many other investment bodies, going green. The California Public Employees Retirement System said Wednesday that it will pour $500 million into environmentally friendly companies. The portfolio...
  • California to launch $14 billion in debt sales

     
    California is counting on investors to buy almost $14 billion in new debt over the next two weeks as the state returns to the bond market after the drawn-out battle to reach a budget agreement. The budget deal of Oct.......
  • CalPERS to invest $500 million in green portfolio

     
    CalPERS, the country’s largest public pension fund, is looking to turn over a new, green leaf by investing $500 million in environmentally friendly companies. The new green portfolio will be managed in-house by the $219-billion California Public...
  • Jerry Brown's style: Out with double-breasted suits and wardrobe consultants

     
    For many Californians, 72-year-old Jerry Brown's return to Sacramento for another go at being governor brings with it more than a little dab of déjà vu. Consider: He is inheriting the job from a Republican actor/politician, American soldiers are...
  • Debating the FDA's graphic cigarette warning labels

     
    How much control should the government have of a consumer product? The Chicago Tribune raised this question in a Saturday editorial about the FDA's proposed graphic cigarette warning labels. From Tobacco porn: The faulty logic behind the new cigarette...
  • L.A. County passes sweeping ban on plastic bags

     
    Enacting one of the nation's most aggressive environmental measures, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban plastic grocery bags in unincorporated areas of the county. The vote was 3-1, supported by Supervisors Gloria Molina,...