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  • Why the medical device tax needs to stay

    Why the medical device tax needs to stay
    The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away. But you'd be hard-pressed...
  • Out of the Blue: Speak up against San Onofre

    Amid a spate of promising economic news, home values are climbing. Now for the bad news. For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nearing the milestone level of 400 parts per million....
  • L.A. mayor's race: Wendy Greuel uses Web chat to target women

    L.A. mayor's race: Wendy Greuel uses Web chat to target women
    As the Los Angeles mayor’s race heads into the final three-week stretch, City Controller Wendy Greuel is stepping up her efforts to engage female voters — seeking a turnout advantage against her general election rival, City Councilman Eric...
  • Crazy October Gas Spike May Be Over -- For Now

    Crazy October Gas Spike May Be Over -- For Now
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The worst-ever one-week spike in California gas prices may be over -- at least for now -- but any real relief at the pump could take a while. Prices dropped overnight by an average of .5 cents per gallon to $4.666 on Tuesday,...
  • At stop in Glendale, Sen. Boxer joins calls for investigation into fuel prices

    At stop in Glendale, Sen. Boxer joins calls for investigation into fuel prices
    Speaking to a group of seniors at the Adult Recreation Center about healthcare reform, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Monday also took the opportunity to join a growing chorus of elected officials calling for an investigation into what caused the...
  • City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the March 19 City Council meeting. All council members were present. * EXTRAORDINARY BUSINESS Mayor Kelly Boyd presented a proclamation declaring April as Donate Life California Month in Laguna Beach to Marisa Garcia, ambassador...
  • Ron Kaye: Wishing PACs would pack it in

    Ron Kaye: Wishing PACs would pack it in
    Just days before Burbank voters went to the polls, Mike Gatto was the star attraction for a Napa Valley retreat at a five-star hotel where, for $5,000 each, guests could schmooze with the assemblyman and four of his legislative pals.  The event was...
  • Sen. Boxer Endorses Wendy Gruel in L.A. Mayoral Race

    Sen. Boxer Endorses Wendy Gruel in L.A. Mayoral Race
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel's mayoral campaign has gotten a big boost. Greuel picked up an endorsement Thursday from Sen. Barbara Boxer, who called her a "proven leader" who can focus on creating jobs and improving...
  • Boehner predicts bipartisan support for House payroll tax plan

    Boehner predicts bipartisan support for House payroll tax plan
    The GOP-led House is expected to push through a payroll tax cut package Tuesday that is dead on arrival in the Senate as Congress races a year-end deadline to keep the tax break for 160 million American workers that expires at the end of the year....
  • Matt Fong dies at 57; former California state treasurer

    Matt Fong dies at 57; former California state treasurer
    Reporting from Sacramento -- Matthew Kipling Fong, a former California state treasurer who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1998, died Wednesday at his home in Pasadena after a long bout with skin cancer. He was 57. Fong, a Republican, was the...
  • Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants

    Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants
    — The world's leading manufacturers of flame retardants faced scathing criticism Tuesday from U.S. senators angered by what they called the industry's misuse of science, misleading testimony and creation of a phony consumer group that stoked the...
  • Boxer raises environmental concerns over Keystone XL pipeline

    Boxer raises environmental concerns over Keystone XL pipeline
    In a sign of hardening skepticism toward the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a top Senate Democrat has sent a letter to the Obama administration asking about a possible conflict of interest between the pipeline operator and a company handling the...