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  • Market Watch: Problems with farmers markets — and how to fix them

    Market Watch: Problems with farmers markets — and how to fix them
    With concerns about cheating at farmers markets on the rise, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has scheduled four listening sessions around the state, including in Santa Monica on Monday, Nov. 1, to ask for public comment about its...
  • Alex Franco dies at 91; ran L.A. wedding chapel

    Alex Franco dies at 91; ran L.A. wedding chapel
    The Rev. Alex Franco, who performed thousands of weddings at his Albertson Wedding Chapel in Los Angeles, has died. He was 91. Franco, a Protestant minister who for much of his career was known as Alex Garcia, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical...
  • Marvin Levin dies at 76; Sacramento developer helped expose Capitol corruption

    Marvin Levin dies at 76; Sacramento developer helped expose Capitol corruption
    Marvin Levin, a Sacramento developer who alerted the FBI to corruption in the California Legislature in the 1980s and played a pivotal role in the ensuing sting operation, has died. He was 76. Levin, who had been in declining health for a decade, died...
  • Massive Power Outage in SoCal, Ariz. Not Caused by One Person

    Massive Power Outage in SoCal, Ariz. Not Caused by One Person
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Federal investigators and officials from California and Arizona utility companies say that a massive blackout that affected nearly 7 million people last month was not caused by the actions of a single worker doing repairs, as...
  • Fear fans flames for chemical makers

    Fear fans flames for chemical makers
    Dr. David Heimbach knows how to tell a story. Before California lawmakers last year, the noted burn surgeon drew gasps from the crowd as he described a 7-week-old baby girl who was burned in a fire started by a candle while she lay on a pillow that...
  • Sen. Feinstein calls on state to curb 'abusive lawsuits' over ADA

     
    Senator Feinstein demands state action on abusive lawsuits...
  • Internet poker fight boosts Ian Calderon in Whittier Assembly race [Updated]

     
    The fight over Internet poker may have played a role in the campaign against Rudy Bermudez. Bermudez, a former Democratic assemblyman, is currently in third place, trailing fellow Democrat Ian Calderon, the son of current Assemblyman Charles Calderon (D-...
  • Hollywood tax credits, one year later

     
    The California Legislature adopted its first tax incentives for film and TV production one year ago, authorizing $100 million to $200 million in annual tax breaks through June 2014 for projects filmed in the state. Last week, the Schwarzenegger...
  • Proposition 8, Judge Walker and our short memories

     
    The political radar has been picking up bits of chaff about the Proposition 8 ruling and U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, the gist of it being that, well, of course the judge supports same-sex marriage rights – he’s gay. That kind of...
  • The clock is ticking for Prop. 18

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature are in a race against time to get Proposition 18, California's water bond, off the Nov. 2 ballot. Two bills were amended Thursday that would allow for Proposition 18 to be pushed back to the Nov....
  • Bills about fur labeling, declawing, pet insurance and animal neglect are approved by California lawmakers

     
    Several bills affecting animals have made their way through the California Legislature in recent months and are poised to become law if they are signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here's a roundup of recent legislative efforts to help animals in......
  • Banks appear close to killing foreclosure-prevention bill

     
    The year's last big mortgage foreclosure-prevention bill is on life support and its author is racing to revive it before the California Legislature recesses Tuesday night. The measure by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) fell 14 votes short of the......