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  • Third porn actor to test HIV-positive puts pressure on industry

    Third porn actor to test HIV-positive puts pressure on industry
    News of a third adult-film actor testing positive for HIV is putting new pressure on both the industry and state lawmakers. The HIV cases have added fuel to a push for a statewide mandate for condom use in adult films. L.A. County voters approved such a...
  • County workers march through downtown L.A. to press for higher wages

    County workers march through downtown L.A. to press for higher wages
    Hours after their contract expired, thousands of Los Angeles County workers took to the streets of downtown Tuesday morning rallying for higher wages and blasting county leaders for failing to recognize the sacrifices they made during the recession....
  • Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington

    Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington
    Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Leimert Park to hear speeches and witness reenactments commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The events began about 9 a.m. with a march along Martin Luther King Jr. and Crenshaw boulevards...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to discuss state budget deal

    Gov. Jerry Brown will talk about the budget deal he has reached with Democratic legislative leaders at a news conference Tuesday afternoon in the state Capitol. Details of the plan began to emerge on Monday. They include major victories for the governor...
  • Governor and lawmakers say budget marks progress

    SACRAMENTO -- Celebrating what he characterized as California’s new financial health as he signed the state budget, Gov. Jerry Brown also said Thursday that there was still work to be done. "I don't say all problems are over," Brown told reporters...
  • California can expect more tax revenue, analyst says

    SACRAMENTO -- The Legislature's top budget advisor said Friday that California can expect much more tax revenue than Gov. Jerry Brown has estimated. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office projected that the state will receive a bit more than...
  • Jerry Brown, lawmakers agree on lower revenue estimate

    SACRAMENTO -- Top Democratic lawmakers have agreed to use Gov. Jerry Brown's more conservative tax revenue estimates in the budget, according to Capitol sources. The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The...
  • California Assembly approves state pension changes

     
    The California Assembly approved widespread changes to public employee pensions on Friday. The bill now goes to the state Senate for another vote, the final stop before it heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. "It is meaningful, significant, historic reform,"...
  • Skelton: Changes could spell end of Capitol gridlock

     
    The end of the legislative session on Friday also signaled the end of an era in Sacramento, writes George Skelton in Monday's column. He says changes to term limits, district boundaries and primary voting may help reduce the Capitol's infamous......
  • Chris Christie to Jerry Brown: Buzz off

     
    Surprising exactly no one, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn’t interested in the fitness challenge suggested by California Gov. Jerry Brown last week. "He can have that contest with himself,” Christie, a Republican, told reporters on...
  • Jerry Brown whittles down stack of bills awaiting his signature

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown is chipping away at his homework. A little more than one week ago, California lawmakers sent him more than 750 bills that were passed in the final days of the legislative session. So far he's signed dozens,......
  • Assembly speaker to perform in Prop. 8 play '8'

     
    Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) will soon be trying his hand at another profession: acting. California's first openly gay speaker will join an all-star cast in San Francisco next month for a reading of "8," a play about......