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  • Democrats need to get serious about pension reform [Blowback]

     
    The majority party needs to take up public employee pension reform in a meaningful and responsible way by giving proposals by the governor and legislative Republicans a fair hearing....
  • GOP lawmakers back Fish and Game commissioner who killed cougar

     
    Eleven Republican state senators came to the defense of embattled Fish and Game Commission President Daniel Richards on Wednesday after Democratic lawmakers called for him to resign for shooting a mountain lion while on a hunting trip in Idaho....
  • Blank bills key to California budget process approved amid protests [Updated]

     
    In an annual quirk of California government, lawmakers approved 78 budget bills on Thursday -- and they were all blank. The bills function as shells. As negotiations continue and tax revenues are tallied, they will be amended with actual budget......
  • California do-not-track-bill could lead the nation in online privacy laws

     
    California may end up leading the way in creating laws that could end the siphoning of personal data and surfing habits on the Internet by web browsers and websites. State Sen. Alan Lowenthanl (D-Long Beach) introduced legislation on Wednesday that...
  • Government: California GOP senators go public with their budget demands [Updated]

     
    The four things Republicans want from the California budget....
  • Crime victims will get emails tracking offenders' status

     
    A bill introduced by state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this week seeks to bring crime-victim notification into the 21st century. Senate Bill 852 takes effect immediately and enables the state Department......
  • Taxpayers off the hook for feeding state senators during session

     
    Under fire for spending $111,316 in taxpayer funds to feed themselves this year, state senators have acted to end the practice. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said a majority of the five-member Senate Rules Committee voted...
  • Assemblyman announces bid for State Senate

    Assemblyman Jim Silva, whose district covers Huntington Beach, has announced that he will run for State Senate in 2012. Silva, who was first elected to the 67th District in 2006, hopes to fill the seat held by Tom Harman, who will be termed out next...
  • In The Arts

    Latin jazz for Cinco de Mayo Laguna Beach Live! is bringing Latin jazz to the Laguna Beach Playhouse for a special early Cinco de Mayo concert Wednesday. Jose Rizo, KJazz radio host, is showing off his new nine-piece Latin band — Mongorama. The...
  • Briefly In Education

    Galleries feature donate works to auction Townley and DeBilzan Galleries in Laguna Beach opened their exhibition spaces on First Thursday's Art Walk on Jan. 6 to include works of art donated for the 26th Annual SchoolPower Dinner Dance, Diamonds in the...
  • Community Commentary: Taxpayers should demand pension reform

    California's unfunded pension obligations — the elephant in the room — are estimated to run as high as $425 billion. While the Democrats ignore the issue, the pension obligations threaten to obliterate the state budget for years to come and...
  • Community Commentary: Governor's plan raises questions

    A budget proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shift some state functions to local governments has been receiving a lot of attention. The governor's complex realignment efforts have received cautious support from some quarters but, as a former Huntington...