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  • Rail-yard pollution: Federal court rules against air quality board

     
    Air-quality watchdogs in Southern California can't impose limits on pollution from idling trains because that could interfere with interstate commerce -- a federal responsibility -- a U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday. The lawsuit filed by the Assn. of...
  • Prop. 23: Oil giants are divided

     
    Are the big oil companies really backing Proposition 23? Maybe not. Among California's major oil refiners, Shell Oil opposes the November ballot initiative to suspend the state’s global warming law. Chevron Corp. is officially neutral. Exxon Mobil and...
  • Schwarzenegger signs anti-slavery bill

     
    Although it had been opposed by business groups, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Thursday requiring major retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery from the supply chain of...
  • Schwarzenegger's healthcare reform legacy

     
    The GOP's surge across the country has put Obamacare in jeopardy, but California's lame-duck Republican governor has nevertheless signed a series of bills that implement key pieces of the federal healthcare reform law. And in so doing, he put California.....
  • Chamber of Commerce jumps into insurance commissioner's race

     
    For the second time in a month, a political action committee at the California Chamber of Commerce is bankrolling television advertisements to help Republican Mike Villines in his race against Democrat Dave Jones for state insurance commissioner. In...
  • Special Amtrak train to run from Los Angeles to Mojave National Preserve

     
    The Kelso Flyer, a special two-day passenger train ride from Los Angeles to the Kelso Depot in the heart of the Mojave National Preserve, will help determine if there is a market for routine railroad tours through Southern California's high......
  • Smart & Final rents Fontana distribution center

     
    Smart & Final Inc., a growing retail chain known for catering to small restaurant operators, has leased a 350,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Fontana. The facility in Watson Commerce Center Fontana will serve the retailer’s Southern...
  • California chamber begins radio ads to defeat Prop. 19

     
    The first major advertising in the campaign against the marijuana legalization initiative hit the airwaves Friday with the California Chamber of Commerce spending $250,000 for radio ads. The spots say, in part, that Proposition 19 "is worded so broadly...
  • Proposition 19 campaign will run TV ad in Los Angeles area

     
    The campaign to pass Proposition 19, the measure to legalize marijuana in California, will hit television sets in the Los Angeles area Tuesday with a commercial that features retired San Jose Police Chief Joseph D. McNamara endorsing the initiative. The.....
  • Marijuana legalization backers plan final ad blitz

     
    The nation’s main advocacy group for drug policy reform laid out its final advertising strategy Friday for Proposition 19, targeting young people and voters in Southern California with advertising on radio, TV, the Internet and in the Los Angeles Times....
  • Prop. 26: A new strategy for big oil companies?

     
    When Chevron, California's largest company, looked at how it could wield influence in this election cycle, it shunned Proposition 23, the high-profile ballot initiative to suspend the state's global-warming law. So did Shell, Conoco Phillips and...
  • So many campaign dollars, so little to show for them

     
    Much has been written about how many millions of dollars Meg Whitman blew on her campaign for governor. But what about all the money George Joseph spent in vain? Joseph is the founder of Mercury General, the insurance company that......