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  • Help for California's jobless

    Help for California's jobless
    Imagine the federal government offering California more than $2.5 billion to help its unemployed workers. You'd think that lawmakers would leap at the money, especially with the unemployment rate climbing to 10.5% in February. And yet when the Assembly...
  • Letters to the editor

    Taxes as a tool to fix economy Re "Gov.'s staff exploring new taxes," May 2 The only proven solution to California's budget deficit is a sustained economic recovery. A sales tax on services would impede that recovery. Increasing the price of services...
  • Idyllwild

    Idyllwild, California What happens if, two-thirds of the way to a Palm Springs weekend, somebody grabs control of your family's vehicle, veers hard to the right, follows the cliff-clinging goat path known as California 243, then roars into the pines...
  • Same-sex unions OKd by California Assembly

    A measure to legalize marriage for gay couples easily passed the California Assembly after a respectful debate Tuesday, in stark contrast to rancorous exchanges on the same issue two years ago. The legislation by Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco)...
  • Obama's national security team

    Obama's national security team
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  • Tourism offices in U.S. states, territories

    Tourism offices in U.S. states, territories
    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-...
  • Service taxes just might work

    When Democrats propose broadening sales taxes to cover services, and Republicans such as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and business groups like the California Chamber of Commerce say no, taxpayers on either side of the issue know they can at least rely on...
  • Long Beach water use restrictions are dripping success

    Since Long Beach ordered mandatory curbs on water use this fall, its Water Department has turned to unorthodox tools to spread the word. "STOP Wasting Water," urge the crimson warnings on the front pages of local weekly newspapers. A YouTube video, shot...
  • Residentes exigen aire limpio y buena salud

    Residentes exigen aire limpio y buena salud
    En la casa de la familia Cruz pareciera haber temblores permanentes. Los cinco miembros ya se acostumbraron a ver temblar vidrios, espejos y adornos, pero no por culpa del suelo, sino de los trenes y camiones que pasan literalmente a un metro de su...
  • Rebate check is not in the mail

    Let's say you're shopping for a new cellphone. Let's say that, like me, you thought it'd be kind of cool to own one of those sleek Razr handsets. So let's say you go to T-Mobile's website and there it is, for the nifty price of $49.99. But wait. Clicking...
  • Planning your trip to Hearst Castle

    THE BEST WAY Drive north on Interstate 5 or U.S. 101, then head west to California 1 northbound. About 240 miles north of Los Angeles, nine miles north of Cambria and one mile north of hotel-heavy San Simeon Village, you reach the exit for Hearst...
  • Ending L.A.'s gridlock

    Next week, politicians, engineers, labor leaders, environmentalists and assorted wonks will gather to try to solve one of L.A.'s knottiest policy problems: how to build a decent public transit system in a city where the need is almost overwhelming and the...