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California tax revenue increase outstrips national average

Apr 14, 2014
California tax revenue increase outstrips national average

According to the Census Bureau’s 2013 Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections, California’s 2013 tax revenues rose 15.6 percent over last year, outstripping the 6.1 percent average increase for... Read more »

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‘Money just simply corrupts,’ Leland Yee said weeks before arrest

Apr 14, 2014
‘Money just simply corrupts,’ Leland Yee said weeks before arrest

In the weeks since the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee, two hard-to-reconcile versions of the San Francisco Democrat have emerged: Transparency advocate running for secretary of state versus the man who, according to an FBI affidavit, accepted campaign mon...

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Steinberg plan would dedicate California cap-and-trade dollars to housing, transit

Apr 14, 2014
Steinberg plan would dedicate California cap-and-trade dollars to housing, transit

In an effort to more closely manage how California spends revenue from its fledgling cap-and-trade program, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, on Monday unveiled a plan to dedicate ongoing money to affordable housing, mass tran...

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Garcetti shares ‘back to basics’ agenda in State of the City address

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Apr 14, 2014
Garcetti shares ‘back to basics’ agenda in State of the City address

David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes and Soumya Karlamangla, McClatchy News Service Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti presented a long and eclectic list of initiatives in his first State of the... Read more »

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Budget guru Rick Cole looks to innovate Los Angeles City Hall

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Apr 14, 2014
Budget guru Rick Cole looks to innovate Los Angeles City Hall

Dakota Smith, McClatchy News Service Veteran city manager Rick Cole was working as an administrator at Ventura’s San Buenaventura Mission this past July when his phone rang. The caller didn’t... Read more »

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Legislative Update

Apr 14, 2014
Legislative Update

It’s officially spring break for California’s legislature, although the past few weeks have seen a surge of technology-related bills. Here are a few of the bills TechWire is following. AB 1575... Read more »

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“Cesar Chavez” — A Film That Tells It Like It Really Was

Apr 14, 2014

April 12, 2014 - Anyone hoping to understand the long, fierce struggle to win a decent life for the highly exploited men and women who harvest our fruits and vegetables should not miss the recently released film, "Cesar Chavez." Although technically a feature film, it's actually a documentary, in that it vividly recreates ­-...

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Senate examines IT procurement

Apr 14, 2014
Senate examines IT procurement

The California State Senate Thursday conducted an oversight hearing on the state’s IT procurement and implementation practices, spurred in part by last year’s failure of the 21st Century project intended... Read more »

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Strange bedfellows unite to help older adults

Apr 14, 2014

In the near future, successful care for older adults will depend on bold and creative collaborations. That’s the message aging pioneer Ken Dychtwald gave last month’s Aging in America conference. Dychtwald, CEO of the consulting group Age Wave, might as well have been describing the “strange bedfellows” collaboration between two organizations often considered mortal...

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Game to 100
With state agriculture using 75% of the water, does it really matter if you conserve in the garden?

Apr 14, 2014
With state agriculture using 75% of the water, does it really matter if you conserve in the garden?

  I spared the volunteer sunflowers yesterday and gave them a deep drink of water. I had been thinking of getting rid of them. My wife, who usually requisitions a patch of the “back forty” for her flower garden, announced … Continue reading



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