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As U.S. hesitates, California pours billions into green energy

  As U.S. hesitates, California pours billions into green energy By Rory Carroll, Reuters,   11/13/12 California, long the national leader in clean energy policy, is poised to double down on its investments in the sector, with billions in new su...

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A Housing Preference Sea Change? Not in California

  A Housing Preference Sea Change? Not in California by Wendell Cox,  New Geography,  11/13/2012 For some time, many in the urban planning community have been proclaiming a “sea-change” in household preferences away from suburban hou...

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Norby concession assures Dems of Assembly supermajority

Nov 14, 2012

It's official: Democrats now have their Assembly supermajority. Incumbent Republican Assemblyman Chris Norby conceded late today that he had been beaten by Democratic challenger Sharon Quirk-Silva in a newly drawn

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Yolo County almost becomes world-famous as acronym ‘YOLO’

Nov 14, 2012

Yolo County, north of Sacramento, is home to UC Davis, the Cache Creek Casino and a county seat, Woodland, that still retains the flavor of its 19th century founding. But

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Jerry Brown tells University of California to ‘get more grounded’

Nov 14, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown prodded University of California regents today to pursue online course offerings to reduce costs, saying the state's premier university system must "get more grounded" in its approach

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State faces deficit next year, but surpluses await

Nov 14, 2012

Despite tax increases approved by voters last week, the latest state fiscal review from the Legislative Analyst says California will still face a $1.9 billion shortfall in the fiscal year that begins July 1 2013. But after that, the report says, revenu...

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California faces $1.9 billion deficit

Nov 14, 2012

California faces a $1.9 billion deficit through June 2014, significantly smaller than in recent years after voters passed two tax initiatives last week, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office said Wednesday.

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California legislators attend policy conference at Hawaii resort

Nov 14, 2012

More than a dozen California legislators are lodged in Hawaii's fancy Fairmont Kea Lani hotel this week -- hobnobbing and talking public policy with dozens of corporate, union and other

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New CSU chancellor requests 10 percent pay cut

Nov 14, 2012

Timothy P. White, California State University's incoming chancellor, has requested a 10 percent pay cut, saying in a letter to trustees, that he hopes the move will send a signal

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Schwarzenegger reiterates criticism of GOP exclusivity

Nov 14, 2012

Five years ago, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered a speech to a state Republican convention, warning party activists that unless they became more inclusive and broadened their appeal, they would become

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