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The Pacific Fisheries Management Council could dive into the protection of the smaller species that feed marine mammals, salmon, tuna, and other fish that people love to eat.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
The Obama administration gets the value of tourism for job creation. All the neighboring states do. Washington is trying to build momentum without state support.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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The notorious police response to peaceful Occupiers leads an alumnus to recall the bolder demonstrations he and his classmates undertook, blocking military shipments and occupying the governor's office. Ronald Reagan called them "bums," but no one reached for the pepper spray.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
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California passes a state budget with modest gains for liberal causes
Republicans are badly outvoted, relegated to the sidelines. Budget has programs for college students, energy efficiency, and expansion of health care.
Liberal organizations, not Jerry Brown's austerity politics, saved California
The key was taking away the tools that empowered a Republican minority to block legislation. Once Democrats had a super-majority, things turned around and spending resumed.
What the LA mayor's race says about politics
Voters mostly stayed home, despite the long, well-funded race. The big loser: municipal unions.
Golden State has many cities seriously in the red
Aside from Silicon Valley and some coastal affluents, the state is full of cities in deep fiscal trouble and high unemployment.
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