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Walters: Despite liberal California Legislature, Chamber of Commerce kills most a job-killera bills

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:49:06 GMT

From all appearances, the California Legislature's 2017 session was one of the most liberal or progressive, as liberals prefer to say in the state's history. However, despite the overall left-of-center tone to the session that ended last week, the California Chamber of Commerce and other business and employer lobbies did what they have done for nearly two decades: killed all but a few of the measures tagged with the "job killer" epithet.

California Senate leader preparing for legal fight over...

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:13:48 GMT

Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't yet signed legislation making California a so-called "sanctuary state," but California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de LeA3n is preparing to defend it in court. In between several immigration events in Washington on Wednesday de LeA3n said he met with former U.S. Atty.

California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:49 GMT

California sued the Trump administration Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. Asked about the lawsuit at an appearance in San Diego, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he expects to prevail in legal challenges to the wall - one of the president's key campaign pledges.

Legoland launches 'Lego Ninjago' movie activities this weekend

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:25:06 GMT

Legoland California Resort will feature "Lego Ninjago Days" with meet-and-greets, scavenger hunts and other activities on Sept. 23-24 to celebrate the premiere of the animated film "The Lego Ninjago Movie."

Why some buildings crumbled and others survived the Mexico City quake: A sober lesson for California

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:40:14 GMT

A building's survival of the last earthquake does not mean it will survive the next one. The amateur videos emerging from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that devastated Mexico City on Tuesday are grim.

From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:50:38 GMT

A worker installs a photovoltaic panel at the Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy South project in the Imperial Valley. No contour of California's vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling.

The 10 best creepy treats at Halloween-themed Disney California Adventure

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:57:56 GMT

Disney California Adventure is going all-in with Halloween this year. In contrast to Disneyland, DCA is going with edgy and creepy theming.

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:19:45 GMT

Immunotherapy is the hottest thing in cancer treatment, but it's not for everyone. It can put some very advanced, thought-to-be-... .

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:19:44 GMT

Immunotherapy can put some very advanced cancer cases into remission, but for some unlucky folks, it can make their disease much worse. Gene tests now are helping reveal who is most likely to benefit from the hottest thing in cancer care.

Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:45:35 GMT

Farmers in the nation's largest irrigation district are considering whether to sign on to California's big... . A small group of protesters carrying signs that said "Water is a human right" and "Stop the water tunnel tax" gather at Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, Sept.

Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:45:34 GMT

A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday from a pair of massive, $16 billion tunnels that would have re-engineered the state's water system in a decisive move that dealt a major blow to the project pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The board of Westlands Water District, the nation's largest supplier of irrigation water to farms, voted to withdraw its participation from the project after more than an hour of tense discussions and comments from farmers who overwhelmingly concluded it was too expensive.

Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:45:33 GMT

In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. Farmers in the nation's largest irrigation district are considering whether to sign on to California's biggest water project in a half-century.

The Latest: Suspect in killing tracked by live online video

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:43:50 GMT

The Latest on the arrest of a man on Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitive list : Authorities say a man who had been named one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitives is suspected of fatally shooting a man and has been caught in California after posting a live video on Instagram. Dallas police say Los Angeles officers arrested 18-year-old Christopher Gonzales early Tuesday.

Walters: Will Californiaa s progressive victories actually pay off?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:21:44 GMT

Anthony Rendon, the speaker of the state Assembly, calls the first half of the Legislature's biennial session, which ended last week, "the most productive and progressive legislative session in memory." He's right, if one measures such things by the outpouring of potentially far-reaching measures, including an extension of the cap-and-trade program for reducing carbon emissions, a multibillion-dollar tax hike for transportation improvements and, at the last moment, a package of housing bills.

First year of community college could soon be free in California

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:16:39 GMT

A bill to make the first year of community college free for California residents is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature. Last week, the state assembly sent a bipartisan bill to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk for a final signature that would waive the first year of tuition, anywhere from $1,100 to $1,400 depending on how many classes a student takes, for residents who enroll full time.

How California might have more say in the 2020 presidential race

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:39:03 GMT

California has the most people and more registered voters than any other state, the world's sixth-largest economy and often, little influence over who Republicans and Democrats nominate for president. State lawmakers want to change that.

US immigrants sue over Trump's end of deportation protection

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:11:09 GMT

In this Sept. 1, 2017 file photo, Loyola Marymount University student and dreamer Maria Carolina Gomez joins a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, outside the Edward Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles.