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'Captain Marvel' will receive a $20-million tax credit to shoot in California

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:56:14 GMT

Brie Larson will star in the superhero movie "Captain Marvel," set for release in 2019. "Captain Marvel," the upcoming superhero movie starring Brie Larson as the title character, will receive more than $20 million in tax credits to film in California, making it the first Marvel Comics movie to shoot primarily in-state since 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

California singles out cardiac surgeons with higher patient death rates

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:48:39 GMT

Michael Koumjian, a heart surgeon for nearly three decades, said he considered treating the sickest patients a badge of honor. The San Diego doctor was frequently called upon to operate on those who had multiple illnesses or who'd undergone CPR before arriving at the hospital.

California lawmakers chip away at statea s college affordability crisis

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:51:07 GMT

California's economy is one of the world's largest, and according to a new report, the state needs 1 million more workers with bachelor's degrees by 2030 to keep up with economic demand. The Public Policy Institute of California researchers found that more college graduates would mean a greater percentage of California workers earning higher salaries, more tax revenue for the state and waning desire for safety net assistance.

Former California GOP Senate Leader Dave Cogdill Dies

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:27:24 GMT

Former California state Sen. Dave Cogdill, whose support for temporary tax increases during the state's 2009 budget crisis ended his legislative career, has died. The Central Valley Republican died at his home in Manteca on Sunday morning after battling pancreatic cancer, his family said.

These Bay Area homes were built to be affordable and now cost millions

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:57:25 GMT

Museum director Elisabeth Ward and exhibition curator Steven Eichler look over the new exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum: "Eichler Homes: Modernism for the Masses" at Los Altos History Museum in Los Altos, California, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Steven Eichler is the grandson of developer Joseph Eichler.

Southern California tech grows, even in Silicon Valley's shadow

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:33:46 GMT

Carol Trapani, a senior vice president at the CBRE real estate brokerage who helps Southern California tech companies acquire office space, is not simply stating the obvious about the state's north-south technology divide. The Bay Area's Silicon Valley technology culture is second-to-none on a global basis.

What early fundraising in California says about the race for...

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:55:35 GMT

Top row from left, Reps. Mimi Walters , Darrell Issa , Dana Rohrabacher . Bottom from left, Reps.

Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won't Get It

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:33:48 GMT

Aaron Albaugh peers out from under the brim of his cowboy hat, surveying the acres of hay fields in front of him. The fourth-generation rancher is raising about 450 cattle this year, in this remote corner of Lassen County, California.

Latest California innovation: A Republican case for cap and trade

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:15:46 GMT

GOP Assemblyman Rocky Chavez gets a congratulatory hug after his vote to back cap and trade's reauthorization. Photo by Laurel Rosenhall for CALmatters Minutes after a bipartisan coalition of California lawmakers voted to extend the state's landmark climate change policy for another decade, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown stood in front of a bank of television cameras and compared the plan to one championed 30 years ago by GOP icon Ronald Reagan.

California man sues over denial of $5M lottery prize

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:41:47 GMT

A man who was denied a $5 million lottery jackpot because his teenage son bought the ticket is suing the California Lottery Commission. Ward Thomas of Long Beach says he sent his son to buy Scratchers tickets from a gas station in October.

California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:04:41 GMT

Gov. Jerry Brown's aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming. It also again showcased the Democrat's political skill in Sacramento, where just months earlier he helped convince the largely Democratic Legislature to raise gas prices to pay for road and bridge projects through a tax hike.

California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:04:40 GMT

In this July 13, 2017 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, flanked by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, urges members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee to approve a pair of bills to extend state's cap and trade program during a hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality committee, in Sacramento, Calif. As his fourth and final term winds down Brown will spend the final 17 months in office working on California's housing crisis and fighting for ambitious projects to build a high-speed rail system and re-engineer California's water system.

Wildfire leaves "complete devastation" in rural community

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:40:56 GMT

The fire has forced thousands of people from homes in and around a half-dozen small communities, officials said. . Flames from a backfire burn as CalFire crews battle a wildfire near Mariposa, Calif., Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

California custody fight raises thorny issue of wayward kids

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:15:01 GMT

In this Nov. 10, 2011, file photo, Justice Ming Chin, left, and Justice Goodwin Liu, right, listen as Ross Moody of the San Francisco office of the Attorney General, center, speaks during a proceeding at the California Supreme Court in San Francisco. A California mom's legal battle over custody of her out-of-control daughter is raising questions about the best way to deal with wayward children.

LA County, Inland Empire lost jobs in June, according to new data

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:55:27 GMT

California shed 1,400 jobs in June, but the Golden State ranked second in the nation in year-over-year employment growth, according to figures released Friday. California added 261,400 jobs over the last 12 months at a rate of 1.6 percent.

Caltrans announces 13 road repair projects to begin in Long Beach, LA area

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:13:23 GMT

Work to repair and resurface hundreds of miles of highways, including those in Long Beach, the South Bay, San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area, will begin as soon as this summer – months before revenue from a landmark transportation bill even begins to flow to the state, officials announced Friday. State transportation agencies are getting a jump-start on some $285 million in road repair projects across California as part of the Road Repair and Accountability Act, known as SB 1, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in April.

Quran submerged in lard mailed to California Islamic center

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:13:22 GMT

Police are investigating the mailing of a Quran submerged in a tub of what appeared to be pork lard to a Northern California Islamic center. The Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations received the package in June, and it follows two other incidents of defaced Qurans at nearby mosques last month.