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With theatrical flourish, Brown signs tax break for filming
With theatrical flourish, Brown signs tax break for filming

The scene outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday was not billed as a campaign event for Gov. Jerry Brown. But it had the makings of one. A few steps from the concrete footprints of Clark Gable and Bette Davis, the Democratic governor took the front-and-center seat among a crowd of dignitaries to celebrate the tax break he had come to sign into law at a desk below the theater's decorative dragons. Actor Warren Beatty and others took turns praising Brown, saying that he was saving thousands of California film and TV jobs. Republicans thanked him too. "This is a great day for California," Assembly GOP leader Connie Conway of Tulare told the crowd. Less...

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