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  • Arizona legislator pushes bill to combat NSA surveillance

    Arizona legislator pushes bill to combat NSA surveillance
    TUCSON — Arizona, which has tried to school the federal government in immigration enforcement, again wants to teach the U.S. a lesson. This time, a junior state lawmaker intends to take on the National Security Agency, which has been under fire...
  • Long Beach mayor endorses councilman in mayoral race

    Long Beach mayor endorses councilman in mayoral race
    Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster announced a widely anticipated endorsement in the race for the city’s highest office Tuesday, throwing his name behind Councilman Robert Garcia. The announcement ends months of speculation over whether Foster would...
  • San Diego Council votes to close La Jolla beach in seal pupping season

    San Diego Council votes to close La Jolla beach in seal pupping season
    SAN DIEGO -- Delving gingerly into one of the most contentious issues in local politics, the City Council voted 6 to 3 on Monday to close the beach at the Children's Pool in La Jolla during the annual five-month pupping season of harbor seals. For two...
  • New York Mayor De Blasio's new headache: his scofflaw motorcade

    New York Mayor De Blasio's new headache: his scofflaw motorcade
    NEW YORK -- It's enough to make Mayor Bill de Blasio wish for more snow. The mayor appeared to settle a snow spat with NBC meteorologist Al Roker on Monday, which erupted when Roker criticized De Blasio for not closing schools during the most recent...
  • Lawmaker seeks to slow San Francisco tenant displacement

    Lawmaker seeks to slow San Francisco tenant displacement
    SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Mark Leno announced legislation Monday that would modify state law in order to dissuade real estate speculators in San Francisco from displacing long-term tenants from rent-controlled units. The proposed changes to the...
  • L.A. City Council approves Anaheim's Marcie Edwards as new head of DWP

    L.A. City Council approves Anaheim's Marcie Edwards as new head of DWP
    The Los Angeles City Council confirmed Marcie Edwards as the new general manager of the Department of Water and Power on Friday, tapping the Anaheim city manager to take the helm of the municipal utility as it grapples with multiple controversies....
  • City Council to apologize to harassment victim of ex-Mayor Filner

    City Council to apologize to harassment victim of ex-Mayor Filner
    SAN DIEGO — To settle a sexual harassment claim filed against ex-Mayor Bob Filner, the City Council will issue a "full apology" to a 67-year-old great-grandmother and designate a day in her honor, the city attorney announced Thursday. Peggy...
  • Lancaster seeks more funds to handle surge in homeless population

    Lancaster seeks more funds to handle surge in homeless population
    Citing a wave of homeless people pouring into the Antelope Valley, the city of Lancaster is fighting for a bigger share of the county's allotment of funding for the destitute. Vice Mayor Marvin Crist said on any given night the Antelope Valley has 12%...
  • Beverly Hills moves to regulate sale, consumption of e-cigarettes

    Beverly Hills moves to regulate sale, consumption of e-cigarettes
    The Beverly Hills City Council has joined its Los Angeles counterpart in voting to treat electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and to regulate their sale and use. "Smoking of any kind should be discouraged, especially for teenagers," Beverly Hills...
  • 'Social hosts,' beware the booze you serve to minors

    'Social hosts,' beware the booze you serve to minors
    California lawmakers have long resisted efforts by the courts to hold those who serve alcohol liable for the damage inflicted by drunk drivers. State law includes broad shields for both bartenders and "social hosts" who serve booze at parties to...
  • Deasy provides fodder for both sides in lawsuit

    Deasy provides fodder for both sides in lawsuit
    In a groundbreaking trial over teacher job protections, Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy was the early star witness — for both sides. The case, Vergara vs. California, challenges a set of laws that affect how teachers are fired, laid off and...