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Arrested for DUI, Sen. Hueso voted to ban beach booze

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August 25, 2014 By John Hrabe. It could be a case of, "Do as I say, not as I do." State Senator Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of drinking and driving. He reportedly spent the night drinking wine and tequila in the State Capitol and at a local restaurant with several of his colleagues. Years before, he voted to ban drinking at public beaches. In Nov. 2007, Hueso, the...

Video: Norquist: Uber can help GOP gain cities

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August 25, 2014 By John Seiler. Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, talks about how Uber and other high-tech companies give Republicans a chance to gain high-tech constituencies. He is interviewed by Brian Calle, editor-in-chief of CalWatchDog.com.

Appeals court backs property rights

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August 23, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi. Pasadena is known for its famous tree-lined streets. It now also may be known for the trees becoming the key in the first case in California to establish that a city’s urban forestry programs can be subject to “inverse condemnation" lawsuits filed by property owners. The case concerned the windstorm that swept through Pasadena in Nov. 2011, toppling 5,500 street trees. The legal ...

Ridesharing foe takes ‘a few bucks’ from taxis

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August 22, 2014 By John Hrabe. Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz is one of the state's biggest opponents of ridesharing, the relatively new service provided by such companies as Uber, SideCar and Lyft. He's also a leading recipient of campaign contributions from the taxi industry. During a Wednesday appearance on one of Southern California's top-rated radio shows, Koretz admitted he's taken money from cab...
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