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Democrats leave incumbent assemblywoman high and dry

Parties and legislative leaders always protect their incumbents. Well, maybe not always, as is the case with Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, a pariah in the Democratic Party since she knocked off Raul Bocanegra, a popular incumbent, two years ago.  Up for re-election

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Mixed reviews for Gov. Brown on actor age database law

  Rarely the subject of entertainment industry buzz, Gov. Jerry Brown sparked outrage and confusion among First Amendment advocates by a new law intended to protect actors’ privacy online. “Actors who don’t want casting directors and fans knowing their age can conceal their birthday

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Despite several big environmental wins during last days of session, one big bill got away

Democrats will walk away from the two-year legislative session that ended Thursday morning with a long list of environmental accomplishments — but still one got away.  A bill sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, would

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Bill threatens religious freedom, critics say

Robert Lauten didn’t come waving a neon sign, but his grievances with Senate Bill 1146 were highlighted in bright yellow. His red pen and marked-up copy stood out as he and fellow protester Mike McGetrick reached the sixth floor of

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 25

Bipartisan coalition urging vote on civil asset forfeiture bill San Diego Mayor Faulconer won’t run for governor SF supes vote to amend sanctuary city policy  Deal reached in Cal State faculty dispute Assemblyman supports ethics measure prompted by his uncle 

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What’s being ignored in the Calderon scandals

It’s interesting to see what stories the big newspapers choose to run, and more interesting to see what they ignore. Rather than never letting a good scandal go to waste, big media is part of making the news, or keeping

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Younger Calderon authored movie biz bills

It appears state Sen. Ron Calderon, under investigation by the FBI for allegedly taking bribes, isn’t the only Calderon interested in the movie business. Freshman Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, authored two bills in 2013, AB 344 and AB 533, involving the

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Charles Calderon ‘head and shoulders’ above brother Ron caught in scandal

Editor’s Note: This is Part One of a series on the Calderon family. June 13, 2013 By John Hrabe It wasn’t quite the Academy Awards. But the 60 or so people assembled last Saturday afternoon at the Whittier Center Theatre

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