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Will L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti join crowded 2018 governor’s race?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s landslide re-election win Tuesday led to inevitable speculation that he would join the crowded 2018 Democratic gubernatorial field. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, with his high profile and access to the deep-pockets of Bay Area and

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Poll: Republican gubernatorial candidates would perform well behind Democrat Newsom

Good news for California Republicans: In a field of nine candidates for the 2018 gubernatorial race, they have two of the top three names, according to a poll released Tuesday. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Ashley Swearengin, the termed-out

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CEO out, but heat still building on Wells Fargo

John Stumpf abruptly resigned Wednesday as CEO and chairman of the scandal-torn San Francisco-based banking giant Wells Fargo. But much more fallout is expected over the revelation last month that Wells Fargo had fired 5,300 employees for fraudulently signing up customers

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Wells Fargo punishment spreads from CA

  In the wake of California’s unprecedented punishment of San Francisco-based Wells Fargo for bogus lending practices, legal sanctions spread eastward, with other state officials and Hillary Clinton herself going after the bank. Already, in Washington, members of the House Financial

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 29

SoCal school district using loophole to pay board members for meetings they didn’t attend CA suspends investment accounts with Wells Fargo over scandal Rep. Janice Hahn sued by opponent over $324,000 in illegal campaign funds in L.A. supervisors race Gov. Brown vetoes

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Los Angeles County plagued by local corruption

California doesn’t have nearly the reputation of, say, New Jersey or Maryland when it comes to a history of public corruption. Studies that measure corruption with metrics tend to give most corrupt honors to less populated, poorer southern states like

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CA property tax revenue surges despite Prop. 13

Proposition 13 — the 1978 ballot measure setting property taxes at 1 percent of assessed value and limiting annual increases in property taxes to 2 percent for homes and businesses which don’t change owners — is perhaps the most controversial

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 18

Treasurer Chiang will run for governor Graduation rates rise Sen. Feinstein seeks compromise, drought relief Death penalty still divides Water agency seeks record fine Good morning! Happy Hump Day.  It’s Twitterficial. Democratic state Treasurer John Chiang is running for governor, he announced

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Three Democratic lawmakers make intentions for statewide office Twitterficial

Nothing is official until it’s on Twitter, which is why several Democrats today announced their candidacies for higher office Tuesday in the Twittersphere. Treasurer John Chiang made it official that he would be running for governor after announcing he was

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Transparency activists seek CA sunshine

  National Sunshine Week — an effort to increase and encourage government transparency — has come and gone in California while multiple types of state secrecy continue to draw fire from lawmakers and citizens. Budgeting has topped the list of recent complaints. “The

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