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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 23

Is another NFL team joining the Rams in Los Angeles?  Los Angeles City Council to battle high-speed rail? CA doing little to keep guns from felons and others disqualified Pot legalization political funding is difficult to track Ballot measures explained in haiku

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Local officials race to stymie Gov. Brown’s housing push

Gov. Jerry Brown appears to have made some progress in securing crucial building trade unions’ support for his push to streamline housing construction in California by dropping his objection to the requirement that construction workers be paid “prevailing” — i.e.,

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 29

Loretta, B-1 Bob and Hef Security failures prior to the O.C. jailbreak LASD lax on weeding out low-performing deputies Police transparency measures die When the state recompenses the wrongly imprisoned Good morning. Happy Hump Day.  Sure as the sun rises

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L.A. scores Super Bowl LV

With the Rams headed back to Los Angeles, Southern Californians are poised to host another Super Bowl — but only the City of Angels made the cut, leaving fretful San Diego out in the cold. “The game will be played at the

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Good news on several CA drought fronts

State officials measured the Sierra Nevada snowpack for the second time in 2016 on Tuesday, and once again the news was good. Capital Public Radio has the details: The latest measurement …  showed that the “snowpack is growing quite nicely.”

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U.S. tax policy undercuts CA water conservation push

Even before the current marathon drought, turf replacement subsidies have long been touted by the state government as a powerful way to get California homeowners to stop having water-guzzling lawns. But the federal government sees these subsidies as taxable income.

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Gas leak ruling provides secrecy and legal defense to SoCal Gas

Government officials have ordered the Southern California Gas Co. to shut down its leaky Aliso Canyon well, yet the ruling is far from a victory for the thousands of sickened Porter Ranch residents, an attorney charges. On Saturday, Jan. 23, the

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CA seeks drought relief from mountains to desert

This season’s heavy El Niño rains haven’t brought clarity to California’s competing drought plans, which now range from increasing water collection infrastructure to siphoning ancient reserves locked beneath the Mojave desert. Stepping up water collection has emerged as a priority

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L.A. gets Rams, maybe Chargers

After a frenetic final sequence where NFL intrigue reached a fever pitch, team owners voted to approve the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles, with an option extended to San Diego’s disgruntled Chargers franchise. “The Rams’ home will

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Rams moving to L.A.; Chargers likely to follow

The drama over which of three cities would lose their NFL teams to Los Angeles ended decisively Tuesday night. On a 30-2 vote, NFL owners gave the go-ahead to having the St. Louis Rams move to L.A. next season in

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