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Bill to save beach bonfires passes Assembly

For many state residents, roasting marshmallows over a beach fire ring is as Californian as surfing and the Beach Boys. Yet in recent years the rings have come under fire for producing smoke and noise. The California Assembly voted unanimously

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Video: Calif. meter maids making nearly $100,000?

Aug. 16, 2012 By Brian Calle Hermosa Beach meter maids make nearly $10,000 a year.

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N.Beach Cops: $5,600 To Wash Hogs

John Seiler: Our friend and colleague Brian Calle reports in the Orange County Register: It pays well to wash your motorcycle if you are a cop in Newport Beach, where officers who patrol on motor bikes are paid an additional

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Paywatch: $200,000 Lifeguard Salary

John Seiler: In better days, lifeguards were young guys and gals who pulled hapless folks out of the drink. It usually was a temporary, summer job. Now they’re beneficiaries of California’s massive pay, perks and benefits to government workers. Writes

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