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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 13

CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 13   By CALWATCHDOG STAFF CA Republicans diversifying What can be done about mass shootings? Tragedy averted in Santa Monica Recalling a judge is harder than it looks Daylight savings time in Legislature’s crosshairs  Good

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From L.A. to San Diego, short-term rentals stoke fury

The Internet-fueled rise of short-term vacation rentals is stoking fury in coastal Southern California communities and cities that attract lots of tourists. Opponents say they’re killing neighborhood quality of life by bringing a never-ending series of loud, rude, drunken visitors

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What IS going on in CA schools?

California’s government school students score among the lowest on national tests. Now this: Uproar over classroom scuffle reflects a profession under siege Groundswell of support for teacher who wrestled disruptive student to the floor shows the public is fed up

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Santa Monica has no room in public inn for nativity story

Dec. 21, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion, but without the establishment of a state religion.  Nevertheless, for Christmas in Santa Monica in 2012, the proverbial inn has no

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CA chickens coming home to roost

July 23, 2012 Katy Grimes: A fourth California city is on the verge of bankruptcy. What a surprise. Yawn. The news that Compton is about to file for federal bankruptcy protection is not surprising. But news that Santa Monica may also

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