Archive for January 15th, 2013

The Sun: Jim Brulte to run for California Republican Party chairman

Jim Brulte

Former Senator Jim Brulte (File photo)

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/14/2013 11:28:32 AM PST

Former Inland Empire legislator Jim Brulte announced Monday that he is running to lead the California Republican Party, a position party insiders say he’ll likely win but that leaves plenty of work ahead of him.

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California Supreme Court  justices

Wes Woods II, Eric Bradley and Rick Orlov, Staff Writers
Posted: 01/14/2013 09:07:43 PM PST
Updated: 01/14/2013 10:55:25 PM PST

Two medical marijuana cases going before the state Supreme Court could determine whether dispensary bans by dozens of California cities are legal.

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SFChronicle: Gov. Brown gets good marks on budget

Wyatt Buchanan
Updated 10:45 pm, Monday, January 14, 2013

Sacramento –Signaling an end to an era of budget gimmicks that masked California’s deep financial problems, the state’s independent fiscal analyst said Gov. Jerry Brown should be commended for offering a fiscally responsible spending plan for the year starting July 1.

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Politics Blog
By Joe Garofoli
Monday, January 14, 2013

The worst kept secret in California politics will be revealed Monday night in San Diego when former state senator Jim Brulte officially announces his campaign to be state party chair before a gathering of the San Diego GOP. Yes, we know we told you about all this weeks ago. The chair election will be in March at the state GOP convention in Sac, but the field is essentially cleared and it’s Brulte’s gig to take. Yeah, as we told you a while back.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 – 8:17 am

Former Catholic seminarian Jerry Brown is prone to including obscure theological references in his political pronouncements, often embellishing them with Latin phrases.

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SacBee: CalPERS’ investments bounce back


By Dale Kasler
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 6B
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 – 8:28 am

Boosted by stocks and real estate, CalPERS’ investments bounced back strongly last year.

The big pension fund said Monday it earned a 13.3 percent profit on its portfolio in calendar 2012.

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By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2013

The chief of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission made her first visit Monday to the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant, offering assurance that the facility will remain closed until its safety is certain but giving few hints about its ultimate fate.

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