Archive for March 9th, 2016

Jeb Bush

Supporters of Jeb Bush in Spartanburg, S.C., on Feb. 19. Mike Murphy, the man behind Bush’s super PAC, says he is still “proud of him.” (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)

Seema Mehta
March 8, 2016

No one can argue that Mike Murphy didn’t try.

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By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 03/09/16 – 12:16 AM PST |

Even as California’s population is growing, the rate of voter registration is down, and more Californians are declaring themselves independent of the traditional two-party system, a shift that’s come mostly at the expense of the Republican Party.

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By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 03/08/16 – 9:01 PM PST |

The race to represent the 31st District in Congress is officially under way.

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California Supreme Court

By Jonathan Cooper, AP
March 8, 2016 – 7:40 PM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court will begin streaming oral arguments online.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
March 8, 2016 – 3:08 PM

  • Judge rules that bullet train doesn’t violate bond act
  • However, other legal hurdles still must be cleared
  • Project still faces financial challenges as well

California’s highly controversial bullet train project dodged a bullet Tuesday when a judge declared that opponents had not proved that it would violate provisions of a 2008 bond measure.

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Plastic bottles of soda could become more expensive after a state lawmaker in California proposed a soda tax to pay for health programs.

Patrick McGreevy
March 8, 2016

Alarmed by an obesity epidemic, two state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a “health impact fee” of 2 cents per ounce on sugar-sweetened sodas and other drinks sold in California.

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Carl's Jr.

For years, corporate offices were based in Anaheim. The headquarters relocated 13 years ago to Carpinteria. (File Photo)

By Nancy Luna, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016 – Updated 5:10 p.m.

The parent company of Carl’s Jr., founded in Anaheim 60 years ago, is relocating its California headquarters to Nashville, Tenn.

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California State University

Members of the California Faculty Association and supporters attend a meeting of Cal State trustees in Long Beach on March 8. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Carla Rivera
March 8, 2016

California State University faculty members appealed to trustees Tuesday to do more to avert a strike at the nation’s largest university system, but the two sides remain at odds over salaries for about 26,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches.

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