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Garcetti Praises Obama for Spending Other People's Money on LA River

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti praised Barack Obama for his generosity toward Los Angeles--using other people’s money--on Thursday. Garcetti admitted that he didn’t know how he would raise the $500 million that the city and state have to produce towards the project. He asserted that the project would take ten years to build and would create 9,000 jobs. May 30, 2014 11:28 AM PT

LA Times Gives Jerry Brown Credit for Saving Sriracha Hot Sauce

The Los Angeles Times has claimed that Huy Fong Foods, the maker of Sriracha hot sauce, and Siracha Chief Executive David Tran, were convinced to stay in California as a result of Governor Jerry Brown’s intercession. The city of Irwindale filed a public nuisance resolution against Huy Fong Foods for the fumes created by its factory that was making local residents ill, but on Wednesday the city withdrew the resolution. May 30, 2014 8:01 AM PT

'Internal VA Email' Reveals Los Angeles VA Hospital 'Manipulated' Records

On the floor of the House Wednesday, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs featured a dialogue between Chairman Jeff Miller and Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations at the Veterans Health Administration. Another shocking piece of information about VA hospitals was revealed during that exchange. May 29, 2014 10:35 AM PT

Tickets for Hillary Speech Reduced by 66%: No Buyers

Seeing Hillary Clinton live and up close isn’t quite as attractive as her machine thinks; tickets to see her in person at an event in Broomfield, Colorado next week have been reduced from $175 to $59 because the venue is finding buyers hard to come by. May 29, 2014 10:19 AM PT

Hot Sauce Fight Has Mild Aftertaste

The feud between Sriracha Hot Sauce creator David Tran and the city of Irwindale came to a halt on Wednesday when the Irwindale City Council unanimously jettisoned a lawsuit and public nuisance declaration against Tran’s company Huy Fong Foods. May 29, 2014 8:44 AM PT

L.A. Mayor Wins, S.F. Mayor Loses

One big-city California mayor won big, and another lost. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was the winner, while San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was the loser. May 29, 2014 8:33 AM PT

CA Legislators Are Highest Paid in USA

According to a survey by Stateline, a website affiliated with Pew Charitable Trusts, it’s good to be a California legislator. If you’re lucky enough to have a job in the California legislature, you are the highest-paid state legislator in the country. May 28, 2014 11:54 AM PT

GOP Establishment Savagely Attacks Donnelly in New Flier

A new four-page mailer savagely attacking GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly is being funded by billionaire Charles Munger, Jr., one of the children of Charles Munger, the vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. May 28, 2014 10:41 AM PT

Some Get Unlimited Water in CA Because of Antiquated System

The Associated Press reports that roughly 4,000 California companies, farms, and other entities hold the majority of rights to rivers and streams and, as a result, receive free water during the severe drought now plaguing the state. May 28, 2014 6:39 AM PT

LA Times Trumpets GOP Donors Helping Brown

The Los Angeles Times reports that some Republican donors who gave significant cash to GOP gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner in 2010 are eschewing donating to the GOP gubernatorial candidates in 2014 and instead donating to the campaign of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. May 26, 2014 4:21 PM PT

HuffPo Slams Tony Strickland for Pro-Gun Robocall

The Huffington Post, in its zeal to slam GOP candidates for any faux pas that it can find, has taken GOP House candidate Tony Strickland to task because his campaign sent a robocall extolling his support of Second Amendment rights and the support he receives from the National Rifle Association the day after the rampage at the University of California Santa Barbara. May 26, 2014 3:29 PM PT

Janet Napolitano: Santa Barbara Rampage Almost Impossible to Predict, Prevent

On Saturday, University of California President Janet Napolitano made a statement about the mass shooting Friday near the UC Santa Barbara that was not only factual but flew in the face of those willing to use the massacre as fodder for their gun-control arguments. Napolitano said the shooting was "almost the kind of event that's impossible to prevent and impossible to predict." May 25, 2014 2:23 PM PT

Mercury News: State Senate Won't Release Yee's Schedule

The California Senate Rules Committee is stonewalling requests from the media to release the legislative calendars of its members, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Three recent requests from the newspaper for the calendars were rebuffed despite the fact that the legislature is reeling from recent misdeeds by senators and is assiduously trying to repair its tarnished image with regard to ethical behavior. May 25, 2014 12:55 PM PT

7-Month-Old Found with Cocaine in Body

A seven-month-old child was found with cocaine in his system after his father left loose pills that included prescription drugs and narcotics such as Ecstasy in reach of its crib. May 25, 2014 12:28 PM PT


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