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Facebook privacy (Oli Scarff / AFP / Getty)

California Democrats Surrender, Pass Consumer Online Privacy Act

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrat-controlled California legislature surrendered to privacy advocates and passed some of the world’s strongest online protections to prevent a November initiative vote on even stronger protections.

Fight for $15 (Eric Rosberg / Associated Press)

San Francisco Mandates California’s First $15 Minimum Wage

San Francisco became the first California city to implement a $15 minimum wage ordinance for all businesses on July 1. The union-backed “Fight for $15” claimed Seattle as the first city to pass a  $15 minimum wage ordinance in June

Jerry Brown balanced budget (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Jerry Brown Trumpets Balanced Budget ‘Success’

Gov. Jerry Brown trumpeted his achievement of steering California through a seven-year financial turnaround as he signed his 16th and final general fund budget of $138.7 billion.

Sepulveda Pass (Doc Searls / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

LA Metro Plans Sepulveda Pass Train for 2028 Summer Olympics

LA Metro began a series of public meetings last week to showcase a Sepulveda Pass train route to launch its “Twenty-eight by ’28” plan to build public transportation projects in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

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The Otis Report Finds LA Creative Sector Booming

The Los Angeles region’s creative sector is economically booming with employment hitting an all-time-high, according to the just released 2018 Otis Report on the Creative Economy.

FILE - In this May 1, 2014 file photo, irrigation water runs along the dried-up ditch between the rice farms to provide water for the rice fields in Richvale, Calif. The federal government will be pouring nearly a quarter-billion dollars into several dozen projects aimed at tackling the effects of …

Gov. Brown Makes Drought Water Rationing Permanent

California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills that will force water districts and municipalities to permanently adopt even more aggressive water rationing level than during the state’s 5-year drought.