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Reader recommendation: Cup of joe and nickel slots in old Vegas style

NEVADA My family's find on our recent trip to Las Vegas: Jerry's is a coffee shop and casino in the throwback style. Tasty breakfast: I ordered bacon and eggs, hash browns and toast for about $6. I think my sister got the winning plate … about $9 for her steak and eggs. It was the tastiest piece...

Gov. Brown calls out Texas and West Virginia officials on climate change comments

In a sharply worded letter penned just days before an international summit in Paris, Gov. Jerry Brown is accusing attorneys general in two states of "crass obstructionism" in their effort to raise doubts about one of President Obama's key climate change initiatives. On Wednesday, Brown wrote to...

When Brown's rock concert fundraiser struck a sour note

Gov. Jerry Brown is now considered an elder statesman of California politics. But he had a much more iconoclastic reputation in the 1970s and '80s, during his first two gubernatorial terms. As governor, Brown ran for president on a decidedly youthful theme. In 1979, the first of two presidential...

San Francisco housing is expensive, and will stay that way says Governor

California Governor Jerry Brown fully realizes that California real estate is too expensive, but is not certain that much can be done about it. In a recent speech at a Urban Land Institute conference in San Francisco, Brown downplayed the effort at reforming two sets of regulations originally aimed at controlling land use in The Golden State...

CalPERS pay-down plan isn't fast enough for Gov. Jerry Brown

If there is one thing that Gov. Jerry Brown has made a calling card since returning to office in 2011, it's a push toward paying down government debt. And yet his reaction to Wednesday's decision to do just that by directors of the California Public Employees' Retirement System was an angry one....

Gov. Jerry Brown asks White House for more information on refugees

California Gov. Jerry Brown was on the phone with White House officials on Wednesday to press for more information on Syrian refugees, one of the governor's top aides confirmed. Brown has said refugees would be welcome in California as long as they receive proper vetting from the federal government....

What's behind a bid to shift dollars from the bullet train to water projects

Grab billions from Gov. Jerry Brown's bullet train project and spend it on generating more water. Build some dams. Many Californians have been shouting for that. Now two Republican state politicians are backing a proposed ballot initiative to make that a reality. Scuttle the train and store more...

How to Prepare for California's Fair Pay Act

Starting January 1st, the strongest equal pay law in the country goes into effect in California. The state's Fair Pay Act, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in October, is designed to strengthen existing equal pay laws and provide robust new protections for workers. Among the law's mandates......

Despite attacks, Brown will attend U.N. climate summit in Paris next month

Gov. Jerry Brown is still planning to travel to Paris next month for the highly anticipated United Nations summit on climate change, which French leaders said will go on despite Friday's terrorist attacks. "As long as events move forward, the governor intends to participate," Evan Westrup, a spokesman...

Jerry Brown Pressured To Ban Fracking In California

Ahead of the upcoming United Nations climate talks in Paris, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is facing pressure from environmental activists to take a stand against hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in the Golden State. Brown,...Show More Summary

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Jerry Brown’s weak response to oil scandal. “Last week, AP reported Brown

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Jerry Brown’s weak response to oil scandal. “Last week, AP reported Brown “last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling history and ‘potential for future oil and gas activity’ at the Brown family’s private land in Northern California ….” At […]

Water Conservation Order Is Extended in California

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Gov. Jerry Brown has extended his executive order requiring Californians to conserve water as the state prepares for a fifth year of drought.

California governor extends water conservation order

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown has extended his executive order requiring residents to conserve water as the state readies for a fifth year of drought. The order gives state water officials greater authority to deal with...Show More Summary

How did some of California's biggest water savers cut even more? By getting creative.

Californians could be justifiably proud earlier this fall when the State Water Resources Control Board reported that for the three steamy months of summer, the state had not only met Gov. Jerry Brown's mandated 25% reduction in water use but had surpassed it by nearly 4%. In several Southern California...

Mandate on California water cuts slated to continue if drought persists

California's urban areas should prepare to keep conserving water until at least next fall, Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday. In a new executive order, the governor said that if the drought continues through January, mandatory water cuts will remain in effect until October.  Brown's original order,...

The Latest California School System Craze: Retroactive Deeming

A few months ago, I noted how California Gov. Jerry Brown had delivered an early Christmas gift to the teachers' unions by "deeming" a bunch of kids as "graduated" despite their never having actually met the state’s graduation requirements. Show More Summary

Protesters to Gov. Jerry Brown: Prove your green credentials by banning fracking

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

As Gov. Jerry Brown prepares for his trip to the United Nations summit on climate change in Paris, protesters gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday to say he hasn't done enough at home in California. The protesters, who called themselves Faith Against Fracking, called for the governor to ban...

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