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Entries for the year 2014

Wednesday, Dec 31 - And Happy New Year to you, too!
Tuesday, Dec 30 - Bagging the ban?
Monday, Dec 29 - New Year, New Laws
Wednesday, Dec 24 - Michael Picker to head Public Utilities Commission
Tuesday, Dec 23 - Gov declares State of Emergency
Monday, Dec 22 - On the hook
Friday, Dec 19 - Water, water everywhere
Thursday, Dec 18 - You won’t have Michael Peevey to kick around any more
Wednesday, Dec 17 - Only 11 trillion
Tuesday, Dec 16 - De León says no to coal
Monday, Dec 15 - Goodbye, Oversight
Friday, Dec 12 - It's official: turnout was wretched
Thursday, Dec 11 - That was no typo
Wednesday, Dec 10 - Izzy in
Tuesday, Dec 09 - Curiouser and curiouser
Monday, Dec 08 - Second week of session begins
Friday, Dec 05 - This drought is the worst
Thursday, Dec 04 - Atkins names committee chairs
Wednesday, Dec 03 - De Leon introduces plan for higher education
Tuesday, Dec 02 - And, they're off!
Monday, Dec 01 - Swearing in, and then what?
Wednesday, Nov 26 - Is the election finally over?
Tuesday, Nov 25 - GOP missed opportunities in California congressional races
Monday, Nov 24 - The return of Huggy Hertzberg
Friday, Nov 21 - How does Obama's immigration reform play in California?
Thursday, Nov 20 - Bera beats Ose
Wednesday, Nov 19 - Report: Anthem and Blue Shield violated state law
Tuesday, Nov 18 - Old and in the way?
Monday, Nov 17 - Meet Patty Lopez
Friday, Nov 14 - Singin' those Golden State Blues
Thursday, Nov 13 - Brownley wins, Bera inches ahead
Wednesday, Nov 12 - California tribes make new push for online gaming
Monday, Nov 10 - Brown has big plans for fourth term
Friday, Nov 07 - Bera-Ose race (and plenty of others) still too close to call
Thursday, Nov 06 - Who the Heck is Patty Lopez?
Wednesday, Nov 05 - Republican wave breaks in California
Tuesday, Nov 04 - The big day
Monday, Nov 03 - All eyes turn to turnout - plus: a Roundup Contest!
Friday, Oct 31 - Rod Wright reports to jail
Thursday, Oct 30 - Future of Stockton pensions may be decided today
Wednesday, Oct 29 - Prop 45 shows signs of life
Tuesday, Oct 28 - Voter guides gone wild
Monday, Oct 27 - Torlakson-Tuck rakes in the bucks
Friday, Oct 24 - Steinberg to Greenberg Traurig
Thursday, Oct 23 - State ends race-based punishment
Wednesday, Oct 22 - Dirty Tricks in AD-21
Tuesday, Oct 21 - Talking TARP
Monday, Oct 20 - Fracking fight on local ballots
Friday, Oct 17 - Expanding the battleground
Thursday, Oct 16 - Out with the old, in with the new
Wednesday, Oct 15 - End of an era
Tuesday, Oct 14 - He's Out!
Monday, Oct 13 - Covered California no-bid contracts under scrutiny
Friday, Oct 10 - Peevey exits CPUC
Thursday, Oct 09 - Ose and Bera debate their records
Wednesday, Oct 08 - Court battle involving a Senate peace officer ends in acquittal
Tuesday, Oct 07 - Federal prosecutors probe PG&E's emails with CPUC
Monday, Oct 06 - Brown raises millions for two priority ballot measures
Friday, Oct 03 - Taps run dry for homes in Porterville
Thursday, Oct 02 - Lawmakers urge internal state Senate investigation be made public
Wednesday, Oct 01 - Once a Fresno farmworker's child, now poised to be next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Tuesday, Sep 30 - Midnight deadline looms for Gov. Brown to act on bills
Friday, Sep 26 - 14 small California towns are approaching waterlessness
Thursday, Sep 25 - Prop. 45 plays big role in insurance commissioner campaign
Wednesday, Sep 24 - Brown takes California's message to UN climate conference
Monday, Sep 22 - Divisions in #CAGOP platform visible at convention
Friday, Sep 19 - Legislators want A.G. Harris to investigate CPUC ties with PG&E
Thursday, Sep 18 - What happens when the water stops?
Wednesday, Sep 17 - Drought boosts political will at the Capitol
Tuesday, Sep 16 - CPUC under fire over more "inappropriate" emails
Monday, Sep 15 - PUC's Peevey could get record third term
Friday, Sep 12 - Opposition raises millions in ballot battle over health care measures
Thursday, Sep 11 - Public support waning for heath care props
Wednesday, Sep 10 - Water bond polls favorably, according to Field
Tuesday, Sep 09 - Debra Bowen vows to complete Secretary of State term
Monday, Sep 08 - GOP forges ties with Silicon Valley crowd
Friday, Sep 05 - New poll finds Californians optimistic about state's future
Thursday, Sep 04 - Debate showdown: Brown vs. Kashkari
Wednesday, Sep 03 - Field Poll: Majority in California want to help child immigrants
Tuesday, Sep 02 - Brown appeals Vergara ruling
Friday, Aug 29 - EPA: Delta water project tunnels would violate the Clean Water Act
Thursday, Aug 28 - Peripheral tunnel project delayed due to public comment
Wednesday, Aug 27 - Republicans concerned about example set by repealing bilingual education ban
Tuesday, Aug 26 - Mexico President Peña Nieto will address the Legislature today
Monday, Aug 25 - Napa residents pick up the pieces after earthquake
Thursday, Aug 21 - Payroll abuses uncovered at two state agencies
Wednesday, Aug 20 - California's vote by mail ballots are frequently voided
Tuesday, Aug 19 - Kashkari vs. Brown debate: game, set and match
Monday, Aug 18 - Delta farmers suspected of diverting water from upstream dams
Friday, Aug 15 - Lead FBI agent in Leland Yee case under scrutiny
Thursday, Aug 14 - Replacement water bond approved for the fall ballot
Wednesday, Aug 13 - D-Day for water bond rewrite
Tuesday, Aug 12 - Prop 49 removed from fall ballot
Monday, Aug 11 - California's first-ever groundwater regulations in the works
Friday, Aug 08 - Automatic election recount bill introduced
Thursday, Aug 07 - Legalized online poker shelved for a year
Wednesday, Aug 06 - Bay Bridge eastern span project faces a series of investigations
Tuesday, Aug 05 - Caltrans officials face questions on Bay Bridge construction
Monday, Aug 04 - Summer break is over, legislation looms
Thursday, Jul 31 - Brother, can you spare a vote?
Wednesday, Jul 30 - MICRA initiative gathers millions for November election battle
Tuesday, Jul 29 - Enviros remain skeptical of Brown's climate aspirations
Monday, Jul 28 - Gov. Brown heads south of the border to talk trade, immigration
Thursday, Jul 24 - New PPIC poll says Californians view drought as a priority
Wednesday, Jul 23 - Jerry Brown's state Supreme Court nominee "a statement to the nation"
Tuesday, Jul 22 - Deportations for minor crimes are on track to be reduced
Monday, Jul 21 - A fix to the recount process may be in the works
Friday, Jul 18 - Democratic Party in upheaval over Pérez's recount
Thursday, Jul 17 - Death penalty application in California ruled unconstitutional
Wednesday, Jul 16 - As water woes worsen, fines introduced
Tuesday, Jul 15 - State controller recount could go beyond actual election date
Monday, Jul 14 - Democrats want to put climate control law on hold
Friday, Jul 11 - California recount law is riddled with faults
Thursday, Jul 10 - Fuel Fight
Wednesday, Jul 09 - Moving On
Tuesday, Jul 08 - California's economy ranks eighth-largest in the world
Monday, Jul 07 - Local governments spend the most to lobby state
Thursday, Jul 03 - Water makes millions for a few
Wednesday, Jul 02 - Water bond talks stall -- no deal expected before lawmakers' recess
Tuesday, Jul 01 - Unveiling of the State Assembly's water bond rewrite
Monday, Jun 30 - Drillers are cashing in on water wells during drought
Friday, Jun 27 - State Legislature in hot water with Californians
Thursday, Jun 26 - California gets its highest Moody's credit rating in more than a decade
Wednesday, Jun 25 - Brown wants the water bond revision heavily reduced
Tuesday, Jun 24 - Deadline to approve a water bond revision draws near
Monday, Jun 23 - West Coast port contract leaves billions in limbo
Friday, Jun 20 - Brown signs budget today in San DIego
Thursday, Jun 19 - A ray of sunshine
Wednesday, Jun 18 - Ride-sharing is a focus for new state regulations
Tuesday, Jun 17 - Cap-and-trade bucks tapped to fund CA's high-speed rail
Monday, Jun 16 - State budget is approved on the cusp of deadline
Thursday, Jun 12 - Final budget deals include increased investments in pre-k, higher ed
Wednesday, Jun 11 - House GOP symbolically votes to block California's high-speed rail project
Tuesday, Jun 10 - One week after the primary, elections remain unresolved
Monday, Jun 09 - Democrats are again divided, this time over the size of California's budget
Friday, Jun 06 - Staffers helped authorities in investigating state Sen. Ron Calderon
Thursday, Jun 05 - Democrats struggle in primary battles for the Legislature
Wednesday, Jun 04 - Primary election questions answered... for the most part
Tuesday, Jun 03 - Primary day tests the top-two system
Monday, Jun 02 - EPA carbon standards and California
Friday, May 30 - Zuckerberg pledges $120 million toward Bay Area public schools
Thursday, May 29 - Lawmakers consider new $9 billion school construction bond
Wednesday, May 28 - $20 million spent on political ads for California primary
Tuesday, May 27 - Thousands get free water because of century-old status
Friday, May 23 - U.S. Senate approves California drought-relief bill
Thursday, May 22 - Kashkari is gaining ground, but Donnelly still the likely nominee
Wednesday, May 21 - Repaying CalSTRS debt reduces money for public schools
Tuesday, May 20 - Drought could cost the Central Valley more than a billion dollars
Monday, May 19 - Conservative base vs. GOP establishment
Friday, May 16 - MICRA and rainy day fund head to Nov. ballot
Thursday, May 15 - San Diego fires declared a state of emergency
Wednesday, May 14 - Closing the Prop. 13 tax loophole
Tuesday, May 13 - Revised May budget released
Monday, May 12 - Common Core causes uncommon problems
Friday, May 09 - Labor heated over Obama, Wal-Mart event
Thursday, May 08 - California in the running for Tesla battery factory
Wednesday, May 07 - Donnelly accused of making racist remarks against Kashikari
Tuesday, May 06 - White House unveils dire climate report
Monday, May 05 - Mail ballots arrive for June primary
Friday, May 02 - California Senators approve a measure to redefine marriage
Thursday, May 01 - Glazer race stokes the most independent expenditures
Wednesday, Apr 30 - Probation departments take the brunt
Tuesday, Apr 29 - Report: Master Plan isn't working for California
Monday, Apr 28 - Assembly members refrain from Senate seats
Friday, Apr 25 - Senate committee approves ground oil tax
Thursday, Apr 24 - Being from L.A. may be a statewide political liability
Wednesday, Apr 23 - State Senators' day of ethical reflection
Tuesday, Apr 22 - Silicon Valley giants accused of hiring conspiracy
Monday, Apr 21 - Medical marijuana measures face committees
Friday, Apr 18 - California's unemployment rate takes a slight uptick
Thursday, Apr 17 - Voters are open to altering Proposition 13
Wednesday, Apr 16 - Californians divided on the drought
Tuesday, Apr 15 - Steinberg nixes carbon tax, backs Brown on cap-and-trade
Monday, Apr 14 - Stronger oversight in the works for private colleges
Friday, Apr 11 - $3 billion on the line over redevelopment cash
Thursday, Apr 10 - Al Qaeda publication focuses on SFO tram
Wednesday, Apr 09 - Bay Area gentrification
Tuesday, Apr 08 - Difficult road remains for the high-speed rail
Monday, Apr 07 - The Trust Act is working
Friday, Apr 04 - CalSTRS funding shortfall rises
Thursday, Apr 03 - Feinstein water bill revised
Wednesday, Apr 02 - PG&E indicted for San Bruno explosion
Tuesday, Apr 01 - Oil industry has a missionary
Monday, Mar 31 - Leland Yee in federal court today
Thursday, Mar 27 - Sen. Yee faces federal indictment
Wednesday, Mar 26 - Welfare finances ATM fees
Tuesday, Mar 25 - Brown's big bankroll
Monday, Mar 24 - DMV data breach
Friday, Mar 21 - International crime thrives California
Thursday, Mar 20 - Locals fear "fracking"
Wednesday, Mar 19 - CPUC audit goes unmentioned
Tuesday, Mar 18 - Prop. 209 to remain intact
Monday, Mar 17 - Shamrock shake
Friday, Mar 14 - Republican's party this weekend
Thursday, Mar 13 - Costly quakes
Wednesday, Mar 12 - GOP in CA
Tuesday, Mar 11 - Intelligence community in uproar
Monday, Mar 10 - Dems want legal toking, ban fracking
Friday, Mar 07 - Health plan extension helps few
Thursday, Mar 06 - L.A. baby appears cured of HIV
Wednesday, Mar 05 - Parks' pennies pinched
Tuesday, Mar 04 - Lawmakers' gifts galore
Monday, Mar 03 - Calderon not resigning yet
Friday, Feb 28 - Packing heat
Thursday, Feb 27 - Judge halts STOP
Wednesday, Feb 26 - Bountiful bonds
Tuesday, Feb 25 - Calderons
Monday, Feb 24 - Calderon to surrender
Friday, Feb 21 - Carbon and climate
Thursday, Feb 20 - Drought relief
Wednesday, Feb 19 - Bridge over troubled waters
Tuesday, Feb 18 - Cannabis conundrum
Friday, Feb 14 - Concealed weapons
Thursday, Feb 13 - Death of the death penalty?
Wednesday, Feb 12 - Sandy
Tuesday, Feb 11 - Vaccinations
Monday, Feb 10 - Reality cheque
Friday, Feb 07 - When it rains, it pours.
Thursday, Feb 06 - The Rainmakers
Wednesday, Feb 05 - Power play
Tuesday, Feb 04 - Flu flurry
Monday, Feb 03 - Water watch
Friday, Jan 31 - It's raining ... retirements?
Thursday, Jan 30 - Brown rising
Wednesday, Jan 29 - Water woes
Tuesday, Jan 28 - Drying out
Monday, Jan 27 - Digging deep?
Friday, Jan 24 - Dry spell
Thursday, Jan 23 - Careful omissions
Wednesday, Jan 22 - State of the State
Tuesday, Jan 21 - Getting together
Monday, Jan 20 - Drought related
Friday, Jan 17 - Drought emergency
Thursday, Jan 16 - Back again
Wednesday, Jan 15 - Squabbles
Tuesday, Jan 14 - Going dry
Monday, Jan 13 - Teachers' pensions
Friday, Jan 10 - Campaign trail
Thursday, Jan 09 - Leaky budget
Wednesday, Jan 08 - Incoming
Tuesday, Jan 07 - Rail pass
Monday, Jan 06 - The return
Friday, Jan 03 - Getting nervous
Thursday, Jan 02 - New laws
 
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