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Saturday Jul 26 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

755 drug convicts could get released early

In April, the U.S. Sentencing Commission recommended reducing time behind bars for most drug crimes in a move that would reverse some policies enacted in past decades.

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Steven Greenhut Says Minimum-Wage Hikers Are Cheap

I used to downplay that argument as hyperbolic, but after reading recent research used to tout the new San Diego measure , I see the logic of these minimum-wage critics.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings in effect for the Coachella Valley area

A large area of high pressure will keep temperatures well above average over the next few days, creating dangerously warm conditions for people and animals.

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Related Topix: Weather, San Diego County, CA, Riverside (Riverside, CA)

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

BusinessLabor council backs Food 4 Less strike

San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council CEO Richard Barrera voiced the labor community's support for Food 4 Less workers at a news conference Tuesday in Mission Valley.

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Related Topix: Mission Valley (San Diego, CA), San Diego, CA, San Diego County, CA

SanLuisObispo.com

SLO County unemployment rate falls in June

San Luis Obispo County's jobless rate was 5.3 percent in June, far below the year-ago rate of 6.9 percent — tying with Sonoma County for sixth-best among California's 58 counties.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Marin County, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Oakland Tribune editorial: Time to reform California's absurd recount rules

California just dodged a bullet when former Assembly Speaker John Perez mercifully rescinded his recount demand in the race for state controller.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Opinion

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Excessive Heat Watch issued for Imperial & Eastern Riverside Counties

High pressure building over the Southwestern United States will bring very warm conditions to the deserts and mountains Wednesday through Friday of this week.

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Related Topix: Imperial, CA, Weather, Riverside County, CA, El Centro, CA, Blythe, CA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

KFMB-TV San Diego

Padres Tailgate Party & Firefighter Chili Cook-Off

"We're just grateful to be part of this thing and glad that you're here and all these people think that we're number one, because it's not easy being the best," Oceanside Firefighter Chris Sturgess said.

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA, San Diego, CA

Cal Coast News

Atascadero non-licensed home remodeling sting nets 12

Twelve local home remodelers were among 94 statewide who face charges of contracting without a license after they were snared in a statewide undercover sting conducted this week, according to the California Contractors State License Board .

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Related Topix: Atascadero, CA, Home, Home Improvement

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Pension fund posts 13.44 percent gain

The San Diego County pension system's portfolio strategist reports preliminary earnings of 13.44 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, a healthy return but behind other funds saving for public employee retirements.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, San Diego County, CA, Retirement

The Daily Republic

Solano unemployment rises slightly

That compares to a seasonally unadjusted rate of 8.6 percent in June 2013. It also compares to 7.3 percent for California and 6.3 percent for the nation.

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Related Topix: California, Solano County, CA, Marin County, CA, Napa County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Daily Republic

California gains in economic rankings, but it's a mixed bag

Were California a nation, we learned last week, its $2.2 trillion economy could claim eighth place in international economic standings, having bypassed Italy and Russia in the past year.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Opinion

Wed Jul 16, 2014

SFGate

California elections: Recount rules may be due for a change

With the unprecedented recount in the state controllers's race creeping along, the San Mateo Democrat has become the first legislator - but probably not the last - to fire out a press release arguing that "Something Must Be Done!" "California is in uncharted territory with the controller's race recount," Mullin said in his release.

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Related Topix: California, Kern County, CA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

The Buzz: Pérez gains five votes; recount could last beyond November election

After two days of recounts, John A. Pérez has picked up five votes in Kern County in the tight race for state controller.

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Related Topix: Kern County, CA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Calif. controller race recount won't begin in Fresno County until August

Who finished second to Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin in primary balloting for the state controller job -- Betty Yee, left, or John Perez? The unprecedented recount in the state controller's race is underway, but Fresno County Clerk Brandi Orth says it isn't likely to start here until mid-August.

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Related Topix: Fresno County, CA, George Bush, US Politics, US News, Al Gore

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Fresno Bee

The Buzz: Petition gatherers know how to get you to stop

We still don't know yet who will be facing off with Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin in the state controller's race this November.

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Related Topix: Kern County, CA

The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: California gains in economic rankings, but ita s a mixed bag

Were California a nation, we learned last week, its $2.2 trillion economy could claim eighth place in international economic standings, having bypassed Italy and Russia in the last year.

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Related Topix: California, California Government

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Recount method for Calif. controller's race called unfair

Elections officials in Imperial and Kern counties started counting ballots Friday in the contested race for state controller as part of a time-consuming process that could drag on for weeks and involve 15 counties, despite looming deadlines for the November general election.

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Related Topix: Kern County, CA, Imperial, CA

The San Diego Union-Tribune

OpinionMTS should be embarrassed by Desert Line follies

The 70-mile Desert Line railroad, which extends from the border near Campo and briefly goes through Mexico before ending at Plaster City in Imperial County, could be an important part of an increasingly integrated San Diego-Baja California economy.

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Related Topix: Campo, CA, US Politics, US News

The Modesto Bee

Recount begins in California controller's race

Assemblyman John Perez, a Los Angeles Democrat, requested the recount in Imperial and Kern counties after finishing third in the June 3 primary.

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Related Topix: Kern County, CA, Modesto, CA

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