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  1. Utilities regulatorsa actions should be investigated: Thomas EliasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Pasadena Star-News

    Memo to U.S. attorneys in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego: It's high time you investigate the former president and some current members and officials of the California Public Utilities Commission for things like conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. Evidence against current commissioners and former commission President Michael Peevey has mounted steadily over the last six months, but there has been no action against anyone.

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  2. Last a Freedom Traina to make its final Martin Luther King Jr. Day trip in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> The last of the nation's “Freedom Train” rides to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. is set to make its final trip in California after 30 years of operation. Caltrain, a commuter rail service along the San Francisco Peninsula, says the last “Freedom Train” ride is scheduled to depart from San Jose to San Francisco Monday morning.

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  3. Gavin Newsom says hea s not running for U.S. SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | Pasadena Star-News

    California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he won't run for the open U.S. Senate seat created by Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer's retirement next year.

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  4. California ready to break ground on $68 billion bullet trainRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 3 | Pasadena Star-News

    SACRAMENTO >> After a decade of controversy and skepticism that threatened to derail California's bullet train, the state is finally ready to break ground on the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles rail line. The ceremony scheduled Tuesday in Fresno will be largely symbolic, since planning and demolition for a 130-mile stretch of track in the Central Valley began several months ago, but one thing is certain: Once construction begins, the $68 billion bullet train will begin steaming ahead.

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  5. Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo dies at 82Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Pasadena Star-News

    In this file photo, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo gives a thumbs-up gesture with both hands during his keynote address to the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Cuomo, a three-term governor, died Thursday the day his son Andrew started his second term as governor, the New York governor's office confirmed.

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  6. Man shoots at 2 San Francisco Bay Area officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Pasadena Star-News

    KNTV reports that the South San Francisco police officers returned fire about 3 a.m. Thursday in a neighborhood. The officers weren't injured.

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  7. John Chianga s record unique as top California Democrats jockey to move up: Thomas EliasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    Weeks, perhaps months, before taking their oaths of office for statewide posts like lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general and insurance commissioner, the five Democrats in those jobs plainly were thinking of their impending runs for higher office. For the first time in more than 20 years, there's a strong likelihood that both California seats in the U.S. Senate will open up within the next four years.

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  8. Azusa Pacific mena s basketball off to 12-1 startRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    The Cougars, after two years of adapting to the move from NAIA to NCAA Division II, is once again an elite men's basketball team. APU is 12-1 and ranked No.

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  9. Hearing set for California Supreme Court nomineeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    California Gov. Jerry Brown's third nominee to the state Supreme Court this term is expected to be confirmed at a hearing in San Francisco on Monday despite criticism that she lacks judicial experience and familiarity with state law. Leondra Kruger, 38, is a Yale University law school graduate who by all accounts is a rising star in the legal profession.

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  10. Meet 3 chefs who help define Pasadenaa s restaurant sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    Is it possible to know where you are just from the plate of food on the table? For many here in Southern California, dining is a destination. Food writer Merrill Shindler gives us a glimpse of the chefs who have helped define Pasadena dining.

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  11. Northern California looks to beat past DecembersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    There's no way of predicting if Mother Nature will continue to shower the Bay Area when we turn the calendar to 2015, but this month is shaping up to be one of the wettest Decembers in decades - at least in some parts of the region. On Monday as of 5 p.m., San Jose received 0.59 inches of rain, making it the city's rainiest December in almost 60 years.

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  12. How can getting around Los Angeles get easier?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    LOS ANGELES >> Seleta Reynolds fondly remembered some outside-the-box transportation ideas from the creative minds of San Francisco designers: A roller coaster from North Beach to Coit Tower. A zip line stretching across San Francisco Bay.

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  13. Mt. San Antonio College wins fourth CCCAA football title with 27-17 win over San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    Mt. Sac celebrates after defeating San Francisco 27-17 during a CCCAA State football championship game in Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the campus of Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. WALNUT >> Two months, the thought of the Mt.

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  14. Mt. San Antonio College hosts City College of San Francisco for CCCAA football titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    Mt. San Antonio College and City College of Francisco have fielded the dominant junior college football programs in California over the past two decades, and one will get to add to its winning tradition on Saturday. The host Mounties and Rams face each other for the California Community College Athletic Association championship at 1 p.m. at Mt.

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  15. Powerful storm begins to pound Northern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years pushed across parts of Northern California early Thursday after schools canceled classes and residents stocked up on supplies. Moderate rain and gusty winds hit the area north of San Francisco, with heavier rain expected in the coming hours across the region, the National Weather Service said.

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  16. Berkeley protesters march for 4th straight nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    BERKELEY >> Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley streets for a fourth straight night, briefly blocking traffic on a highway and delaying metro and train services. Organizers of a protest planned for Wednesday morning in Oakland said they expect hundreds of white people to come out and help shut down a federal building.

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  17. Grim-faced Feinstein lays out CIA report to SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    WASHINGTON >> Sen. Dianne Feinstein stood grim-faced, moving through the stark reality of a CIA program she called a “stain on our values and on our history.” Presenting her hotly contested report into CIA torture, the outgoing Senate Intelligence Committee chairman sought to lay out her case in the same methodical manner she said guided five years of investigation. Keeping her emotions in check, she avoided invoking her personal dispute with the CIA's director over the agency's monitoring of her investigators.

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  18. Uber sued by California prosecutors, Lyft settlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> California prosecutors sued Uber on Tuesday over the ridesharing company's background checks and other allegations, adding to the popular startup's worldwide legal woes. San Francisco County District Attorney George Gascon also announced that Uber competitor Lyft agreed to pay $500,000 and change some of its business practices to settle its own lawsuit.

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  19. Study: California drought the worst in 1,200 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    The last three years of drought were the most severe that California has experienced in at least 1,200 years, according to a new scientific study published Thursday. The study provides the state with breathtaking new historical context for its low reservoirs and sinking water tables, even as California celebrated its first good soaking of the season.

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  20. Los Angeles fast-food workers rally for $15 per hourRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    Protestors march along West 1st St. as the head for Los Angeles City Hall, Thursday, December 4, 2014. Fast-food workers and their supporters staged rallies in Los Angeles and across the country Thursday in a continuing campaign for a $15-an-hour wage and the right to unionize.

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