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  1. Some killers dona t deserve parole hearings: Thomas EliasRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

    This undated photo released by the California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Robert Beausoleil.

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  2. Good riddance to Villaraigosa? Not so fast: OpinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Pasadena Star-News

    Antonio Villaraigosa is far from widely loved in his own city, so the former Los Angeles mayor's decision not to run for U.S. Senate in 2016 may please a lot of people here. First, the people who cheer Villaraigosa's decision not to seek a Senate seat could end up with him as California governor.

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  3. Are Los Angeles mayors jinxed when it comes to winning higher office?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Pasadena Star-News

    If former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to be California's next U.S. senator, he's going to have to beat the jinx. L.A.'s City Hall has proved to be a political graveyard for a string of its former mayors, whose appeal at home didn't extend widely enough when they set their sights on statewide office.

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  4. Now that ports have a labor agreement, ita s time to move all that cargoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Pasadena Star-News

    Jake Ferguson rides a wave on Feb. 20, 2015, in Sunset Beach, as loaded cargo ships are anchored outside the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The challenge of negotiating a labor agreement between dockworkers and their employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was replaced Saturday by an enormous new challenge: Clearing a staggering volume of backed-up cargo containers.

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  5. Measles outbreak: California bill would end all vaccination loopholes except medicalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    SACRAMENTO >> In a move that could give California one of the nation's toughest vaccine laws, two state senators have introduced legislation that would eliminate most exemptions that allow parents to avoid requirements to vaccinate their children. If enacted, California would join only two other states - Mississippi and West Virginia - that permit only medical exemptions as legitimate reasons to sidestep vaccinations.

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  6. U.S. Labor Secretary gives West Coast ports Friday deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Pasadena Star-News

    Cargo trucks wait in line to enter the Port of Long Beach, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Long Beach, Calif. Seaports in the U.S. West Coast that were all but shut over the weekend because of a contract dispute are reopening as the nation's top labor official tries to solve a stalemate between dockworkers and their employers that already has disrupted billions of dollars in U.S. international trade.

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  7. Mayor Garcetti says dockworkers, port employers are working toward agreementRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Pasadena Star-News

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were humming with activity today, a “good sign” that dockworkers and port employers are working toward resolving lingering labor issues holding up trade at West Coast ports, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. Negotiations to resolve the labor contract dispute were continuing in San Francisco, with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez helping to broker a deal between port employers and dockworkers.

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  8. U.S. Labor Secretary, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti continue talks to break port impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Pasadena Star-News

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is in San Francisco to take part in talks to resolve the ongoing labor dispute between port employers and dockworkers that's affecting 29 West Coast ports, including the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. A spokesman for Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said Wednesday he is not in San Francisco, but spoke with U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez Tuesday night.

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  9. U.S. Labor Secretary continues talks to break port impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Pasadena Star-News

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is in San Francisco today to take part in talks to resolve the ongoing labor dispute between port employers and dockworkers that's affecting 29 West Coast ports, including the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. A spokesman for Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said today he is not in San Francisco, but spoke with U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez last night.

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  10. Port workers want arbitrator David Miller out, but employers aim to keep himRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Pasadena Star-News

    The labor-management standoff that is disrupting billions of dollars of international trade at West Coast seaports now centers on the future of one man who resolves workplace disputes at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. After nine months of bargaining for a new contract and weeks of partial port shutdowns, dockworkers and their employers disagree whether they should change the system for arbitrating allegations of work slowdowns, discrimination and other conflicts.

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  11. Northern California hit by second wet, windy stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Northern California was lashed by a second wet and windy storm with the potential to take down trees and power lines on Sunday, days after a similar system moved through the region. Thunderstorms and wind gusts of 45 miles per hour were forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area, where the storm was expected to drop as much as 3 inches of rain in coastal hills before moving out Monday afternoon.

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

    Jan 19, 2015 | 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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  13. Last a Freedom Traina to make its final Martin Luther King Jr. Day trip in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | 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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  14. Gavin Newsom says hea s not running for U.S. SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | 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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  15. California ready to break ground on $68 billion bullet trainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2015 | 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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  16. Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo dies at 82Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | 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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  17. Man shoots at 2 San Francisco Bay Area officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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