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February 11, 2010
Momofuku's Crack Pie Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling and chilling times Servings: Makes 2 pies (6 to 8 servings each) Note: Adapted from Momofuku. This pie calls for 2 (10-inch) pie tins. You can substitute 9-inch pie tins, but note that the pies will require additional baking time, about 5 minutes, due to the increased thickness of the filling. Cookie for crust 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon (3 ounces) flour Scant 1/8 teaspoon baking powder Scant 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick)
April 26, 2014 | By Michael Finnegan
Neel Kashkari, a Laguna Beach Republican running for governor in the June 3 primary, expressed support Saturday for a proposal by Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown to strengthen California's “rainy day fund” and accelerate the state's repayment of debt. Kashkari told reporters at a campaign stop in Thousand Oaks that Brown's plan was “a small incremental step in the right direction.” He urged Republican lawmakers to approve it without insisting on adjustments. “I'm definitely in the camp of don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” he said.
January 14, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
RIVERSIDE - Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2016, dashing political speculation that he might make a fourth bid for the White House. “No, that's not in the cards. Unfortunately,” he told reporters at a news conference before brightening about his current job: “Actually, California is a lot more governable.” Brown, who ran for president in 1976, 1980 and 1992, was the subject of some speculation recently when his office did not categorically rule out another run, the governor was touting his work in California as a template for the nation and some activists named him as an alternative to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is weighing a bid. Brown was in Riverside to discuss prisons, education and water policy with local officials, part of a two-day, three-city trip to inland portions of the state.
April 25, 2014 | Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- With every part of California suffering from the drought, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a new executive order on Friday in an attempt to provide some relief from the persistent dry conditions across the state. Brown's actions run the gamut from suspending some environmental regulations to asking restaurants to stop serving diners water unless they ask for it. He also ordered homeowners associations to stop fining residents for failing to water their lawns. During a speech at an environmental sustainability conference in Brentwood, Brown said he was calling on all Californians and municipal water agencies “to do everything humanly possible to conserve.” “Our fire seasons are longer, and the dry season is upon us, so we have to take renewed vigilance,” he said.
February 27, 2014 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown finally made it official Thursday -- he's running for reelection. Brown filed paperwork in Alameda County to seek an unprecedented fourth and final term as governor. He had been widely expected to make the move, but had remained coy about his official plans as recently as Wednesday. But with the June primary less than 10 weeks away, and with Brown scheduled to make a speech to the state Democratic Party convention in Los Angeles next weekend, the 75-year-old governor pulled the trigger on Thursday.
February 12, 2014 | By Seema Mehta and Anthony York
TULARE - Visiting an international agriculture fair Wednesday that drew tens of thousands of visitors to the heart of the Central Valley, Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari said the state's lack of preparedness for the drought that is devastating the region's farmers and ranchers was an example of Gov. Jerry Brown's failed leadership. “We know that droughts happen and … we're totally unprepared,” Kashkari said during a talk-radio show being broadcast from the World Ag Expo, surrounded by massive tractors and automatic grape harvesters.
February 7, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Reagan Arthur will become publisher of Little, Brown , the company announced Thursday. The move is scheduled to take place on April 1, when current publisher Michael Pietsch will become CEO. "Soon after Reagan Arthur arrived at Little, Brown, one of our sales reps told me, 'I'll read anything Reagan recommends.'" Pietch said in a news release. "Reagan was born to the work of publishing, she understands it deeply, she possesses a publisher's relentlessness and charm, and she is hungry for more.
October 24, 2013 | By Evan Halper
WASHINGTON--As Washington tries to find a way past the political dysfunction that triggered the shutdown of the federal government, Gov. Jerry Brown came to town Thursday to suggest it look for inspiration in California. Brown told a ballroom of liberals celebrating the anniversary of the Center for American Progress, one of the left's favorite think tanks, that it was only a few years ago California had been written off by the pundits as a lost cause. “Three years ago California was called a failed state,” he said.
November 3, 2009 | Maura Dolan
Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown's communications' chief resigned Monday after admitting he had tape-recorded interviews with news reporters without their knowledge or consent. Scott Gerber, Brown's spokesman, delivered his resignation letter by hand. He said the taping was not intended as a "gotcha" but rather as a way to ensure on-the-record comments were reported accurately. A state law prohibits the taping of telephone conversations without consent if one or more of the parties reasonably expected the conversation to be private.
September 5, 2009 | Associated Press
Prime Minister Gordon Brown defended Britain's military presence in Afghanistan in a major policy speech Friday that came as a defense aide quit over the mission's strategy. Brown said that insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan still present major terrorist threats. "Each time I have to ask myself if we are doing the right thing by being in Afghanistan. Each time I have to ask myself if we can justify sending our young men and women to fight for this cause," Brown said in a keynote speech to the Institute of Strategic Studies.
April 24, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown has both Democrats and Republicans on board with the broad outlines of his plan for stockpiling some cash and paying off debt. But as the special legislative session Brown called on the issue opened Thursday, it was clear that, as lawmakers like to say, the devil could be in the details. Republicans, whose votes the Democratic governor needs to place his measure on the fall ballot, want tighter controls on the reserve fund than the governor has proposed.
April 24, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
The band is getting back together. Well, at least two-thirds of it. Based on line rushes at Thursday's morning skate at Staples Center, it appears as though Kings captain Dustin Brown and center Anze Kopitar will be reunited for Game 4 against the Sharks on Tuesday night. They were a fixture, along with winger Justin Williams, during the Kings' run to the Stanley Cup in 2012, and a frequent partnership during many of their years with the Kings. There is a slight wrinkle, however, as Marian Gaborik was with them on Thursday morning.
April 24, 2014 | Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- For years, Gray Davis has told a favorite story about Jerry Brown and his carpet. When Brown was governor in the 1970s, he refused to patch a hole in the carpet of his Capitol office, hoping that his display of frugality would be emulated across state government. Davis, who was Brown's chief of staff before becoming governor himself, got a chance to retell the story in the new issue of Time magazine. He wrote a short article about Brown , one of the publication's 100 most influential people.
April 24, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for chairwoman of the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Her appointment fills a void created six months ago when Chairwoman Ann Ravel moved to the Federal Elections Commission. Good-government activists including Robert Stern, a former general counsel for the California agency and a coauthor of the state Political Reform Act, said they knew nothing about Remke.
April 23, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
The reward for finding the person who attacked a brown pelican, slashing its throat, was raised to $5,000, a bird rescue organization announced Wednesday. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit organization centered on protecting animals, joined the International Bird Rescue-Los Angeles Center to offer the reward. Rescue officials say the female brown pelican is on track to a full recovery after its pouch was left hanging from its neck. If charged, the culprit could pay a fine of up to $15,000 and serve up to six months in federal jail, said Erin Dean, resident agent in charge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Office of Law Enforcement for Southern California.
April 23, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Eric Kendricks and Cameron Judge have missed UCLA's spring practice while recovering from shoulder surgeries. Isaako Savaiinaea sat out a week with a shoulder injury. It left the Bruins thin at the middle linebacker spots. Jayon Brown has made use of that opportunity “He got more raps and he went out there and messed it up and learned from it,” defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich said. “There is no doubt it has helped his development.” Brown, who will be a sophomore, played in all 13 games last season, though relegated mostly to special teams.
November 2, 2009 | Seda Terzyan
Americans spend millions each year searching for the right diet or exercise program -- all in an effort to shed some fat. But there's one type of fat that most would probably like to hold on to: brown fat. Instead of storing excess energy from food in lumps and bumps throughout the body -- like its well-known sister, white fat -- brown fat helps burn incoming calories. Because its primary purpose is temperature regulation, brown fat cells are jam-packed with mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells.
May 21, 2013 | By Paige St. John
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday appointed 13 judges to Superior Court seats, including four posts in Los Angeles County. All but one of the appointees are Democrats. Brown filled the Los Angeles County Superior Court vacancies with Julie Fox Blackshaw, deputy counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; H. Jay Ford, currently a commissioner in the county court; Gregorio Roman, a deputy public defender; and private-practice lawyer Douglas Stern of Rancho Palos Verdes. Blackshaw was a federal court special master from 2002 to 2010, and before that served as legal counsel for a Los Angeles police review commission.
April 23, 2014
Total time: 1 hour, 35 minutes, plus 1 hour, 30 minutes rising time Servings: 8 Note: From Chef Hayden Ramsey of Square One restaurant in L.A. Nielsen-Massey vanilla paste can be purchased at Surfas in Culver City, Sur La Table and Williams-Sonoma stores. European-style butter is available at Trader Joe's, Bristol Farms and Whole Foods markets. The chef toasts a cinnamon stick, then grinds it for this recipe. 1 ( 1/4 ounce) package dry yeast 1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided 1/2 cup milk 2 cups flour, divided 2 eggs 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 3/4 cup European-style butter, chilled, divided 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/4 teaspoon vanilla paste or substitute 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup raw, unsalted pecan pieces 1. For the cake, combine the yeast and one-third cup sugar in a mixing bowl.
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