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November 17, 2010 | By Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday launched an international organization to tackle climate change with leaders from regional governments in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and the United States. The failure to achieve an international climate pact in Copenhagen last year left many people discouraged, Schwarzenegger said, addressing several hundred delegates to a "climate summit" at UC Davis. But now, he added, "The sub-nationals should do their work.... The green revolution is moving forward full speed ahead without the international agreement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2010
Highlights of the measures that lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed to Monday: TAX BREAKS Up to $10,000 credit for first-time home buyers or those purchasing a newly built home 10-year sales tax exemption for businesses buying green-technology manufacturing equipment BUDGET CUTS $1.1-billion reduction in mass transit funding through gas-tax changes Source: California Legislature ...
BUSINESS
July 7, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
When it comes to film locations, few could be considered as forbidding as Greenland. After all, 85% of the land is covered in ice. But the world's largest island proved to be the ideal backdrop for some key scenes in "The Last Airbender," Paramount Pictures' $150-million fantasy adventure film that hit theaters last week and has since earned $69.3 million at the box office. And there wasn't a film tax credit in sight to take advantage of. The latest film by director M. Night Shyamalan, which is based on the Nickelodeon animated TV series, is about an avatar who controls the elements of fire, air, earth and water.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Silicon Valley's economy has revved up thanks to plucky Internet and alternative energy start-ups, according to a new report. Local technology companies created 33,000 jobs last year -- the first increase since 2001, a year after the dot-com downturn. The region's median household income jumped 6.5% from 2005 to 2006, to $76,300 -- the first uptick since 2001. It decreased 13% from 2001 to 2004.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2010
Political party: Democrat Occupation: San Francisco mayor Age: 43, born in San Francisco City of residence: San Francisco Personal: Wife, actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom; 13-month-old daughter, Montana Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, Santa Clara University Career highlights: Served on San Francisco Board of Supervisors and on Parking and Traffic Commission. Legalized gay marriage in San Francisco. Approved city's universal healthcare program.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2004 | From Reuters
Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and British phone company BT Group will pool their strengths to target global corporate spending on telecommunications and technology, the firms announced. The companies have signed a $1.5-billion deal under which BT will manage HP's voice and data networks and call centers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Hewlett-Packard will manage BT's information technology infrastructure in Britain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2009 | David Zahniser
One of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's recently departed advisors has secured a job handling renewable energy business for an international law firm. The mayor's former deputy chief of staff, Dan Grunfeld, 49, is taking a position with the law firm of Kaye Scholer and will work in its Los Angeles office representing clients in such fields as green technology, alternative energy and compliance with environmental laws. Villaraigosa has promised to make Los Angeles "the greenest big city in America" by pushing the Department of Water and Power toward more solar, wind and geothermal energy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2010
Jerry Brown Age: 72 Born: April 7, 1938 Birthplace: San Francisco City of residence: Oakland Personal: married to Anne Gust Education: Bachelor's degree in the classics from UC Berkeley, 1961; Law degree, Yale University, 1964 POLITICS Party: Democratic Platform: Promises honesty in the budget process, no tax increases unless approved by voters and a return of authority and...
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