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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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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.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2009 | Todd Woody
Green-technology firms attracted the largest share of venture capital in the third quarter, with global investments rising to $1.59 billion, according to a survey released Wednesday by Cleantech Group and Deloitte & Touche. That's a 10% increase from the second quarter but still down 42% from the same period last year. Dallas Kachan, managing director of Cleantech, said that the third-quarter numbers were preliminary and that he expected total investment to have risen by 15% to 20% when the final figures are calculated.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- California wind power generators produced a record 4,196 megawatts of electricity Sunday evening, the state's grid operator reported. That's enough power to run more than three million houses in Southern California. Sunday's record bested the previous peak production of 4,095 megawatts the previous Friday and the earlier record of 3,944 megawatts on March 3, according to the Independent System Operator, the agency that controls about four-fifths of California's high-voltage electricity network.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2010 | By Michael Rothfeld
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday exhorted lawmakers to overhaul the funding system for state prisons and higher education, approve a jobs creation package and seek more money from Washington, even as he attacked the national healthcare plan. But his ideas received a mixed reaction, and it was unclear how much traction they might achieve in the face of the state's ongoing financial crisis. In his seventh and final State of the State address, the governor effectively offered a personal wish list for what he would hope to accomplish before leaving Sacramento at the end of the year.
BUSINESS
June 23, 2011 | By Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
Among the biggest challenges older workers face is learning new skills and transitioning to second careers. UCLA Extension, the university's division for continuing and professional education, is betting there's money to be made helping them do that. The school is teaming with Encore Career Institute Inc. in Los Gatos, Calif., to teach baby boomers how to reinvent themselves in today's rapidly evolving job market. The Silicon Valley start-up will offer online coursework based on UCLA Extension classes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2008
Proposition 1A: High-speed rail What it would do: Authorize the state to sell $9.95 billion in bonds to help fund a $45-billion bullet train between Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area. Repayment would cost the state $647 million annually for 30 years. Chief proponents: California High-Speed Rail Authority; chambers of commerce in Los Angeles, San Francisco and more than a dozen other cities; Consumer Federation of California; Sierra Club California; American Lung Assn.
NATIONAL
May 17, 2009 | David Zucchino
Logic suggests that boutique lip balms, hand creams and shampoos that cost double competitors' brands would be among the first luxuries jettisoned by strapped shoppers these days. But low-tech Burt's Bees is making money and advertising for more workers even here among the pines in North Carolina, a state with the nation's fifth-highest jobless rate.
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