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OPINION
April 9, 2013
Re "Flattery really got him nowhere," April 6 Because The Times and other serious journalistic outlets have maintained professional objectivity, it becomes ever more interesting to observe how quickly the predictable opportunists of the right-wing media have attacked the president for his "best looking" remark - a misguided fragment issued when introducing California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris. Despite the fact we've suffered through the right's lambasting of a perceived "political correctness" as yet another deplorable affectation of the left, that same affectation seems now to be embraced by the right.
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BUSINESS
December 6, 2012 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The state of California has fired the opening shot in its fight to get mobile apps to comply with state privacy laws. California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris filed a suit against Delta Air Lines over its Fly Delta mobile app. The app allows Delta fliers to check into flights, pay for checked baggage and access their frequent flier accounts with the airline. But the suit alleges that Delta has not provided a privacy policy for its standalone app, which gathers information such as a traveler's full name, billing and home addresses, date of birth and credit card information.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The owner of a nightclub in Silver Lake has filed a claim against the city of Los Angeles for $10 million, claiming city code enforcement officers have unfairly targeted his business. In a claim filed last month, Los Globos co-owner Steven Edelson says L.A.'s Department of Building and Safety Code Enforcement mistakenly shut down dancing on the first floor of the popular Silver Lake night spot. Edelson is seeking $2 million in lost business, $5 million for damage to his and his club's reputation, $3 million in emotional distress and $50,000 to date in attorney fees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed it is likely to be at least 25 days before gay marriages can resume in California.  Just before noon Wednesday, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris urged the federal appeals court at a news conference to lift its stay on a 2010 lower court ruling declaring Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional.  The court's normal process is "to wait to be notified of the judgment by the clerk of the Supreme Court. That won't happen until the 25-day period expires.
NEWS
June 6, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
By this time in November, three women of color could be filling what are arguably the top three positions of justice and law enforcement in California -- the same state that was the first to send two women to the U.S. Senate. In Tuesday's primary, Los Angeles County's chief deputy district attorney, Jackie Lacey, put some voter daylight between herself and her second-highest challenger, fellow prosecutor Alan Jackson, in the race to succeed Steve Cooley as district attorney.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
NEW YORK -- California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has accused JPMorgan Chase & Co. of using fraudulent and unlawful debt-collection practices against some 100,000 credit card holders in the state. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Harris' office claims the major Wall Street bank employed abusive and illegal practices over at least three years. Chase's use of illegal robo-signing was “widespread,” Harris' office alleges. The practice involved automatic signing of various documents -- some sworn -- without reviewing the paperwork or bank records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
The search of a 2,000-acre park for two runaway Thousand Oaks teenagers believed to be suicidal has ended and authorities have begun a larger-scale investigation, authorities said Thursday evening. Capt. Dave Wareham of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said  deputies are now investigating the possibility that friends are harboring them. Deputies are also monitoring possible transportation options the teens could use and digging for information on social media. Kaylee Rebert, 14, and Nicholas Marino, 13, are believed to have run away from home early Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2013 | By Scott Glover and Lisa Girion
The Medical Board of California would be stripped of its power to investigate physician misconduct under a sweeping reform plan by legislators who say the agency has struggled to hold problem doctors accountable. The medical board has come under fire for failing to discipline doctors accused of harming patients, particularly those suspected of recklessly prescribing drugs. Under the legislation, amended Thursday, investigations of doctors would be handled by the California attorney general, leaving the board to deal mostly with licensing doctors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at taking handguns and assault rifles away from 20,000 Californians who acquired them legally but have since been disqualified from ownership because of a criminal conviction or serious mental illness. The measure, the first of several gun-related bills to reach the governor,  allocates $24 million in surplus funds to hire dozens of additional special agents to tackle a backlog of 40,000 weapons in the hands of people not allowed to possess firearms.
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