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December 31, 2010
If 2010 was a momentous year politically, it was also one in which not much seemed to get done, at least at the state and local levels ? and much of the activity in Congress occurred during a last-minute flurry in the lame-duck session. That means there's a lot of unfinished business, some of which will cause serious hardship if it isn't dealt with in 2011. Looking back, and forward, we offer a few priorities for Los Angeles, California and Washington. City pension reform The city's budget, much like the state's, contains a time bomb.
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NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
After confirming his intention to seek an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown said he was running because he believed he had been successful in shepherding the state during his tenure but had unfinished business. “Well, I like this kind of work. I've been doing it now for quite a bit of time,” Brown told CBS News' Scott Pelley in an interview that aired Friday evening. “But I've had some success and I see great opportunities, even still -- in building a high-speed rail, in taking care of our water needs, in fixing our unfunded pensions and actually making our prison realignment work and making a reality out of our returning power to local schools,” the governor said.
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NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
After confirming his intention to seek an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown said he was running because he believed he had been successful in shepherding the state during his tenure but had unfinished business. “Well, I like this kind of work. I've been doing it now for quite a bit of time,” Brown told CBS News' Scott Pelley in an interview that aired Friday evening. “But I've had some success and I see great opportunities, even still -- in building a high-speed rail, in taking care of our water needs, in fixing our unfunded pensions and actually making our prison realignment work and making a reality out of our returning power to local schools,” the governor said.
SPORTS
May 14, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
After the scoreboard bulbs showing a playoff-eliminating loss were turned off at Honda Center on Sunday, more came to light Tuesday as Ducks players were processed through exit interviews. For one, the team was more banged up than advertised down the stretch. For another, veteran star Teemu Selanne might indeed be swayed to return for a 21st season because of the "unfinished business" after the first-round Stanley Cup playoffs loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Also, General Manager Bob Murray is bent on toughening his team after regular-season and playoff bullying incidents went unchecked, and admitted Tuesday that the Ducks were hamstrung late in the season by injuries.
SPORTS
January 7, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Chip Kelly came oh-so close to making the leap to the NFL but in the end decided to stay put as the highly successful coach of the Oregon Ducks. Sound familiar? Multiple sources are reporting that after lengthy interviews with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as talking with the Buffalo Bills, Kelly has opted to stay with an Oregon team he has led to a 46-7 record, four straight BCS bowl games and three Pac-12 titles in four years as head coach. Kelly's decision was first reported by ESPN on Sunday night.
SPORTS
October 9, 2012 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
The last two teams to face San Francisco were speed bumps. Sunday, the 49ers face last season's Super Bowl roadblock: the New York Giants, who advanced to the game's biggest stage with an overtime victory in the NFC championship game at Candlestick Park. But these are different 49ers, a 4-1 team that outscored the last two opponents - the Jets and Bills - by a combined 79-3, and are fresh off a club-record 621-yard offensive outburst against Buffalo. Now, the 49ers have a chance to dispatch the Giants, the team that denied them a trip to Super Bowl XLVI.
SPORTS
August 26, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
Chip Kelly rebuffed a Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching offer last January by releasing a statement saying he had "unfinished business" at Oregon. Kelly later ran with the bulls at Pamplona, but we don't think that was it. Oregon has won three straight conference titles, lost a heartbreaker to Auburn for the Bowl Championship Series title, and last season claimed the school's first Rose Bowl win since 1917. What's left? After Kelly noted he had unfinished business, USC quarterback Matt Barkley tweeted, "Looks like we both do. " Game on. Oregon versus USC could be Alabama-Louisiana State of the Pacific time zone.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2012 | By Steve Appleford, Special to the Los Angeles Times
There are things that Slash just doesn't want to talk about. And the timing was definitely not right a few weeks ago as the guitarist was preparing for a trip to Cleveland for his induction with Guns N' Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I don't even want to talk about that. I don't want to touch it," Slash said in April, his usual friendly demeanor turning cool at the mere mention of GNR. It was during a week of drama and uncertainty about the ceremony, which had peaked days earlier with the arrival of a confrontational open letter to the Hall of Fame from singer Axl Rose.
SPORTS
January 23, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Oregon football Coach Chip Kelly announced Monday that he's remaining with the Ducks, though he says he was flattered by the interest shown in him by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I enjoyed meeting with the Glazer family and General Manager Mark Dominik , but after numerous discussions, I concluded that I have some unfinished business to complete at the University of Oregon," Kelly said in a statement released through the school. Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens said Oregon granted Tampa Bay permission to talk with Kelly.
SPORTS
November 26, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers may have missed the playoffs again last season, as they finished with a 32-50 record and with the third-worst record in the Western Conference, but there is hope in Clipperland for the 2011-12 campaign. Why? Because they have an All-Star in Blake Griffin, a 6-foot-10 highlight and dunking machine who many think is on the verge of superstardom. The Clippers also have a solid shooting guard in Eric Gordon. They hope to get a healthier season from center Chris Kaman.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2011
UNDERRATED The Stone Roses reunion: Another day, another band from the past taking a late run at a comeback with motivation that sits somewhere between "unfinished business" and "strictly business. " Still, something genuinely special could happen with this Mancunian bunch, whose generation-defining first album helped launch the dance-crazed "Madchester" era. Never given a proper shot at stardom in the States, let's hope these Roses return in full bloom. '50/50': Can a movie about a 27-year-old's cancer diagnosis be a feel-good picture?
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