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  1. Why did California's major housing bill fail so quickly?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 20 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Of the countless housing bills carried this year in Sacramento, SB 827 has hogged the limelight, energizing supporters with its potential to transform cities and suburbs up and down the state and cut driving commutes. But its far-reaching provisions have drawn withering criticism from opponents, most recently the Los Angeles and San Francisco city councils.

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  2. The state's most controversial housing bill in years just died; here's what to take away from thatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Senate Bill 827, which would have forced cities to allow taller, denser development around public transit, got only four votes on the 13-member Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing. Both Democrat and Republican lawmakers voted against the bill.

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  3. California critica s ultimate critique: He moved to PennsylvaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    "There are companies that can afford the nonsense that comes out of Sacramento," says the business-relocation consultant of state lawmakers. "They have nothing better to do than have contempt for business.

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  4. Major California housing bill dies in first committee hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    A sweeping bill that would have given the state unprecedented power over local development failed in its first committee hearing, crushing the hopes of those who saw it as the key to making housing in the state more affordable. At a lively and crowded hearing Tuesday, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee blocked Senate Bill 827, a bill to force cities to allow apartments and condominiums of roughly four to five stories within a half mile of rail and ferry stops - as well as denser housing near bus stops with frequent service.

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  5. Travis Allen still thinks California legalized child prostitution. Hea s still wrong.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, California Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, addresses the Assembly in Sacramento. ORG XMIT: PDX403 Back on December 29, 2016, Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, authored a piece for the conservative Washington Examiner with the provocative headline "California Democrats legalize child prostitution."

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  6. Trump and Californiaa s long-distance spitting match is hurting real peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 16 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    With the U.S Mexican border in the background, California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra talks to members of the media after he announced that he'd be filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the building of a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, during a news conference at Border Field State Park in San Diego on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. 41 comments

  7. High-rise apartments stripped from controversial California housing billRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 11 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Of the countless housing bills carried this year in Sacramento, SB 827 has hogged the limelight, energizing supporters with its potential to transform cities and suburbs up and down the state and cut driving commutes. But its far-reaching provisions have drawn withering criticism from opponents, most recently theu00a0Los Angeles and San Francisco city councils.

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  8. Stand with us by backing real newspaperingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Maybe more important, as we have a vested interest in the facts of our shared civic lives, as opposed to the politics of them. But American newspapers are under fire on any number of fronts, as never before in the history of our republic.

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  9. Farm work is still the only way to the California dream for many Mexican immigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 12 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Editor's note: This is the latest installment of the California Dream Project, an occasional series focusing on the status of the Golden State as a pivotal election nears. Patricia Carabez stands by a row of black, plastic crates piled high with cauliflower, apples, and pears in the parking lot of a mobile home park in rural Dunnigan, 40 miles north of Sacramento.

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  10. Floating new water bonds on 2018a s ballotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 11 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Busy as they are with their lives, California citizens can probably only be asked to concentrate on one part of the state's prismatic double-rainbow of water issues at a time. When it was the killer drought, it was pretty much only the drought, until a rainy mid-winter of 2017 got us off the hook, sort of.

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  11. High-rise apartments stripped from controversial California housing billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 10 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Of the countless housing bills carried this year in Sacramento, SB 827 has hogged the limelight, energizing supporters with its potential to transform cities and suburbs up and down the state and cut driving commutes. But its far-reaching provisions have drawn withering criticism from opponents, most recently theu00a0Los Angeles and San Francisco city councils.

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  12. California needs open records on police misconductRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 5 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Drawings of police shooting victim Stephon Clark are held up next to Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn, left, during a meeting of the Sacramento City Council held to discuss the shooting, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Sacramento. For many years, California police departments have cited a desire to not overemphasize officer misconduct as a key reason to keep private almost all records of aberrant activity by law enforcement.

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  13. Kathleen Battle, Angela Bassett combine for a memorable a Underground Railroada in NorthridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 3 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    It was under the dark cloud of the Stephon Clark shooting in Sacramento and the continuing protests of Black Lives Matter that lyric soprano Kathleen Battle brought her evocative combination of words and music, "Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey," to the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge on Thursday. Previously performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and later at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., "Underground Railroad" combines the hope for a better life expressed through African-American spirituals with the impassioned anti-slavery rhetoric of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth.

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  14. Family of Stephon Clark joins Sacramento rally for police reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 1 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds of people at a rally urging California's capital city not to let his memory or calls for police reform fade nearly two weeks after the 22-year-old unarmed black man was killed by Sacramento officers. gathering Saturday organized by Sacramento native and former NBA player Matt Barnes, who pledged to create a scholarship fund for the children of black men killed by police.

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  15. Car-sharing bill typifies California's - crony capitalist' approachRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 31 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    In this Wednesday, April 27, 2016, photo, a smartphone displaying the Maven app, a General Motors car-sharing service, is shown, in Ann Arbor, Mich. SACRAMENTO A A A A - Real capitalism is a tough sport where entrepreneurs risk their capital in hopes of winning customers.

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  16. John Chiang joins race to California insolvency with CalSaversRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 31 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    State Treasurer John Chiang, left, says he will join with then-Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, right, in moving forward on de Leon's plan to automatically enroll private-sector workers in state run retirement plans, during a news conference,Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Sacramento. Before California and other states start new programs, wouldn't it be wise if they first got their own financial houses in order? A case in point is the new California program originally called Secure Choice, even though it was neither secure nor a choice, but now is called CalSavers.

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  17. Stephon Clark was shot 8 times from behind or the side, family-ordered autopsy findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 30 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man who was killed by the Sacramento police in his grandmother's backyard, was shot eight times from behind or the side, according to a private autopsy commissioned by his family. The autopsy concluded that Clark's death was not instantaneous, taking an estimated three to 10 minutes, raising questions about why Clark was not given more immediate medical care after the shooting.

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  18. California joins investigation into fatal Sacramento police shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 27 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    In this March 20, 2018 photo, Lashunda Britt, a cousin of Stephon Clark stands near where he was fatally shot by police in Sacramento, Calif. Relatives, activists and Sacramento officials are questioning why police shot at an unarmed black man 20 times, killing him, when he turned out to be holding only a cellphone in his grandparents' backyard.

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  19. Pizza with a purpose: How you can help the family of fallen Pomona police officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 26 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Pomona Police Chief Michael Olivieri speaks at the funeral services of Pomona Police Officer Greggory Casillas, Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Pomona, Calif. The rookie police officer was fatally shot on March 9 when a suspect fired on him through a door.

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  20. Let students make financial decisions in California schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 25 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    California education finances are an unholy mess - with incomprehensible budget formulas, equity funding that doesn't produce equity, and cuts to schools even during the current economic expansion. And our state's so-called education leaders refuse to fix the system.

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