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L.A. alliance organizes to block right-wing attack

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy may be the far right's next target, but it is organizing to "get in front" of an Andrew Bretibart/Karl Rove type attack.

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Black Panther Party founder urges coalition building and “community control”

Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale spoke to an eager crowd of nearly 100 listeners representing an array of political organizations in the region.

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"Golden State" finally has a budget, but it's ugly

Health, education and other human needs programs have endured repeated severe cuts over the years. The California budget that finally passed included still deeper cuts.

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Single-payer rally "welcomes" insurance industry group

It's no surprise that this week's meeting of America's Health Insurance Plans, the health insurance industry's national trade association, was greeted by a "welcoming committee."

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Political murder in Vietnamese America - a new film

An unexplored and deadly consequence of the Vietnam war occurred on U.S. soil - the political assassinations of six Vietnamese-Americans, five of them journalists - between 1981 and 1990.

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Supreme Court rules Calif. must reduce inmates

After a long court battle, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, on May 23 that California must lower its prison population by tens of thousands in the next two years, so the state can provide decent health care for those who remain.

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Gov. Brown presents new Calif. budget

Calling the economy "not as good as it's been, but definitely on the mend," California Governor Jerry Brown released a revised budget proposal.

In business survey Texas “reigns supreme” but California makes “hall of shame,” again

Texans: Your much-maligned Lone Star State has been vindicated once again by none other than Chief Executive magazine.

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Calif. bill would add LGBT history in public schools

Lawmakers are considering a bill to make sure the historical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people are accurately portrayed in public schools.

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Huy Pham and Wisconsin in Orange County

On March 17, 29-year-old Huy Pham, a city maintenance worker, jumped off the roof of Costa Mesa City Hall, killing himself, after receiving a pink slip.

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