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Edison tells customers they should pay for San Onofre shutdown

SACRAMENTO -- Closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant is in the "best interests" of Southern California Edison's 4.9 million customers and those ratepayers should be prepared to pay a portion of the shutdown costs.<p>That's the message in a public letter published as a full-page advertisement in …

Mexicans migrants not deterred by threat of arrest immigration study shows

Mexicans intending to cross the border illegally into the US are not significantly deterred by threats of arrest or the severity of possible punishment – the primary method for dealing with illegal immigration in the US – according to a new study of potential migrants.<p>Concerns about punishment and …

The ‘Dream 9’ Ripple Effect

Nearlytwo weeks after staging what is now widely viewed in immigration circles as either a heroic act of selfless civil disobedience or a foolhardy …

The Little Group Behind the Big Fight to Stop Immigration Reform

A powerful coalition supports reforming immigration. But on the other side is a scrappy, tech-savvy organization that's won before.<p>The man behind the grassroots movement to stop immigration reform has been busy lately, preparing for the coming fight.<p>"No other August has been this critical," Roy …

Immigration ‘Plan B’ Focuses on White House

Im­mig­ra­tion-re­form act­iv­ists aren’t sup­posed to talk pub­licly about a Plan B. They can’t, or won’t, an­swer ques­tions from the me­dia about …

Dream Nine immigration activists freed

A group of young immigration reform activists known as the "Dream Nine" has been released from federal custody at the culmination of the most audacious protest action yet launched by a nationwide coalition of undocumented Latinos.<p>The five men and four women emerged late on Wednesday from the Eloy …

Gavin Newsom: Marijuana Laws 'Just Don't Make Sense Anymore'

After years of opposing the full-scale legalization of marijuana, California's outspoken Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has officially come out in favor of ending prohibition on weed. And he's urging other politicians to do the same.<p>"These laws just don't make sense anymore," Newsom said in a …

The War on Marijuana in Black and White

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SoCal Could Lose Two-Thirds of Snowpack

Southern Californians could see their mountains lose up to two-thirds of their snow by 2100, according to a new study from the University of California Los Angeles. According to the study, funded in part by the city of L.A., the mountains in the Los Angeles region could lose about 30 to 40 percent …

In Some Cities, Gays Face Greater Risk Of Becoming Homeless

Tim Oviatt was once a successful businessman. For 32 years, he owned an apparel store in San Francisco called All American Boy.<p>"If you wore my logo T-shirt, people knew you were gay all over the world," he says.<p>Now, Oviatt finds himself symbolizing something stark about the gay community. Having …

California prisons could free 1,000 to ease crowding

The state scrambles to relocate thousands of inmates to comply with a court order.<p>August 07, 2013|By Chris Megerian and Paige St. John<p>Inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City last year use the prison… (Mark Boster, Los Angeles…)<p>SACRAMENTO — Under court orders to ease prison crowding by …

Earthquake: 3.9 quake strikes in southern San Diego County

A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Saturday morning in southern San Diego County, according to the<p>U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:09 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 16 miles from Pine Valley, 29 miles from Alpine and …

16 California schools flagged for possible cheating in state exams

California education officials have identified 242 schools statewide where students posted standardized test-related images on social-networking sites — 16 of which included exam questions or answers that could be deemed as cheating violations.<p>Hundreds of photos turned up online this year during …

Advocates of drugs-sentencing reform welcome Eric Holder's policy overhaul

Anthony Papa was in debt and desperate for cash when he accepted an offer, from a bowling buddy, to get involved in a drug deal. In exchange for $500, the father-of-one was to deliver an envelope containing four ounces of cocaine from the Bronx to Mount Vernon, New York.<p>Papa delivered it into the …

Effects of climate change in California are 'significant and growing'

California is feeling the effects of climate change far and wide, as heat-trapping greenhouse gases reduce spring runoff from the Sierra Nevada, make the waters of Monterey Bay more acidic and shorten winter chill periods required to grow fruit and nuts in the Central Valley, a new report …

House GOP reconsiders Dream Act idea for young immigrants

House Republicans are considering a new approach to the Dream Act, but many still reject any path to citizenship, and young immigrants say the idea falls short by leaving out their parents.<p>July 23, 2013|By Lisa Mascaro<p>House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is working on his own version… …

White House says immigration bill would boost rural communities

WASHINGTON<p>--<p>Immigration legislation<p>pending in<p>Congress<p>would create jobs in rural communities and increase exports of fruits, vegetables and other products, the<p>Obama<p>administration said Monday as it tried turn up the heat on<p>Republican<p>opponents of the bill.<p>In a<p>White Housereport issued Monday, the …

The Bible's case for immigration reform

Some say it will take a miracle for<p>Congressto pass common-senseimmigration reform. That miracle may be in the making, helped along by Christians who want to put their faith into action.<p><b>FOR THE RECORD:</b><p>Immigration: An Aug. 8 Op-Ed article said 300 evangelical Christians confronted members of Congress …

Groups call for halt to impounding of unlicensed drivers' cars

Reyes Juarez was on his way home from his job at a jewelry store in Whittier two years ago when he was stopped at a police checkpoint. Officers were looking for intoxicated or unlicensed drivers.<p>Juarez produced his car's registration and evidence of insurance, but as an undocumented immigrant from …

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Everything you know about immigration is wrong

By Ezra Klein<p>Everything you know about immigration, particularly unauthorized immigration, is wrong.<p>So says Princeton University’s Doug Massey, anyway. Massey is one of the nation’s preeminent immigration scholars. And he thinks we’ve wasted a whole lot of money on immigration policy and are about …

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The Pure Magic of Oil-Poached Tomatoes

BLT sandwiches have been a common occurrence around here lately. As have tomato salads and crostini — I can't seem to get enough. Local tomatoes are …

Are You Using the Best Knife For Slicing Your Ripe Tomatoes?

The tomatoes right now are so ripe and delicious that they practically melt in your mouth. I should know — I've been eating enough of them! They're …

33 Sweet and Savory Things to Do When You Have Too Much Jam

• Russian Jam tea (Sbiten).<br>• Stir into hot black tea to sweeten.<br>• Use in a cocktail.<br>• Make a soda.<br>• Make a milkshake.<p><b>Savory Ideas</b><p>Glaze a chicken or ribs.<br>• Make …

Dinner Tonight: Drunken Clams + Grilled Garlic Toast

This week’s Dinner Tonight blends the best of both fast and flavorful, with a fragrant dish of drunken clams and sausage with a side of crispy grilled garlic toast (because if you're going to mop up drunken clams with toast, why not make that toast perfect?). Buy a nice bottle of white wine on your …

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