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Theater goes subscription-based to stay alive

Jan 11, 2013
A group of local residents in Oakhurst, Ca., have come up with an innovative subscription-based financial plan to save their theater.
Posted In: california, movies

California's budget goes from red to black

Jan 11, 2013
California governor Jerry Brown has pulled an impressive disappearing act. After years of being severely in the red, Brown says the state's huge budget deficit is now gone.
Posted In: california, Jerry Brown, state budget

Less biz from Hollywood has some L.A. companies scrambling

Jan 8, 2013
With more and more movies being filmed outside of Hollywood, Los Angeles businesses that once solely depended on the movie industry have to find new ways to make money.
Posted In: hollywood, california, film, Entertainment

California passes social media privacy law

Dec 31, 2012
Under a new California law, it is illegal for employers or admissions officers to require applicants to hand over their social media usernames and passwords.
Posted In: social media, california, privacy, online privacy

UPDATE: Giant desalination plant faces key test in San Diego

Nov 29, 2012
An effort to build the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant faces a crucial test today, as San Diego's regional water agency votes on whether to buy all the water the plant would make.
Posted In: desalination, water, california, San Diego

Can California celebrate a revenue turnaround?

Nov 16, 2012
California's debt is shrinking, for now, thanks to voters who approved a tax hike and a growing economy.
Posted In: california, Taxes, recession

California's first carbon auction launches pollution market

Nov 14, 2012
It's official: Companies must now purchase permits to emit excess levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the state of California.
Posted In: carbon emissions, carbon tax, california

California holds first auction of pollution permits

Nov 14, 2012
Six years after enacting its own law to fight global warming, California conducts its first auction of carbon permits. Companies that give off large amounts of carbon dioxide will need permits to cover the emissions.
Posted In: carbon emissions, california, utilities, sustainability

Could a California supermajority fix state finances?

Nov 8, 2012
In California, voters may have beefed up Democrats to a two thirds majority in both the Assembly and Senate -- a situation the state hasn't seen since 1933.
Posted In: california, Democrats

California cities vote on soda tax

Nov 6, 2012
A ballot initiative in Richmond and El Monte proposes a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Proponents say it could help prevent diabetes among low-income residents and generate revenue, but the soft drink industry is spending millions to block it.
Posted In: soda tax, diabetes, california

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