Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger prevailed on an Ohio manufacturer to disarm a bobblehead doll made in his likeness. Now Californians are waiting to see which aspect of his image matters to him more: not wanting to appear indifferent to violence or not wanting to appear antibusiness.
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Los Angeles is debating whether its new police administration building in downtown should bear the name of William Parker, the police chief from the '50s whose name has adorned the old building at 150 N. Los Angeles St. for more than half a century.
Three times, State Senator Gil Cedillo has shepherded through laws that would have given California’s illegal immigrants the right to drive legally. And three times, he’s been shot down, more or less at the door of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office.
Some experts predict the state budget will quickly become unbalanced again, thanks to a persistently bad economy. But that didn't stop self-congratulations and posturing by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Democratic majority leaders Karen Bass and Darrell Steinberg, and Republican minority leaders Dennis Hollingsworth and Sam Blakeslee, the so-called "big five" who worked out this latest budget.
The L.A. City Council salaries are not just overinflated in an era of belt-tightening. They are only a hair below the salaries of Congress, and are higher than those of federal judges. They amount to a staggering 400 percent of Los Angeles' median household income of $46,000.
Filled with some of the most experienced business, economic policy and labor leaders in the country, Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board includes luminaries like Warren Buffett and CEO of Google. And Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. We took to the streets to find out how Angelenos would vet Villaraigosa’s economic qualifications.