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Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, Leaps to Forefront of Senate Race

nytimes.com — CASTAIC, Calif. - When Kamala D. Harris, a Democrat, was the newly elected district attorney of San Francisco in 2004, she walked into a firestorm after deciding not to pursue the death penalty for a man accused in the killing of a police officer - drawing attacks from law enforcement leaders and even Senator Dianne Feinstein, one of the most respected Democrats in the state.

California Seeks to Head Off Initiative to Execute Gays

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - The California attorney general, Kamala D. Harris, moved Wednesday to block a proposed voter initiative that would mandate the execution of sexually active gay men and women, calling it "patently unconstitutional" and a threat to public safety.

California Seeks to Head Off Initiative to Execute Gays

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - The California attorney general, Kamala D. Harris, moved Wednesday to block a proposed voter initiative that would mandate the execution of sexually active gay men and women, calling it "patently unconstitutional" and a threat to public safety.

California Initiative Would Kill Gay People

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - Even in a state known for its far-reaching and sometimes outlandish voter initiatives, the one proposed by a Huntington Beach lawyer seems stunning: the " Sodomite Suppression Act, " mandating, among other things, that any person who has sexual relations with someone of the same gender be "put to death by bullets to the head."

As California Drought Enters 4th Year, Conservation Efforts and Worries Increase

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - The rainy season drove into California in December with wet and windy promise: soaking rain, snow, dark gray skies and a flash of hope that the drought that has scorched this region had run its course. And then came January - with record high temperatures and record low rainfall.

In a Debate on Campus Over a Jewish Student, Echoes of Old Biases

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - It seemed like routine business for the student council at the University of California, Los Angeles: confirming the nomination of Rachel Beyda, a second-year economics major who wants to be a lawyer someday, to the council's Judicial Board. Until it came time for questions.

Hermosa Beach, Calif., Voters Give Thumbs Down to Oil Drilling

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - Voters of Hermosa Beach, a small community on the Pacific Ocean south of here, ended a highly contentious campaign Tuesday with an overwhelming vote to deny permission for the construction of up to 34 oil wells on a 1.3 acre municipal parking lot in the center of town.

Skid Row shaken as Los Angeles police kill man in confrontation caught on video

twincities.com — By Adam Nagourney and Ashley SouthallNew York Times Posted: 03/02/2015 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 03/02/2015 09:11:14 PM CST LOS ANGELES -- A line of tents and people huddled in blankets filled the sidewalks of San Pedro Street on Monday morning in the heart of this city's Skid Row.

Skid Row Shaken as Los Angeles Police Kill Man in Confrontation Caught on Video

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - A line of tents and people huddled in blankets filled the sidewalks of San Pedro Street on Monday morning in the heart of this city's Skid Row. The occasional police car drove by.

California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling

nytimes.com — HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. - This quaint and quirky seaside community south of Los Angeles has had a conflicted relationship with the oil industry for close to a century. It has variously approved oil drilling, banned it, approved it and prohibited it again.
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Mar 28, 2015

@MrWalterShapiro It's Chuck Schumer! Brooklyn versus Hyde Park. Please.

Mar 28, 2015

One of many great things in @alexburnsNYT @AshleyRParker story on Schumer: quoting AL D'Amato, who knows 1st hand. nytimes.com/2015/03/28/us/…

Mar 28, 2015

If Schumer and Clinton succeed, that would be the most power New York has had in Washington since like forever right? nytimes.com/2015/03/28/us/…

Mar 28, 2015

“The one thing that’s not on my to-do list is: I’m not going to spend more time with my kids:" Harry Reid. eeditionmobile.latimes.com/Olive/Tablet/L…

Mar 27, 2015

Of note: Kamala Harris says she has no opinion on Brown bullet train. (In Ca., that might put her in a group of 1) nyti.ms/1yhWShU

Mar 27, 2015

An uproar w/ 2016 implications from new Indiana law on refusing service to gay couples, by @mikiebarb and @eckholm. Ihttp://nyti.ms/1HTZNpF

Mar 27, 2015

That was fast but not surprising: Harry Reid endorses Chuck Schumer. He is not going to leave any messes behind him. fw.to/OfKF7ni

Mar 27, 2015

After watching Harry Reid surprise pollsters & some experts in 2010, don't buy that he would have been easy to beat in '16. Scrapper.

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