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West Coast Politics and Finance Reporter — Bloomberg News

Reporter, West Coast politics and finance, Bloomberg News

San Francisco’s Lee Sells Manufacturing Jobs in Technology Haven — (Bloomberg) -- San Francisco, a city overrun with artisanal coffee shops, Michelin-starred restaurants and affluent techies on bicycles, is looking to make space for people who work with their hands.

Even Winners Could End Up Losing in Winter Storm Juno — In the first great American blizzard lottery of 2015, the winners and losers piled up faster than the flakes.

California Backs Surfers as Billionaire Khosla Risks Property — The state is threatening to step in to ensure Californians' God-given right to surf. The State Lands Commission may use powers never employed in its 77-year history, seizing private land for public use to end a battle between surfers and billionaire venture-capital investor Vinod Khosla, who has been locking a gate at his beach property along California's Pacific Coast.

California’s Brown May Join Napolitano to Fix UC Budget — California Governor Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano plan to collaborate on a proposal for reducing the system's costs and improving access after they clashed over tuition increases approved last year. A Board of Regents panel voted unanimously today in favor of forming the two-member committee during a meeting in San Francisco.

Fed’s Williams Says Overseas Weakness Weighing on U.S. Outlook — Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said global weakness poses the main threat to the outlook for an otherwise robust U.S. economy. "Weakness abroad is trimming some from my forecast" for U.S. growth, he told reporters after delivering a speech at an event hosted by the San Francisco Fed.

Fed’s Williams Says Economy Looking Good, Global Outlook Dimmer — Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said U.S. economic improvement will warrant interest-rate increases at some stage in 2015, while voicing caution over weakness in Japan and Europe. "The global economic outlook has definitely worsened," he said today at an event hosted at the San Francisco Fed.

California AG Kamala Harris Says She’ll Seek U.S. Senate Seat — California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on her Facebook page today that she will seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barabara Boxer. "I want to be a fighter for families feeling the pinch of stagnant wages and diminishing opportunity, for students burdened by predatory lenders and skyrocketing tuition, for our immigrant communities and for our seniors," Harris, a Democrat, said on the website.

Police Drones Over Berkeley Trigger Backlash — A move by police agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area to deploy drones for the first time is provoking a backlash from leaders and activists who fear the surveillance will allow authorities to peer into private lives.

Golden Gate Bridge Closes for First Time Since 1987 This Weekend — San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge will close to traffic for the first time in 28 years this weekend to install a movable median barrier aimed at preventing head-on collisions between opposing lanes. The bridge will close for 52 hours at 12:01 a.m. local time on Jan. 10 and reopen at 4 a.m.

California’s Brown Seeks $59 Billion in Infrastructure Fixes — California Governor Jerry Brown proposed spending $59 billion to fix crumbling roads and raising the state's renewable energy mandate to 50 percent, while projecting that California's new rainy-day fund would reach $2.8 billion this year.
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Jan 23, 2015

California backs surfers as billionaire Khosla risks his beachfront property: via @business

Dec 31, 2014

Higher Minimum Wages on New Year’s Day for Workers in 20 States - Bloomberg via @business

Dec 16, 2014

San Francisco official spends $13,000 in taxpayer funds on flight to Sydney: via @business

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