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West Coast Politics and Finance Reporter — Bloomberg News

Reporter, West Coast politics and finance, Bloomberg News

Recreational Pot on the Ballot in Oregon, Alaska

bloomberg.com — Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Oregon, Alaska and District of Columbia voters will decide next week whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, marking the latest campaigns in a growing national push to roll back prohibition of the drug. The measures on the Nov.

Voters Weigh Approving Recreational Pot in Oregon, Alaska

bloomberg.com — Oregon and Alaska voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana next week under proposals to make them the third and fourth U.S. states to allow the drug's recreational use. The measures on the Nov. 4 ballots would permit those at least 21 years old to buy and possess marijuana for personal use, joining consumers in Colorado and Washington state.

Golden Gate Bridge Managers Weigh Fee for Pedestrians

bloomberg.com — For the first time in more than four decades, thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists who cross the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco each day may have to pay a toll. The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District's board of directors will meet today to decide whether to study the fee as part of a plan to close a $33 million deficit.

Californians Take on Big Soda After Failed New York Ban

bloomberg.com — Voters in San Francisco, the first U.S. city to ban single-use plastic shopping bags, and Berkeley, the first to ban Styrofoam, will decide next month whether to put a tax on sodas and other sugary drinks to reduce ailments including obesity and diabetes.

Steyer Deploys Ark to Show Menace of Climate Change

bloomberg.com — As rising seas threaten Florida, Thomas Steyer is floating an $8.6 million campaign to save the state, opening 21 offices, dispatching more than 500 staffers and volunteers and deploying a rolling ark. The founder of hedge fund Farallon Capital Management LLC is pouring $36 million into seven states to show climate change can swing elections.

Steyer Deploys Ark, and a Flood of Money

bloomberg.com — Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- As rising seas threaten Florida, billionaire Thomas Steyer is floating an $8.6 million campaign to save the state, opening 21 offices, dispatching more than 500 staffers and volunteers and deploying a rolling ark. The founder of hedge fund Farallon Capital Management LLC is pouring $36 million into seven states to show climate change can swing elections.

Lawmakers Reach Compromise on Financial Regulation

bloomberg.com — The U.S. Congress is on pace to deliver a sweeping re-write of Wall Street's rules to President Barack Obama by July 4, meeting the deadline lawmakers set for themselves. House and Senate negotiators, after a marathon 20-hour session, early yesterday approved a bill aimed at increasing oversight and regulation of the U.S.

San Francisco may fill Calpers gap

futuresmag.com — The board should approve investing 15 percent of its assets in hedge funds, which would offer good returns and low volatility, according to a recommendation in an October memo from William Coaker, the fund's chief investment officer. "Hedge-fund returns have been more consistent," Coaker wrote. "They have provided good protection in market downturns."

California Rail Project Pursues Deal With Las Vegas Train

bloomberg.com — A private train intended to whisk Southern Californians to Las Vegas casinos and resorts could boost the proposed government-owned high-speed rail connection between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which has lost support as cost estimates swelled. A public partnership with private operators would help build segments of the system, Dan Richard, chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, said in an interview.

Mayor of L.A. Suburb Dies in Shooting, Investigators Say

bloomberg.com — Daniel Crespo, the mayor of Bell Gardens, California, was shot to death today in a domestic dispute, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Crespo was arguing with his wife, Levette, when his 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., attempted to intervene and the two men began struggling, Deputy Sheriff Crystal Hernandez said in a telephone interview.
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