For the past few months, multi-millionaire and Pasadena civil rights attorney Molly Munger has been a thorn in the side of Governor Jerry Brown -- Munger's Proposition 38 may act as a spoiler for Brown's Proposition 30. But the governor has also been battling another wealthy Munger -- Molly's brothe ... More >>
Confused about the measures and races on Tuesday's ballot? This California Voter Guide for November 6, 2012 contains a summary of all state measures and several key races. It does not take a position but does touch on controversies, polls and analysis.
Proposition 30: Jerry Brown's Tax Hike
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By most accounts L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been a good Democrat. He supported Hillary Clinton in her presidential bid. And he carried water for the Obama campaign when the contentious issue of God came up during a Democratic National Convention platform meeting.
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S. BonarMr. Bear keeps Godiva's 15-piece assortment in a red satin box (left) away from See's traditional red heart with assorted chocolates.This week's pre-Valentine's Day Food Fight pits a cute little mom-and-son candy shop against a sophisticated European chocolatier. This well-matched bou ... More >>
Mark Cuban.Mark Cuban, one of the billionaires named as a possible Dodgers' bidder (he has said the price was too high), is spoiling the trickle-down tax-break arguments of Republican lawmakers again.
The Dallas Mavericks owner had previously sided with billionaire Warren Buffet in declaring ... More >>
Marguerite de BourgoingIt's the Roc! J.ColeShortly before J.Cole sauntered onto the Key Club's stage, the staticky intro of Jay-Z's "Public Service Announcement" bound together the sold-out crowd packed sardine-tight with more than just physical proximity. Acting as a unit, the audience rappe ... More >>
bravotv.com"Lisa would probably go out and buy herself 20 pairs of shoes," Taylor told us of her friend, guest and fellow Housewife, "but I'd rather throw a huge birthday party for my daughter. That's just how I am."
How selfless of her, really. Taylor's massive Mad Hatter-themed fĂŞte for ... More >>
By Hillel Aron
Via the Bay CitizenThe legislature wants to yank Munger's bow-tiePropositions 20 and 27 in California, come down to a battle between two eccentric billionaires. Well, one billionaire, Haim Saban, and one bow-tie-wearing physicist son-of-a-billionaire, Charles T. Munger, Jr.
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Carlos Slim Helu.It is whispered among some Mexican-Americans that rich Mexicans don't tend to keep residences in the Los Angeles area, preferring San Diego (La Jolla, Bonita, Chula Vista) New York and, of course, Mexico City over America's most-Latino city: The region's deep history of anti- ... More >>
The Los Angeles Country Club, protected under Prop. 13 limits and loopholes, pays an ultra-low rate of about $200,000 a year in property taxes based on 313 acres of prime Westside property that could be worth nearly $20 billion or even more if it were developed, according to the Garment & Cit ... More >>
By Tibby Rothman
Many Southern Californians were mystified by this news from the Wall Street Journal and NBC's Firstread blog:
The often stumbling Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, whose city budget deficit has hit a historic high and who has based his economic plan in Los Angeles almost entirely on a s ... More >>