Tag: California

Los Angeles photo diary

Los Angeles became part of Mexico in 1821. In 1848 Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States

Solar power costs higher for California

Mirrors in mojavepbspic

California consumers will be paying too much for electricity generated by a large solar-thermal power plant being built in the Mojave Desert, the state’s independent ratepayer watchdog agency said. The Division of Ratepayer Advocates questioned the California Public Utility Commission’s 4-1 vote Thursday to approve the Mojave Solar Project’s 25-year power contract

Grocery workers ratify contract


Members of Southern California’s grocery union voted to ratify a new contract with Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons on Saturday night, bringing an end to labor negotiations that dragged on for more than eight months and brought tens of thousands of…

Gov. Jerry Brown signs Amazon sales tax collection law


Saying it would save existing jobs and create new ones, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation to require Amazon.com and many other out-of-state Internet retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases by California customers. The new law will “create…

Mozza and Hatfields among OpenTable’s top foodie restaurants

mozzarella bar of Osteria Mozza

Online reservation service OpenTable is out with its annual list of 50 favorite eateries for “foodies,” culled from more than 10 million restaurant reviews.

Sixteen of the spots are in California; 10 of them in San Francisco, Oakland or Berkeley. The choices include restaurants that regularly find themselves on lists -– such as the one last month ranking expensive eateries, which was topped by French Laundry near Napa.