Ben Adler

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California Republicans Lose Chance At Competitive Primary

Friday, May 06, 2016

California Republicans thought their state would finally be relevant in a GOP presidential primary for the first time in more than 50 years. But now that Donald Trump is the party's de facto nominee, the fun is over for the California GOP.


Labor Unions And Lawmakers In California Agree On Minimum Wage Increase

Monday, March 28, 2016

With a tentative deal between lawmakers and unions, California's poised to become the first state with a $15 minimum wage. The move avoids a ballot measure that would have required a faster increase.


Calif. Authorities To Utilize New Law Aimed At Preventing Mass Shootings

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Advocates hope gun violence restraining orders will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Critics say the new law, that takes effect in January, is ripe for abuse.


'Fierce Determination' Fueled Fiorina In 2010 Bid, As It Does Now

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Carly Fiorina lost out on going to the Senate five years ago but, as a former adviser said, "she gave Barbara Boxer a huge run for her money." Her rise in this year's race is reminiscent of that run.


2-4-6-8, A 401(k) Would Be Great: Calif. Law Makes Cheerleaders Employees

Friday, July 17, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that bars professional teams there from treating their cheerleaders as independent contractors. The bill came after lawsuits alleged the cheerleaders were underpaid.


For California Swimming Pools, This Is Hardly A Dry Spell

Saturday, May 30, 2015

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The Kendama: Can A Wooden Toy Be A Viral Sensation?

Friday, June 21, 2013

At a time when young people of all ages are focused on electronics and apps, the popularity of the kendama — a traditional Japanese toy made out of wood — seems like an anomaly. It hasn't caught on all over the U.S. yet, but it's a big craze on the ...


From Sacramento, a New Charter School for Harlem

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New York City has 18 new charter schools, each with a distinct personality. But only one has a story that spans almost 3,000 miles, from Sacramento, Calif., to 134th Street in Harlem. This charter school's story includes sports, politics, the historic Boys Choir of Harlem, ...