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First Take: The GOP's global warming problem. State goes after PacifiCare. Arnold packs for Asia.

September 8, 2010 |  7:20 am

Global warming may be a double-edged sword for Republican politicians in California this year.

Steve Lopez offers some free political advice to Jerry Brown.

Budget cuts have forced Los Angeles public schools to delay the start of the new school year.

California regulators are seeking nearly $10 billion in damages from PacifiCare for nearly 1 million alleged violations of state law in a two-year period.

One scheduling note: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sets off for Asia Thursday with hundreds of bills on his desk and no budget deal in place. Schwarzenegger met with legislative leaders Tuesday and all sounded more optimistic tones about a possible budget deal.

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-- Anthony York