CALIFORNIA ECONOMY BY THE NUMBERS
1. LEADING JOB CREATION
As of October 2013, California is the Number Two job-creating state with 223,900 new jobs added during the last year and 826,500 new jobs created since the recovery began in February 2010.
2. LONGEST STREAK OF PRIVATE SECTOR GROWTH
California employers have added jobs for 26 straight months, the longest streak in the nation.    Read more »
So far, five California entities — three of them institutions of higher learning — have asked permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones when federal law allows it almost two years from now.
The FAA predicts there could be as many as 30,000 drones in American skies by 2020.    Read more »
The Democratic govenor is heading to Washington D.C. to give a speech at a conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Center for American Progress. Elvis likely would be heading to Memphis, a garage full of Cadillacs and other diversions.
On October 22, 1948, newlyweds Harry and Esther Snyder opened the first In-N-Out burger stand. Demolished during construction of the Interstate 10 freeway, the stand was California’s first drive-thru restaurant.
The Baldwin Park site at Garvey and Francisquito — across the street from Harry Snyder’s childhood home — was barely 10 feet square.    Read more »
On Saturday October 19, Gov. Jerry Brown attended a memorial in Fresno for former state senator and appellate justice George Zenovich.
The event, not listed on the Democratic governor’s public schedule, was supposed to begin at 11 a.m., shortly after Brown arrived. It didn’t conclude until nearly 2:30 p.m.
Marina Zenovich is a documentary filmmaker best known for her 2008 effort, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. Her father, former California lawmaker and appellate justice Geroge Zenovich, died September 26 at 91. She created this tribtue for his October 19, 2013 memorial.    Read more »
Sacramento News & Review, October 17 — A growing body of 21st-century philsophical thought recognizes that the 98 episodes of Gilligan’s Island ask and answer all the Big Questions.
So, amid this recent flurry of mouth-frothing and hand-wringing over debt, it should be no surprise The Skipper and Mary Ann slice straight to the bottom line.    Read more »
Ninety years ago on October 16, 1923, brothers Walter Elias Disney and Roy Oliver Disney founded Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio.
The studio was located in the rear of a small office occupied by Holly-Vermont Realty at 4651 Kingswell Ave. near Vermont Ave. in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles. Rent was $10.    Read more »
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