* The Contra Costa times reports Bay Area wages are growing more slowly.
* The LA Daily news reports has an interesting, two-sided report on UCL reform. (See this piece, via The UCL Practiioner, from the San Jose Mercury News rounding out the donations.)
[Ed: Industry seems to support turning UCL into class-action like lawsuits. There doesn't seem to be much focus on the issue of whether or not private attorneys-general are democratically accountable.]
* Not much legislative action lately because of the budget impasse.
* The aforementioned potential port strike was averted. The LA Times has this report.