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Political parties in hot seat Parties staged for and by California politicos are drawing heat. Los Angeles city attorney Rocky Delgadillo is under fire for a party featuring "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest staged by a lobbyist for Clear Channel, which has long fought with the city to put up billboards. The state's lottery was criticized last month for throwing a $47,000 party honoring staff because the agency lost money ...

Hold the costs, menus say In light of rising food costs, restaurateurs are switching to lower cost items to keep profits in line, the Wall Street Journal says. Lamb sirloin stir-fry is taking the place of rack of lamb at San Francisco's Slanted Door, while Boston's Chez Henri is now serving a 6-ounce portion of tuna au poivre rather than 8 ounces.

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