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Gov. Schwarzenegger kicked off his Global Climate Change Photo Op…er, we mean, conference, this week in Los Angeles, gathering a group of governors and local leaders from around the globe to talk green politics before the cameras. The gathering may be notable, if not for it’s content, then for its sponsors. Forgetting for a moment that the event was scheduled to kick off Wednesday with an appearance from Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford. Because we all can agree that nothing says stopping global climate change quite like Harrison Ford. But the estimated $1 million price tag for the conference is being underwritten by a group of major Schwarzenegger donors. Getting top billing above Chevron, PG&E, Shell and others who ponied up, was the Aga Khan Development Network. What’s that, you ask? It’s the development company headed up by the Shia Imam otherwise known as His Highness the Aga Khan. According to the Web site, the development company works to “improve the welfare and prospects of people in the developing world, particularly in Asia and Africa.” … Speaking of improving prospects, another of the Capitol’s best journalists is leaving. The Chronicle’s Matthew Yi is heading to Southern California to take on a communications gig at United Health. Yi will be replaced by Marisa Lagos, who has covered the Board of Supervisors for the Chron.

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