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3 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Prison mental health panel gets interim director

Nathan Stanley was named to the post Thursday after the members of the Council on Mentally Ill Offenders told The Associated Press they couldn't meet the council's legal obligations without staff help.

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Related Topix: California Government

5 hrs ago | Daily World

The yin and the yang of grass

While bone-dry Californians are resorting to spray-painting their parched lawns green, one yard in Alabama had too much water, resulting in an odd "sod-surfing" video.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California Government

9 hrs ago | National Review Online

George Will: California's Goldwater 2.0

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona senator Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months.

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Related Topix: California Government, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Immigration Reform, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors

13 hrs ago | The Daily Breeze

Southern California to sizzle Thursday, officials issue heat warnings

The Southland will sizzle in above-normal temperatures today -- with valley areas in the 100s -- amid warnings to the public to take steps to guard against becoming ill in the heat.

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Related Topix: Weather, Los Angeles County, CA, San Clemente, CA, Newport Beach, CA, Avalon, CA

17 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Cal State lowers enrollment growth

Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall - from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students - after state funding fell short of expectations.

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Related Topix: California Government

22 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Calif. wine collector set for sentencing in NY

A California wine collector faces sentencing in New York after he was convicted of making up to $20 million from 2004 to 2012 by selling bogus bottles of wine.

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Related Topix: California Government

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Poll finds Californians back smaller water bond

A new poll finds a slim majority of likely California voters support a water bond slated for the November ballot.

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Related Topix: California Government

The Fresno Bee

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that largely has been a matter of luck, with the hot windy weather known as "red flag" days not lining up with the lighting strikes that start most fires, particularly in California.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, August, CA, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

KRNV-TV Reno

Sheriff: California house fire gang-related

Sheriff's officials in Central California say a house fire that claimed the life of a woman was started by gang members who mistakenly thought a gang dropout was there.

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Mercury-Register

Property taxes could pay for $25 billion Delta tunnels without public vote

Major water districts in California are quietly considering using property taxes - and possibly raising them without a vote of the public - to help fund Gov. Jerry Brown's $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sacramento, CA, California High-Speed Rail

The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: Californiaa s death penalty dying of old age

During the last four decades, no California political issue has burned more intensely than capital punishment, but it may have ended with a whimper, rather than with a bang, last week.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Governors, Jerry Brown

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

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THIS DAY IN 2011: Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in London. She was 27. Her death was attributed to accidental alcohol poisoning.

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Related Topix: Amy Winehouse, The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, Don Imus, Tony Joe White, Blues

Tue Jul 22, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

20,000 lightning strikes spark fear of 'holdover fires' across Northern California

Firefighters are on edge as a strong high pressure system moves over Northern California on Wednesday, delivering gusty winds that could flare up fires smoldering after thousands of lightning strikes in the past week.

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Related Topix: Weather, Redding, CA, Modoc County, CA, Science / Technology

KRNV-TV Reno

ACLU may fight for California migrant shelter

The American Civil Liberties Union says it is mulling its legal options after a planning commission in a north San Diego suburb rejected plans for a 96-bed shelter designed for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Activism

KTVN Reno

Central California Firm Issues Nationwide Fruit Recall

A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Food and Drug Administration

The Fresno Bee

Robin Abcarian: Breaking California up would be uncool to do

As a native Californian who was born in Oakland, raised in the San Fernando Valley, schooled in Berkeley and now living in Venice, I'd like to say one thing to Timothy Draper, the Silicon Valley kajillionaire pushing the idiotic breakup of the Golden State: Recently, Draper announced he is on track to gather enough signatures to get his ... (more)

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Related Topix: California Government, Oakland, CA, Berkeley, CA

Connecticut Post

American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

Max Steinberg posa durante un viaje a Israel. El soldado era miembro del ejA©rcito israelA y perdiA3 la vida el 20 de julio de 2014 en Gaza.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

KRON 4

California Reduces Deportations for Minor Crimes

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Monday reducing the maximum penalty for misdemeanors by one day - a change expected to significantly reduce the number of immigrants in the country legally who are deported for lesser crimes.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Prison, Monterey County, CA, Immigration Reform

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Willits News

California was hotter than ever during the first half of 2014

It was another balmy, breezy summer day Monday, with a high in San Jose of 79 degrees, far below the record temperature of 97. Oakland was even cooler at 74, and as usual, San Francisco's high of 70 was cool enough to bring out jackets.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Rose Garden (San Jose, CA)

Vallejo Times-Herald

California drought: 'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out water waste

It's about to get more difficult to go unnoticed if your sprinklers are watering the street more than your lawn.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

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