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3 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

2 California counties ask to form separate state

Representatives of two counties in far Northern California are petitioning state lawmakers for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson.

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4 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Advocate-News

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally tie the knot

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married Saturday at Chateau Miraval in France, the couple's spokesman told E! News.

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Related Topix: In the Land of Blood and Honey, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Maleficent, Celebrities, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

12 hrs ago | The Raw Story

For many Californians, cost of earthquake insurance outweighs the risks

During Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake, some $75,000 worth of bottles of wine, rum and whiskey flew off the shelves of Aiyaz Masani's liquor store in Napa, California.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA)

16 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

Obamacare: Does Covered California really have you covered?

A worrisome trend is emerging among some Californians who thought they were safe and secure under Covered California: Their plans are being canceled without consent and sometimes without notice.

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Related Topix: California Government, Truckee, CA, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Medicine

20 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Border Patrol revamps practices to settle lawsuit

U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge, according to a lawsuit settlement made public Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, ACLU

20 hrs ago | Rock102online.com

California would triple tax breaks for film produc...

California will triple its tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in the state, the latest effort to stem a tide of runaway production that has cost billions in revenue in Hollywood's home state under a deal announced on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: California Government, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Jerry Brown, US Governors

20 hrs ago | The Daily Democrat

California Senate passes new gun bill

Family members and police could ask courts to take away a mentally disturbed person's guns under a bill inspired by May's UC Santa Barbara massacre and approved Wednesday by the state Senate.

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Related Topix: Thousand Oaks, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, UC Santa Barbara

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Deals emerge on California film tax credit, ridesharing regulations

Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers on Wednesday touted deals on tax credits for films produced in California and new restrictions on ride-sharing companies, compromising on two prominent remaining issues as the legislative session hurtled to a close.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sacramento, CA

The Daily Democrat

California Senate passes new gun bill

Family members and police could ask courts to take away a mentally disturbed person's guns under a bill inspired by May's UC Santa Barbara massacre and approved Wednesday by the state Senate.

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Related Topix: Thousand Oaks, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, UC Santa Barbara

WMGI-FM Terre Haute

California would triple tax breaks for film produc...

California will triple its tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in the state, the latest effort to stem a tide of runaway production that has cost billions in revenue in Hollywood's home state under a deal announced on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: California Government, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Jerry Brown, US Governors

Cybercast News Service

Border Patrol revamps practices to settle lawsuit

U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge, according to a lawsuit settlement made public Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, ACLU

AlertNet

California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being lined up.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, World News, Japan,

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bright-colored air gun bill passes California Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. >> The state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

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Related Topix: California Government, Violent Crime

Tue Aug 26, 2014

SFGate

Napa quake leads to clamor for warning system

The earthquake-damaged historic winery building dating from 1886 at Trefethen Family Vineyards leans Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif.

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Related Topix: Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Wine, Drink

Contra Costa Times

California drought: San Jose declares water shortage, but won't fine wasters

More than seven months into the California drought, San Jose has officially declared a citywide water shortage, asking the city's 1 million residents to cut their water use by 20 percent -- but there will be no new consequences for those who don't.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Pleasanton, CA

SiliconValley.com

Brown signs cell-phone 'kill switch' bill into law

Smartphones sold in California will have to have "kill switches" to disable stolen devices, under a first-in-the-nation law signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors

KBOI-AM Boise

Earthquake Clean-Up Continues in Northern California

Many Northern Californians spent Monday cleaning up, 24 hours after the Napa Valley region suffered it strongest earthquake in 25 years.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California Government, Geology, Science

Macworld UK

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, California Government

Nanaimo Daily News

Napa earthquake hastens calls for early-warning system as wine capital works to recover

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves ... (more)

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Drink, Wine, Napa, CA, Dianne Feinstein, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Jerry Brown, US Governors

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