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1 hr ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses And Even Schools

Fields sit yellowed and uncultivated on Cannon Michael's farm in California's Central Valley.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Mendota, CA

5 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

The Buzz: Democratic super PAC reserves TV airtime in California

Elk Grove, can expect some help in the weeks before the November election. House Majority PAC will spend nearly $200,000 on television time in his district.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Scott Peters, US House of Representatives, Representative Ami Bera, Democrat, Representative Raul Ruiz, Elk Grove, CA, Twin Peaks, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Hurricane Carter fought racism for freedom and justice

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison, during a news conference in California in 2004.


Related Topix: Sport Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Action Movies, The Hurricane, Prison, Pop/Rock, Bob Dylan

Lexington Herald-Leader

Bee colonies damaged after almond pollination

Some believe pesticides used on almond orchards could be sickening or killing the bees, the Sacramento Bee reported Sunday .


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Apiculture, Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

San Bernardino County Sun

California lawmakers face hundreds of bills, special session

SACRAMENTO >> Lawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May, but the most contentious issues will come later.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Leland Yee case: Disgraced California state senator's legislative efforts fueled cash for campaigns

Beginning in early 2011, state Sen. Leland Yee repeatedly solicited bribes to fund his San Francisco mayor and California secretary of state campaigns, according to the FBI agents who brought him down last month.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Sacramento, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

California Nut Festival showcases what we grow and what we love to eat

Nick Bertagna was the right man for the job at the walnut education booth at the California Nut Festival.


Related Topix: Paradise, CA, Home Gardening, Home

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Dan Walters: California politicos admit failures in seeking rainy day fund

When you get past the political fuzz and buzz, the Capitol's quest for a new rainy-day fund to store excess state revenue is an admission that politicians have failed in the past and can't be trusted in the future.


Related Topix: California Government, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Sat Apr 19, 2014

LA Daily News

Bill would expand tax rebates for movie production in California

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti showed up in the Utah mountains in January, talking up L.A. at the Sundance Film Festival, and inviting TV and movie productions to come to Southern California.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Movies, Entertainment, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

Rally for California to label GMO

The debate over mandatory GMO food labels continues. Critics of Initiative 522, which would require companies to label genetically modified food, say if food wasn't healthy it wouldn't be on the shelf.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA


Calif inmate death in Oklahoma under investigation

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the death of 33-year-old Todd Bush was ruled a homicide following an autopsy by the Oklahoma medical examiner's office this week.


Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, California Government, State Prisons

Common Dreams

California's Problems Are Deeper Than Earthquakes

California clichs get on my nerves - cutting edge; dream factory; innovative business culture - so when the time came to visit family and friends in Los Angeles and San Francisco last month I was prepared to be annoyed.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Studio City (Los Angeles, CA), Chinatown (Los Angeles, CA), The Mission (San Francisco, CA)

CBS Local

FBI: 'Family Annihilator' On Most Wanted List Has LA-Area Roots

The FBI says a man on its Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning his mother, wife and three sons to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago has Southern California roots.


CBS Local

More Latino Than White Students Admitted To University Of California Schools

More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools.


Related Topix: California Government

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Lez in the Dez: Club Skirts the Dinah Brings 20,000 to Palm Springs

The flash of cameras light up the rhinestones on my vintage Studio 54 T-shirt as I skirt the edge of the red carpet at the Palm Springs Convention Center .


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Soap Opera, Entertainment, Drama, Television, The L Word

STN Online

Occupant and Fire Safety Top Concerns in Investigation of Fatal Motorcoach Crash

Though more details have emerged this week about the fatal truck-motorcoach crash in northern California, officials maintain that it could take months to determine the cause of the fiery collision.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

Inside Bay Area

Spring rains mean small increase in water supply for California, but...

In a minor bright spot after more than a year of drought, state and federal officials announced Friday that because of March storms, they will be able to deliver slightly more water to California farms and cities this year than expected a few months ago.


Related Topix: California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Banos, CA

CBS Local

Feds To Ease Cutbacks, Giving California Farmers More Water

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.


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


Some California congressional races rack up out-of-state bucks

Out-of-state donors, in particular, enabled Democrat Amanda Renteria to nearly match the recent fund raising of Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, since January.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Valadao, Jim Costa, Democrat, Representative Jeff Denham, Immigration Reform

San Jose Mercury News

Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens

As California's drought continues, despite some welcome rain, and rumors of further water restrictions keep swirling, thirsty green lawns are becoming less attractive to home owners, businesses and institutions alike.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home, Fremont, CA, Martinez, CA, El Cerrito, CA