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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

California rail line fined for worker deaths

Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two of its workers on tracks.


Related Topix: California Government, Environmental Law, OSHA, Law

7 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Obamacare: California sign-ups exceed 3 million for private health care plans or Medi-Cal

Capping six months of open enrollment under the new federal health care law, more than 3 million Californians signed up for a private health insurance or Medi-Cal plan by final deadline Tuesday, state health exchange and Medi-Cal officials announced Thursday morning.


Related Topix: California Government, Healthcare Law, Law

11 hrs ago | CBS Local

California Health Care Sign-Ups Exceed Projections

A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange beyond the original enrollment projections of the Obama administration.


Related Topix: California Government, Health Insurance

12 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Joe Mathews: Living in the Delta would help solve two of Brown's problems

When you're faced with two different thorny problems, sometimes the best way to make progress is by combining them.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, US Politics, Representative John Garamendi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sacramento, CA, Opinion

16 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Governor calls special session on rainy-day fund

Saying the state's budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, California Government, US News, Arnold Schwarzenegger

20 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

AM Alert: Californians divided geographically over water shortage

Though nearly all Californians agree the state is experiencing a serious water shortage, they are divided over the causes of the problem.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, San Francisco, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Fire truck rams California eatery; 14 injured

The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.


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

WLBT-TV Jackson

Just In Time for Coachella: Own A Piece of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the state

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a "serious water shortage," according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels after three years of drought.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis, Agriculture, Science

Contra Costa Times

Bay Area native was bus driver killed in horrific Northern California crash

A San Mateo native who for years worked for her hometown transit service in San Mateo County was the bus driver killed Thursday in the horrific crash in Orland that claimed 10 lives.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, San Mateo County, CA, San Francisco, CA


12 ducks killed at California Welcome Center in Salinas

The center's manager, Cathy Martin-Silvey, found the dead birds in the pond behind the welcome center when she arrived at work Tuesday morning.


Former NFL star Darren Sharper's rape hearing postponed in California

An L.A. County Superior Court judge ordered former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper to remain in jail without bail.


Related Topix: Korn Ferry International, Human Resources

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Seattle Times

'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation.


Related Topix: Chinatown (San Francisco, CA), Criminal Defense Law, Law

Police: Men killed 4 while wearing monitors

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Related Topix: California Government

Canadian Business Magazine

Los Angeles Register to launch as Freedom expands print empire in southern California

The former greeting card executive is trying to turn the Orange County Register into a media giant in southern California, largely driven by paper and ink.


KTVU Oakland

Final deadline arrives for Covered California sign-up

It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.


Related Topix: California Government, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

The Fresno Bee

Field Poll: Calif. voters deeply skeptical of Congress

California voters remain intensely disapproving of the work conducted on their behalf on Capitol Hill, but they continue to offer a more upbeat assessment of the efforts of their own representatives, according to the latest Field Poll.


Related Topix: US News, California Government

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Trend persists of prisons as mental health housing

A federal judge's objection to what he called the horrific treatment of some mentally ill inmates in California prisons highlights a trend that has been building for decades in the state and across the country: As mental hospitals closed or were scaled back, prisons and county jails have become the de facto housing for many who are mentally ill.


Related Topix: Health

The Campbell Reporter

California scenic coastal expanse preserved near Santa Cruz

Cementing protection for one of the largest privately owned pieces of land on California's 1,100-mile coastline, a San Francisco environmental group on Monday donated to the public the Coast Dairies property -- a pastoral expanse of rolling meadows, redwood forests and panoramic ocean views north of Santa Cruz.


Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, San Francisco, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Top Democratic lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax'

The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.


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