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4 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Police: Death of teen whose body burned was random

Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

5 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

California bullet train foes ask state's highest court for help

Central Valley farmers trying to halt construction of California's bullet train have asked the state's highest court to review the project, setting up another possible legal showdown over the controversial San Francisco-to-Los-Angeles rail line.


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

7 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

Field Poll: Obama's popularity slips in California

Even as his stock fell in much of the country, President Barack Obama could always look to ultrablue California for strong support.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform

8 hrs ago | National Public Radio

There's Much More To Apples Than Meets The Eye

One of my favorite Far Side cartoons shows four triumphant cavemen with a giant carrot hoisted onto their shoulders with the caption: "Early vegetarians returning from the kill."


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food

12 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Justin Bieber arrested in Canada

Justin Bieber was arrested Friday in Canada after allegedly crashing his ATV into a minivan, then brawling with the other driver.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Justin Bieber, Prison, Entertainment

16 hrs ago | WLTP-AM Vienna

Calif. High School Drops Arab Mascot

Mascot makeover: California's Coachella Valley High School has retired its football team's hook-nosed Arab mascot and his bellydancing genie sidekick after complaints about "Orientalist stereotyping" from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.


Related Topix: California Government

19 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Birds on old Bay Bridge pose challenge

Crews demolishing the old eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have run into an unusual challenge: birds that won't leave.


Related Topix: California Government

Mon Sep 01, 2014


San Francisco set to test urban farming law

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the city is set to become the first in California to enact a state law intended to encourage lot owners to turn their parcels into gardens.


Westland Observer

L.A. Mayor proposes $13.25 minimum wage

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed on Labor Day that the city raise the minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, up from the current $9.


JD Journal

Legal Defense Funds of Suspended California Senators Receiving Donations

Summary: Three senators in the state of California are seeing their legal defense funds balloon due to the lack of laws governing donations made to such funds.


Related Topix: California Government

WTOC-TV Savannah

California lawmakers pass nation's first plastic bag ban

California became the first state in the nation to pass a ban on single-use plastic bags, passing the measure on Friday.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA

The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: a California Comebacka hasna t helped everyone

As Gov. Jerry Brown runs for re-election, he has adopted "California Comeback" – voiced during his State of the State address in January – as his informal slogan.


Related Topix: California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Imperial County, CA

The Tribune

Kanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest

A major outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music.


Related Topix: Cypress Hill, Hip-Hop, Punk, Pop/Rock, Rise Against

California lawmakers pass "yes" means "yes" bill

California legislators have taken the lead in the nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on campuses in the United States.


Related Topix: California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Los Angeles Times

California Legislature fails to reach a deal on Tesla battery factory

A detail of the rear end emblem of a Tesla Model S at the electric automaker's Santa Monica showroom.


Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Santa Monica, CA, Sacramento, CA

Inside Bay Area

California drought: Why doesn't California build big dams any more?

How much money drought-stricken California should spend to build new dams was a big part of the debate over the bill that Gov. Jerry Brown signed last month to put a $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, US News, Shasta Lake, CA, Redding, CA

Hispanic Business

California Conservation Conundrum: Water Use Varies Greatly Across State

Aug. 31--Drive across city limits in virtually any part of California, and you will also cross another kind of frontier, one gaining more attention during the worst drought in a generation: The borders between cities also define different ideas about water.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos, CA, Mountain View, CA, Anaheim, CA, Garden Grove, CA


California passes plastic bag ban

California's legislature has passed a ban on single-use plastic bags. It could soon be the first ban of its kind implemented at a state level.


Related Topix: California Government, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Bangor Daily News

California Senate passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

California lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses.


Related Topix: California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Harvard University

Navy Times

California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans

California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged.



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