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1 hr ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

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

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5 hrs ago | 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.

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

10 hrs ago | 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.

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

14 hrs ago | KION 46

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.

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18 hrs ago | Examiner.com

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.

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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.

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

4029TV.com

Police: Men killed 4 while wearing monitors

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

Newly released notes from lawyers who interviewed Gov. Chris Christie say he was "nervous" about finding out if anyone else on his staff was involved in a politically motivated traffic jam scandal.

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Related Topix: Ohio State University, Chris Christie, US Governors, Life, Holidays, Passover

Fox 23

Democratic California lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax'

California's state Senate leader is backing off a proposal for a so-called carbon tax, and instead wants to dedicate billions generated by the state's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.

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

NorthJersey.com

Feds revisit safety rules after deadly California bus crash

Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck that left 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students in Northern California.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Education Etc.

Tri-cityherald.com

Murder suspects were sex offenders under scrutiny

A portrait of murder victim Martha Anaya, left, is displayed on a table as her mother Herlinda Salcedo cries Sunday April 13, 2014, while looking at a computer that she used to try and find her in Santa Ana.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Beyonce, Solange duet at Coachella

The Drunk In Love singer amazed crowds when she walked out on stage while Solange was performing her set at the Californian music festival, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Feds revisit safety rules after Calif. bus crash

A charter bus is prepared for removal by workers along with remains of a FedEx truck on Friday, April 11, 2014, the day after they collided on Interstate 5 in Orland, Calif.

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Related Topix: Orland, CA, Education Etc., California Government

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Viewpoints: California needs substantial pension reform

With each day that passes, the need for pension reform becomes even clearer. Last fall, I was one of five local elected leaders who proposed a ballot measure that would empower local governments to address their pension problems.

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Related Topix: Pension, California Government

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