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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

WPXI

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.

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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.

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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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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Wall Street Journal

California Passes Ban on Plastic Bags

A bill banning plastic bags in California grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and other businesses is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after the state legislature passed the measure Friday.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, US News, Conservative Political News

News10.net

5 notable bills passed during California's legislative session5...

State lawmakers have wrapped up their two-year session by sending Gov. Jerry Brown bills dealing with groundwater regulations, political ethics and guns, all driven by high-profile issues captivating Californians.

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

The Daily Republic

N. California officer accused of beating woman

Walnut Creek Police said Friday it is conducting an internal investigation into claims that Officer Gregory Thompson was involved in the beating in nearby Richmond on Aug. 16. Richmond Police Capt.

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Vallejo Times-Herald

California biker profile? Old, male, married and moneyed

New statistics prepared by the Motorcycle Industry Council show the median age of California motorcycle owners was 45 years old in 2012 -- having risen from 33 years in 1990, 38 years in 1998 and 41 years in 2009.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Culver City, CA

Inside Bay Area

California marijuana market poised to explode

Looking around last week at the exhibitor showroom of CannaCon, the huge marijuana-business expo held outside Seattle, Greg James had something of an epiphany: The pot industry in America is growing like, you guessed it, a weed.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, California Government, Oakland, CA

KTVN Reno

California appeals teacher tenure ruling

California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, California Government, Bob McDonnell, Los Angeles County, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WHAS11

California to appeal teacher tenure ruling

California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.

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Related Topix: California Government, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Evening Sun

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, US News

Cybercast News Service

California schools chief to appeal tenure ruling

California's schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers.

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Related Topix: California Government

NBC New York

California Uproots Grassy Lawns

The dry-cracked bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, Solano County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Long Beach, CA

Vallejo Times-Herald

California plastic bag ban passes Assembly; Senate approval expected

A bill that would ban single-use plastic grocery bags statewide - something California lawmakers have tried and failed to do more than a dozen times before -- won approval from the state Assembly on Thursday after failing on the floor earlier this week.

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Related Topix: California Government, Folk, Assembly

USA Today

U.S. to resume oil drilling leases in California

U.S. to resume oil drilling leases in California The decision follows a study that found limited environmental impacts from fracking.

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Related Topix: California Government, McKittrick, CA, Geology, Science

Thu Aug 28, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

California Legislature passes a yes means yesa sexual consent 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

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