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16 min ago | 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.

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

4 hrs ago | 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.

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

6 hrs ago | McClatchy

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.

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

10 hrs ago | 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.

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

14 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Nearly 1.4 million Californians enroll in health insurance exchange

Citing a large influx of customers in the final weeks, California officials announced Thursday that nearly 1.4 million people have enrolled in health coverage through its insurance exchange, capping an opening period that saw the state emerge as an example for the rest of the nation.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, US News, Sacramento, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

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Obama Ties LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson's civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, African-American, us Travel, Travel, Barnard College

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: California Government, Healthcare Law, Law

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.

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Related Topix: California Government, Health Insurance

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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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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