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1 hr ago | NBC Chicago

Drought Spreads in Parched Calif.

Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California, marking a significant increase over just one week for a state in the middle of a third-consecutive dry year.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California

5 hrs ago | Star Tribune

California state senator, already accused of bribery, pleads not guilty to racketeering count

State Sen. Leland Yee also pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for help in Sacramento.

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10 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Obamacare: New California rates increase only 4.2 percent

The vast majority of Covered California consumers will see low increases in their health insurance premiums for 2015, and many consumers will see no increase or even a decrease, exchange officials announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: California, Health Insurance, Health, Alameda County, CA

13 hrs ago | GPB.org

20 Million Gallons Later, UCLA Water Main Finally Plugged

Water filled the stairs to a parking structure adjacent to the main entry doors of Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday.

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17 hrs ago | Inhabitat

How to Avoid Fines and Not Get Caught Up in California's Drought/Lawn Watering Catch-22

Three years of below average rainfall and the ongoing drought has left Californians in a serious pickle: Many have chosen to let their lawns go brown in an effort to conserve, but some homeowners are being hit with big fines for failing to maintain their landscaping .

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

21 hrs ago | NBC New York

Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches

Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures washing up all over California beaches, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and Ocean Beach.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Sunherald.com

Tony Gwynn Day declared under acting governor

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins proclaimed Wednesday as a day to remember the Hall of Famer who spent his entire career with the Padres.

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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom

Business Journal

Study: 3.4 million previously uninsured Californians now covered

The majority of people newly covered by health insurance said it was easy to find the information they needed about enrolling and to sign up for coverage.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, California

Silicon Alley Insider

California's First Openly Gay Governor: 'I Wish My Parents Could See This'

California State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins is serving as acting governor for about eight hours Wednesday , making her the state's first openly gay governor.

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Business Journal

California Obamacare sign-ups soar past expectations

The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 58 percent of previously uninsured Californians have signed up for medical coverage under the nation's new health care law, according to a story in the Contra Costa Times.

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

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Progress reported on 2 California wildfires

This image released by the Madera County Sheriff's Department shows a bear running through smoke in the Sierra foothills in Sierra National Forest, Calif, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fire, California, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

New Hampshire Public Radio -

California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

Every Saturday morning, a steady stream of Chinese and Vietnamese patients line up at the Paul Hom Asian Clinic in Sacramento.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Jerry Brown says he would support more shelters for immigrant minors

With tension flaring on the U.S.-Mexico border over the illegal crossing of thousands of young immigrants from Central America, Gov. Jerry Brown said after meeting with religious leaders here Tuesday that he would support additional shelters for the minors in California.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Prison, California, US News, Illegal Immigration

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

LA Water Main Break Floods Parts of UCLA Campus

As the flooding stretches from buildings to underground parking garages to the Drake Track and Field Stadium, the LA Fire Department is bringing in crews to help rescue people fromswamped cars.

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Sunherald.com

Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014

California's four largest insurers raised premiums for individuals from at least 22 percent to as much as 88 percent, depending on factors such as age and location, according to the annual report released by Commissioner Dave Jones, a Democrat first elected in 2010.

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WHAS11

San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

A Northern California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that also names a state senator and an alleged gang leader has pleaded not guilty.

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The Washington Post

The GOP needs to watch and learn from Kansas and California

Republicans need to start asking ourselves what is happening in Kansas and what we are going to do about California.

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Related Topix: US News, California, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Daily Mail

Pet dog finds 5ft snake hiding in the cupboard of an Essex kitchen

James and Tina Gamble's Jack Russell, called Jack, alerted its owners to the snake by repeatedly barking at one of their kitchen cupboards.

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Erie Times News

George Will: Meet California's 'Goldwater 2.0'

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months.

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Related Topix: California, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Immigration Reform, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Two marshals and NYPD detective wounded; California fugitive killed

But when Charles Mozdir vanished in 2012, he left behind the kind of trouble in sunny Coronado, Calif., that people don't forget about.

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