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Labor Day weekend isn't over yet, but early numbers from the California Highway Patrol show a slight increase in drunk driving incidents compared to last year.
Crews demolishing the old eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have run into an unusual challenge: birds that won't leave.
"Even the slightest chance of an oil spill in a Marine Protected Area far outweighs any potential benefit to the state," said State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson.
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.
Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or raise the standards for obtaining them.
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.
Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require all employers to provide their workers with sick pay.
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.
There's no doubt that single-use plastic bags are an eyesore. They blow all over our streets and parks, beaches and roads.
California lawmakers pass first U.S. plastic bag ban California could soon be the first state to ban single-use plastic bags.
At least one in four Californians get their water from underground aquifers, and up until now, use of this water has been totally unregulated, with disputes about overuse settled in court.
Candidate Luis Chavez, right, and State Sen. Andy Vidak debate at a forum held at the Richard Prado East Bakersfield Senior Center and sponsored by the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow government regulators to monitor oil refinery shutdowns in response to a fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery in 2012.
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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Updated: Tue Sep 02, 2014 01:19 am
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