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1 hr ago | News Max

California Moves Toward Stricter Handgun Regulations

A bill banning the sale of single-shot handguns that can be modified into semi-automatic weapons advanced in the California legislature on Thursday as lawmakers sought to close what the bill's supporters say is a loophole in the state's gun safety laws.


Related Topix: California, Guns, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors

5 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

California bill attacks growing corporate wage gap

A California effort to lead a national debate over the growing wage gap between CEOs and average workers took its first step in the state Legislature on Thursday with support from Democratic lawmakers, organized labor and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich .


Related Topix: California

8 hrs ago | CNET

California shoots down 'kill switch' legislation for smartphones

After a long debate on the Senate floor, California legislators narrowly rejected a bill on Thursday that would have required antitheft software to come preloaded and automatically enabled on all smartphones sold in the state.


Related Topix: California, Criminal Defense Law, Law

10 hrs ago | The Marion Star

Drought worsens in West; Calif. cost at $11 billion

Drought spread and/or intensified this week in seven western and central states, including California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor, a federal site that tracks drought.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Agriculture, Science

10 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Man killed by Texas trooper wanted on warrants

Authorities say a driver who was fatally shot by a Texas trooper after falsely identifying himself during a traffic stop was wanted on felony warrants out of California and was a gang member.


Related Topix: Texas, California

14 hrs ago | The Drinks Business

California undergoing a 'rapid' revolution

Jon Bonne, wine critic of the San Francisco Chronicle , believes the Californian wine industry is experiencing a "rapid" and "vital" revolution as significant as the one that took place in the '70s.


Related Topix: California, Drink, Wine

18 hrs ago | Fox News

States move to criminalize 'revenge porn'

Dozens of states are joining the push to crack down on so-called "revenge porn" -- the posting of X-rated photos or videos online meant to embarrass or blackmail someone.


Related Topix: Colorado, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, California

Wed Apr 23, 2014

My Mother Lode

Survey: Californians support Common Core standards

As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support in California, according to a survey released Wednesday.


Related Topix: California, Education Etc.

Pedersen pleads guilty to federal carjacking charges, likely resolving killing-spree case

David "Joey" Pedersen talks with public defender Benjamin Wirtschafter as co-defendant, Holly Grigsby, looks on during a 2011 appearance in Yuba County Superior Court in Marysville, Calif.


Related Topix: Oregon, California

The Reporter

Airport security scrutinized after stowaway incident

The 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii is prompting an airport security review in San Jose and across the rest of the country.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Eric Swalwell, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California


California lawmakers, bruised by scandal, turn to ethics training

California lawmakers, their reputation tarnished by fraud and corruption scandals, on Wednesday took a break from normal business to attend ethics training, the latest step by the state Senate to repair its image as elections loom.


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Insurance Journal West

Recent Quakes Push Interest, Sales of Policies in California

Some people don't need Earth Day to be reminded they live on a planet powered by the forces of nature.


Related Topix: California, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, La Habra, CA, Tsunami, Glenn, CA

Great Falls Tribune

Charges filed in 2012 death of Montana infant

A woman who told California authorities she was involved in the death of her 3-month-old daughter in Montana has been charged with felony negligent homicide and other counts.


Related Topix: Montana, California


Dead teen's mother claims negligence in deadly Cal...

The mother of a 17-year-old student who was among 10 people killed in a highway crash in northern California earlier this month has sued FedEx Corp for negligence, California-based City News Service reported.


Related Topix: California, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment

Holtville Tribune

California's National Green Ribbon Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today commended three California schools and one school district honored by the U.S. Department of Education with its third annual Green Ribbon Schools award.


Related Topix: California, Education Etc., Encinitas, CA, San Diego County, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014


California bill reignites affirmative action fight

A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to support it.


Related Topix: California, Wedding, US News, US Supreme Court

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, talks with Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Covina at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: California, Sacramento, CA, Asian-American

GOP candidate releases education policy overview

He also said he wants to equalize the quality of instruction throughout the state to ensure that poor and minority students receive the best education possible.


Related Topix: California, Florida, Florida Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Free Republic

California is Funding Luxury Vacations for Welfare Takers

Las Vegas tops the list with $11.8 million spent at casinos or taken from ATMs, but transactions in Hawaii, Miami, Guam and elsewhere also raise questions.


Related Topix: California, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Las Vegas Travel, Hawaii Travel

Fish Sniffer

Governor Brown celebrates John Muir Day as he pushes twin tunnels and fracking

Governor Jerry Brown issued a proclamation on April 21 celebrating "John Muir Day" - at the same time he is fast-tracking the construction of the environmentally-destructive peripheral tunnels under the Sacramento -San Joaquin River Delta and promoting the expansion of fracking in California.


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