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3 hrs ago | News10.net
California is now in the third year of one of the state's worst droughts in the past century, one that's led to fierce wildfires, looming water shortages, and potentially staggering agricultural losses.
7 hrs ago | Examiner.com
President Obama is likely to take major executive action on the immigration crisis, a move that could jolt Washington ahead of midterm elections.
12 hrs ago | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids
Mascot makeover: California's Coachella Valley High School has retired its football team's hook-nosed Arab mascot and his bellydancing genie sidekick after complaints about "Orientalist stereotyping" from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
12 hrs ago | Examiner.com
If you're looking for an excuse to crash your summer diet , then head on down to Wilshire in Santa Monica and visit the all new, one and only, Dunkin Donuts shop in Southern California.
12 hrs ago | Inhabitat
California just scored a major potential win for the environment last Friday, when the State Senate approved the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags .
15 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari discusses issues related to poverty in California during a news conference outside of the River City Food Bank in Sacramento, Calif., on July 31, 2014.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 02, 2014 05:04 pm
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