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California Courier Online, September 4, 2014

The California Courier Online, September 4, 2014 1 - Commentary Azerbaijan Calls California Resolution On Artsakh a Mere Piece of Paper By Harut Sassounian www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com 2 - California Senate Unanimously Passes Genocide Education Act 3 - Armenia's UN Envoy Addresses UN Security Council Meeting 4 - California Senate Recognizes ... (more)

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

KTVU Oakland

CHP cracks down on drunk driving Labor Day weekend

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.

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KMPH-TV Fresno

Birds on old Bay Bridge pose challenge

Crews demolishing the old eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have run into an unusual challenge: birds that won't leave.

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Indybay.org

California bill to ban oil drilling in marine protected area fails

"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.

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JD Journal

Donations Being Sent to Legal Defense Funds of Suspended California Senators

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.

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San Mateo Daily Journal

California appeals teacher tenure ruling

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.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Los Angeles County, CA, Diamond Bar, CA, Education Etc.

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Dan Walters: 'California Comeback' hasn't helped everyone

As Gov. Jerry Brown runs for re-election, he has adopted "California Comeback" – voiced during his State of the State address in January – as his informal slogan.

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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Imperial County, CA, California Lutheran University

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Wall Street Journal

California Passes Ban on Plastic Bags

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.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

California lawmakers pass bill giving employees sick pay

Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require all employers to provide their workers with sick pay.

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Switched

California Overhaul 'Pump-As-You-Please' Groundwater Rules In Midst Of Drought

AUGUST 06: A disconnected hose sits in a field at Cypress Flower Farm on August 6, 2014 in Moss Beach, California.

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

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WPXI

California passes plastic bag ban

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.

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American Thinker

California first state to ban single-use plastic bags

There's no doubt that single-use plastic bags are an eyesore. They blow all over our streets and parks, beaches and roads.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

California lawmakers pass first U.S. plastic bag banCalifornia...

California lawmakers pass first U.S. plastic bag ban California could soon be the first state to ban single-use plastic bags.

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ThinkProgress

Drought-Stricken California Makes Historic Move To Regulate Underground Water For The First Time

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.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

The Fresno Bee

The San Joaquin Valley is California's hottest political spot

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.

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

The Wichita Eagle

Refinery-inspection bill protects trade secrets

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.

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The Fresno Bee

Historic California groundwater regulations head to Gov. Jerry Brown

California could soon become the last state in the West to regulate water pulled from beneath the earth, with the Legislature on Friday advancing an unprecedented groundwater-management strategy.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

WHAS11

California to appeal teacher tenure ruling

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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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

California to appeal teacher tenure ruling

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than... Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to ... (more)

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Cybercast News Service

California schools chief to appeal tenure ruling

California's schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers.

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