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12 min ago | Business Journal

African-Americans overlooked at Covered California, lawmakers say

The board at Covered California got an earful Thursday from two African-American legislators unhappy with what they say was a lack of outreach to the African-American community during the first open enrollment for the new state health benefit exchange.

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4 hrs ago | NBC Washington

Parched California Finds Clever Ways to Save Water

A pond in the South Bay runs dry due to California's severe drought. Californians have found some ingenious ways of coping with the severe water shortage.

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

6 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

9/11 relatives to get second shot at scholarships

Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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9 hrs ago | NBC Connecticut

Calif. Woman Fined for Saving Water

A San Ramon homeowner is up in arms over being punished for her efforts to conserve during California's severe drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California

13 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

AM Alert: How are California counties handling prison realignment?

At a panel discussion in April hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California , lawmakers called on the state to do a better job measuring how effectively counties are carrying out prison realignment.

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17 hrs ago | Whittier Daily News

Central Basin Water District director caught driving without a license

COMMERCE >> Despite DMV records that say he hasn't been able to legally drive a car since 2003 Art Chacon , a member of the Central Basin Municipal Water District board of directors, continues to collect a $597 monthly car allowance from the district.

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22 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California health exchange weighs formal opposition to Proposition 45

Susan Kennedy, former chief of staff to then-Gov. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is now on the the Covered California board.

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Related Topix: California, Celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Aug 21, 2014

CBS Local

California To Appeal Ruling Tossing Death Penalty

California's attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state's death penalty.

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Cybercast News Service

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.

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KRNV-TV Reno

California to give legal aid to immigrant minors

Democratic lawmakers say they will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million to provide legal help for unaccompanied children from Central America.

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Star Tribune

Richard Dreyfuss tells California lawmakers that politics should be a noble calling

Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss told California lawmakers he hopes the American public will once again view politics as a noble calling.

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Related Topix: California, Horror Movies, Thriller, Adventure, Jaws, Richard Dreyfuss, Entertainment

ProPublica

In California, Some Efforts to Toughen Oversight of Assisted Living Falter

Cost concerns may derail efforts by lawmakers and advocates to require more frequent inspections and a swifter response to allegations of abuse and neglect.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Auburn, CA

Wall Street Journal

A Car Without a Steering Wheel or Pedals? Not So Fast, California Says

But Google's goal of an autonomous car is bumping up against new testing rules from California's Department of Motor Vehicles.

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KNUS-AM Aurora

California drought stings bees, honey supplies

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Apiculture, Science, Los Banos, CA, Agriculture

Examiner.com

Drinking in the Dust: The California Drought

I came to California as a kid in the summer of 1977, in the middle of the worst drought that California had seen in years.

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

Wed Aug 20, 2014

CSP

California Dreamin' at the Dispenser

This fall, the California Lottery is launching Play at the Pump, a five-month pilot program at approximately 100 to 150 retail gas station lottery locations in Los Angeles and Sacramento.

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GantDaily.com

Californians Favor Tougher Rules On Health Insurance Rates, Survey Says

Sacramento, CA, United States - California voters are showing strong early support for a ballot initiative that would expand the state's authority to regulate health insurance rates.

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ABC News

Surface Water, Groundwater, and Drought

California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.

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WTVG-TV Toledo

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agoura Hills, CA

Jurist

California passes law banning sterilization of inmates

The bill bans any form of sterilization in a correctional facility for the purposes of birth control unless there is a medical necessity and there is no other alternate procedure available.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Prison, Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

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