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2 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

California state senator facing additional charge

In this March 26, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco.

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4 hrs ago | Reuters

Suspended California lawmaker Leland Yee faces new conspiracy charges

A federal grand jury has returned conspiracy charges against California State Senator Leland Yee, adding to the suspended lawmaker's legal woes after he was indicted earlier this year for corruption and taking part in a scheme to traffic guns.

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5 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

California to have 4 governors in 4 days

Gov. Jerry Brown's office informed other state leaders on Friday that he will be leaving the state Sunday and returning Wednesday as he leads a trade mission to Mexico.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, California, Gavin Newsom

10 hrs ago | CBS Local

Ex-Nev. Lawmaker Brooks Sentenced To Calif. Prison

A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly has been ordered to two years and eight months in prison.

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14 hrs ago | USA Today

California courts Tesla for its battery 'Gigafactory'

California's Legislature has another bill on deck that could bolster its chances of becoming home to Tesla Motor's giant battery plant, and the up to 6,500 jobs it could create.

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18 hrs ago | Inhabitat

Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

California's crippling drought has forced many residents to cut back on water-wasting activities, but one company is making the best of a bad situation by helping them keep their lawns looking good by painting them green! Green Canary and other companies in California are painting dead and dormant brown lawns to create the illusion of a lush, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California

22 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

College students create new cabins for California parks

THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE TIME. THINGS ARE OK IN THE EASTBOUND DIRECTION OF HIGHWAY 50. SOME CREATIVE COLLEGE STUDENTS MIGHT MAKE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT CAMPING.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

InformationWeek

Single sign-on? When does it arrive?

As a California resident, it's great news that single sign-on is available through CalCloud but I wonder which state agencies are using it.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Prison mental health panel gets interim director

An interim director has been appointed to help guide the work of a council that advises California agencies on mental health treatment for residents at risk of incarceration.

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Daily World

The yin and the yang of grass

While bone-dry Californians are resorting to spray-painting their parched lawns green, one yard in Alabama had too much water, resulting in an odd "sod-surfing" video.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California

Courthouse News Service

L.A. Times Sues California forInfo on Murder Suspect-Parolees

The Los Angeles Times sued the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for records on two registered sex offenders who are accused of raping and murdering four women while on parole.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, California, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Nashville Scene

Edan Lepucki's dystopian novel California - the first...

Edan Lepucki's dystopian novel California - the first salvo in Stephen Colbert's war on Amazon - imagines unrest both marital and martial Edan Lepucki's California begins with a familiar premise: Two young people, recently married and struggling to establish themselves, must decide what to do about an unexpected pregnancy.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Calif. wine collector set for sentencing in NY

A California wine collector faces sentencing in New York after he was convicted of making up to $20 million from 2004 to 2012 by selling bogus bottles of wine.

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Inside Bay Area

New poll: 75 percent of Californians support local mandatory water-use restrictions

Few local water agencies have forced customers to cut their water use amid the ongoing drought, but a new poll shows a large majority of Californians support mandates to turn off the tap.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos Hills, CA, Global Warming

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Poll finds Californians back smaller water bond

A new poll finds a slim majority of likely California voters support a water bond slated for the November ballot.

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NewsTarget.com

Water wars begin in California

Now in its third year of record-breaking drought conditions, the water-deprived state of California is reportedly beefing up its law enforcement to crack down on so-called water "abusers" who use too much.

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New York Daily News

Calif. man, 80, guns down pregnant home invader: 'I shot her twice, she best be dead'

Tom Greer killed the woman after she and a man jumped him and robbed his Long Beach house Tuesday night.

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Reuters

California lawmaker's bribery trial postponed until he leaves office

California Senator Ron Calderon watches Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as he signs into law a bill that would move the date of the California presidential primary from June to February during a ceremony at the governor's mansion in Sacramento, California, in this March 15, 2007 file photo.

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National Review Online

George Will: California's Goldwater 2.0

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona senator Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months.

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Related Topix: California, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Immigration Reform, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Switched

Latino Immigrant Reaches Major Milestone In California

This undated photo provided by the California Governor's Office on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, shows Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Stanford University

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