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4 hrs ago | Business Journal

California Obamacare sign-ups soar past expectations

The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 58 percent of previously uninsured Californians have signed up for medical coverage under the nation's new health care law, according to a story in the Contra Costa Times.


Related Topix: California, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health

8 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Progress reported on 2 California wildfires

This image released by the Madera County Sheriff's Department shows a bear running through smoke in the Sierra foothills in Sierra National Forest, Calif, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Fire, California, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

12 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

Every Saturday morning, a steady stream of Chinese and Vietnamese patients line up at the Paul Hom Asian Clinic in Sacramento.


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14 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Jerry Brown says he would support more shelters for immigrant minors

With tension flaring on the U.S.-Mexico border over the illegal crossing of thousands of young immigrants from Central America, Gov. Jerry Brown said after meeting with religious leaders here Tuesday that he would support additional shelters for the minors in California.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Prison, California, US News, Illegal Immigration

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

LA Water Main Break Floods Parts of UCLA Campus

As the flooding stretches from buildings to underground parking garages to the Drake Track and Field Stadium, the LA Fire Department is bringing in crews to help rescue people fromswamped cars.


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Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014

California's four largest insurers raised premiums for individuals from at least 22 percent to as much as 88 percent, depending on factors such as age and location, according to the annual report released by Commissioner Dave Jones, a Democrat first elected in 2010.


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San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

A Northern California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that also names a state senator and an alleged gang leader has pleaded not guilty.


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The Washington Post

The GOP needs to watch and learn from Kansas and California

Republicans need to start asking ourselves what is happening in Kansas and what we are going to do about California.


Related Topix: US News, California, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Daily Mail

Pet dog finds 5ft snake hiding in the cupboard of an Essex kitchen

James and Tina Gamble's Jack Russell, called Jack, alerted its owners to the snake by repeatedly barking at one of their kitchen cupboards.


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Erie Times News

George Will: Meet 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 Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months.


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

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Two marshals and NYPD detective wounded; California fugitive killed

But when Charles Mozdir vanished in 2012, he left behind the kind of trouble in sunny Coronado, Calif., that people don't forget about.


Related Topix: California, New York

The Wall Street Journal

California Gov. Brown: Relationship With Rep. McCarthy 'Needs Further Development'

California Gov. Jerry Brown, traveling in Mexico on a trade mission Monday, commenting on his relationship with incoming House majority leader and fellow Californian Rep. Kevin McCarthy , described it as one "that probably needs further development."


Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Carolyn McCarthy

WNYC-AM New York

From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei'

I desperately and passionately wanted a career as an actor, so I chose to be in the closet.


Related Topix: George Takei, Gay/Lesbian, Celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger, US Governors, California

Business Journal

California State Fair attendance hit more than 750,000

Rides at the California State Fair. In the foreground is the Crazy Train. In the background is a Ferris wheel.


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CBS Local

Municipal Water Bottled And Sold For Profit From Drought Stricken California

California is facing one of its severest droughts on record and residential water customers have been asked to conserve wherever they can.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Burnley Citizen

It's a wrap for Comic-Con 2014

Josh Brolin and Robert Downey Jr embrace at the end of the Marvel panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego The Californian city of San Diego came to life as caped crusaders and masked villains assembled at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention centre in California.


Related Topix: California, Sherlock, Entertainment, Television

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

California governor to meet with Mexican president

Gov. Jerry Brown, right, and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena leave a news conference after talking with reporters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.


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

Marin Independent Journal

Editorial: Carving up California may not be our answer

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper turns in boxes of petitions in Sacramento for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into six separate states.


Related Topix: California, Sacramento, CA, Napa, CA, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

ABC News

Plum job for first prune exports to California

A southern New South Wales prune grower is relieved his fruit can be exported to California after completing a successful trial shipment.


Related Topix: California, Australia, World News, Life, Fruits, Food

Whittier Daily News

California agencies cana t say if they are meeting water conservation goals

The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused “water stations” at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.


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