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3 hrs ago | News10.net

California's 100-year drought

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, August, CA, Shasta Lake, CA, Lakehead, CA

7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Obama approval rating hits new low: Liberals upset with Obama's job performance

President Obama is likely to take major executive action on the immigration crisis, a move that could jolt Washington ahead of midterm elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, California

12 hrs ago | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

Calif. High School Drops Arab Mascot

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.

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12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Dunkin Donuts opens Santa Monica location in Southern California

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.

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12 hrs ago | Inhabitat

California Lawmakers Pass Nation's First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

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 .

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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown

15 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Bruce Maiman: California Republicans badly need a new script

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.

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Related Topix: California, Immigration Reform, US News, Opinion

19 hrs ago | Groong

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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Related Topix: California, World News, Asia, Armenia, Travel, Europe Travel, Armenia Travel, Independence, CA, Fresno, CA

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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Related Topix: California, Carpinteria, CA

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

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