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45 min ago | ABC News

State Sen. Wright Resigns After Voter Fraud Case

In this Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, Calif. State Sen. Rod Wright appears during a court hearing in Los Angeles.


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2 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Appellate court upholds $9 million furlough decision against Jerry Brown

A San Francisco appellate court has upheld a trial judge's decision that Gov. Jerry Brown wrongly furloughed thousands of state-government scientists and engineers three years ago. opens the possibility that some 16,000 state workers will receive a total $9 million in back wages, according to their unions' estimates, for time they were kept off work without pay for two days in May 2011.


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2 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

Gov. Jerry Brown to Sign Increased California Film/TV Incentive Law on Thursday

California Gov. Jerry Brown will be in Los Angeles Thursday morning for an official signing ceremony of the recently passed film TV tax incentive bill that provides $330 million a year in tax credits for five years beginning in July 2015. Mayor Eric Garcetti along with other government leaders, members of the guilds, unions and businesses who supported the legislation are expected to attend.


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3 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Jerry Brown calls Nevada's Tesla tax breaks 'California's benefit'

Less than 24 hours after Nevada lawmakers approved a package of tax incentives to persuade Tesla Motors Inc. to build a battery factory in that state, California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has been criticized for failing to get the factory, said Friday that "Nevada's tax breaks are California's benefit" if they put electric cars on California roads. "I just hope they can make the batteries come down 30 percent, because the only way we can really meet our electric car goals if the batteries are made cheaper," Brown told reporters after speaking in San Francisco.


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8 hrs ago | CNET

Qualcomm: Snapdragon makes for more secure smartphone kill switch

Speaking to Recode , the US chipmaker's senior vice president Raj Talluri said there are many benefits to using not only software-based smartphone kill switches, but also implementing hardware options. By doing both, users circumvent the problem of a stolen handset simply being factory reset or flashed with new software to be issued to a new user.


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12 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: Brown dons rose-tinted glasses for his look backward

Those entering old age – psychologically, not necessarily chronologically – often embrace rose-tinted nostalgia, a yearning for times past when, they believe, life was better. Jerry Brown, at 76 California's oldest-ever governor and seeking a fourth term, revealed that tendency in an interview with Bloomberg News as he recounted his efforts to establish a military-oriented charter school as mayor of Oakland.


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16 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cal State may become a transfer student only university

The California State University system faces an alarming future scenario of enrolling only transfer students from the state's community colleges and effectively turning away new freshmen. Earlier last week Cal State Trustees warned that insufficient state funding could drastically impact the original mission of California public higher education , the country's largest university system.


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North Coast counties included in fuel management program

A bill introduced by 2nd District Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week allows private landowners on the North Coast to cut larger trees while thinning to create defensible space for wildfire protection, according to James Robbins, a Forester III with Cal Fire. Assembly Bill 2142 adds Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino and Sonoma to inland counties previously entered into a three-year Forest Prevention Pilot Project enacted by the passage of AB 744 following the 2013 Rim Fire, which burned 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park, according to a press release from Chesbro's office.


Related Topix: Arcata, CA, US Governors, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

The Chronicle Herald

California's Republicans rebrand

Not everyone likes robust debate. The chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley recently provoked ridicule by warning staff and students that there was a distinction "between free speech and political advocacy," and that "we can only exercise our right to free speech insofar as we feel safe and respected."


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Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Protecting Interns from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill this week introduced by Berkeley Assemblymember Nancy Skinner protecting unpaid interns and volunteers from sexual harassment in the workplace. The Assembly Bill was signed by the governor on Tuesday, expanding Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights to include people in the workplace who are not paid and protect them against workplace sexual harassment in California.


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As Businesses Flee, Jerry Brown sCalifornia Attracts A DifferentKind Of "Investment"

Immigration: When California Gov. Jerry Brown hung out the "all welcome" sign for illegals, MexicoA s drug cartels heard him loud and clear. Raids on Thursday left lawmen declaring Los Angeles a cash-laundering mecca.


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Astrophysicist Invents a $110 Earthquake Warning System

In the early hours of Aug. 24, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake jolted Californians awake in terror across the Bay Area. But one UC Berkeley professor received five seconds of warning from a $110 homemade device.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: Taxes on rich closed the state budget deficit

As Jerry Brown seeks his fourth term as governor this year, he's crowing about balancing the state budget after years of deficits that piled up a "wall of debt." He moderated the spending ambitions of his fellow Democrats and, more importantly, persuaded voters to enact temporary sales and income tax hikes, the latter only on the highest-income taxpayers.


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The Fresno Bee

EDITORIAL: Sign these bills, Gov. Brown

A photograph of Natalie Giorgi, who died from an allergic reaction to peanut butter in July 2013, is displayed at the state Capitol this spring as her mother, Joanne Giorgi, came to support a bill that would increase the prevalence of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors, or EpiPens, in California schools. The bill now awaits action by Gov. Jerry Brown.


Related Topix: US Governors, Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Medicine, California, Diamond Bar, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Opinion

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Many Californians unable to name GOP candidate Kashkari



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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

Cracked earth is visible at the Stevens Creek Reservoir on January 30, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Now in its third straight year of drought conditions, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years, and reservoirs throughout the state have low water levels.


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T'loin hammer murderer ordered freed

A state appeal court has ordered the release of a San Francisco man who beat a woman to death with a hammer at a Tenderloin hotel in 1987 and was granted parole in 2012, a decision that was blocked by Gov. Jerry Brown . Brown has deferred to the parole board in 80 percent of its decisions to release life-term prisoners, but objected to Gregg Jackson 's release, saying the inmate was still unable to explain "what caused him to become so indifferent to human life."


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Business Journal

Californians cut water use by 7.5 percent in July

New numbers announced Tuesday by State Water Resources Control Board could signal a change in mindset by water consumers who might finally realize there is a drought going on or it could just be an optimistic assessment. New numbers announced Tuesday by State Water Resources Control Board could signal a change in mindset by water consumers who might finally realize there is a drought going on or it could just be an optimistic assessment.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014


L.A. County launching mobile-friendly web site with ballot info and ability to register to vote

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's Office will launch Monday a mobile-friendly website allowing users to access services in nine different languages, access ballot information and register to vote in November's midterm election. He said 30 percent of the website traffic is already coming from mobile devices and that there was a level of frustration when users tried to navigate it on smartphones and electronic tablets.


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