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32 min ago | KRON 4

California Reduces Deportations for Minor Crimes

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Monday reducing the maximum penalty for misdemeanors by one day - a change expected to significantly reduce the number of immigrants in the country legally who are deported for lesser crimes.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, California, US Governors, Prison, Monterey County, CA, Immigration Reform

4 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

The Buzz: Nadia Lockyer lashes out at Kamala Harris on Facebook

Scott Carney, who endured sometimes withering criticism from lawmakers for his department's perceived inefficiencies, is leaving his post at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to become a deputy city manager for Stockton.

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Related Topix: US Governors, State Prisons, Prison, Alameda County, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

CBS Local

California Not Deploying National Guard Troops To Mexican Border For Immigrants

California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry

KRNV-TV Reno

Governor signs board changes to Covered California

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at diversifying California's health exchange board by expanding the eligibility criteria for members.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, US Governors, Health Insurance, Health

CBS Local

California Law Restricts Full-Contact Youth Football Practices

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Education Etc., Rancho Cordova, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Jerry Brown vetoes bill to lease Folsom prison land for museum

The Big House Museum is currently located in a 900 square foot building that was constructed in the 1880s.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Non-Profit, Folsom State Prison, State Prisons, Prison, Roseville, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Fines for brown lawns blocked by bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown

A man drinks from a fountain surround by brown grass at the State Capitol in Sacramento, where officials have allowed the lawn to die, on July 3, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sacramento, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Inside Bay Area

Oakland Tribune editorial: Time to reform California's absurd recount rules

California just dodged a bullet when former Assembly Speaker John Perez mercifully rescinded his recount demand in the race for state controller.

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Related Topix: US Governors, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Imperial County, CA, Opinion

The Modesto Bee

Law OKs underage wine and beer tasting in colleges

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB1989 on Monday to fix a situation that prevented some students from graduating in four years.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Arcata, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

California governor to meet Mexico official

Brown announced Monday he will meet with Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena at a lunch hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday in Sacramento.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sacramento, CA, Modesto, CA

Business Journal

State funds site for Sacramento courthouse

The State Public Works Board approved funding Friday to purchase land for a new Sacramento County Superior Court building, authorizing $10 million for a site in the downtown railyard.

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Related Topix: Sacramento County, CA, US Governors

Switched

The Right's Strange New Hero: Gavin Newsom

You may remember that straight San Francisco mayor with the perfect hair and square jaw who stood athwart history yelling, "Yes!" to gay marriage.

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Related Topix: Gavin Newsom, us Travel, North America Travel, Russia Travel, Travel, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel, Wedding, US Governors

Examiner.com

California's carbon trading inflates gas prices

California Governor Jerry Brown's state budget proposals include almost $500 million in spending of the theoretical revenues from California's go-it-alone, climate carbon cap-and-trade climate regulations.

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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Global Warming

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown talks to reporters in Sacramento on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Gov. Jerry Brown had it exactly right: An advisory measure on overturning the Citizens United decision, which opened the floodgates of corporate cash into politics, will have no legal effect whatsoever and will only clutter the California ballot in November.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sacramento, CA, US News, US Supreme Court, Opinion

National Public Radio

Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County

A sign over a highway in Glendale, Calif., warned motorists in February to save water in response to the state's severe drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Glendale, CA, US Governors, Pasadena, CA, South Pasadena, CA

Times-Standard

Fortuna City Council to hear information on water rights, conservation

The Fortuna City Council will hear about state-mandated water curtailment like that of the Eel River, above on Monday.

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Related Topix: Fortuna, CA, US Governors, Control Group, Rio Dell, CA

ThinkProgress

California Couple Tries To Conserve Water, Ends Up Facing $500 Fine For Brown Lawn

Michael Korte walks across his lawn in Glendora, Calif. Korte and his wife face a possible fine of up to $500 for not maintaining their lawn during the drought.

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Related Topix: California, Glendora, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Glendale, CA, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

Switched

California Shuts Down Injection Of Fracking Waste To Protect Scarce Water

A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas, Sept.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, US Governors

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Q&A: Persuading Delta residents that twin tunnels would be good

Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, offered The Sacramento Bee's editorial board his view of California's plumbing system last week.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Patch.com

Governor Signs Sen. DeSaulnier's Bill for Counseling Sex-Assault Victims

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a bill authored by state Senator Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, and sponsored by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley that ensures that sexual assault victims receive timely rape crisis counseling services.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Concord, CA, Alameda County, CA

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