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  1. Lawmakers aim to bolster California's immunization lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Los Gatos Weekly-Times

    In an effort to boost vaccination rates, two state senators will announce Wednesday that they are introducing legislation to bolster immunization requirements in California schools. The political push comes at a time when the state is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in two decades and two years after the worst whooping cough outbreak in 70 years -- and as two possible contenders for the GOP presidential nomination this week appeared to question whether child vaccinations should be mandatory.

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  2. $1.4 million lottery ticket sold at East Bay Smoke shopRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    A smoke shop patron who plunked down money on a lottery ticket walked out with a Super Bowl-sized prize Saturday, California Lottery officials announced Sunday. The still-unknown person purchased a $1.4 million Powerball ticket at Buchanan Smoke Shop & More on Saturday night, officials said.

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  3. Controversial bill aimed at preventing hospital 'dumping' of drunk patients unveiledRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    Hospitals that refuse to treat severely intoxicated patients and instead have them arrested would face steep fines of up to $300,000 per incident under a controversial bill unveiled Friday. The practice of "dumping" drunken patients in jail is pervasive, especially at hospitals affiliated with Ontario-based Prime Healthcare, said Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, the author of Senate Bill 145.

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  4. Weak Sierra snow pack suggests another year of droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    Snow pack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range has decreased in the month of January, fueling concerns that California may have to endure a fourth consecutive year of drought, the Department of Water Resources announced Thursday. January is normally California's wettest month, according to the DWR, and snow pack levels typically increase this time of year.

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  5. Driest JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Sunnyvale Sun

    For the first time ever, San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento have recorded no rainfall for the month of January -- nada drop. Adding more ominous news to California's historic drought, the Bay Area's rainy season has swung from boom to bust, with the month of January wrapping up as the driest on record.

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  6. Suspected Ebola patient hospitalized at U.C. Davis Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Saratoga News

    A patient with symptoms consistent with Ebola infection is being evaluated at the U.C. Davis Medical Center, California Public Health Department officials said Thursday. No other details about the individual were provided, though officials said there is no confirmation yet that the person has Ebola.

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  7. A dilemma for seniors wary of scamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    A Jan. 23 seminar revealed a double-edged sword: A senior's best defense against fraud might be having a relative oversee his or her finances, housing and medical care, but 80 percent of financial scams against seniors are perpetrated by victims' family members and caregivers. "The saddest thing about my job is that often, it's the children victimizing their parents," Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Ken McCormick told an audience of nearly 100 people at Del Valle Acalanes Adult Education Center on Jan. 23 for a "Senior Scam Stopper" seminar.

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  8. Jan. 31 Readers' lettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    The middle class is already declining in numbers in California even though we are one of the most generous welfare states and bluest in the country. Those who have to drive the most are those who can't afford to live near their workplace and can't afford the extra cost of an electric car, and they happen to be the low- or middle-income families.

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  9. Joan McClellan May 24, 1931-Jan. 15, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Pacifica Tribune

    Joan Mae McClellan, 83, of Sacramento, passed on January 15. She is survived by her husband Milton E. McClellan, brother John Miller of Fieldbrook, CA, four children David of Pittsburg, Dennis of Pacifica, Donna Johns of Roseville and Darryll of Pacifica. Joan had nine grandchildren, Susan Branco, Joshua Johns, Victoria Fadli, Sarah Somers, Tiffany Perez, Ashley McClellan, Philip Johns, Lucas Dallmann and Darryk McClellan.

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  10. Private wells in California's Central Valley farm area show high uraniumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    One in four household water wells in parts of California's Central Valley contains potentially harmful levels of uranium, a U.S. Geological Survey study said. The federal study attributed the higher-than-expected uranium levels to farming in the Central Valley, which is one of the country's leading agricultural regions.

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  11. Report: State worker sent alarming notes before gun arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    A state employee who was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to the secretary of state's office had been reprimanded for sending unsolicited messages to female co-workers, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press on Monday. Court records say Bryan Keith Thurmond, 50, left a backpack containing a loaded gun, extra magazines and three knives in the agency's downtown Sacramento office last week.

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  12. Fight over taxes looms between Democrats, Gov. Jerry BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    Gov. Jerry Brown orchestrated the successful push for temporary sales and income taxes on Californians three years ago to help ease the state out of recession and close a multibillion-dollar budget gap. The Proposition 30 taxes are supposed to phase out by 2018.

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  13. Pressure mounting on Contra Costa Animal Services to reduce euthanasiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    Pressure is building on Contra Costa County officials to hire a new Animal Services leader who will embrace so-called no-kill strategies that have paid dividends at some large public shelters where euthanasia rates have plummeted. While the Contra Costa shelter's 2013 live-release rate of 68 percent -- the statistic that tracks shelter animals that are adopted or returned to owners -- is above the state average and has increased in recent years, critics say it could be saving thousands more animals each year.

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  14. Police: State employee brought loaded gun into California secretary of state's officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    The California Highway Patrol said Friday that it arrested a state employee who is accused of bringing a loaded gun to work at the secretary of state's office. Security officers discovered a backpack with a loaded gun left in a men's bathroom at the agency's downtown Sacramento office Monday, a state holiday, Officer Sean Kennedy said.

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  15. Tour of California attracts eight top cycling teamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    Eight of the world's top pro cycling teams have entered the Amgen Tour of California for its 10th anniversary, race officials announced Friday. In all, 18 teams are scheduled to line up May 10 for the start in Sacramento of America's most prestigious stage race.

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  16. California 'right-to-die' bill proposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    Sen. Lois Wolk, left, D-Davis and Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, who have coauthored right-to-die legislation, stand together during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Inspired by a Bay Area woman's highly publicized quest to end her grueling battle with cancer, lawmakers are renewing efforts to allow California's terminally ill greater choice over how and when they die.

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  17. Dan Walters: in Sacramento, oversight needed but rarely existsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    Legislative leaders occasionally proclaim that they want to do more "oversight" - looking into how well state government agencies are serving the public interest. In past years, we saw serious investigations into allegations of wrongdoing in the secretary of state's office and the Department of Insurance, and of political interference in a massive computer software contract.

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  18. Northern California deputy's widow to attend State of the UnionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    The widow of a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty in October has been invited to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address and hopes to use the occasion to encourage Obama to help repair the relationship between the nation's law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. The Sacramento Bee reports that Susan Oliver will attend Monday's speech as a guest of Democratic Congressman Ami Bera.

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  19. Officials investigating fire on grounds of California governor's mansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    State fire officials are investigating a small-but-suspicious fire that broke out on the grounds of the California governor's mansion. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant said in a statement Monday that investigators are seeking information from the public for help with the blaze that burned a small metal cart and damaged the outside of the carriage house at the Governor's Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento.

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  20. Convicted Northern California 'eco-terrorist' says female informant ensnared himRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    A Northern California man who was convicted of masterminding a plot to blow up two federal facilities and had his 20-year sentence cut short because prosecutors failed to turn over all their evidence to defense lawyers says he was entrapped by a female FBI informant for whom he harbored romantic feelings. Eric McDavid spent nine years in federal custody for what FBI agents alleged was as an eco-terrorist plot in the name of the Earth Liberation Front.

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