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2014/04/16 13:58
2014/04/16 13:58
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Though nearly all Californians agree the state is experiencing a serious water shortage, they are divided over the causes of the problem. A new Field Poll shows that 88 percent of California voters...
2014/04/16 13:58
2014/04/16 13:58
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2014/04/14 07:58
2014/04/14 07:58
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More than 50 years ago, California’s revered Master Plan for Higher Education established public community colleges as a means to educate the state’s lower-division students and prepare them for...
2014/04/14 00:54
2014/04/14 00:54
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Never short of targets, the 13,000-member chamber this year is eyeing 26 bills that it contends would harm the job-creation climate and the ongoing economic recovery if passed by the Legislature and...
2014/04/13 07:58
2014/04/13 07:58
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During the recession, community college students complained of deep wait lists and crowded classrooms, symptoms typical of a struggling economy. As more people find jobs, however, Folsom Lake College...
2014/04/13 04:31
2014/04/13 04:31
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What do Michigan voters want? In the last six years, we have: ■ Voted for Barack Obama by margins significantly larger than the national average, twice. ■ Elected a congressional delegation in...
2014/04/10 20:05
2014/04/10 20:05
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April 8 San Jose Mercury News: Anja Niedringhaus' slaying diminishes our eyes on the world You probably didn't know who Anja Niedringhaus was until she was slain in Afghanistan last week. But for...
2014/04/10 13:58
2014/04/10 13:58
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As the old saying goes, one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. It was good news for the California Legislature in December, when the Field Poll showed public support for lawmakers at its highest...
2014/04/10 01:06
2014/04/10 01:06
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Call it the Train to Nowhere. Call it Gov. Jerry Brown's ultimate folly. But next month, you might call the California high-speed rail project "under construction." Nearly six years after voters...
2014/04/09 07:58
2014/04/09 07:58
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Gov. Jerry Brown’s public approval rating has risen to a new high, as he pummels a crop of little-known Republicans in his bid for re-election, according to a new Field Poll. Brown’s 59 percent...
2014/04/07 20:06
2014/04/07 20:06
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a story April 5 about how few high school students are eligible for California's public universities, The Associated Press erroneously reported the methodology that UCLA...
2014/04/06 07:58
2014/04/06 07:58
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LOS BANOS -- Flat as a tabletop, the furrowed, brown farm fields east of this San Joaquin Valley town are some of the most productive on Earth. Every spring, they are planted with a smorgasbord of...
2014/04/05 10:17
2014/04/05 10:17
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When people speak of a legacy, they usually mean something other than what the late economist Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, left behind, namely the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice...
2014/04/04 20:47
2014/04/04 20:47
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In a few weeks, the first splashes of cash will begin to flow from a billion-dollar spigot of drought-relief programs in California. The emergency aid package marks an aggressive push to help farmers...
2014/04/04 18:33
2014/04/04 18:33
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Recreation Park Golf Course, in Long Beach, uses recycled water for its operations. Long Beach Calif., Thursday, April 3, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze) Turns out that location matters...
2014/04/04 13:35
2014/04/04 13:35
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San Francisco - On April 15, union workers will march to Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters to give the microblogging service a bill for the tax break it got three years ago to stay in the...
2014/04/04 01:01
2014/04/04 01:01
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A political unknown who's never been elected to anything before, Neel Kashkari is now in the race to be the next governor of California. In a one-on-one sit-down interview with KCRA 3, the Republican...
2014/04/01 22:21
2014/04/01 22:21
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Sacramento, CA – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted one of the last snow surveys of the year today and, despite recent storms, the state’s water supply outlook remains dire....
2014/03/31 16:33
2014/03/31 16:33
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Victor Ramirez, left, and Reymundo Trevino help at a well-drilling site on a Pixley farm on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Tulare County, where Pixley is located, has approved 182 well permits since Gov....
2014/03/31 10:29
2014/03/31 10:29
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Give Neel Kashkari credit: He’s thinking big and telling people his thoughts. The Republican has little chance of beating Gov. Jerry Brown and being elected governor. But don’t tell him. He’s...
2014/03/30 06:58
2014/03/30 06:58
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Tim Donnelly sat in his RV, smoldering. The Republican candidate for governor had just addressed a group of officials at the California Republican Party’s convention outside San Francisco this month....
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