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2014/07/22 15:20
2014/07/22 15:20
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The below was initially posted last month. Today, we are re-upping it in light of Sen. Charles Schumer's (D-N.Y.) op-ed calling for other states to adopt similar systems. California's primary last...
2014/07/22 15:20
2014/07/22 15:20
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2014/07/22 00:32
2014/07/22 00:32
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Parents at Hoover High don’t care why the only teacher at the school assigned specifically to help English learners is going away next year. They care about the impact: They don’t want their kids to...
2014/07/21 18:15
2014/07/21 18:15
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I can hear ‘em now — my good friends questioning how we education folks keep spending “their” money (taxes) and keep asking for more! (“What didja do with all the Lottery money?”) For the first time...
2014/07/21 00:33
2014/07/21 00:33
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A dying almond orchard at Nunes Farms is photographed on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Newman, Calif. The lack of affordable water has caused the farm to stop irrigating the orchard. Aric Crabb — Bay...
2014/07/17 15:37
2014/07/17 15:37
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Up against a June 30 budget deadline, Superintendent Cindy Marten made an executive decision to save money by shuffling teachers instead of hiring new ones. But now that the details are starting to...
2014/07/16 18:35
2014/07/16 18:35
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Randall Barron, a water resources specialist with the City of Santa Rosa inspects the garden of Phillip Henderson as Henderson gets ideas for...PressDemocrat.comJuly 16, 2014 6:48 AM Most...
2014/07/14 21:09
2014/07/14 21:09
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Los Angeles-basin electric-streetcar map a century ago, during the state's previous foray into rail expansion ( California Digital Library ) This is a follow-on to the post earlier today, in an...
2014/07/12 10:29
2014/07/12 10:29
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As California Republicans struggle to halt their decline, they might want to reconsider one whom they banished long ago, a U.S. senator who served in the grand old tradition of Earl Warren and Hiram...
2014/07/08 21:02
2014/07/08 21:02
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As the effects of the drought worsen, two persistent water myths are complicating the search for solutions. One is that environmental regulation is causing California’s water scarcity. The other is...
2014/07/06 09:38
2014/07/06 09:38
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Inside a government warehouse along a noisy freeway in West Sacramento is a set of metal shelves holding more than 100 carefully labeled cardboard boxes. Inside those boxes are tens of thousands of...
2014/07/06 07:58
2014/07/06 07:58
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As California Republicans struggle to halt their decline, they might want to reconsider one whom they banished long ago, a U.S. senator who served in the grand old tradition of Earl Warren and Hiram...
2014/07/06 06:58
2014/07/06 06:58
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Twenty years ago this summer, California lost its mind. The Golden State embraced its worst impulses and was whipped into a frenzy of xenophobia masquerading as public policy. Proposition 187, the...
2014/07/03 22:32
2014/07/03 22:32
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More stringent graduation requirements will kick in for San Diego Unified’s class of 2016, and to prepare for the crunch, the district said it has put more counselors in place, expanded summer school...
2014/06/30 05:58
2014/06/30 05:58
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Gov. Jerry Brown’s “realignment” of criminal justice procedures, aimed at reducing overcrowding in state prisons by diverting more felons into local jails and probation, has not resulted in lower...
2014/06/30 03:02
2014/06/30 03:02
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A majority of both Republicans and Democrats in Orange County say the U.S. should not be any more engaged with the current Iraq conflict than currently being called for by President Barack Obama,...
2014/06/28 00:44
2014/06/28 00:44
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While not without controversy, the budget agreement between Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature was welcomed positively by the media and public. The state’s coffers are filling back up. The...
2014/06/27 18:58
2014/06/27 18:58
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Gov. Jerry Brown's "realignment" of criminal justice procedures, aimed at reducing overcrowding in state prisons by diverting more felons into local jails and probation, has not resulted in lower...
2014/06/27 18:44
2014/06/27 18:44
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EconoMeter Scorecard - June 29, 2014Should community colleges grant 4-year degrees?YesNoNAMarney Cox, San Diego Association of Governmentsx Phil Blair, Manpowerx Kelly Cunningham, National...
2014/06/27 13:58
2014/06/27 13:58
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A steady increase in the Legislature's approval rating over the past two years sharply reversed course this spring, a new Field Poll shows. Only 35 percent of California voters now view the...
2014/06/24 14:58
2014/06/24 14:58
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The California Department of Motor Vehicles is holding the first of two public workshops this morning on its proposed regulations for implementing AB 60, the landmark state law that will issue...
2014/07/22 15:20
2014/07/22 15:20
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