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Oakland Tribune
Monterey County environmental group startled by pro-oil production radio/TV campaignMonterey - While Robert Frischmuth tuned in to the Democratic debate a few week
Monterey County environmental group startled by pro-oil production radio/TV campaign
Oakland Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Monterey - While Robert Frischmuth tuned in to the Democratic debate a few weeks back, he was startled to see a new commercial promoting oil and natural gas development in Monterey County. It turned out to be part of a TV and radio ad campaign, which... Read more
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Orange County Register
Schools' financing fate treads on slippery slopeVallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning government class wit
Schools' financing fate treads on slippery slope
Orange County Register / Posted 3 days ago
Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning government class with a question of the day that takes advantage of newly assigned iPads. “Today is the one-year anniversary of the French magazine terrorist assassination,” Brown says.... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Obstructionism will destroy our precious DeltaProtecting our water supplies and the Delta’s environment requires real solutio
Obstructionism will destroy our precious Delta
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
Protecting our water supplies and the Delta’s environment requires real solutions and timely action on the California WaterFix. Unfortunately self-serving groups with misleading names such as Restore the Delta are advocating the surest way to destroy... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Jerry Brown reverses on crimeGov. Jerry Brown’s timing seems perfect as he asks voters to modify a tough ant
Jerry Brown reverses on crime
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 6 days ago
Gov. Jerry Brown’s timing seems perfect as he asks voters to modify a tough anti-crime policy he signed four decades ago. As the governor unveiled last week his ballot measure to make it easier for nonviolent felons to be paroled and soften the... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
California tax measures loom like El Niño delugeTax propositions might rain down on Bay Area residents like an El Niño downpour
California tax measures loom like El Niño deluge
Inside Bay Area / Posted 6 days ago
Tax propositions might rain down on Bay Area residents like an El Niño downpour this year as cities, counties, school districts and agencies try to persuade voters to pay for improved transit, smoother roads, school repairs, city building rehab, and... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
California tax measures loom like El Niño delugeTax propositions might rain down on Bay Area residents like an El Niño downpour
California tax measures loom like El Niño deluge
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 6 days ago
Tax propositions might rain down on Bay Area residents like an El Niño downpour this year as cities, counties, school districts and agencies try to persuade voters to pay for improved transit, smoother roads, school repairs, city building rehab, and... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
How Jerry Brown’s parole initiative came togetherFor much of last year, Gov. Jerry Brown and his advisers pored over measures th
How Jerry Brown’s parole initiative came together
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 7 days ago
For much of last year, Gov. Jerry Brown and his advisers pored over measures that Brown could take to ease fixed-term sentencing standards he signed into law when he was governor before – and came to regret decades later. “Determinate sentencing,”... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Governor hopes Californians' tough views on crime have easedSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is betting that the pendulum has swu
Governor hopes Californians' tough views on crime have eased
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 8 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is betting that the pendulum has swung from the days when Californians fed up with high crime rates approved the nation's harshest three strikes law and other get-tough measures. The Democratic governor... Read more
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NBC 15 Mobile
National News - WPMI Local 15Governor hopes Californians' tough views on crime have eased January 29, 2016
National News - WPMI Local 15
NBC 15 Mobile / Posted 8 days ago
Governor hopes Californians' tough views on crime have eased January 29, 2016 00:51 GMT Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.By DON THOMPSONAssociated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown is betting that the pendulum has swung... Read more
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East Bay Express
Warriors Sell SF Arena Naming Rights to Chase; Californians Want Stricter Gun Control Lawsclick to enlarge1. The Golden State Warriors have sold the naming rights to the
Warriors Sell SF Arena Naming Rights to Chase; Californians Want Stricter Gun Control Laws
East Bay Express / Posted 9 days ago
click to enlarge1. The Golden State Warriors have sold the naming rights to their planned San Francisco arena to JP Morgan Chase bank for an undisclosed sum, the Chron reports. Under the deal, the Warriors’ new home, which is to be built on the San... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California jump-starts discussion on self-driving car rulesWith dozens of manufacturers pushing to get self-driving cars onto the road, Ca
California jump-starts discussion on self-driving car rules
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
With dozens of manufacturers pushing to get self-driving cars onto the road, California has grappled for the last several years to craft rules that protect public safety without hindering the development of a potentially life-saving technology. When... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Californians split over Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, want more action on gunsGov. Jerry Brown’s proposed spending plan is splitting state residents, but a r
Californians split over Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, want more action on guns
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed spending plan is splitting state residents, but a record-low number of Californians believe the state budget situation is a big problem, according to a new poll. The survey, by the Public Policy Institute of California,... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Editorial, Jan. 28, 2016: Voters want highways fixed — but no new taxesCalifornians may want their roads and highways repaired, but apparently they do
Editorial, Jan. 28, 2016: Voters want highways fixed — but no new taxes
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Californians may want their roads and highways repaired, but apparently they don’t want to pay for it. State officials are sounding the alarm, with the state Transportation Commission reporting that it plans to reduce funding for transportation... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
California Cops Frustrated With 'Catch-And-Release' Crime-FightingAn experiment has been underway in California since November 2014, when voters
California Cops Frustrated With 'Catch-And-Release' Crime-Fighting
KPBS San Diego / Posted 15 days ago
An experiment has been underway in California since November 2014, when voters approved Proposition 47: put fewer lawbreakers in jail without increasing crime. The measure converted a list of non-violent felonies into misdemeanors, which translated... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Capturing El Niño’s rains, California farmers flood their fieldsThe water bubbled and gurgled for a few seconds, and then poured out in a rush.
Capturing El Niño’s rains, California farmers flood their fields
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 16 days ago
The water bubbled and gurgled for a few seconds, and then poured out in a rush. Within minutes, a five-acre plot on Nick Blom’s almond orchard was under a half foot of water Tuesday. Scientists from UC Davis stood by in the rain, checking underground... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California school boards say up to $42 billion more neededGov. Jerry Brown’s new budget would boost spending on K-12 schools by several b
California school boards say up to $42 billion more needed
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 16 days ago
Gov. Jerry Brown’s new budget would boost spending on K-12 schools by several billion dollars, but the California School Boards Association says that’s a small fraction of what’s needed to adequately prepare the state’s six million students for jobs... Read more
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Aljazeera
Supreme Court to judge Obama immigrant protection planUnited States President Barack Obama's bid to shield more than four million imm
Supreme Court to judge Obama immigrant protection plan
Aljazeera / Posted 18 days ago
United States President Barack Obama's bid to shield more than four million immigrants from deportation has been given new life after the Supreme Court agreed to review lower court rullings which blocked the initiative. Obama's 2014 executive order... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California has big money, hot politics in povertyGov. Jerry Brown was still explaining his new budget to reporters on Jan. 7 whe
California has big money, hot politics in poverty
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 19 days ago
Gov. Jerry Brown was still explaining his new budget to reporters on Jan. 7 when advocates for the poor, who didn’t like what he was saying, began firing email blasts. Although billions of unanticipated dollars were pouring into the state treasury,... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
State’s big housing dilemmaIt’s time once again for some fun with numbers, in this case the data on Califo
State’s big housing dilemma
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 20 days ago
It’s time once again for some fun with numbers, in this case the data on California’s serious – and worsening – housing crisis. Since 2010, the state’s population has risen by 1.8 million to 39 million human beings who live – most of them, anyway –... Read more
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Orange County Register
O.C. Watchdog: There's a pot of gold in legalized pot - about $1 billion in taxes for CaliforniaLegalizing marijuana means going green, in more ways than one. Colorado hauled
O.C. Watchdog: There's a pot of gold in legalized pot - about $1 billion in taxes for California
Orange County Register / Posted 21 days ago
Legalizing marijuana means going green, in more ways than one. Colorado hauled in $76.2 million from taxes on marijuana sales and license fees in 2014. That windfall leaped nearly 71 percent – to about $130 million – in 2015. Washington state... Read more
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Orange County Register
Enough with the water cutbacksMost cities in Orange County missed their water-conservation targets in Novembe
Enough with the water cutbacks
Orange County Register / Posted 23 days ago
Most cities in Orange County missed their water-conservation targets in November but remain on track to meet their annual conservation goal by the February deadline, according to a recent report in the Register. But it is only going to get harder to... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Agencies deserve credit for water supply investmentsEl Niño is finally making its presence felt with a series of welcome storms. Si
Agencies deserve credit for water supply investments
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 25 days ago
El Niño is finally making its presence felt with a series of welcome storms. Since we don’t yet know if it will put a significant dent in California’s epic drought, state regulators are preparing the next version of an emergency regulation that has... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
7 things to know about our food systemThere's a lot you don't know about what you're eating. Here are some of the mo
7 things to know about our food system
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 26 days ago
There's a lot you don't know about what you're eating. Here are some of the most important things we learned while reporting CNNMoney's Raw Ingredients series. 1. The food industry is vast The U.S. spends a lot of money on food. We're talking $1.5... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
See which colleges nationwide attract the most California studentsAlmost 40,000 California residents left the state to start college at a four-ye
See which colleges nationwide attract the most California students
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 26 days ago
Almost 40,000 California residents left the state to start college at a four-year university in 2014, nearly double the number leaving in 2006, according to new data submitted by colleges to the U.S. Department of Education. By comparison, about... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Education spending increasesSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spen
Education spending increases
The Record Searchlight / Posted 26 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spending in California beyond where it stood before the recession, but even the record sum proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown is unlikely to reverse the state's standing as a... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Will California's booming economy pay off in pupil spending?SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spen
Will California's booming economy pay off in pupil spending?
Ventura County Star / Posted 26 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spending in California beyond where it stood before the recession, but even the record sum proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown is unlikely to reverse the state's standing as a... Read more
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Orange County Register
Will California's booming economy pay off in pupil spending?SAN FRANCISCO – Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spending
Will California's booming economy pay off in pupil spending?
Orange County Register / Posted 27 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO – Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spending in California beyond where it stood before the recession, but even the record sum proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown is unlikely to reverse the state’s standing as a comparative... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Will California's booming economy pay off in pupil spending?SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spen
Will California's booming economy pay off in pupil spending?
The Record Searchlight / Posted 27 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spending in California beyond where it stood before the recession, but even the record sum proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown is unlikely to reverse the state's standing as a... Read more
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