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2014/09/30 13:58
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Facing a deadline to take action before midnight tonight, Gov. Jerry Brown has been on a tear of bill signings in recent days. Over the weekend, he approved high-profile legislation that would set an...
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2014/09/30 11:06
2014/09/30 11:06
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Jose Ramos lived the American Dream as a real estate agent who owned two houses in the majority Hispanic city of Santa Ana, California. Almost a decade later, homeownership for the 48-year-old Mexican...
2014/09/30 00:39
2014/09/30 00:39
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Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, authored the bill that created the program. Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 850 into law on Sunday. "The Public Policy Institute of California and California Competes report...
2014/09/29 20:58
2014/09/29 20:58
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Almost $1 million has poured into campaign committees supporting and opposing Proposition 47 on the Nov. 4 ballot in the past week, with proponents of the measure to reduce penalties for certain...
2014/09/29 16:06
2014/09/29 16:06
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SANTA CRUZ -- Santa Cruz resident and Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings is wading into politics again, but like an actor wanting to avoid being typecast, he is branching out in new...
2014/09/29 15:40
2014/09/29 15:40
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Jonathan Dove was patrolling Mount Shasta on a clear, warm afternoon when a group of backpackers asked him if Mud Creek Canyon on the Northern California peak always flowed so heavily. The U.S....
2014/09/29 07:58
2014/09/29 07:58
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What’s in a word? A lot. Criminologist Michael Maltz defines “recidivism” as “the reversion of an individual to criminal behavior after he or she has been convicted of a prior offense, sentenced and...
2014/09/26 17:44
2014/09/26 17:44
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The number of Californians shunning the Democratic and Republican parties continues to increase as Secretary of State Debra Bowen reports 23.1 percent of the Golden State’s 17.6 million voters are now...
2014/09/26 16:32
2014/09/26 16:32
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California voters approved Proposition 14 in 2010, a ballot measure that changed the rules for primary elections. Known as the Top Two Primary Act, Prop. 14 created an open primary system where...
2014/09/25 12:44
2014/09/25 12:44
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Meteorologist Jan Null says don't even call this one a storm. The weak cold front swooping in from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to bring trace amounts of rain to the Bay Area through Friday -- and...
2014/09/24 21:45
2014/09/24 21:45
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The nation's largest marijuana policy advocacy group said it will begin raising funds for a ballot measure in 2016 to legalize recreational marijuana use in California. The Marijuana Policy Project...
2014/09/24 21:25
2014/09/24 21:25
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Gov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a big lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in this year's governor's race. Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari speaks to the media at the Los...
2014/09/24 21:22
2014/09/24 21:22
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An epic drought and wave of wildfires have left California voters thirsty for the $7.5 billion state water bond on November's ballot -- and also anxious to approve local bond measures to supply more...
2014/09/24 17:43
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LAKE COUNTY >> Based on previous general elections, fingers are crossed for a 65 percent turnout of Lake County's registered voters at the polls on Nov. 4, despite a trend of low turnouts across...
2014/09/24 04:58
2014/09/24 04:58
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The Affordable Care Act continues to divide Californians, who remain skeptical four years after its passage despite the state’s relatively smooth launch in which more than 1.2 million people enrolled...
2014/09/24 04:44
2014/09/24 04:44
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SACRAMENTO — California voters strongly favor a November proposal to reduce penalties for some drug and property crimes along with a $7.5 billion statewide water bond, according to a survey released...
2014/09/24 01:27
2014/09/24 01:27
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More Californians register to vote without a party preference SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The number of Californians who are registered to vote but are not affiliated with a political party has...
2014/09/18 07:22
2014/09/18 07:22
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Gov. Jerry Brown will sign a landmark measure Tuesday to regulate groundwater pumping, enacting the most significant California water law in nearly 50 years. The legislation would require local...
2014/09/13 07:58
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California voters continue to harbor exceedingly negative views of the work conducted by Congress and, in a major development, feelings about their own House representatives have turned sour,...
2014/09/13 05:24
2014/09/13 05:24
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CNN's John Sutter spent three weeks trying to kayak (and walk) down the "most endangered" river in America, California's San Joaquin. (Courtesy: John Sutter/CNN) Halfway through my three-week,...
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