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2015/07/01 05:58
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It’s official: Hispanics are now the largest ethnic group in California. About 15 million Hispanics lived in California on July 1, 2014, compared to roughly 14.9 million non-Hispanic whites,...
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2015/06/30 20:58
2015/06/30 20:58
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SACRAMENTO -- Ending months of speculation on whether he would endorse the incendiary legislation, Gov. Jerry Brown this morning signed into law Senate Bill 277, which requires almost all California...
2015/06/30 18:58
2015/06/30 18:58
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Illegal immigration may have faded as a hot-button political issue in California, but that doesn’t mean those without documentation have gone away, a new study by the Public Policy Institute of...
2015/06/29 20:31
2015/06/29 20:31
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SACRAMENTO -- In what was essentially a clean-up vote for the California state Senate, the majority again voted Monday to pass Senate Bill 277, incendiary legislation that would require almost all...
2015/06/28 07:58
2015/06/28 07:58
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Earlier this month, with his East Bay community facing the prospect of losing its only source of water, Edwin Pattison appeared before residents at a town hall meeting and lamented the strain of...
2015/06/26 13:58
2015/06/26 13:58
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A state panel expanded health care coverage Thursday for undocumented immigrants and other low-income residents of 35 rural counties, including Yolo and El Dorado counties in the Sacramento...
2015/06/26 11:11
2015/06/26 11:11
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BYRON, Calif. » Fighting over water is a tradition in California, but nowhere are the lines of dispute more sharply drawn than here in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a 720,000-acre network of...
2015/06/19 19:22
2015/06/19 19:22
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BC-US--California Drought-Blaming, 2nd Ld-Writethru,672 AP Photo FX302 Eds: Minor edits. With AP Photos. SACRAMENTO -- Mother Nature isn't the only one getting blamed during the California's...
2015/06/16 02:25
2015/06/16 02:25
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Travel up and down California farm country, the Central Valley, and you hardly hear people lamenting the lack of rain or how dry this past winter was. What you hear from the agriculture industry and...
2015/06/15 13:49
2015/06/15 13:49
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Proposed changes to Proposition 13, California's landmark property tax initiative, could generate as much as $9 billion a year for state and local governments. In addition to helping schools, public...
2015/06/14 21:13
2015/06/14 21:13
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The backyard swimming pool is again in regulators' crosshairs as they scramble to save enough water to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's order to cut urban use 25%. More than 20 water suppliers have...
2015/06/13 07:37
2015/06/13 07:37
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LOS ANGELES - The Santa Ana River is a robust and beautiful sight these days. Five miles west of the Prado Dam in Yorba Linda, the water has cut a narrow channel in a sandy bed and courses briskly...
2015/06/12 17:42
2015/06/12 17:42
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Tony Corcoran patrols the streets of Los Angeles on a bicycle, a lone crusader, his eyes peeled for injustice. He can detect villainy in a stream of water trickling down a gutter, in the hiss of a...
2015/06/11 13:00
2015/06/11 13:00
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We took a look at some numbers associated with water use over the years in California. Sources: California Department of Water Resources (water use and crop acreage data; all numbers are for...
2015/06/11 06:33
2015/06/11 06:33
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As community colleges throughout the state rapidly expand online course offerings, a report released this week shows students are less likely to complete and pass the digital classes than traditional...
2015/06/11 03:16
2015/06/11 03:16
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A legislative committee unanimously passed a tentative budget proposal Tuesday, including $25 million in enrollment-growth funding for the UC system for the coming year. The proposal combines two...
2015/06/11 02:20
2015/06/11 02:20
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... someone who has a strong civil liberties streak in me, but I do think at end of the day government has a role to play when one’s actions, even founded upon sincerely felt beliefs, start to impact...
2015/06/10 15:22
2015/06/10 15:22
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SACRAMENTO -- An incendiary bill that would reverse California's liberal vaccine exemption law was overwhelmingly approved Tuesday by the state Assembly Health Committee, the sole Assembly panel that...
2015/06/08 04:58
2015/06/08 04:58
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The outcome was never in doubt when California’s Democratic-controlled Senate last week took up – and passed – the latest package of environmental bills to come out of California. Still, lawmakers...
2015/06/08 02:50
2015/06/08 02:50
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) � Californians voted last fall to reduce penalties for certain crimes, a decision that abruptly lowered jail populations and promised more money for jail alternative programs...
2015/07/01 05:58
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