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2014/09/16 04:50
2014/09/16 04:50
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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...
2014/09/16 04:50
2014/09/16 04:50
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2014/09/13 07:58
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,...
2014/09/12 01:00
2014/09/12 01:00
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A face-off in Sacramento on Thursday featured Pete Peterson and Alex Padilla, the two candidates in a tight race for California's top elections chief. "I think in many ways, the Secretary of State's...
2014/09/12 00:58
2014/09/12 00:58
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If Republicans have any chance this year of winning statewide office in this blue state, it probably rests on the shoulders of Pete Peterson, who’s running for secretary of state, or Ashley...
2014/09/11 23:52
2014/09/11 23:52
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Alex Padilla, left, and Pete Peterson are shown in downtown Los Angeles in March. Both are running for the position of California secretary of state. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles...
2014/09/11 20:02
2014/09/11 20:02
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California has become a very blue state. Democrats control both the governor’s office and the Legislature. With that power comes the responsibility to confront the problems facing the people of our...
2014/09/11 13:58
2014/09/11 13:58
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Support for two health-related ballot initiatives has dramatically eroded since the beginning of the summer, when large majorities of likely voters were inclined to vote yes on Propositions 45 and...
2014/09/08 06:02
2014/09/08 06:02
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Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin was the only Republican to finish first in a statewide California race last June and is probably the Republican with the best chance of breaking the Democratic lock on...
2014/09/08 01:20
2014/09/08 01:20
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Ever since California's Proposition 7 passed in 1911, state residents have had the ability to propose constitutional amendments and changes to state law through "ballot propositions." By paying a...
2014/09/07 23:57
2014/09/07 23:57
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San Francisco may rank among the nation’s top cities for affluence, have one of the priciest rental markets and be home to billion dollar startups, but the City is pockmarked with poverty. As a whole...
2014/09/05 04:27
2014/09/05 04:27
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Contentious California gubernatorial debate turns to insults SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The debate between Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown and his long-shot Republican opponent quickly...
2014/09/04 18:01
2014/09/04 18:01
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A legislative attempt to shed light on major funders of political campaign ads died in Sacramento last week, and the politics surrounding its demise reflect a split between groups who are normally...
2014/09/04 09:28
2014/09/04 09:28
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California's San Joaquin River is born at Thousand Island Lake in the Sierra Nevada. (CNN) -- I recently spent three weeks traveling down California's San Joaquin, which was named this year by the...
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2014/09/04 02:05
2014/09/04 02:05
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - SACRAMENTO — The second half of the much-anticipated NFL season opener between defending Super Bowl champion Seattle and perennial powerhouse Green Bay should be just underway...
2014/08/31 22:44
2014/08/31 22:44
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Back-to-school season is here, and it’s all about the Common Core this year. California’s new academic standards formally go into effect, bringing big changes, some confusion and a new brand of...
2014/08/31 00:03
2014/08/31 00:03
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When California rolled out a $750 million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas, where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from...
2014/08/30 19:48
2014/08/30 19:48
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By Alexei Koseff, Sacramento Bee Driven by shifts in technology and educational expectations across industries, California’s higher education leaders know they face an unexpected economic challenge...
2014/08/30 06:22
2014/08/30 06:22
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SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers approved a package of bills Friday designed to regulate the pumping of groundwater for the first time in California history. The legislation -- which reflects the most...
2014/08/28 05:58
2014/08/28 05:58
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Driven by shifts in technology and educational expectations across industries, California’s higher education leaders know they face an unexpected economic challenge just six years after the recession...
2014/09/16 04:50
2014/09/16 04:50
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