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3 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Leland Yee case: Disgraced California state senator's legislative efforts fueled cash for campaigns

Beginning in early 2011, state Sen. Leland Yee repeatedly solicited bribes to fund his San Francisco mayor and California secretary of state campaigns, according to the FBI agents who brought him down last month.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Sacramento, CA

7 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

California Nut Festival showcases what we grow and what we love to eat

Nick Bertagna was the right man for the job at the walnut education booth at the California Nut Festival.


Related Topix: Paradise, CA, Home Gardening, Home

11 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Dan Walters: California politicos admit failures in seeking rainy day fund

When you get past the political fuzz and buzz, the Capitol's quest for a new rainy-day fund to store excess state revenue is an admission that politicians have failed in the past and can't be trusted in the future.


Related Topix: California Government, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Sat Apr 19, 2014

LA Daily News

Bill would expand tax rebates for movie production in California

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti showed up in the Utah mountains in January, talking up L.A. at the Sundance Film Festival, and inviting TV and movie productions to come to Southern California.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Movies, Entertainment, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

Rally for California to label GMO

The debate over mandatory GMO food labels continues. Critics of Initiative 522, which would require companies to label genetically modified food, say if food wasn't healthy it wouldn't be on the shelf.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA


Calif inmate death in Oklahoma under investigation

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the death of 33-year-old Todd Bush was ruled a homicide following an autopsy by the Oklahoma medical examiner's office this week.


Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, California Government, State Prisons

Common Dreams

California's Problems Are Deeper Than Earthquakes

California clichs get on my nerves - cutting edge; dream factory; innovative business culture - so when the time came to visit family and friends in Los Angeles and San Francisco last month I was prepared to be annoyed.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Studio City (Los Angeles, CA), Chinatown (Los Angeles, CA), The Mission (San Francisco, CA)

CBS Local

FBI: 'Family Annihilator' On Most Wanted List Has LA-Area Roots

The FBI says a man on its Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning his mother, wife and three sons to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago has Southern California roots.


CBS Local

More Latino Than White Students Admitted To University Of California Schools

More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools.


Related Topix: California Government

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Lez in the Dez: Club Skirts the Dinah Brings 20,000 to Palm Springs

The flash of cameras light up the rhinestones on my vintage Studio 54 T-shirt as I skirt the edge of the red carpet at the Palm Springs Convention Center .


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Soap Opera, Entertainment, Drama, Television, The L Word

STN Online

Occupant and Fire Safety Top Concerns in Investigation of Fatal Motorcoach Crash

Though more details have emerged this week about the fatal truck-motorcoach crash in northern California, officials maintain that it could take months to determine the cause of the fiery collision.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

Inside Bay Area

Spring rains mean small increase in water supply for California, but...

In a minor bright spot after more than a year of drought, state and federal officials announced Friday that because of March storms, they will be able to deliver slightly more water to California farms and cities this year than expected a few months ago.


Related Topix: California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Banos, CA

CBS Local

Feds To Ease Cutbacks, Giving California Farmers More Water

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.


Related Topix: California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought


Some California congressional races rack up out-of-state bucks

Out-of-state donors, in particular, enabled Democrat Amanda Renteria to nearly match the recent fund raising of Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, since January.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Valadao, Jim Costa, Democrat, Representative Jeff Denham, Immigration Reform

San Jose Mercury News

Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens

As California's drought continues, despite some welcome rain, and rumors of further water restrictions keep swirling, thirsty green lawns are becoming less attractive to home owners, businesses and institutions alike.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home, Fremont, CA, Martinez, CA, El Cerrito, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Nearly 1.4 million Californians enroll in health insurance exchange

Citing a large influx of customers in the final weeks, California officials announced Thursday that nearly 1.4 million people have enrolled in health coverage through its insurance exchange, capping an opening period that saw the state emerge as an example for the rest of the nation.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, US News, Sacramento, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Obama Ties LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson's civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, African-American, us Travel, Travel, Barnard College


California rail line fined for worker deaths

Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two of its workers on tracks.


Related Topix: California Government, Environmental Law, OSHA, Law

The Campbell Reporter

Obamacare: California sign-ups exceed 3 million for private health care plans or Medi-Cal

Capping six months of open enrollment under the new federal health care law, more than 3 million Californians signed up for a private health insurance or Medi-Cal plan by final deadline Tuesday, state health exchange and Medi-Cal officials announced Thursday morning.


Related Topix: California Government, Healthcare Law, Law

CBS Local

California Health Care Sign-Ups Exceed Projections

A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange beyond the original enrollment projections of the Obama administration.


Related Topix: California Government, Health Insurance