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3 hrs ago | Business Journal

California launches CalCloud with IBM, for state and local agencies

The California Department of Technology and IBM launched CalCloud in Sacramento on Thursday.

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7 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

College students create new cabins for California parks

THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE TIME. THINGS ARE OK IN THE EASTBOUND DIRECTION OF HIGHWAY 50. SOME CREATIVE COLLEGE STUDENTS MIGHT MAKE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT CAMPING.

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11 hrs ago | Reuters

California attorney general asks lawyers to help immigrant children

California's attorney general has personally asked several major law firms to provide pro bono services to unaccompanied immigrant children flooding the U.S. border with Mexico, a signal that California views the growing crisis as a humanitarian issue.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Jerry Brown, US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sunherald.com

2 women guilty in California nightclub beating

Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala were found guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter and assault for the Jan. 18 attack.

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Sunherald.com

Prison mental health panel gets interim director

Nathan Stanley was named to the post Thursday after the members of the Council on Mentally Ill Offenders told The Associated Press they couldn't meet the council's legal obligations without staff help.

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Daily World

The yin and the yang of grass

While bone-dry Californians are resorting to spray-painting their parched lawns green, one yard in Alabama had too much water, resulting in an odd "sod-surfing" video.

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

National Review Online

George Will: California's Goldwater 2.0

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona senator Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months.

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Related Topix: California Government, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Immigration Reform, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors

The Daily Breeze

Southern California to sizzle Thursday, officials issue heat warnings

The Southland will sizzle in above-normal temperatures today -- with valley areas in the 100s -- amid warnings to the public to take steps to guard against becoming ill in the heat.

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Related Topix: Weather, Los Angeles County, CA, San Clemente, CA, Newport Beach, CA, Avalon, CA

KRNV-TV Reno

Cal State lowers enrollment growth

Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall - from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students - after state funding fell short of expectations.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Calif. wine collector set for sentencing in NY

A California wine collector faces sentencing in New York after he was convicted of making up to $20 million from 2004 to 2012 by selling bogus bottles of wine.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Poll finds Californians back smaller water bond

A new poll finds a slim majority of likely California voters support a water bond slated for the November ballot.

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The Fresno Bee

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that largely has been a matter of luck, with the hot windy weather known as "red flag" days not lining up with the lighting strikes that start most fires, particularly in California.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, August, CA, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

KRNV-TV Reno

Sheriff: California house fire gang-related

Sheriff's officials in Central California say a house fire that claimed the life of a woman was started by gang members who mistakenly thought a gang dropout was there.

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Mercury-Register

Property taxes could pay for $25 billion Delta tunnels without public vote

Major water districts in California are quietly considering using property taxes - and possibly raising them without a vote of the public - to help fund Gov. Jerry Brown's $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sacramento, CA, California High-Speed Rail

The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: Californiaa s death penalty dying of old age

During the last four decades, no California political issue has burned more intensely than capital punishment, but it may have ended with a whimper, rather than with a bang, last week.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Governors, Jerry Brown

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

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THIS DAY IN 2011: Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in London. She was 27. Her death was attributed to accidental alcohol poisoning.

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Related Topix: Amy Winehouse, The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, Don Imus, Tony Joe White, Blues

Tue Jul 22, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

20,000 lightning strikes spark fear of 'holdover fires' across Northern California

Firefighters are on edge as a strong high pressure system moves over Northern California on Wednesday, delivering gusty winds that could flare up fires smoldering after thousands of lightning strikes in the past week.

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Related Topix: Weather, Redding, CA, Modoc County, CA, Science / Technology

KRNV-TV Reno

ACLU may fight for California migrant shelter

The American Civil Liberties Union says it is mulling its legal options after a planning commission in a north San Diego suburb rejected plans for a 96-bed shelter designed for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Activism

KTVN Reno

Central California Firm Issues Nationwide Fruit Recall

A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Food and Drug Administration

The Fresno Bee

Robin Abcarian: Breaking California up would be uncool to do

As a native Californian who was born in Oakland, raised in the San Fernando Valley, schooled in Berkeley and now living in Venice, I'd like to say one thing to Timothy Draper, the Silicon Valley kajillionaire pushing the idiotic breakup of the Golden State: Recently, Draper announced he is on track to gather enough signatures to get his ... (more)

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Related Topix: California Government, Oakland, CA, Berkeley, CA

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