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2 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

In ways big and small, the state government is conserving water to try to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's request that everyone - from residents to businesses to state agencies - reduce their use by 20 percent.

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Related Topix: California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors

2 hrs ago | WBNS

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

Six months after Gov. Jerry Brown called on Californians to cut water use by 20 percent, only a few state agencies know whether their efforts to conserve water have been effective.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, California Government, Natural Disasters, Drought

3 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

Teacher pay averages $84,489; LAUSD data missing

A newly released survey of 653 of California's 1,058 school systems reports teachers were paid on average $84,489, while 33 administrators earned more than $250,000 in pay alone last year.

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Related Topix: Bell, CA, Education Etc., Torrance, CA

7 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Suspended California lawmaker Leland Yee faces new conspiracy charges

A federal grand jury has returned conspiracy charges against California State Senator Leland Yee, adding to the suspended lawmaker's legal woes after he was indicted earlier this year for corruption and taking part in a scheme to traffic guns.

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Related Topix: California Government

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bradenton.com

California state senator facing additional charge

In this March 26, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Chinatown (San Francisco, CA), California Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Marijuana

KRNV-TV Reno

California to have 4 (acting) governors in 4 days

Gov. Jerry Brown's office informed other state leaders on Friday that he will be leaving the state Sunday and returning Wednesday as he leads a trade mission to Mexico.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, California Government, Gavin Newsom

The Island Packet

APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

A federal judge last fall ordered the state to move nearly 2,600 susceptible inmates out of Avenal and Pleasant Valley state prisons because of the deaths and illnesses.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

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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Related Topix: California Government

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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Related Topix: California Government

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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Related Topix: California Government

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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Related Topix: California Government

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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Related Topix: California Government

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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