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Birds on old Bay Bridge pose challenge

Crews demolishing the old eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have run into an unusual challenge: birds that won't leave.


Related Topix: California Government

Mon Sep 01, 2014


San Francisco set to test urban farming law

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the city is set to become the first in California to enact a state law intended to encourage lot owners to turn their parcels into gardens.


Westland Observer

L.A. Mayor proposes $13.25 minimum wage

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed on Labor Day that the city raise the minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, up from the current $9.


JD Journal

Legal Defense Funds of Suspended California Senators Receiving Donations

Summary: Three senators in the state of California are seeing their legal defense funds balloon due to the lack of laws governing donations made to such funds.


Related Topix: California Government

WTOC-TV Savannah

California lawmakers pass nation's first plastic bag ban

California became the first state in the nation to pass a ban on single-use plastic bags, passing the measure on Friday.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA

The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: a California Comebacka hasna t helped everyone

As Gov. Jerry Brown runs for re-election, he has adopted "California Comeback" – voiced during his State of the State address in January – as his informal slogan.


Related Topix: California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Imperial County, CA

The Tribune

Kanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest

A major outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music.


Related Topix: Cypress Hill, Hip-Hop, Punk, Pop/Rock, Rise Against

California lawmakers pass "yes" means "yes" bill

California legislators have taken the lead in the nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on campuses in the United States.


Related Topix: California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Los Angeles Times

California Legislature fails to reach a deal on Tesla battery factory

A detail of the rear end emblem of a Tesla Model S at the electric automaker's Santa Monica showroom.


Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Santa Monica, CA, Sacramento, CA

Inside Bay Area

California drought: Why doesn't California build big dams any more?

How much money drought-stricken California should spend to build new dams was a big part of the debate over the bill that Gov. Jerry Brown signed last month to put a $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, US News, Shasta Lake, CA, Redding, CA

Hispanic Business

California Conservation Conundrum: Water Use Varies Greatly Across State

Aug. 31--Drive across city limits in virtually any part of California, and you will also cross another kind of frontier, one gaining more attention during the worst drought in a generation: The borders between cities also define different ideas about water.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos, CA, Mountain View, CA, Anaheim, CA, Garden Grove, CA


California passes plastic bag ban

California's legislature has passed a ban on single-use plastic bags. It could soon be the first ban of its kind implemented at a state level.


Related Topix: California Government, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Bangor Daily News

California Senate passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

California lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses.


Related Topix: California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Harvard University

Navy Times

California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans

California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged.


Sat Aug 30, 2014

Wall Street Journal

California Passes Ban on Plastic Bags

A bill banning plastic bags in California grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and other businesses is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after the state legislature passed the measure Friday.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, US News, Conservative Political News

5 notable bills passed during California's legislative session5...

State lawmakers have wrapped up their two-year session by sending Gov. Jerry Brown bills dealing with groundwater regulations, political ethics and guns, all driven by high-profile issues captivating Californians.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sacramento, CA

The Daily Republic

N. California officer accused of beating woman

Walnut Creek Police said Friday it is conducting an internal investigation into claims that Officer Gregory Thompson was involved in the beating in nearby Richmond on Aug. 16. Richmond Police Capt.


Vallejo Times-Herald

California biker profile? Old, male, married and moneyed

New statistics prepared by the Motorcycle Industry Council show the median age of California motorcycle owners was 45 years old in 2012 -- having risen from 33 years in 1990, 38 years in 1998 and 41 years in 2009.


Related Topix: Motorcycles, Culver City, CA

Inside Bay Area

California marijuana market poised to explode

Looking around last week at the exhibitor showroom of CannaCon, the huge marijuana-business expo held outside Seattle, Greg James had something of an epiphany: The pot industry in America is growing like, you guessed it, a weed.


Related Topix: Marijuana, California Government, Oakland, CA


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, California Government, Bob McDonnell, Los Angeles County, CA


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