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2 hrs ago | Whittier Daily News

L.A. County ex-cons forge new lives as Emerging Leaders

CULVER CITY >> Something strange happened to Carlos Duarte the day he attended an Emerging Leaders Academy eight weeks ago largely to get a glimpse of some pretty ladies.


Related Topix: Culver City, CA, Duarte, CA, Prison, Drugs

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Marietta Times

Groups: Immigrant minors need deportation lawyers

A coalition of immigrant rights advocacy groups sued the federal government Wednesday, saying the vast majority of minors in deportation proceedings lack legal representation.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, us Travel, Travel

The Fresno Bee

California hopes fines up to $500 slow water waste

Water regulators are set to consider the draft emergency regulations when they meet in Sacramento next week, invoking for the first time mandatory statewide restrictions on residential outdoor water use.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

KSFO-AM San Francisco

Pro-Pot Activists Hope to Roll Up Votes in 14 More States

As pot dealers in Washington sell their first legal joints Tuesday, marijuana activists are targeting as many as 14 more states over the next two years.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon Government, Oregon, US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

California officials: tree fell on coaster track

Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.


Related Topix: California Government, Drugs, Violent Crime


California board considers fines for water wasters

Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will cost Californians up to $500 a day for violations under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators.


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

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Miami Herald

Twin brothers charged with killing Good Samaritan

Two brothers are set to be arraigned in a Central California courtroom on murder charges in the death of a Good Samaritan who was run over after trying to rescue a woman who was being assaulted.


WOZZ-FM Appleton

Mideast political minefield keeps 'Tyrant' produce...

It's hard to keep up with the social and political hurly-burly of the Middle East, but U.S. TV producer Howard Gordon got a hit out of it with "Homeland" and hopes to do the same with new series "Tyrant", even if it requires last-minute tweaks.


Related Topix: Tyrant, Entertainment, Television, Israel, World News, Middle East

Bellingham Herald

Californians report roadblocks in new era of health care

Could this be the specialist who treated his ailing father years ago in San Francisco? Turns out it was the same surgeon, but he had moved out of state long before.


Poll: California's digital divide still gaping

Patrons use computers at the Hayward Library Tech Lab on Monday, July 7, 2014 in Hayward, Calif.


Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, Family, Kids, Santa Clara University



Los Angeles has crumbled, and our new friends Cal and Frida have bolted. They now live in the wilderness in an unknown, unsure state of strange existence.


Related Topix: California Government

Whittier Daily News

California drought: In-N-Out, Chipotle raising prices due to rising food costs

Despite In-N-Out Burger's recent price increase, there's little evidence of lunchtime customers changing their habits as Johnny Jaramillo takes orders on Thursday at the In-N-Out Burger on San Bernardiono Road in West Covina.


Related Topix: Dining, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

The Daily Democrat

Out-of-state license plates: CHP clamping down on drivers who avoid California fees

The CHP is clamping down on out-of-state drivers with expired license plate tags, and it's showing up in the state's bank account.


Related Topix: 9, Sacramento, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

House races feature candidates from same party

Under California's primary system, the top two candidates regardless of political affiliation move on to the general election, leading to cases in which candidates will be facing members of their own party this November.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lucille Roybal-Allard, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Xavier Becerra, Zoe Lofgren, Howard McKeon, Republican, Representative Tom McClintock, California Government

KHOU-TV Houston

California deputy who shot teen won't face charges

Prosecutors said Monday they will not file criminal charges against a Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun he mistook for an assault rifle.

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Leno Bill Recognizing the Freedom to Marry

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today that brings state law in line with court rulings that recognize marriage for same-sex couples.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, California Government, US Supreme Court, US News, Gay/Lesbian

Windsor Beacon

California wildfire burns on, in triple-digit heat

Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch of far Northern California faced another day of triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds as officials warned the flames could again threaten homes.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire, Weather


Same-party November battles for Calif. lawmakers

This year's general election in at least seven California congressional districts will do away with the concept of Republican vs. Democrat.


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Tom McClintock, US News, California Government

The Fresno Bee

California paid family leave is growing - thanks to dads

A decade ago, this was a familiar scenario for many couples: A baby is born; the mother takes several weeks off to bond and recover; the father takes a couple of sick days and heads back to work.


Related Topix: Roseville, CA

The Fresno Bee

Perez seeks recount in California controller race

Vote tallies submitted so far to the secretary of state's office show Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, a Republican, placing first and Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, a Democrat, placing second, barely ahead of Perez.


Related Topix: Fresno, CA