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55 min ago | News10.net

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.

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

4 hrs ago | 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.

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8 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Culver City, CA

11 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, California Government, Oakland, CA

15 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

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.

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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WHAS11

California to appeal 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.

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Related Topix: California Government, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Evening Sun

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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

Cybercast News Service

California schools chief to appeal tenure ruling

California's schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers.

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Related Topix: California Government

NBC New York

California Uproots Grassy Lawns

The dry-cracked bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, Solano County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Long Beach, CA

Vallejo Times-Herald

California plastic bag ban passes Assembly; Senate approval expected

A bill that would ban single-use plastic grocery bags statewide - something California lawmakers have tried and failed to do more than a dozen times before -- won approval from the state Assembly on Thursday after failing on the floor earlier this week.

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Related Topix: California Government, Folk, Assembly

USA Today

U.S. to resume oil drilling leases in California

U.S. to resume oil drilling leases in California The decision follows a study that found limited environmental impacts from fracking.

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Related Topix: California Government, McKittrick, CA, Geology, Science

Thu Aug 28, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

California Legislature passes a yes means yesa sexual consent bill

State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors

Windsor Beacon

2 California counties ask to form separate state

Representatives of two counties in far Northern California are petitioning state lawmakers for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson.

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Athens Banner-Herald

California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors

Advocate-News

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally tie the knot

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married Saturday at Chateau Miraval in France, the couple's spokesman told E! News.

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Related Topix: In the Land of Blood and Honey, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Maleficent, Celebrities, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

The Raw Story

For many Californians, cost of earthquake insurance outweighs the risks

During Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake, some $75,000 worth of bottles of wine, rum and whiskey flew off the shelves of Aiyaz Masani's liquor store in Napa, California.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA)

Vallejo Times-Herald

Obamacare: Does Covered California really have you covered?

A worrisome trend is emerging among some Californians who thought they were safe and secure under Covered California: Their plans are being canceled without consent and sometimes without notice.

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Related Topix: California Government, Truckee, CA, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Medicine

Cybercast News Service

Border Patrol revamps practices to settle lawsuit

U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge, according to a lawsuit settlement made public Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, ACLU

Rock102online.com

California would triple tax breaks for film produc...

California will triple its tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in the state, the latest effort to stem a tide of runaway production that has cost billions in revenue in Hollywood's home state under a deal announced on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: California Government, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Jerry Brown, US Governors

The Daily Democrat

California Senate passes new gun bill

Family members and police could ask courts to take away a mentally disturbed person's guns under a bill inspired by May's UC Santa Barbara massacre and approved Wednesday by the state Senate.

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Related Topix: Thousand Oaks, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, UC Santa Barbara

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