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11 min ago | Brandon Sun

Time right for independent energy authority

WINNIPEGa S- Manitoba Hydro president Scott Thomson has extolled the Public Utilities Board report on the Crown corporation's development plans in his Winnipeg Free Press article "Business Case For Keeyask, Additional Exports Solid: Hydro" .


Related Topix: California, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Opinion

4 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California braces as drought sparks early fire season

In recent months, as California officials started to calculate the fire danger posed by the state's prolonged and historic drought, they tucked an extra $23 million into the Cal Fire emergency wildfire budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, bringing its total to $209 million.


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

8 hrs ago |

California bill would regulate pet insurance

The Sacramento Bee reports that legislation by Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Los Angeles, would set guidelines for the largely unregulated industry.


Related Topix: California, Celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger, US Governors

12 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

California Voters Set Record

California voters make history, but this may not be a record state officials want to tout.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom McClintock, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, California, US Senate, Democrat, Imperial County, CA

13 hrs ago | Free Republic

You May Now Kiss The…Spouse? California Law Just Axed Marriage As We Know It

Following a Supreme Court ruling last year that effectively silenced the voice of California voters hoping to protect the institution of traditional marriage, Gov. Jerry Brown is taking steps to enshrine his state's new 'right' to recognize same-sex unions.


Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Gay/Lesbian

18 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

California lawmakers to visit Central America

A group of California lawmakers will visit Central America next week to learn about the immigration challenges that are contributing to the U.S. border crisis.


Related Topix: California

22 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: Jerry Brown must find director to bring out California parks' grandeur

The Theodore J. Hoover Natural Preserve, a freshwater marsh that's home to 150 species of birds in the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, California, Opinion

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

California controller's race: Tough fight still lies ahead

John Perez seemed to have it all as he ran for state controller -- a bankroll far bigger than those of his rivals, the political clout after four years as Assembly speaker and the Democratic stronghold of Los Angeles as his home base.


Related Topix: California, Los Angeles, CA, US News

The Fresno Bee

California primary hits low for turnout, high for vote-by-mail

While a historically small number of Californians participated on Election Day, more of them than ever cast their votes by mail.


Related Topix: California

Washington Times

Ex-chief of huge Calif. public pension found guilty of bribery

The former head of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest public pension fund, pleaded guilty Friday to bribery and fraud.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, California Public Employees Retirement System, Financial Services, Retirement, Investment Services, California


Probe after Latino caucus rejects GOP lawmaker

A Republican assemblyman says he was refused membership in the California Latino Legislative Caucus and now the state attorney general has been asked to investigate the group and its policies.


Related Topix: California

Los Angeles Times

Texas slaying suspect had been violent with mom in California, deputies say

A week before Ronald Lee Haskell Jr. was arrested on suspicion of killing six people in Texas, he had a violent confrontation with his mother in San Marcos, Calif., that led her to get a restraining order against him, officials said.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Texas, California

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Debating Future of California's San Joaquin Valley

It's not clear if Gov. Jerry Brown and his challenger Neel Kashkari will debate each other this fall.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, California High-Speed Rail, San Joaquin, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

The Buzz: About that FBI Wi-Fi network on your cell phone...

If your mobile device detects the "FBI mobile surveillance" Wi-Fi network around the Capitol, it's not another potential political sting by G-men.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, California

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Neel Kashkari: Let's put California issues on the table



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

KMPH-TV Fresno

Californians accused of freeing Illinois minks

Two Californians face federal charges after allegedly freeing 2,000 minks from cages on an Illinois farm and spray-painting "Liberation is Love" on the side of a barn.


Related Topix: California

CBS Local

California Election-Law Flaws Revealed In First Modern Recount For Statewide Office

In the disputed race for state controller, all sides can agree on one thing: A vote recount starting Friday is unprecedented in its scope, leaving California officials in uncharted territory.


Related Topix: California, Imperial, CA, Kern County, CA

From Calif. Teachers, More Nuanced Views On Tenure

Student Julia Macias, a plaintiff and Los Angeles Unified School District Middle School, comments on the Vergara v.


Related Topix: California, Education Etc.

Business Journal

Blue Shield, state regulators release 18,000 California doctors' private data

In this case, there's no evidence that data has been misappropriated, but millions of Californians have had private data compromised in recent years.


Related Topix: California, Personal Finance, Social Security


Why California Pushes Hydrogen Compliance Cars Over Electric Ones

We're starting to hear a lot about hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from Hyundai, Toyota, and Honda--and we're going to hear a great deal more about them in the years to come.


Related Topix: California, Hyundai Tucson, SUV, Hyundai, Honda Fit EV, Toyota RAV4 EV, Honda, Hatchback, Toyota