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3 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Data Center: Arrest rate in California Senate higher than rate in all of state's largest cities

Three of the 40 members of the California State Senate have been arrested this year, more than double the statewide arrest rate and higher than the rate in any of California's 25 largest cities.


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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Medical regulators to investigate risky psych drug prescribing to California foster youth

With pressure on California's foster care system to curb the rampant use of powerful psych meds on children, concern is mounting about the doctors behind the questionable prescribing.


Related Topix: California, Medicine, Family, Kids, Cal State East Bay

The Fresno Bee

California weighs community college baccalaureates to close degree gap

If SB 850 is signed, up to 15 California community colleges will be able to develop career-oriented bachelor's degrees such as: The pilot program excludes disciplines that are already offered in the University of California and California State University systems, so nursing is off the table for now, despite increasing demand.


Related Topix: California, Nursing, Medicine

Porn Star Holds Sex Marathon to Pay for Breast Implants

Porn Star Holds Sex Marathon to Pay for Breast Implants: A Quebec porn star has agreed to host a "sex marathon" with 25 men in order to pay for her new breast implants.


Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Tesla gigafactory: State budget watchdogs urge fiscal restraint

The fierce competition among five states to land Tesla Motors' planned "gigafactory" for battery production has been the economic development story of the summer.


Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, California, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Sparks, NV

Cybercast News Service

Mexican president praises California policies

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of immigrant-friendly laws, saying California is taking a lead role in the absence of national immigration reform.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Riverside County, CA, Lake Elsinore, CA


Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Law in California; Will Other States Follow?

The legislation, approved by the California Assembly earlier this month, was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.


Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

LA Daily News

Bright-colored air gun bill passes California Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. >> The state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.


Related Topix: California, Violent Crime

The Fresno Bee

Ask Emily: Does Covered California really have you covered?

Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act.


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

Fox News

#MarineHeldinMexico: California senator declines luncheon invite...

A California senator has declined a luncheon to honor Mexican President Pena Nieto in light of the jailing of Marine Sgt.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Duncan Hunter, Republican, US House of Representatives, California, Lee Terry

Wall Street Journal

California Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Bill to Become Law

Smartphones sold in California will be required by mid-2015 to come with a pre-installed feature to deter thieves.


Related Topix: California, WebMD

KRVN-AM Lexington

Earthquake Clean-Up Continues in Northern California

Many Northern Californians spent Monday cleaning up, 24 hours after the Napa Valley region suffered it strongest earthquake in 25 years.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, Geology, Science

Macworld UK

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, California

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, family members touch the copper top of the vault containing the casket of Michael Brown during his funeral in Normandy, Mo.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, California

Chico Enterprise-Record

Cell-phone 'kill switches' will be required in California

Turning to technology to deter thieves, California became the first state in the country on Monday to require "kill switches" on new smartphones.


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

WSET-TV Lynchburg

California wait period doesn't apply to gun owners

A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms.


Related Topix: California, Guns, University of Phoenix

Brandon Sun

Judge tosses out California's 10-day waiting period for gun buyers who already own firearms

A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms.


Related Topix: California, Guns

Transport Topics

Roads, Bridges Undamaged After Quake Jolts California Wine Country

California transportation officials said the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the town of Napa in the heart of the state's wine producing region early Sunday morning left the infrastructure in the area north of San Francisco mostly unscathed.


Related Topix: California, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

The Janesville Gazette

10 Things to Know: California recovering from 6.0 earthquake

A boy rides his scooter over a sidewalk buckled by an earthquake in Napa, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 24. A large earthquake caused significant damage and left at least three critically injured in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday.


Related Topix: California, Missouri

WATE-TV Knoxville

Northern California wildfire 25 percent contained

State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses.


Related Topix: California, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weaverville, CA, Earthquake