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1 hr ago | ABC News

Plum job for first prune exports to California

A southern New South Wales prune grower is relieved his fruit can be exported to California after completing a successful trial shipment.

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Related Topix: California, Australia, World News, Life, Fruits, Food

5 hrs ago | Whittier Daily News

California agencies cana t say if they are meeting water conservation goals

The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused “water stations” at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

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

7 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

A Bay Area lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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Related Topix: California

11 hrs ago | Advocate

Congresswoman Slams Science Magazine for Transphobic, Sexist Cover

Science Magazine stirred up controversy this month when they used a January 2013 photo of two transgender sex workers as the cover image for their July 11 issue.

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Related Topix: Transgender, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, California

15 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Convertible buyers tend to be educated, affluent and Californian

California is tops when it come to driving with the top down. Convertible car buyers are affluent, educated and tend to live in California, especially Southern California, according to Experian Automotive, an industry research company and arm of the giant consumer credit rating agency.

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Related Topix: California, Coupe, Ford Mustang, Hatchback, Convertible, Ford, Chrysler, Sedan, Chrysler Sebring, BMW 3 Series, BMW, Wagon, Hybrid, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet

20 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

Fire teams battle 2 fast-moving California blazes

Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.

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Related Topix: Fire, California

21 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Travel Deals and Steals: Texas, Hudson Valley, and California

Enjoy live music, cold brews and some of the best barbecue in Texas at the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa.

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Related Topix: Texas, California, Wine, Drink

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Our View: Gov. Jerry Brown can recast debate about our border

Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to Mexico this weekend, along with 113 California government and business leaders, for a three-day trade mission.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Jerry Brown, US Governors, California, Immigration Reform, Murrieta, CA

SFGate

California drought requires urgent action

JULY 15: Sprinklers water a lawn in Golden Gate Park on July 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Marina (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Opinion

Switched

California Can't Say If It's Meeting Drought Goal

The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

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

Star-Telegram.com

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

Six months after Gov. Jerry Brown called on Californians to cut water use by 20 percent, only a few state agencies know whether their efforts to conserve water have been effective.

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

TG Daily

California gov steps into the cloud

CalCloud will be the first statewide shared service hosted in the cloud. The platform, now available to municipalities and all state and local government agencies on a subscription basis, is the first of its kind to be implemented at the state level.

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Related Topix: California, Science, Computer Science

WKRN

2 Calif. women arrested for prostitution at franklin hotel

Destiny Carrier, 22, and Seaisia Clark, 23, were both taken into custody after police discovered a sexually explicit add on Inside the Murfreesboro Road hotel, officers discovered four cell phones, two tablets, 24 reloadable credit cards and more than $1,300 in cash.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, California

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bradenton.com

California state senator facing additional charge

In this March 26, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Chinatown (San Francisco, CA), California, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Marijuana

Reuters

Suspended California lawmaker Leland Yee faces new conspiracy charges

A federal grand jury has returned conspiracy charges against California State Senator Leland Yee, adding to the suspended lawmaker's legal woes after he was indicted earlier this year for corruption and taking part in a scheme to traffic guns.

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Related Topix: California

KTVN Reno

California to have 4 governors in 4 days

Gov. Jerry Brown's office informed other state leaders on Friday that he will be leaving the state Sunday and returning Wednesday as he leads a trade mission to Mexico.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, California, Gavin Newsom

CBS Local

Ex-Nev. Lawmaker Brooks Sentenced To Calif. Prison

A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly has been ordered to two years and eight months in prison.

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Related Topix: Nevada Government, Nevada, California

USA Today

California courts Tesla for its battery 'Gigafactory'

California's Legislature has another bill on deck that could bolster its chances of becoming home to Tesla Motor's giant battery plant, and the up to 6,500 jobs it could create.

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Related Topix: California, Rick Perry, US Governors, Autos

Inhabitat

Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

California's crippling drought has forced many residents to cut back on water-wasting activities, but one company is making the best of a bad situation by helping them keep their lawns looking good by painting them green! Green Canary and other companies in California are painting dead and dormant brown lawns to create the illusion of a lush, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California

KCRA-TV Sacramento

College students create new cabins for California parks

THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE TIME. THINGS ARE OK IN THE EASTBOUND DIRECTION OF HIGHWAY 50. SOME CREATIVE COLLEGE STUDENTS MIGHT MAKE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT CAMPING.

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