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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

A Car Without a Steering Wheel or Pedals? Not So Fast, California Says

But Google's goal of an autonomous car is bumping up against new testing rules from California's Department of Motor Vehicles.


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6 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

California drought stings bees, honey supplies

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Apiculture, Science, Los Banos, CA, Agriculture

7 hrs ago |

Drinking in the Dust: The California Drought

I came to California as a kid in the summer of 1977, in the middle of the worst drought that California had seen in years.


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

Wed Aug 20, 2014


California Dreamin' at the Dispenser

This fall, the California Lottery is launching Play at the Pump, a five-month pilot program at approximately 100 to 150 retail gas station lottery locations in Los Angeles and Sacramento.


Related Topix: Lottery, California

Californians Favor Tougher Rules On Health Insurance Rates, Survey Says

Sacramento, CA, United States - California voters are showing strong early support for a ballot initiative that would expand the state's authority to regulate health insurance rates.


Related Topix: California, Health Insurance, Health, Sacramento, CA

ABC News

Surface Water, Groundwater, and Drought

California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California

WTVG-TV Toledo

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agoura Hills, CA


California passes law banning sterilization of inmates

The bill bans any form of sterilization in a correctional facility for the purposes of birth control unless there is a medical necessity and there is no other alternate procedure available.


Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Prison, Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

DNA India

Health News: Liberia imposes night curfew due to Ebola outbreak:...

Health News: Liberia imposes night curfew due to Ebola outbreak: state radio; FDA approves Sanofi's Gaucher disease drug Cerdelga and more A California program that covers addiction treatments for the poor may have paid $93.7 million in fraudulent claims, a state audit showed.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Food and Drug Administration, California, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Fire near Yosemite that 1,000 fled doesn't grow

An air tanker drops fire retardent on a fire which was burning on a ridge northeast of Oakhurst, Calif., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.


Related Topix: Fire, Oakhurst, CA, California, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

Xenia Daily Gazette

A prickly question

California's harsh new measure to deal with long-term drought is making waves. Residents caught wasting by washing sidewalks with their garden hose and committing similar reckless acts are incurring fines of up to $500.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home, Life, Fruits, Food, Avocado, Opinion

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by wildfires

California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, talks with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, and Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., after they spoke a the 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom McClintock, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, Jerry Brown, California, US Senate, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller

CBS Local

California Lawmakers Target Immigrant Driver's License Scams

Legislation sent to the governor's desk Tuesday intends to crack down on people who try to make immigrants pay unnecessary fees for driver's licenses.


Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown

The Raw Story

California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations

California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in California prisons to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, after media reports and a later audit showed officials failed to follow the state's rules for obtaining consent for the procedure known as tubal ligation from incarcerated women.


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

California's Economic Collision Course: Immigration and Water

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Related Topix: California, US Politics, US News, Newt Gingrich, Activism, California High-Speed Rail, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Audit finds questionable billing by California drug rehab programs

Shoddy oversight led California to approve almost $1 million for potentially ineligible drug rehab providers, including for services supposedly rendered to dead people, according to a new state audit.


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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California allocates vastly more water than supplies allow, study shows

A new study shows that the state has promised more water to individual customers than can be found in California in a given year.


Related Topix: California, UC Davis, Merced, CA, Sacramento, CA


California's Out-Of-State Tuition Premium: NC Student Says...

In a recent blog entry ,'s Brenda Walker wrote about the surge of out-of-state and international students piling into the University of California system because, unlike California residents , the non-Californians are billed full freight to attend, a major attraction for the cash-strapped, big-spending system.


Related Topix: California, University of Texas at Austin

News Max

California Democrats Snub Obama's Climate Change Push

Democrats in California who face close races in November have balked at backing President Barack Obama's climate change message despite the state's worst drought in history, The Hill reported .


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Ami Bera, Democrat, Representative David Valadao, Representative Jeff Denham, California

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California voters' support for health care law inches up

The federal health care overhaul is garnering more support from California voters than at any time since its passage in 2010, but they believe the state could still do more to limit the amount insurance companies can charge customers for coverage, according to a new Field Poll.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, California, US News, Health Insurance, Health