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31 min ago | Reuters

California lawmaker's bribery trial postponed until he leaves office

California Senator Ron Calderon watches Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as he signs into law a bill that would move the date of the California presidential primary from June to February during a ceremony at the governor's mansion in Sacramento, California, in this March 15, 2007 file photo.


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

31 min ago | National Review Online

George Will: California's Goldwater 2.0

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona senator Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months.


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

31 min ago | Switched

Latino Immigrant Reaches Major Milestone In California

This undated photo provided by the California Governor's Office on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, shows Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar.


Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Stanford University

2 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Lawsuit tests racial policy at California prisons

U.S. District Judge Troy Nunley of Sacramento granted class-action status Wednesday to a lawsuit challenging the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's policy of locking all inmates of a particular race in their cells after a fight involving any member of that racial group.


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3 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Fall enrollment growth at CSU cut in half

Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall - from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students - after state funding fell short of expectations, according to a report.


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7 hrs ago | 10News

Cal State lowers enrollment growth

Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall -- from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students -- after state funding fell short of expectations.


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7 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Schumer blames primaries for gridlock ... so he wants to duplicate California's dysfunction

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants to blame Washington gridlock on party primaries-and says that getting rid of them would "save America."


Related Topix: California, US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US News, US Senate, Liberal Political News

8 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

AM Alert: As Mexico trip approaches, governor meets with diplomat

Gov. Jerry Brown talked about his priorities for a second term during a meeting with the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board on May 15, 2014.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sacramento, CA, California, Commerce, CA, us Travel, Travel

11 hrs ago | CBS News

Californians are "drought-shaming" neighbors

California's drought is so severe, residents could soon face $500 fines for wasting water.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California, Drought

15 hrs ago | Switched

Republicans Have Some Truly Horrifying Theories About The Children Crossing The Border

Since the beginning of October, more than 57,000 unaccompanied children have been caught at the U.S.-Mexico border trying to enter the United States illegally.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Randy Neugebauer, California, Illegal Immigration

Tue Jul 22, 2014

AMA Petition To return Lane-Splitting Guidelines To California Government Websites

The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive today to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting.


Related Topix: California, Motorcycles, Sacramento, CA

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Heloise: Dirty or clean? Check the soap

Dear Heloise: We read your column every day in the Ventura County Star. My family has come up with a hint that may help others who never know if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty.


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WNYC-AM New York

California: A Dystopian Novel by Edan Lepucki

Cal and Frida live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side in the face of hardship and isolation.


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Russia Taday

California curbs injection of toxic fracking waste into aquifers needed in severe drought

California is shutting down 11 oil and gas wastewater injection sites and reviewing over 100 others in the state's drought-ravaged Central Valley as officials fear companies have pumped toxic fracking fluids into needed drinking water aquifers.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Davis, CA, UC Davis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Fresno Bee

Robin Abcarian: Breaking California up would be uncool to do

As a native Californian who was born in Oakland, raised in the San Fernando Valley, schooled in Berkeley and now living in Venice, I'd like to say one thing to Timothy Draper, the Silicon Valley kajillionaire pushing the idiotic breakup of the Golden State: Recently, Draper announced he is on track to gather enough signatures to get his ... (more)


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CBS Local

Governor Signs Board Changes To Covered California

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at diversifying California's health exchange board by expanding the eligibility criteria for members.


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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: Judge chastises California perpetuating dysfunctional death penalty system

But the decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney last week is less a victory for abolitionists than it is a condemnation of California officials' mishandling of capital punishment.


Related Topix: California, Death Penalty, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Seattle Times

Authorities raid illegal Calif. pot grows to help Yurok tribe

The California National Guard on Monday joined more than a dozen other agencies to help the Yurok tribe combat rampant marijuana grows that have threatened the reservation's water supply, harmed its salmon and interfered with cultural ceremonies.


Related Topix: Drugs, California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought


Judges Describe Toll Of Court Vacancies: Burnout, Delays, Pressure To Plead Guilty

Federal judicial vacancies are causing unsustainable courtroom delays, resulting in evidence going stale, witnesses dying before they can testify and, in some instances, people being pressured to plead guilty just to get out of jail faster, according to study released Monday by the Brennan Center for Justice.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas, Barbara Boxer, Democrat, California


Dem. Strategist Smacks "Six Californias" Over Alleged Voter Fraud

The campaign to split California into six smaller states in order to benefit Silicon Valley isn't just nuts-according to a California politico, it's illegal, too.


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