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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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Thu Jul 24, 2014

InformationWeek

Single sign-on? When does it arrive?

As a California resident, it's great news that single sign-on is available through CalCloud but I wonder which state agencies are using it.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Prison mental health panel gets interim director

An interim director has been appointed to help guide the work of a council that advises California agencies on mental health treatment for residents at risk of incarceration.

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Daily World

The yin and the yang of grass

While bone-dry Californians are resorting to spray-painting their parched lawns green, one yard in Alabama had too much water, resulting in an odd "sod-surfing" video.

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Courthouse News Service

L.A. Times Sues California forInfo on Murder Suspect-Parolees

The Los Angeles Times sued the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for records on two registered sex offenders who are accused of raping and murdering four women while on parole.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, California, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Nashville Scene

Edan Lepucki's dystopian novel California - the first...

Edan Lepucki's dystopian novel California - the first salvo in Stephen Colbert's war on Amazon - imagines unrest both marital and martial Edan Lepucki's California begins with a familiar premise: Two young people, recently married and struggling to establish themselves, must decide what to do about an unexpected pregnancy.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Calif. wine collector set for sentencing in NY

A California wine collector faces sentencing in New York after he was convicted of making up to $20 million from 2004 to 2012 by selling bogus bottles of wine.

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Inside Bay Area

New poll: 75 percent of Californians support local mandatory water-use restrictions

Few local water agencies have forced customers to cut their water use amid the ongoing drought, but a new poll shows a large majority of Californians support mandates to turn off the tap.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Poll finds Californians back smaller water bond

A new poll finds a slim majority of likely California voters support a water bond slated for the November ballot.

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NewsTarget.com

Water wars begin in California

Now in its third year of record-breaking drought conditions, the water-deprived state of California is reportedly beefing up its law enforcement to crack down on so-called water "abusers" who use too much.

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New York Daily News

Calif. man, 80, guns down pregnant home invader: 'I shot her twice, she best be dead'

Tom Greer killed the woman after she and a man jumped him and robbed his Long Beach house Tuesday night.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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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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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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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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."

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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.

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