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  1. Federal, state leaders pitch for California water tunnelsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Wave

    In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, a sign calling attention to the loss of jobs blamed on the lack of water is displayed near Lemoore. In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, a sign opposing a proposed tunnel plan to ship water through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to Southern California is displayed near Freeport.


  2. Wish granted: Six-year-old boy will be garbage man for a dayRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Wave

    This February 2014 photo taken by Arnell Elegue and provided by the Make A Wish Foundation shows Ethan Dean in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Dean, 6, who has cystic fibrosis, will have his dream to be a garbage man come true with help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


  3. CalPERS' earnings flop means belt tighteningRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | The Wave

    SACRAMENTO Earlier this year, I watched in horror as my 401 earnings started a freefall right before I planned on shifting some assets into a lower-risk fund. Things corrected, but my investment mistakes are my problem.


  4. Man gets six years in prison for pimping a woman in Anaheim, hitting a police carRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | The Wave

    FULLERTON A 23-year-old Sacramento man who pimped a woman and crashed into an unmarked police vehicle before fleeing to Northern California pleaded guilty in Superior Court in Fullerton on Thursday and was sentenced to six years in state prison. Treshawn William Johnson pleaded guilty to one felony count of pimping and a misdemeanor count of hit and run with property damage, according to Roxi Fyad of the Orange County District Attorney's Office.


  5. Gov. Brown denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van HoutenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Star-Progress

    Former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten is seen April 14 during a hearing before the California Board of Parole Hearings at the California Institution for Women in Chino, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Friday denied parole to the an Houten.


  6. Brown signs law requiring serial numbers for homemade gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | RSM News

    SACRAMENTO California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring hobbyists who assemble homemade guns to apply for a serial number and submit to a background check. By 2019, people who own or create homemade firearms will have to apply for a serial number from the California Department of Justice and permanently affix it to the weapon.


  7. California wants people to prove they are not lobbyistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Capistrano Valley News

    In this March 17, 2016, photo, Jodi Remke, right, chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, discusses a proposed rule change to curb unreported lobbying, as commission member Patricia Wynne, left, looks on in Sacramento. California's top political watchdog is championing a bid to crack down on lobbyists who fail to disclose their efforts to influence government officials.


  8. California Community Colleges get new chancellorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | The Wave

    Eloy Ortiz Oakley talks to reporters after he was named chancellor of the California Community Colleges on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Sacramento. Oakley, the superintendent-president of the Long Beach Community College District, and a University of California regent, is the first Latino to head the 113-community college system.


  9. Over a fifth of state's recycling centers close amid plummeting pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | The Wave

    In this photo taken Tuesday, July 5, 2016 James Wilson drops a plastic bottle into a recycling can at a recycling center in Sacramento. More than 450 recycling centers statewide have closed in the last year, stripping millions of consumers of easy access to recycling services.


  10. Covered California premiums to jump 13.2 percent in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Laguna Woods Globe

    In this Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, Peter Lee, center, executive director of Covered California, the state's health insurance marketplace, discusses health insurance sign ups at a news conference with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, right, in Sacramento. Covered California announced Tuesday that 2017 premiums will rise 13.2 percent.


  11. Putting the legislature on (72-hour) noticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | The Wave

    In California, a bill can start in the Legislature with a title like "The Prosperity For All Act," yet end up being a law regulating the manufacture, sale and use of dog leashes or floor tiles. Or a law that adds another tax.


  12. Police debates need more focus on policy, not emotionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | The Wave

    SACRAMENTO The latest debate over policing understandably has become an emotional one, following the horrific murder of five police officers in Dallas and the deeply disturbing videos of police officers shooting men to death in Minnesota and Louisiana. Some conservatives say there's a "war on cops" and are demanding a return to "law and order," while many liberals believe there's a police war on minorities and have led protests that sometimes look more like riots.


  13. California to certify low primary turnout, Clinton victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | Laguna News Post

    SACRAMENTO California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified Friday that more than 8.5 million people, or 47.7 percent of registered voters, participated in the June primary, and that Hillary Clinton decisively won the state's Democratic race. Turnout just surpassed the 47.5 percent of California's 1992 primary the lowest participation rate of the four presidential primaries without an incumbent in at least the last quarter century, according to the secretary of state's office.


  14. Sacramento-area woman to stand trial in dog torture caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Star-Progress

    The Sacramento Bee reports Friday that 23-year-old Kayla Wright will go on trial on July 28 in Sacramento Superior Court.


  15. State education board hears proposal to rank schools with colors instead of numbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | The Orange County Register

    The plan, presented at a California State Board of Education meeting in Sacramento this week, would replace giving schools a number from 200 to 1000 heavily based on test scores. The old system, the Academic Performance Index, was suspended in March 2015 in favor of using other factors to rate a school's quality such as student attendance, English proficiency, dropout rates and access to college-level classes for high school students.


  16. LGBT history lessons edging closer to California classroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Dana Point News

    Tom Torlakson, the superintendent of public instruction, discusses proposes to broaden the curriculum of California's history and social science classes during a meeting of the State Board of Education, Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Sacramento. The board approved changes to the curriculum.


  17. California Republican Sen. Sharon Runner of Lancaster diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | The Wave

    In this March 19, 2015 file photo, State Sen. Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, addresses lawmakers at the Capitol in Sacramento. Runner, a Lancaster Republican who struggled for years with health problems, died Thursday at home at the age of 62 following respiratory complications, her family and a spokeswoman said in a statement.


  18. Have an opinion on San Onofre station? State commission seeks your inputRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | The Wave

    The California State Lands Commission is seeking public input on the environmental impact of decommissioning. A meeting will be held 1 p.m. July 27 in the theater at San Clemente High School, 700 Avenida Pico, San Clemente.


  19. Decision should come soon on Yorba Linda water ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | The Wave

    A decision is expected soon in a lawsuit filed by the Yorba Linda Taxpayers Association against the Yorba Linda Water District concerning a $25 monthly water-rate increase imposed on ratepayers. Judge Robert J. Moss heard arguments on Monday by the attorneys for both sides, but did not render a decision.


  20. Gov. Brown looks to extend ambitious climate-change programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | The Tustin News

    In this May 18, 2016 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures during a community event in Sacramento. Oil companies say they are in talks with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration about changes to the state's carbon-emissions programs, including his vaunted program requiring companies to buy pollution credits.


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