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Lawmakers, Activists To Rally In Favor Of Hit-And-Run Alert System

Lawmakers Wednesday were set to unveil a joint effort to reduce hit-and-run crimes with an Amber Alert-style system t help authorities apprehend those who flee the scene of a traffic collision.

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Law Blocks Some Brown Lawn Fees During Droughts

Homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts under legislation that took effect Monday.

07/21/2014

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California Won’t Send Troops To Mexico Border

California Gov. Jerry Brown won’t be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexico border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants.

07/21/2014

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California Reduces Deportations For Minor Crimes

Federal law lets legal immigrants be deported if they are given a sentence of one year or more. But California law defines misdemeanors as crimes qualifying for jail terms of a year or less.

07/21/2014

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$60M Ticket Sold In California With All 6 Powerball Numbers

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in 175,223,510, according to the Powerball website.

07/20/2014

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Food Distribution Giant To Pay $20M For Holding Meat, Milk In Unrefrigerated Sheds

The nation’s largest food distribution company will pay $20 million for illegally holding perishable foods such as seafood, milk and raw meat in unrefrigerated storage sheds, according to prosecutors.

07/18/2014

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Santa Ana Officials Dispute Ranking As State’s Top Water-Wasting City

Officials with the city of Santa Ana say they reject the findings of a report that claims residents in the Orange County city are the biggest water wasters in California.

07/18/2014

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New Billboard Tells Californians The State Is No. 2 In Cases Of Syphilis

AHF says the only way to continue to fight the disease is with condom use and routine STD testing. The AHF hopes humor in discussing the serious topic will lead to awareness.

07/17/2014

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Federal Judge In OC Rules California Death Penalty Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Orange County on Wednesday declared California’s death penalty system unconstitutional and so “dysfunctional” that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

07/16/2014

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LA County Approves Full Implementation Of Laura’s Law To Address Treatment Of Mentally Ill

CBS2′s Cristy Fajardo reports the county Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to fully implement Laura’s Law, which allows families and counties to get court-ordered outpatient treatment for the seriously mentally ill.

CBS Los Angeles–07/15/2014

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Washington Vote Could Bring West Coast Closer To Full Earthquake Warning System

Congressman Adam Schiff, of Burbank, has pushed to secure $5 million from the federal government for a system that could give people a few seconds to a minutes notice depending on how far you are from the epicenter.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/14/2014

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States Told To Find Way To Clear Medicaid Backlog

A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees, including California, were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage.

07/14/2014

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El Nino Impact On California Drought Still Unclear

The Golden State may not be able to count on the weather phenomenon known as “El Nino” to alleviate conditions behind some of the driest years on record.

07/11/2014

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Group Sues Top Calif. Prison Official To Release Info On Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement opponents have filed a lawsuit hoping to get state officials to release thousands of documents about the use of “isolated segregation” in California prisons.

07/09/2014

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California Board Considers Fines For Water Wasters

The State Water Resources Control Board next week is scheduled to consider draft emergency regulations made public Tuesday. They are intended to put teeth into conservation efforts that so far have produced disappointing results.

07/08/2014

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