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California Unemployment Rate At Lowest Since Great Recession

California recorded its lowest jobless rate last month since the early months of the Great Recession, while the number of additional jobs was the second-largest gain since the state began keeping that record in 1990.

12/19/2014

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High Court Settles Dispute Over California’s Undersea Border

The court’s decree Monday will help settle federal and state disputes and prevent future litigation over oil, gas and other mineral leases.

12/15/2014

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Federal Ruling A Win For California’s Bullet Train

A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California’s bullet train says it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous lawsuits fighting the project.

12/15/2014

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Inmates Who Work State Prisons Could Get Out Early

The settlement was filed Friday in federal court, where judges would need to approve it before any changes take effect.

12/13/2014

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California Cleans Up As Storm Hits Southwest

Perhaps the biggest job was in Camarillo, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, where a mudslide made 13 homes uninhabitable Friday. The debris flowed down a hillside burned by wildfire last year.

12/13/2014

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California To Break Ground On Bullet-Train In January

The authority didn’t say where in Fresno the January 6 groundbreaking ceremony announced Friday will be held.

12/12/2014

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Record Number Of Students Apply For UC Admission

According to preliminary data released Thursday the number of high school seniors applying for 2015 freshman admission to the University of California rose by 6.5 percent over last year.

12/11/2014

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Team Chosen For Second Phase Of High-Speed Rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority said Thursday that the low bid for the 65-mile segment was $1.2 billion.

12/11/2014

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Report: Calif. Jobless Rate To Continue To Fall

A new report says California’s economy is expected to continue its steady recovery and predicts the state unemployment rate will drop nearly two full percentage points by the end of 2016.

12/10/2014

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California Prosecutors Sue Uber; Lyft Settles

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey partnered with Gascon in a probe of the nascent ridesharing industry. A third company — Sidecar — is still under investigation.

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State Senator Roderick Wright was convicted of perjury in January after lying about his residence. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

California Assemblyman Favored To Replace Disgraced Senator

A termed-out state assemblyman was favored Tuesday to succeed state Sen. Rod Wright, who resigned in September after being sentenced for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.

12/09/2014

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Driver’s License Appointments Spike In Calif. Following Obama’s Immigration Reform Push

The number of people making appointments to apply for a California driver’s license more than doubled in late November — a possible sign of demand for a new license that will soon become available to immigrants in the country illegally, an official said Monday.

12/08/2014

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Jail Release Could Depend On Prediction Of Risk

With more than 60 percent of jail inmates nationwide awaiting trial and many unable to afford bail, reforms are underway that rely less on the crime charged and a judge’s hunch and more on data to predict who can safely be released to later return to court and which dangerous defendants should remain locked up.

12/06/2014

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Lawmakers Push For Changes To Higher Education

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, introduced SB15 on Tuesday that would increase state funding, redirect funds from a scholarship program, and charge a higher rate to out-of-state students.

12/02/2014

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California Loses Ground In Drought Water-Saving

Californians are losing ground on compliance with a state goal to cut water use by 20 percent during the drought, according to statewide water-use figures released Tuesday.

12/02/2014

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