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LA Mayor Applauds Residents For Helping To Curb Water Usage

Los Angeles and other California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor’s statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.

08/27/2015

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Key Committee Fails To Take Up California Minimum Wage Bill

A proposal to raise California’s minimum wage and tie future increases to inflation was not taken up in time by a key state legislative committee, likely stalling the effort for this year.

08/27/2015

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Lake Elsinore Man May Lose Hand After Attempting To Take Selfie With Rattlesnake

A Lake Elsinore man was bitten by a rattlesnake Monday as he picked it up and attempted to take a selfie.

08/25/2015

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California Drought May Exacerbate Wildlife-Human Encounters

The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California’s drought including a recent bear attack, mountain lion sightings and an uptick in orphaned animals.

08/22/2015

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NASA Report Finds Excessive Groundwater Pumping May Be Sinking California

Scientists say some areas in California’s Central Valley are sinking nearly two inches every month due to massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought.

08/19/2015

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California Gets $10.6M To Defray Advanced Placement Exam Costs

California is getting $10.6 million from the federal government to help defray costs of advanced placement exams for low-income students.

08/12/2015

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Calif. Game Commission Bans Bobcat Trapping Statewide

State officials voted Wednesday to ban bobcat trapping across the state of California.

08/05/2015

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California Pays Off $15 Billion In Costly Debt From 2004

California is set to make its final payment on $15 billion in costly borrowing championed a decade ago by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

08/05/2015

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Laguna Lifts City Ban On New Pool Constructions In City

A ban has been put in place in Laguna Beach on all new pool construction due to the drought, meaning homeowners looking to beat the heat with a new pool are out of luck.

08/04/2015

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Thousands Of California Convicts To Regain Voting Rights

California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections.

08/04/2015

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2 Men Plead Not Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of California Boy

The San Bernardino district attorney said Monday that Darron Daniels and Maurice Kelley also denied charges of attempted murder.

08/03/2015

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California Launches Website Where People Can Snitch On Water Wasters

California has multiple restrictions on water use, including banning washing cars with hoses that don’t shut off and restricting lawn-watering within two days of rainfall. But enforcement varies widely across the parched state.

07/31/2015

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Cost Of Healthcare Coverage Going Up For California Plans

Californians buying individual health plans on the state insurance exchange will see an average increase of about 4 percent in premiums for the second year in a row.

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Survey: US Gas Prices Down A Penny In The Past 2 Weeks; But LA Still Highest

The highest was $4.13 a gallon in Los Angeles. Lundberg says California saw huge wholesale price hikes during a brief supply shortage. She says supplies are flowing again and pump prices are poised to drop in the Golden State.

07/26/2015

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California Lottery Sees Record With $5.5B Sold In Tickets

Now in its 30th year, the lottery’s 2014-15 numbers will generate about $1.3 billion for schools.

07/25/2015

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