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City officials say a 16-foot wide separated bicycle and pedestrian walkway will be included on the new California Incline bridge. (Photo courtesy SMGov.net)

Iconic California Incline Bridge In Santa Monica Set For Year-Long Closure

One of the Southland’s major thoroughfares from the beach to the Westside will be closed for more than a year starting next week.

04/17/2015

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Compton Official Warns Water Usage Penalties Could Sink Lower-Income Families

Officials in Compton and other lower-income cities are warning that residents may be unable to bear any additional financial burden imposed by mandatory water restrictions.

04/16/2015

A statue of Father Junipero Serra, the founder of Californias missions and a controversial figure for his role in a process that began the decimation of the Native American population, stands in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 30, 2015. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Slam Plan To Replace Statue Of Calif. Missionary With Sally Ride Memorial

Southland lawmakers are criticizing a vote by the California State Senate to replace a statue in the U.S. Capitol of one of the state’s key historical figures with one of astronaut Sally Ride.

04/14/2015

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Race Relations In California Better Than Rest Of U.S.? Voters Say ‘Yes’ In New Poll

A new poll has found an overwhelming majority of California voters believe race relations in the state are better than elsewhere in America even as they acknowledge persistent tensions.

04/13/2015

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Lawmaker Wants To End Driver’s License Suspensions For Unpaid Traffic Tickets

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker wants to keep millions of drivers in Southern California who have had their licenses suspended for not paying traffic tickets behind the wheel.

04/09/2015

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Report: Californians Spent $1 Billion More On Gas In March Than Rest Of The Nation

Representatives with Consumer Watchdog say California drivers spent $1 billion more on gasoline in March than the rest of the nation.

04/09/2015

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Water Board Report: Small OC Town Using More Water Per Day Than Beverly Hills

As the state, ever drought-weary, continues to crack down on water-abusing communities, a neighborhood in Orange County has been exposed as having used more water per person and per home than any other community in either Los Angeles or Orange counties.

04/08/2015

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California Vaccine Requirement Bill Gets First Public Debate

A bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first public hearing Wednesday after similar efforts to limit exemptions in Washington and Oregon failed to advance.

04/08/2015

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California Gets Nearly 500K License Applications From Undocumented Immigrants

California received nearly a half-million applications for driver’s licenses from immigrants in the country illegally in the three months since a new law took effect.

04/06/2015

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks to reporters at the site of a manual snow survey on April 1, 2015 in Phillips, California. The recorded level is zero, the lowest in recorded history for California. Gov. Brown went on to announce mandatory statewide water restrictions. credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Defends Drought Order That Doesn’t Limit Farmers

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended his order requiring Californians statewide to cut back on their water use in a historic mandate that spares those who consume the most — farmers.

04/05/2015

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California Attorney General Announces 18-Year-Prison Sentence For Cyber-Exploiter Who Created Revenge-Porn Site

Kamala Harris said this was the first such criminal prosecution of a cyber-exploitation website operator in the country

04/03/2015

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Brentwood Homeowner Takes Unique Steps To Face Historic Drought Head-On

A Brentwood homeowner is facing California’s historic drought head-on by harvesting rainwater and utilizing the condensation from air conditioning units.

04/02/2015

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California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’

Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory statewide water restrictions, announced Wednesday amidst escalated effects of the state’s historic drought, mean big changes for the residents of California.

04/01/2015

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Facing Lowest Snowpack Levels Ever, Brown Orders Statewide Mandatory Water Cuts

California Gov. Jerry Brown has announced statewide mandatory water reductions for the first time ever as the state saw the lowest snowpack levels ever recorded.

04/01/2015

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California To Loosen Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, state officials announced Thursday, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.

03/26/2015

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