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California Is Among 5 States Bidding For $5 Billion Tesla Motors Battery Factory

California is one of five states bidding for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

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California-Wide Plastic Bag Ban Passes Key Hurdle

California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

08/28/2014

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Governor Announces $330M Tax Credit For California Film, TV Industry

Gov. Jerry Brown announced a $330 million deal to boost funding for California film and television tax credit program over the next five years.

08/27/2014

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California Sets Ride-Sharing Insurance Standards

Drivers providing services for ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber would have to carry a minimum level of insurance under a compromise the state Senate approved Wednesday.

08/27/2014

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Assembly Passes Bill Aimed At Tougher Limits On Government Drone Use

State lawmakers Wednesday passed a bill that would protect privacy rights of Californians establishing basic restrictions on the government use of unmanned aerial systems, also known as “drones”.

08/27/2014

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California Home Sales Slow Despite Low Interest Rates

In spite of extremely low interest rates, California’s real estate market continued to cool off this summer, with pending home sales figures dipping for the fourth straight month, the California Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.

08/26/2014

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Gov. Brown: No Comment On Plight Of Marine Jailed In Mexico

The plight of an Afghanistan war veteran jailed south of the border may or may not come up Tuesday during a high-level meeting in Sacramento.

08/26/2014

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Calif. Schools To Teach Students About ‘Significance’ Of Obama Presidency

A bill authored by a Pasadena lawmaker that encourages schools to teach about the historical significance of Barack Obama becoming the nation’s first African-American president is now California law.

08/26/2014

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‘Bone’ Appétit! California To Permit Outdoor Dining With Dogs

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday announced signing a bill permitting pet dogs at restaurants with outdoor spaces. It does not force restaurants to allow dogs, but rather implements guidelines for how they can accommodate pets.

08/21/2014

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Computer Science Instead Of Math? Calif. Bill May Change College Guidelines

A Pacoima lawmaker wants to help students get into California state colleges and universities by using some computer science classes to fulfill math requirements for college admissions.

08/21/2014

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Oxnard Campgrounds Shut Down Due To Flooding

A popular campground in Oxnard has been shut down due to flooding, according to officials.

08/15/2014

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‘Fracking’ Opponents Renew Calls For Moratorium Amid Drought

Southland activists and California climate and water experts Wednesday called for officials to impose a moratorium on a controversial natural gas extraction method due to the statewide drought.

08/13/2014

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Judge Orders California To Teach English Learners

California was ordered to educate all children who don’t speak English after reports revealed a quarter of its school districts fail to meet that requirement, which is mandated by both the federal government and California itself.

08/13/2014

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What Drought? Petition Blasts Proposed 1,000-Foot Water Slide In Downtown LA

Opponents of a proposed water slide event are calling on city officials to reconsider their plans in the face of the ongoing statewide drought.

08/11/2014

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GOP Candidate Neel Kashkari Challenges Gov. Jerry Brown On Jobs

Trailing by nearly 20 points in the polls and even further behind in campaign cash, KCAL9’s Dave Bryan reports Kashkari believes he has found an issue that may lift his cause into a tight race.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2014

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