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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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Calif. Senate Moves $1B Water Plan Amid Drought

The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California.

03/26/2015

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Report: Calif. Drivers Paid $550M More For Gas Than Rest Of US

Remember last month when gas prices were soaring? A new reports says here’s how bad it really got.

03/24/2015

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West Coast Congress Members Seek Funding For Quake Warning System

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.

03/24/2015

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Granada Hills Students Set Sights On US Title After Calif. Academic Decathlon Win

Students at a Granada Hills high school were set to celebrate Monday after their school’s victory in the California Academic Decathlon.

03/23/2015

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California First To Feel Hydro-Power Crunch Of Drought

Spring is arriving with the Pacific Northwest measuring near record-low-snowfall, and much of the rest of the West below average.

03/21/2015

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California Strips Blue Shield Of Tax-Exempt Status

State officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.

03/18/2015

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Officials OK New Water Conservation Measures

State water officials Tuesday voted in favor of new changes for water usage as California heads into a fourth drought year.

03/17/2015

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Analyst Warns Governor’s Retiree Health Plan Could Cost More

In a report Monday, legislative analyst Mac Taylor says the state could end up paying more over time if current and future state workers are asked to help pay for their health benefits.

03/16/2015

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Southern California Water Agencies Look North For Water Sale

The drought has water agencies in Southern California offering big bucks for water belonging to Northern California rice farmers.

03/14/2015

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Calif. Suspends Standardized Testing To Make Way For ‘Common Core’

The state Board of Education voted at a meeting in Sacramento not to produce an Academic Performance Index for the 2014-15 school year.

03/12/2015

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Judge Outlines Plan For California To Regain Prison Control

A federal judge has outlined a plan for California to end nearly a decade of federal control over its prison health care system.

03/10/2015

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Calif. Schools Bid For $50M Prize To Shorten Degree Path For Students

A $50 million competition was underway Monday among dozens of California universities and community colleges to come up with new approaches to help student earn degrees in less time.

03/09/2015

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California Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.9 Percent

California enjoyed its largest monthly job gain in over a year with the addition of 67,300 new positions in January, driving the unemployment rate down to 6.9 percent, a state agency said Friday.

03/06/2015

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Lawmakers Want High Schools To Teach ‘Yes Means Yes’ For Sex

Senate President Kevin de Leon and Assemblywoman Hanna-Beth Jackson announced legislation on Tuesday that would require school districts where health education is a high school graduate requirement to make sexual violence prevention a part of the curriculum.

03/03/2015

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