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Record Water Savings Shows Big Cuts To California Supplies Feasible

Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.

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California Slips Back To No. 8 Economy In World

Less than a month after edging out Brazil, California has slipped back to its ranking as the eighth-largest economy in the world.

07/01/2015

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Environmentalists Want Brown To Stop Offshore Fracking

State regulators this month approved nine permits for so-called fracking operations between August and December in Long Beach Harbor. The Center for Biological Diversity called on Brown Tuesday to halt the plans.

06/30/2015

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Governor Signs Bill Requiring Vaccinations For All California Public School Students

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that requires all school children to be vaccinated, according to officials.

06/30/2015

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35 California Counties Extend Health Care To Immigrants

The decision was made Thursday by the County Medical Services Program. That program provides health services to the poor in the mostly rural, sparsely populated counties.

06/27/2015

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In The Garden With Nick Federoff: How To Avoid Over-Watering Your Plants

Gardening guru Nick Federoff appeared on KCAL9 News Saturday morning to demonstrate how to avoid over-watering your lawn and plants during California’s historic drought. For more information, visit ThingsGreen.com.

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30K-Acre Lake Fire 40 Percent Contained, Most Evacuations Lifted

State fire officials say the blaze that began June 17 in the San Bernardino Mountains has burned more than 47 square miles of desert brush and forest timber.

06/27/2015

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Indian Tribes Sue To Block Southern California Solar Plant

The Colorado River Indian Tribes sued earlier this month after Riverside County supervisors approved the Blythe Mesa Solar Project, which would cover nearly six square miles.

06/24/2015

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Vote On California Right-To-Die Bill Delayed As Support Lags

Democratic Sen. Lois Wolk of Davis says she’s still trying to secure votes for SB128 to pass the Assembly Health Committee.

06/23/2015

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California: Many Farmers Miss Deadline To Report Water Cuts

Data show less than a third of the farmers, water districts and communities responded to the broadest conservation order for those with nearly ironclad water rights by the State Water Resources Control Board.

06/22/2015

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Illicit Drugs ‘Rampant’ In California State Prisons

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is spending $8 million this year on drug-detecting scanners and a new breed of drug-sniffing dogs while also employing strip searches on visitors suspected of carrying drugs.

06/21/2015

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Workers Clean Up Oil Spill On California Beaches By Hand

The painstaking task at Refugio State Beach marks a new front in the cleanup after an underground pipeline leaked last month and released up to 101,000 gallons of oil, about 21,000 gallons of which flowed into a storm drain, sullied the beach and washed out to sea.

06/20/2015

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DMV Reveals Details Of Self-Driving Car Accidents

California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that had shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads.

06/18/2015

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LA Firefighters Brace For Calls, Fires As Heat Wave Escalates

Firefighters across the southland are bracing for an increase in heat-related emergency calls and escalated fire danger as already-hot temperatures are expected to get even hotter.

06/17/2015

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Calif. Labor Board Ruling Classifies Uber Driver As Employee, Not Contractor

Drivers for Uber and other ride-sharing services are celebrating what is considered to be a major legal victory.

06/17/2015

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