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California Draws $3.2B In Federal Health Subsidies

Californians received $3.2 billion in federal subsidies last year to help make health insurance more affordable.

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6 Shark Attacks Reported Along Pacific Coast In ’14; All In California

All six unprovoked shark attacks on humans last year along the Pacific Coast occurred in California, according to researchers.

4 hours ago

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Nevada Considers Condom Requirement That Caused Porn Production To Flee L.A.

Nevada currently has no rules specifically covering pornography production. And no permit is needed to film on private property, a home or in a hotel room, according to the state film office.

01/23/2015

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Man Believed To Be From Newbury Park Dies While Skiing In Arizona

Authorities in northern Arizona are investigating the death of a California man who was skiing at the Arizona Snowbowl.

01/20/2015

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Community Colleges Move Closer To Offering 4-Year Degrees

Several Southland community colleges were among those recommended Tuesday for a pilot program that would allow them to offer 4-year degrees.

01/20/2015

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Winter Rains Not Enough To Boost Calif. Drought Outlook

Recent rainfall may not be enough to cut short the statewide drought, according to a new report.

01/16/2015

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2 Men Reach Top Of Yosemite’s El Capitan In Historic Climb

A pair of Americans on Wednesday completed what had long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to ascend a 3,000-foot vertical wall on El Capitan, the forbidding granite pedestal in Yosemite National Park that has beckoned adventurers for more than half a century.

01/14/2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks onstage on October 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Variety)

AP Source: California Attorney General Kamala Harris To Run For US Senate

Harris has been in office since 2011 and is the first woman, the first African American and the first South Asian to hold the office in the state’s history.

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Mercury Insurance Faces $27.6 Million Fine For Wrongful Fees

In announcing the largest fine against a California auto insurance company, Commissioner Dave Jones said Monday that Mercury charged customers the same amount — $27.6 million — in broker fees that his agency did not approve.

01/12/2015

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UCLA Wins 2nd Straight, Tops California, 73-54

All five UCLA starters scored in double figures, led by freshman forward Kevon Looney with 15 points, as the Bruins cruised to a 73-54 victory over Cal in Pac-12 action Sunday night.

01/11/2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks on September 8, 2014 in Sacramento, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Jerry Brown Releases $113B Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown has released a record $113 billion state spending plan that asks the University of California to do more with less so the nation’s largest public university system can avert tuition hikes.

01/09/2015

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on February 26, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. Russian human rights activists oppose a bill in Moscow's city legislature that would allow companies to give prospective employees lie detector tests. (credit: Dima Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images)

California Making Sex Offenders Take Lie-Detector Tests

For the first time, California will make paroled sex offenders take periodic lie detector tests as a way to gauge their behavior patterns and perhaps prevent new sex crimes.

01/08/2015

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Sen. Barbara Boxer Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2016

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, one of the chamber’s most tenacious liberals, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term.

01/08/2015

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Gas Prices Continue Dive As Crude Oil Falls Below $50 Per Barrel

Crude oil slipped to below $50 per barrel for the first time in five years, and experts predict prices at the pump could remain in the $2 range into the spring.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/05/2015

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California Governor Toughens Climate Change Goals

California already is known as a leader in far-reaching environmental laws, but Brown said existing efforts were not enough.

01/05/2015

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