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Court: California Cities Can Require Developers To Build Affordable Housing

California cities have broad authority to require builders to include a percentage of affordable housing in new projects, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.

06/15/2015

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Lawmakers To Vote On $117.5B Budget Without Brown Sign-Off

The Legislature scheduled a budget vote Monday. However, negotiations will continue because Gov. Jerry Brown hasn’t signed off on that plan.

06/14/2015

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Decades-Old Water Rights In California Halted Amid Drought

Despite California’s drought, Richard and Danna Jones’ cattle grazing pasture has stayed green thanks to water flowing free from a gulch claimed by his grandfather in 1911.

06/13/2015

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Consumer Group Alleges Oil Exports Fueled Jump In Calif. Gas Prices

A consumer advocacy group says oil companies exported “unprecedented” amounts of gasoline from the West Coast to foreign nations just prior to a huge spike in the price of gasoline in California,

06/11/2015

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California Settles Heat-Death Lawsuits, Agrees To Improve

Family members of two farm workers who died from suspected heat-related illnesses and a labor union have settled their lawsuits against California on the condition that the state do more to ensure laborers are safe when temperatures rise.

06/10/2015

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Lawyer Indicted On Witness Tampering In Birth Tourism Probe

An Orange County lawyer has been indicted after authorities say he tried to help a Chinese witness in a birth tourism probe flee the United States.

06/10/2015

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California Rail Project Gives $700M Contract To Consultant

The board unanimously approved the seven-year deal with the New York-based company on Tuesday at its meeting in Los Angeles.

06/09/2015

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Riverside Sues Over California Water Restrictions

The city of Riverside has sued a state agency over water restrictions intended to combat the drought, claiming the rules are unfair because the city has ample groundwater supplies.

06/09/2015

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Scientist Says ‘June Gloom’ Disappearing As Weather Ripple Effect Escalates Drought

Scientists say a ripple effect is making California’s drought even worse, as the state’s annual “June Gloom” cloud cover has been disappearing over recent years.

06/08/2015

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Courts Banned From Forcing People To Pay Traffic Fines Before They Can Contest Tickets

The governing body for California’s court system Monday banned county courts from requiring people to pay traffic fines before they can contest their tickets.

06/08/2015

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Crews Say 44 Percent Of California Coast Oil Spill Cleaned

The 44 percent includes mostly sandy beaches, which only have trace amounts, or less than 1 percent of oil, said California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Alexia Retallack. She said tar and oil is naturally found through seeps at Southern California beaches and should be avoided.

06/07/2015

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Robots Compete In Response To California Disaster Simulation

Robots in the disaster response competition in California must push buttons, turn valves, cut through a wall and drive a light utility vehicle.

06/05/2015

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California Considers Health Coverage For Undocumented Children

The California Senate approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.

06/02/2015

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Cheerleading An Official S-P-O-R-T? Calif. Lawmakers Advance Bill That Says ‘Yes’

California would recognize competitive cheerleading as a high school sport under pending legislation.

06/01/2015

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California May Soon Become First State To Legalize Lane-Splitting

California may become the first state to explicitly allow motorcycles to weave between stalled cars in traffic.

05/28/2015

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