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Lawmakers Cheer White House Support For Early Quake Warning System

California lawmakers say President Barack Obama’s recommendation to spend $5 million next year on an early earthquake warning system for the West Coast represents a significant breakthrough.

02/04/2015

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Californians Use 22 Percent Less Water In January

December’s rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a 20-percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to long-term drought conditions.

02/03/2015

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Calif. Measles Outbreak Revives Debate Over Vaccines

A measles outbreak centered in California has sparked a national debate over parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.

02/03/2015

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Revenge-Porn Website Operator Convicted Under New California Law

Kevin Bollaert was found guilty Monday of identity theft and extortion. It’s one of the first convictions under a new California law that outlawed revenge porn.

02/02/2015

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Azusa Lawmaker Moves To Raise Legal Age To Buy Cigarettes To 21

An Azusa lawmaker is pushing to make California the first U.S. state to raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products up to 21 years old.

01/30/2015

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State Fails To Track Billions In Mental Health Funds

The Little Hoover Commission report is the latest review to find that the state has little evidence to show that $13 billion in Proposition 63 funds have been effectively spent.

01/27/2015

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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.

01/26/2015

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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.

01/26/2015

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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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