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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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Hundreds Of Undocumented Immigrants Apply For Driver’s Licenses

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants lined up Friday outside California Department of Motor Vehicles locations to apply for driver’s licenses.

01/02/2015

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Civil War Cannonball Discovered In Orange County Raises Questions Amongst Historians

A cannonball said to date back to the Civil War is raising questions amongst historians after being discovered in San Diego Creek near Irvine.

12/30/2014

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Signatures Submitted To Fight California Bag Ban

If the referendum qualifies, the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will be suspended until voters weigh in, effectively buying plastic bag manufacturers more time.

12/29/2014

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Local Ex-Convict Among 105 To Receive Official Pardon By Governor On Christmas Eve

California Governor Jerry Brown celebrated Christmas Eve by pardoning over one hundred former convicts, one of them a local man who now works with recovering drug addicts.

12/24/2014

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California Unemployment Rate At Lowest Since Great Recession

California recorded its lowest jobless rate last month since the early months of the Great Recession, while the number of additional jobs was the second-largest gain since the state began keeping that record in 1990.

12/19/2014

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High Court Settles Dispute Over California’s Undersea Border

The court’s decree Monday will help settle federal and state disputes and prevent future litigation over oil, gas and other mineral leases.

12/15/2014

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Federal Ruling A Win For California’s Bullet Train

A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California’s bullet train says it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous lawsuits fighting the project.

12/15/2014

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Inmates Who Work State Prisons Could Get Out Early

The settlement was filed Friday in federal court, where judges would need to approve it before any changes take effect.

12/13/2014

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California Cleans Up As Storm Hits Southwest

Perhaps the biggest job was in Camarillo, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, where a mudslide made 13 homes uninhabitable Friday. The debris flowed down a hillside burned by wildfire last year.

12/13/2014

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California To Break Ground On Bullet-Train In January

The authority didn’t say where in Fresno the January 6 groundbreaking ceremony announced Friday will be held.

12/12/2014

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Record Number Of Students Apply For UC Admission

According to preliminary data released Thursday the number of high school seniors applying for 2015 freshman admission to the University of California rose by 6.5 percent over last year.

12/11/2014

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Team Chosen For Second Phase Of High-Speed Rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority said Thursday that the low bid for the 65-mile segment was $1.2 billion.

12/11/2014

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Report: Calif. Jobless Rate To Continue To Fall

A new report says California’s economy is expected to continue its steady recovery and predicts the state unemployment rate will drop nearly two full percentage points by the end of 2016.

12/10/2014

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California Prosecutors Sue Uber; Lyft Settles

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey partnered with Gascon in a probe of the nascent ridesharing industry. A third company — Sidecar — is still under investigation.

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