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‘Beginning Of The End’ For Lawns? Officials Order Limits On Water Use For Landscaping

State officials Wednesday ordered an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.

07/15/2015

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California’s Invasive ‘Contraband Watch’ Often Yields Little

Inmates are handcuffed and shackled for days or even weeks while guards watch around-the-clock until nature takes its course.

07/11/2015

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California Shark Attack Rates Plunge 90 Percent Since 1950s

In California, researchers put the odds of a swimmer getting attacked by a great white at about one in every 738 million beach visits.

07/10/2015

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Judge Considers Actress Kelly Rutherford’s Legal Residency In Custody Battle

Former “Melrose Place” and “Gossip Girl” actress Kelly Rutherford is hoping a judge will enforce a previous order, giving her temporary custody that would allow her to bring her children to California.

07/09/2015

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Calif. Assembly OKs Bill To Remove ‘Alien’ From State Labor Code

If signed into law, Senate Bill 432 would delete the term “alien” as a definition for an immigrant individual and “modernize” the state Labor Code.

07/09/2015

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Stage 4 Cancer Patient Says She’ll Continue To Fight For Right To Die At Home With Dignity

The right-to-die movement in California has a setback Tuesday after lawmakers dropped their efforts to allow terminally ill patients the right to legally end their lives because of fierce opposition.

07/07/2015

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California Urged To Return $331M Meant For Homeowners

A Sacramento County judge found that the governor and state Legislature unlawfully diverted most of a fund that was part of a $25 billion settlement between five major banks and nearly every state in 2012.

07/06/2015

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Highlights: Californians Paying More For Water In Drought

Some California residents are finding themselves in an ironic bind where they have to pay more while using less water in the drought.

07/05/2015

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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.

07/02/2015

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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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