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California Governor Jerry Brown speaks to reporters at the site of a manual snow survey on April 1, 2015 in Phillips, California. The recorded level is zero, the lowest in recorded history for California. Gov. Brown went on to announce mandatory statewide water restrictions. credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Defends Drought Order That Doesn’t Limit Farmers

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended his order requiring Californians statewide to cut back on their water use in a historic mandate that spares those who consume the most — farmers.

04/05/2015

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California Attorney General Announces 18-Year-Prison Sentence For Cyber-Exploiter Who Created Revenge-Porn Site

Kamala Harris said this was the first such criminal prosecution of a cyber-exploitation website operator in the country

04/03/2015

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Brentwood Homeowner Takes Unique Steps To Face Historic Drought Head-On

A Brentwood homeowner is facing California’s historic drought head-on by harvesting rainwater and utilizing the condensation from air conditioning units.

04/02/2015

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California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’

Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory statewide water restrictions, announced Wednesday amidst escalated effects of the state’s historic drought, mean big changes for the residents of California.

04/01/2015

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Facing Lowest Snowpack Levels Ever, Brown Orders Statewide Mandatory Water Cuts

California Gov. Jerry Brown has announced statewide mandatory water reductions for the first time ever as the state saw the lowest snowpack levels ever recorded.

04/01/2015

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California To Loosen Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, state officials announced Thursday, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.

03/26/2015

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Calif. Senate Moves $1B Water Plan Amid Drought

The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California.

03/26/2015

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Report: Calif. Drivers Paid $550M More For Gas Than Rest Of US

Remember last month when gas prices were soaring? A new reports says here’s how bad it really got.

03/24/2015

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West Coast Congress Members Seek Funding For Quake Warning System

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.

03/24/2015

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Granada Hills Students Set Sights On US Title After Calif. Academic Decathlon Win

Students at a Granada Hills high school were set to celebrate Monday after their school’s victory in the California Academic Decathlon.

03/23/2015

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California First To Feel Hydro-Power Crunch Of Drought

Spring is arriving with the Pacific Northwest measuring near record-low-snowfall, and much of the rest of the West below average.

03/21/2015

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California Strips Blue Shield Of Tax-Exempt Status

State officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.

03/18/2015

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Officials OK New Water Conservation Measures

State water officials Tuesday voted in favor of new changes for water usage as California heads into a fourth drought year.

03/17/2015

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Analyst Warns Governor’s Retiree Health Plan Could Cost More

In a report Monday, legislative analyst Mac Taylor says the state could end up paying more over time if current and future state workers are asked to help pay for their health benefits.

03/16/2015

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Southern California Water Agencies Look North For Water Sale

The drought has water agencies in Southern California offering big bucks for water belonging to Northern California rice farmers.

03/14/2015

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