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Appeals Court Rules For California In Energy Crisis Claim

A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission improperly dismissed the claim by California officials.

04/29/2015

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Seismologists Link Oil, Gas Drilling To Spike In US Quakes – But Could That Happen In California?

Scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S.

04/23/2015

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California Government Says It’s Meeting Water-Saving Goal

California’s state government reported meeting its own overall water conservation goal for 2014, though data released Wednesday showed half the agencies fell short of the 20 percent target while the drought worsened.

04/22/2015

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Calif. Panel OKs Bill That Would Require Unvaccinated Kids To Be Homeschooled

A bill proposed by a Redondo Beach lawmaker that would limit the number of schoolchildren who are exempt from being vaccinated advanced Tuesday in a Sacramento committee vote.

04/22/2015

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Some Landlords In L.A. Want Tenants To Pay Water Bill In Exchange For Reduced Rent

Some landlords in Los Angeles are proposing a new way to conserve water: have tenants in rent-controlled buildings pay their own water bill.

04/21/2015

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Audit Says Jail Releases Jumped 37 Percent After Realignment

A new audit says county jails increased the number of inmates they released by 37 percent statewide during the first three years after California began sending lower-level offenders to local lockups instead of state prisons.

04/21/2015

City officials say a 16-foot wide separated bicycle and pedestrian walkway will be included on the new California Incline bridge. (Photo courtesy SMGov.net)

Iconic California Incline Bridge In Santa Monica Set For Year-Long Closure

One of the Southland’s major thoroughfares from the beach to the Westside will be closed for more than a year starting next week.

04/17/2015

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Compton Official Warns Water Usage Penalties Could Sink Lower-Income Families

Officials in Compton and other lower-income cities are warning that residents may be unable to bear any additional financial burden imposed by mandatory water restrictions.

04/16/2015

A statue of Father Junipero Serra, the founder of Californias missions and a controversial figure for his role in a process that began the decimation of the Native American population, stands in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 30, 2015. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Slam Plan To Replace Statue Of Calif. Missionary With Sally Ride Memorial

Southland lawmakers are criticizing a vote by the California State Senate to replace a statue in the U.S. Capitol of one of the state’s key historical figures with one of astronaut Sally Ride.

04/14/2015

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Race Relations In California Better Than Rest Of U.S.? Voters Say ‘Yes’ In New Poll

A new poll has found an overwhelming majority of California voters believe race relations in the state are better than elsewhere in America even as they acknowledge persistent tensions.

04/13/2015

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Lawmaker Wants To End Driver’s License Suspensions For Unpaid Traffic Tickets

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker wants to keep millions of drivers in Southern California who have had their licenses suspended for not paying traffic tickets behind the wheel.

04/09/2015

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Report: Californians Spent $1 Billion More On Gas In March Than Rest Of The Nation

Representatives with Consumer Watchdog say California drivers spent $1 billion more on gasoline in March than the rest of the nation.

04/09/2015

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Water Board Report: Small OC Town Using More Water Per Day Than Beverly Hills

As the state, ever drought-weary, continues to crack down on water-abusing communities, a neighborhood in Orange County has been exposed as having used more water per person and per home than any other community in either Los Angeles or Orange counties.

04/08/2015

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California Vaccine Requirement Bill Gets First Public Debate

A bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first public hearing Wednesday after similar efforts to limit exemptions in Washington and Oregon failed to advance.

04/08/2015

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California Gets Nearly 500K License Applications From Undocumented Immigrants

California received nearly a half-million applications for driver’s licenses from immigrants in the country illegally in the three months since a new law took effect.

04/06/2015

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