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Lawsuit Says California Mortgage Money Mishandled

Three community assistance organizations sued Gov. Jerry Brown and other state officials on Friday, alleging the state improperly diverted nearly $370 million that was intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/14/2014

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Latinos Expected To Become Calif.’s Largest Ethnicity

State demographers estimate that whites and Latinos are now an equal share of California’s population, with Latinos poised to become a plurality by early next year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2013

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Report: Top Calif. Parks Officials Kept $20M Hidden

Officials at the highest levels of the California Department of Parks and Recreation helped keep millions of dollars in money intended for state parks secret for more than a decade.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/04/2013

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Gov. Brown Repeal Proposal Would Allow Shelter Euthanasia After 72 Hours

Pet advocates are fighting like cats and dogs to stop a deficit-slashing proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown that aims to save $23 million by ending reimbursements to animal shelters for the cost of keeping strays alive.

02/14/2012