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California Population Grows By 1 PercentThe City of Angels is still the largest in the state of California, but the cities of San Diego and San Jose experienced the largest gains in population last year, state demographers announced Friday.
California's Population Grew By 356,000 In 2013 California's population grew nearly 1 percent in 2013 to exceed 38.3 million, with the highest growth rate in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a new report.
Lawsuit Says California Mortgage Money MishandledThree 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.
Latinos Expected To Become Calif.'s Largest EthnicityState 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.
Report: Top Calif. Parks Officials Kept $20M HiddenOfficials 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.
Gov. Brown Repeal Proposal Would Allow Shelter Euthanasia After 72 HoursPet 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.