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View of a damaged hotel in San Jose del Cabo, on September 15, 2014 after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Odile weakened to category two on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale but still packed powerful winds of 175 kilometers (110 miles) per hour after crashing ashore overnight near Cabo San Lucas, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Some 24,000 foreign tourists and 6,000 Mexican beachgoers spent the night in hotels where conference rooms were transformed into shelters.  (credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Relatives Fear For Family In Hurricane-Ravaged Cabo As Mexican Government Evacuates Stranded Tourists

Back at home, relatives remain anxious about the well-being of their loved ones, with vacationers left stranded in areas so flooded the only way out is to wait for a flight.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/16/2014

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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Sultan Of Brunei Asked To Divest Ownership In Beverly Hills Hotel Or Reject ‘Inhumane’ Islamic Law

In a 5-0 vote, council members approved a resolution compelling the Sultan of Brunei to either sell the hotel or denounce an Islamic law imposed in Brunei last month

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/06/2014

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Amid Drought, California Government Cuts Water Use

Government in drought-afflicted California is trying to lead by example and cut water use by the same 20 percent that residents have been asked to save.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/07/2014

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Tourists, Homebuyers Will Be Impacted In Government Shutdown

At midnight EST Monday, Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending bill and parts of the federal government officially shut down.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2013

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$25K Reward Offered For Suspect Sought In Armed Robbery Of Studio City Post Office

Police were called to the scene following reports of a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun robbing 3950 Laurel Canyon Blvd. at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday.

09/19/2013

Zeena Sabri (L) and Rima Karuf join members of the Society of Arab Students at the University of California, Irvine to protest the destruction of a cardboard wall that was supposed to portray the security wall built to keep Palestinian suicide bombers out of Israel on May 27, 2004, in Irvine, California. The students believe the burning of the wall in the campus free speech area was a hate crime. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Feds Reject Anti-Semitism Claims At 3 UC Campuses

The federal government has dismissed allegations that three University of California campuses failed to effectively respond to claims of anti-Semitism that arose out of pro-Palestinian events at the schools.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2013

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Feds Delay Policy Allowing Knives, Sports Equipment On Planes

Federal officials have temporarily delayed a policy change that would have let people carry small knives, novelty bats and other sports equipment on planes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2013

U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ventura Naval Base Cancels Air Show, Other Public Events Over Federal Budget Cuts

Federal budget cuts have already forced the cancellation of many of the base’s public events, including the Mud Run, the Admiral’s Cup Triathlon and the Point Mugu Surf Contest.

04/11/2013

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and Government

Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.

10/09/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Lets Big Brother Walk In The Front Door

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act amounts to rolling out the welcome mat for Big Brother to intrude on the lives of Americans.

07/03/2012

iPhone (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images for Big W)

Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Allow Internal Borrowing

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will help the state avoid cash-flow problems this spring by allowing it to borrow from existing government funds.

02/03/2012

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Surging Gas Prices A Pain For Drivers, Windfall For Struggling SoCal Cities

That pain you may be feeling at the gas pump is bringing some much-needed paper to the coffers at City Hall.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/23/2012

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