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2 Pasadena City Executives Fired After $6.4M Embezzlement Scheme

Two Pasadena Department of Public Works executives were fired after nearly $6.5 million were embezzled from a fund they oversaw, it was announced Tuesday.

01/20/2015

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Activists Call For Pasadena Controller’s Resignation After $6.4 Million Embezzlement

A number of city activists are calling for Pasadena City Controller Michael Beck to retire following the city’s embezzlement scandal, but he says he’s not going anywhere.

01/12/2015

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on February 26, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. Russian human rights activists oppose a bill in Moscow's city legislature that would allow companies to give prospective employees lie detector tests. (credit: Dima Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images)

California Making Sex Offenders Take Lie-Detector Tests

For the first time, California will make paroled sex offenders take periodic lie detector tests as a way to gauge their behavior patterns and perhaps prevent new sex crimes.

01/08/2015

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Foes Pile On NJ Gov. Chris Christie Over Cowboys Tickets, Travel

Critics of Gov. Chris Christie are piling on after his office revealed that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been paying for the potential 2016 candidate to watch the team play from his box.

01/06/2015

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Viewed As ‘Conscience Of Congress,’ Environmental Advocate Henry Waxman Retires

When the gavel signaled the end of the 113th session for the U.S. Congress this month it also marked the end of a 40-year career for California Congressman Henry Waxman.

12/26/2014

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Kuehl Leads Close Third District’s Supervisor Race Over Shriver

The tight race for the Third District’s Supervisor was too close to call during mid-elections on Tuesday night.

11/04/2014

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County Supervisor Race Heats Up In LA As Election Day Approaches

As LA’s Election Day 2014 approaches, the battle for County Supervisor is shaping up to be one of the hottest races of the season.

10/27/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs Clear-Air Vehicle Legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.

09/21/2014

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Brown Slammed Over Tesla In Governor’s Debate

Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger Neel Kashkari will meet Thursday for what is likely to be the only gubernatorial debate this election season, as a new Field Poll finds the governor has a lead of 16 percentage points among likely voters.

09/04/2014

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California Sets Ride-Sharing Insurance Standards

Drivers providing services for ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber would have to carry a minimum level of insurance under a compromise the state Senate approved Wednesday.

08/27/2014

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When ‘Yes Means Yes': Assembly Passes Campus Sexual-Assault Bill

California is on the brink of becoming the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

08/25/2014

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GOP Candidate Neel Kashkari Challenges Gov. Jerry Brown On Jobs

Trailing by nearly 20 points in the polls and even further behind in campaign cash, KCAL9’s Dave Bryan reports Kashkari believes he has found an issue that may lift his cause into a tight race.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2014

The Los Angeles Aqueduct carries water from the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains, which carry less snow than normal, to major urban areas of Southern California.

AP: California Can’t Say If It’s Meeting Drought Goal

Six months after Brown declared a water emergency, few state agencies know whether their conservation efforts are meeting the mark. They are not required to compare water consumption this year to last, and few have, The Associated Press found.

07/26/2014

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Homeless Parolees Weigh On Calif. Counties

Stable housing is critical to the success of low-level felons being released under California Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reform law.

07/04/2014

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