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California Vaccine Bill Sparks Acidic Debate, Comparisons To Nazi Germany

A California bill that would sharply limit vaccination waivers after a Disneyland measles outbreak has generated such an acidic debate that the proposal’s author was under added security this week.

04/10/2015

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Calif. Senate Moves $1B Water Plan Amid Drought

The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California.

03/26/2015

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Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

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GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

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West Coast Congress Members Seek Funding For Quake Warning System

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.

03/24/2015

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Incumbent Councilman Jose Huizar Leads Race For Council Seat

As Los Angeles County primary election results come in, incumbent City Councilman Jose Huizar holds an early lead.

03/03/2015

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Proposals Aim To Reverse Low Voter Turnout In LA

Voter turnout for local elections in L.A. has gotten so bad that officials are proposing having city and school board elections on the same day as presidential and statewide elections.

02/27/2015

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LA City Council Vows To Spend $27M For 40K Miles Of Needed Sidewalk Repairs

City Council has yet to spend $27 million which was set aside to fund the 40,000 miles of required city-wide sidewalk repairs.

02/03/2015

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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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