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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.

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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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Mayor Celebrates First Year In Office With Anniversary Tour Across LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated his first year in office touring Los Angeles and addressing the progress he’s made on his campaign promises.

07/02/2014

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Race For LA County Sheriff Heats Up As Primaries Approach

As the California Primary elections quickly approach, the race for the next Los Angeles County Sheriff heats up.

05/27/2014

Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) and former State Assemblyman John Vasconcellos (D-San Jose), pictured right, look on as San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzalez speaks during a balanced budget rally in 2004. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former State Assemblyman, Visionary John Vasconcellos Dies At 82 In Santa Clara

Former California Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, a colorful Democrat who was considered a visionary and served for 38 years in the state Legislature, died Saturday. He was 82.

05/25/2014

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Brown Defends His Record, Details Challenges Facing California

Gov. Jerry Brown presented a robust defense of his record over the last three-and-a-half years during a speech to California business leaders Wednesday, promoting his efforts with education, pension reform, workers’ compensation, criminal justice and the economy.

05/21/2014

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Republican Candidates For Calif. Governor Clash In Debate

The long-running dispute over the identity of the California Republican party was played out in sharp contrast Thursday, as two rival candidates for governor offered sharply differing views on the future of the GOP during what was their first, and probably only, joint appearance of the primary campaign.

05/16/2014

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Gov. Brown’s Budget Plan Expected To Include Catastrophic Cuts To In-Home Care Services

Activists are concerned the changes Gov. Jerry Brown plans to make to California’s budget Tuesday will include huge cuts to resources for in-home caregivers.

05/12/2014

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Lawmakers, Brown Compromise On Rainy Day Fund

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday agreed to replace the rainy day fund measure on the November ballot with a bipartisan plan that would set aside revenue of up to 10 percent of California’s general fund and dedicate money to paying down the state’s massive debts and liabilities.

05/08/2014

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