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Officials Reopen El Capitan State Beach Closed In Refugio Oil Spill

El Capitan State Beach in Goleta has been cleared by the California Department of Parks and Recreation to re-open for camping and day use.

06/26/2015

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Calif. AG Harris Tours Cleanup Efforts At Refugio State Beach

California Attorney General Kamala Harris was in Santa Barbara Thursday to tour cleanup efforts at the Refugio State Beach and the surrounding area affected by last month’s oil spill.

06/04/2015

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Officials OK New Water Conservation Measures

State water officials Tuesday voted in favor of new changes for water usage as California heads into a fourth drought year.

03/17/2015

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California Pledges Changes In Protecting Underground Water

State oil and gas regulators on Monday released a plan they sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week for bringing the state back into compliance with federal safe-drinking water requirements.

02/09/2015

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State Fails To Track Billions In Mental Health Funds

The Little Hoover Commission report is the latest review to find that the state has little evidence to show that $13 billion in Proposition 63 funds have been effectively spent.

01/27/2015

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Federal Ruling A Win For California’s Bullet Train

A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California’s bullet train says it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous lawsuits fighting the project.

12/15/2014

State Senator Roderick Wright was convicted of perjury in January after lying about his residence. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

California Assemblyman Favored To Replace Disgraced Senator

A termed-out state assemblyman was favored Tuesday to succeed state Sen. Rod Wright, who resigned in September after being sentenced for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.

12/09/2014

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First Latino Calif. Senate Leader In Over A Century Defends Pricey Inauguration Bash

An unusual and elaborate swearing-in ceremony for the incoming leader of the state Senate is tonight at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

10/15/2014

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Calif. State Parks Hope To Lure Hikers With Google Trail Mapping Effort

Hikers on some of Southern California’s most popular trails could soon see those ubiquitous Google Street View cameras.

10/13/2014

State Senator Roderick Wright was convicted of perjury in January after lying about his residence. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

State Sen. Wright Resigns After Voter Fraud Case

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright’s one-sentence letter, which stated his resignation is effective Sept. 22. Jennifer Hanson, a spokeswoman for Wright, confirmed the senator submitted his resignation letter.

09/15/2014

State Senator Roderick Wright (Photo courtesy: Senate.CA.gov)

Inglewood Lawmaker Gets 90 Days In Jail For Lying About Legal Residence

State Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Fiday to 90 days in jail for lying about his legal residence.

09/12/2014

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Oxnard Campgrounds Shut Down Due To Flooding

A popular campground in Oxnard has been shut down due to flooding, according to officials.

08/15/2014

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California Board Considers Fines For Water Wasters

The State Water Resources Control Board next week is scheduled to consider draft emergency regulations made public Tuesday. They are intended to put teeth into conservation efforts that so far have produced disappointing results.

07/08/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs $108B State Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed California’s $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that pays down debt, builds a rainy day fund and provides additional money for schools and health care.

06/20/2014

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Senate Elects Los Angeles Democrat As Next Leader

By voice vote, the 40-member chamber elected Sen. Kevin de Leon to succeed Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, who will step down Oct. 15, about seven weeks after this year’s legislative session has ended.

06/16/2014

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