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  • Drought puts spotlight on water theft

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. It's amazingly easy to steal water from a California stream. Even in this epic drought, the state has no way of monitoring exactly who is tapping into its freshwater supplies and how much they take. And those who do get caught taking...
  • UC's Napolitano throws cold water on the online education craze

    UC's Napolitano throws cold water on the online education craze
    University of California President Janet Napolitano struck a rare blow for rational education practice this week by pushing back strongly against the craze for online learning courses. Online education isn't a panacea, she said; it's not for everyone, it'...
  • Tsunami warnings improved since '64 quake, but unlikely to help those closest

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center puts the total number of deaths resulting from the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 at 139. Fifteen of those deaths are attributed to falling buildings or crumbling ground during the quake itself....
  • Sen. Leland Yee's arrest shakes up race for secretary of state

    Sen. Leland Yee's arrest shakes up race for secretary of state
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. SACRAMENTO -- The arrest Wednesday of state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has shaken up the ongoing contest for California secretary of state, in which Yee was one of the top-funded candidates. Yee...
  • Minimum Wage Boost Wins Senate And House Approval

    Minimum Wage Boost Wins Senate And House Approval
    HARTFORD — The state's minimum wage will increase to $10.10 per hour by 2017 under a controversial bill approved Wednesday by both the state Senate and the House of Representatives on largely party line votes. The Senate passed the measure by 21...
  • Like his ideas or not, Kashkari is at least offering a plan

    Like his ideas or not, Kashkari is at least offering a plan
    SACRAMENTO — Give Neel Kashkari credit: He's thinking big and telling people his thoughts. The Republican has little chance of beating Gov. Jerry Brown and being elected governor. But don't tell him. He's campaigning hard and talking to anyone who...
  • Sen. Yee's gun control persona clashes with picture in FBI affidavit

    SACRAMENTO -- An FBI affidavit alleging that state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) offered to set up an arms deal paints a starkly different picture of Yee than his public persona as a supporter of gun control and advocate against gun violence. In...
  • California saves salmon from drought via trucks

    California saves salmon from drought via trucks
    California started giving a ride to millions of young Chinook salmon this week after the state’s record-breaking drought left rivers too dry for them to migrate on their own. Over the next two months, state and federal officials plan to truck up...
  • Judge rules Beverly Hills mayor can be on ballot for state Senate

    SACRAMENTO -- A judge on Friday ruled that Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch could be allowed on the ballot for the open 26th state Senate District seat in the June primary but county officials later determined he did not turn in enough valid signatures on...
  • Repeal of food safety glove law clears Assembly committee

    Repeal of food safety glove law clears Assembly committee
    The new California law that requires food workers to wear gloves, stirring controversy among outraged chefs and bartenders, is another step closer to being repealed. The state Assembly's Health Committee, which proposed the bill that Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • For Imperial Valley farmers, abundant water amid drought

    For Imperial Valley farmers, abundant water amid drought
    BRAWLEY, Calif. — Thomas Cox, a third-generation Imperial Valley farmer, is driving his pickup along the gravel roads that separate large fields of lettuce, broccoli, onions and wheat. The discussion turns, as it often does in the Imperial Valley,...
  • Assemblyman Morrell wins election for Senate seat

    Assemblyman Morrell wins election for Senate seat
    SACRAMENTO – State Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) won a special election Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in the state Senate, receiving 62.6% of the vote against four other candidates and therefore avoiding a runoff in June. With...