Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Push is on for mandatory kindergarten in California

Push Is On For Mandatory Kindergarten In California

Kindergarten is what first grade used to be.

August 31, 2015
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Californians Cut Water Use By 31 Percent In July

Californians again earned good grades for water savings last month, cutting overall urban use by 31 percent compared with July 2013, officials said.

August 27, 2015
A dry ditch is seen on Gless Ranch in Kern County

Study Finds Climate Change Makes California’s Drought Worse

A Columbia University study estimates between 8 and 27 percent of California’s drought is likely attributable to climate change.

August 21, 2015
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Old Sacramento Tours Descend To History Underground

The Old Sacramento Underground Tours, started six years ago by city historian Marcia Eymann, offer both a family-friendly interactive history tour and an adult tour that also covers gambling, crime and prostitution in Sacramento.

August 17, 2015
Big Sur

California’s Central Coast Is Amazing At Every Turn

Quirky beach region Big Sur combines quintessential California beaches with a unique bohemian vibe that attracts 3 million visitors each year.

August 15, 2015
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High School Graduation May Require More Than Just Grades, Test Scores

Defenses mean students actually get to showcase what they’ve learned, rather than taking school cavalierly.

August 11, 2015
A fire fighter monitors a backfire during the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

U.S. Forest Service Says Spending More Than Half Of Budget On Fires

Since 2000, at least 10 states have had their largest fires on record, the agency said.

August 5, 2015
Firefighters work to dig a fire line on the Rocky Fire in Lake County, California July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

Northern California Fire Explodes; 24 Homes Lost, Thousands Threatened

In addition to the large blazes, thousands of lightning strikes on bone-dry landscape have sparked hundreds of smaller fires.

August 2, 2015
Los Angeles county firefighters battle wild land fire call the Pine Fire in Wrightwood, California

Firefighter Dies Battling Northern California Wildfire

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday for Northern California counties hit by wildfires.

August 1, 2015
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Judge Orders Release Of Immigrant Children, Mothers From Detention Centers

A federal judge has ruled that families held in immigration detention facilities must be released after finding that their detention was in serious violation of an earlier court settlement.

July 25, 2015
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Wildfire Grows To 6,000 Acres Near Napa Valley; Evacuations Ordered

An estimated 525 firefighters are battling the flames.

July 23, 2015
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On Immigration, Trump Takes A Page From Pete Wilson’s 1994 Playbook

Some people are calling Trump’s comments “fringe rhetoric.” But others are worried that the Republicans will take on anti-immigration and anti-Latino sentiment.

July 14, 2015
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Tom Selleck Accused Of Stealing Water For His California Ranch

The water utility points the finger at “Magnum, P.I.” star Tom Selleck — and they say they hired a real P.I. to prove it.

July 9, 2015
California drought.. Uvas Reservoir, Santa Clara County

To Encourage Californians To Conserve, A Tweak In Wording Can Help

Fighting California’s drought is a bit like running a political campaign, complete with carefully calibrated messages crafted with polling data.
Even details like colors are used for maximum effect.

July 5, 2015
Disneyland Castle lights water magic

California Governor Signs Tough New Vaccination Law

California joins Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states to ban vaccination waivers based on religion.

July 1, 2015
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Just How Green Are State Governments?

States have employed a host of energy-saving programs, green-purchase requirements, building efficiency standards and financial incentive arrangements to meet those goals. So how are they doing in meeting targets they have set for themselves?

July 1, 2015
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This Week In Health: Put Down The O.J.

Vaccines, melanoma, and nicotine, oh my. “This Week In Health” offers some highlights from the world of health news and wellness tips that you may have missed this week.

July 1, 2015
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California Climate Plan Has Inland Condemning Coastal Elitism

“Families losing their jobs cannot afford solar panels on their homes when they can no longer afford their homes because they have no job.”

June 23, 2015
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For Hillary Clinton, The Race For Campaign Cash Is On

She’s working to raise $100 for the primaries.

June 18, 2015
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California Budget Deal Grants Health Coverage To Children In U.S. Illegally

Immigrant children who are in the country illegally would receive public health care coverage in California under a budget deal announced Tuesday.

June 17, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: ‘California Dry’

What happens when a Californian is finally able to enjoy all that freely available New York water?

June 11, 2015
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California Senate Passes Assisted-Suicide Bill

California could join five other states in legalizing assisted suicide for dying patients.

June 5, 2015
California water suppliers have implemented restrictions on pools in an effort to help the state cut urban water use, but the industry argues that pools can actually help save water. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Drought Intensifies Debate On Backyard Pools

Pool restrictions have cropped up in cities that are cracking down hardest on water waste.

June 3, 2015
Trees and receding water rings are left behind from the receding waters of Pine Flat Reservoir in Sanger, Calif., last fall. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Turning Sewage Into Drinking Water Gains Appeal As Drought Lingers

As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, California water managers and environmentalists are urging adoption of a polarizing water recycling policy known as direct potable reuse.

May 29, 2015
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Senators Call Santa Barbara Oil Spill Response ‘Insufficient’

“We need answers about why this happened, why the response was insufficient and what can be done to prevent another tragic spill like this from happening in the future.”

May 29, 2015
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