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How Much do the Blue Angels Cost?

October 8, 2012 | 3:06 pm

How Much do the Blue Angels Cost?

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It’s not often that the U.S. government goes all out to entertain its citizens, but that’s more or less what happened over the weekend when the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels zoomed over the Golden Gate as part of Fleet Week. The squadron doesn’t go into combat — individual pilots might when on other assignments — […]

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June 21, 2012 | 12:57 pm

Welfare, Financial Aid Cut in New California Budget

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Students and welfare recipients will feel in the pinch in the new budget that Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers announced on Thursday after a week of negotiation, according to news reports. Los Angeles Times writes: One of the biggest barriers to a deal was disagreement between Brown and legislative Democrats over how to change the […]

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June 19, 2012 | 9:30 am

AP: University of California Faces Mounting Pension Costs

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KQED Staff and Wires SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The cost of pensions and retiree health benefits are soaring at the University of California, increasing pressure to raise tuition and cut academic programs at one of the nation’s leading public college systems. The 10-campus system is confronting mounting bills for employee retirement benefits even as it […]

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California’s Stem Cell Agency Ponders Its Future in Light of Budget Woes

March 19, 2012 | 8:31 am

California’s Stem Cell Agency Ponders Its Future in Light of Budget Woes

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creation of California’s stem cell agency in 2004 was greeted by scientists and patients as a turning point in a field mired in debates about the destruction of embryos and hampered by federal research restrictions. The taxpayer-funded institute wielded the extraordinary power to dole out $3 billion in bond proceeds […]

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August 8, 2011 | 2:13 pm

Summer of Action to Save State Parks

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August… the end of the summer.  And the end of the California State Parks Foundation’s “Summer of Action.” The parks non-profit kicked off this online program in May after the state announced it would have to close 70 parks next year for lack of funds. The foundation is collecting memories and photos of the parks, […]

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