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California Senate OKs Money for Gun-Seizure Program

March 7, 2013 | 2:56 pm

California Senate OKs Money for Gun-Seizure Program

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—Legislation approved Thursday by the state Senate would send more money to a program unique to California that seizes guns from people who are prohibited from having them. The bill authorizes $24 million for the state Department of Justice’s Armed and Prohibited Persons program, which is the only […]

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California GOP Puts Turn-Around Hopes in Ex-Lawmaker

March 4, 2013 | 9:04 am

California GOP Puts Turn-Around Hopes in Ex-Lawmaker

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by Juliet Williams, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—California Republicans on Sunday turned to a familiar face to lead the party back from the brink of irrelevance in a state that once was a GOP stronghold but is now home to a powerful Democratic political machine. More than 1,000 delegates to the state party’s spring convention […]

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Poll: California Voters Favor Gun, Ammunition Controls

February 26, 2013 | 8:13 am

Poll: California Voters Favor Gun, Ammunition Controls

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By Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California voters overwhelmingly favor additional controls on guns and ammunition, with women far more eager to regulate firearms than men, according to a Field Poll released Tuesday. The survey found that 61 percent of voters say it is more important to control guns and ammunition than […]

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Kids Without Vaccination? Obama Details Sequester Budget Cuts in California

February 25, 2013 | 2:20 pm

Kids Without Vaccination? Obama Details Sequester Budget Cuts in California

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California kids will miss their vaccinations. California toddlers will go without Head Start preschool. Workers will go on furlough from California military bases. These are some of the dire consequences that President Barack Obama outlined for the state on Monday if the automatic spending cuts from the sequester bill go into effect. “We cannot simply […]

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How Sequestration Budget Cuts Could Affect California

February 22, 2013 | 5:49 pm

How Sequestration Budget Cuts Could Affect California

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Update: Barack Obama warns of kids going without vaccination and other severe effects of sequestration. There’s no question California will suffer if Congress can’t reach a budget deal. The “sequester” cuts scheduled to start March 1 would hit schools, health care, parks, transportation — just about anything connected to government. On Friday, U.S. Transportation Secretary […]

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February 12, 2013 | 10:25 am

Watch Live Video: Calif. Senate Committee Debates Fracking

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The Senate Joint Natural Resources and Environmental Quality Committee is discussing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a method of extracting oil and gas by smashing underground rocks. California regulators drafted rules to govern the environmentally controversial process on Dec. 17.

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Calif. Commission Moves Forward With Endangered Status for Great White Shark

February 6, 2013 | 2:38 pm

Calif. Commission Moves Forward With Endangered Status for Great White Shark

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UPDATE: The California Fish and Game Commission voted to move forward with the process of adding great white sharks to California’s endangered species list. The sharks are effectively considered endangered while the Commission continues their study. Commercial fishermen say listing the sharks will make fishing more difficult. by Tracie Cone, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) […]

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Calif. Agency Won’t Stop Coyote Killing Contest

February 6, 2013 | 2:17 pm

Calif. Agency Won’t Stop Coyote Killing Contest

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state game commission on Wednesday declined to intervene in a controversial coyote hunting contest, although members did ask for a legal opinion on whether the board has authority to regulate contests in the future. Hunters are set to fan across Modoc County on Saturday and Sunday to see who can […]

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Calif. Jobless Rate Steady, Bay Area Adds Jobs

January 18, 2013 | 11:59 am

Calif. Jobless Rate Steady, Bay Area Adds Jobs

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California’s jobless rate stayed stuck at 9.8 percent in December, but Bay Area rates were much lower, according to a report from the Employment Development Department. Statewide unemployment dipped below 10 percent in November for the first time since the beginning of the recession. All the Bay Area counties had jobless rates under 9 percent, […]

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Can State Employees Work 2 Jobs At Once?

January 17, 2013 | 12:27 pm

Can State Employees Work 2 Jobs At Once?

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Some managers at CalPERS, the California state retirement system, are working two jobs there. Is that legal? CalPERS spokespeople say the agency is doing nothing wrong, but the practice has raised eyebrows among some experts in state regulations, according to the Sacramento Bee. In a written statement, the agency says it hired some managers to […]

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