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SLO County Jail procedures deemed unconstitutional

By STEW JENKINS California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal recently upheld a ruling barring a county jail from requiring glass partitions between inmates and lawyers, a more than 40 year practice of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department. In... (Continue reading)

More than 300 California dentists suspected of Medicaid abuse

A federal audit of dental bills covered by Medicaid found that 329 dentists in California engaged in questionable billing practices. [Contra Costa Times] The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services audit also identified six orthodontists in California with questionable... (Continue reading)

Health Care for illegal immigrants could cost hundreds of millions

The cost of extending state-subsidized healthcare coverage to illegal immigrants is slated to cost California as much as $740 million annually, according to a Senate fiscal analysis released Monday. [LA Times] Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced SB 4 last... (Continue reading)

SLO named a ‘hot 15′ real estate market

Realtors have named the San Luis Obispo area one of the 15 hottest real estate markets in the United States. [Consumer Affairs] The realtor.com list ranks homes sales markets based on fastest turnover and most listing views. The San Luis... (Continue reading)

Starbucks selling California water amid drought

Amid the worst drought in California history, Starbucks is bottling California sourced spring water to sell in their coffee houses.  [Time] Ethos Water was founded in 2002 in Southern California with a promise to help battle global water issues. For... (Continue reading)

Race relations on the mend in California, poll finds

A recent poll of voters across the state indicates that Californians believe race relations are improving, but racial discrimination remains widespread. [LA Times] Nearly two-thirds of participants in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll said they believe race relations are... (Continue reading)

Where does California stand in property tax rankings?

California has the 17th lowest property taxes among all 50 U.S. states, according to a report compiled by consumer financial website WalletHub. [LA Times] The average property tax paid by California real estate owners in 2015 is $1,431. Hawaii has... (Continue reading)

43 California judges reprimanded in 2014

Dozens of reprimands were handed to California judges in 2014 for a wide range of transgressions that include having sex in their chambers and demeaning defendants. [LA Times] Of the 43 reprimands, two were public reprimands for judges who had... (Continue reading)

California ordered to change the sex of an inmate

A federal judge has ordered the state of California to allow a prison inmate to undergo gender reassignment surgery. [LA Times] U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar ruled in San Francisco that the state was violating Michelle-Lael Norsworthy’s constitutional rights... (Continue reading)

California cities, towns must cut water use by 25 percent

California Governor Jerry Brown announced an executive order Wednesday that will require all cities and towns in the state to cut their water use 25 percent from 2013 levels. [LA Times] The executive order is California’s first mandatory water use... (Continue reading)



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