Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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California overpaid employees more than $700,000

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California overpaid at least $700,000 to state employees last month. And now the state wants the money back. Approximately 20,000 state employees got too much money in their paychecks. The state paid employees from $37 to $101 in January for... (Continue reading)

California has a surplus, but retirement liabilities remain

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A few years after California faced a $26 billion deficit, lawmakers are debating how to spend a budget surplus. However, state officials have not tackled California’s unfunded pension liabilities problem, which is continuing to grow. [Contra Costa Times] The state... (Continue reading)

$10 minimum wage set to begin in California

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The minimum wage in California will increase by $1 to $10 per hour on New Years. California and Massachusetts will become the first two states in the country to mandate a $10 minimum wage, according to the National Conference of... (Continue reading)

California’s new laws for 2016

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The New Years is right around the corner and it comes with new laws regarding requirements for graduating high school, gun rights, internet privacy and many other issues. Here are some of the laws that will likely impact state residents.... (Continue reading)

Molotov cocktail allegedly thrown at California mosque

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Investigators believe unidentified people threw a Molotov cocktail at a Northern California mosque over the weekend. The incident triggered a fire late Friday or early Saturday at the Tracy Islamic Center. [Sac Bee] San Joaquin County sheriff’s officials say they... (Continue reading)

California wildfire could lead to landslides

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Officials are warning of possible landslides on hills north of Ventura that were burned by a wildfire over the weekend. The potential landslides could threaten nearby railroad tracks, Highway 101 and Highway 1. [Fox News] Ventura County fire Capt. Mike... (Continue reading)

Which California representatives talk the most?

Rep. Lois Capps

Congresswoman Lois Capps spoke more often than 47 of California’s 53 House representatives in 2015, but she did not address her colleagues even half as many times as one California congressman. [LA Times] Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) spoke on the House... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande leads in hip surgery mortality rates

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Arroyo Grande Community Medical Center had the highest rate of mortality in patients who underwent surgery following a hip fracture in California, according to a recently released report by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). In 2012... (Continue reading)

Alleged Trump supporter arrested for plot to bomb Muslims

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A California man purported to be a radicalized Donald Trump supporter was arrested Sunday for making explosives in his home with the intent of attacking the Muslim community. [CBS San Francisco] On Dec. 17, police received a tip from a... (Continue reading)

Brain damaged sea lions stranded on California beaches

Stellar sea lion Gus sticks his tongue out in his exhibit, part of Stellar Cove at the Oregon Zoo. © Oregon Zoo / Photo by Carli Davidson

An outbreak of algae-produced biotoxins is inflicting brain damage on sea lions along California’s Central Coast. Higher than average ocean temperatures are blamed for the increase in algae blooms. [Scientific American] Dying or dead sea lions have been spotted along... (Continue reading)



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