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Barbara Boxer won’t run for reelection

Just as the 2014 election season comes to close, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced she won’t seek reelection in 2016. After serving 22 years in the Senate, Boxer announced she would not run for a fifth six-year term. Boxer’s retirement... (Continue reading)

Construction begins on California bullet train

State workers will begin construction Tuesday on the California high-speed rail project, which if completed, would link Los Angeles to San Francisco. [LA Times] A groundbreaking ceremony on the $68 billion project will take place at the planned site of... (Continue reading)

Boost to absentee voters

Voters in California can now mail in their ballots on election day and have their vote counted. In the past, ballots had to arrive at the county office before 8 p.m. on election day through the mail or by hand... (Continue reading)

Egg prices rising as California chicken law takes effect

Chicken egg prices are expected to rise across the U.S. early in 2015, following the implementation of a California law requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings. [CBS Sacramento] In... (Continue reading)

Do social services agencies promote drugging children?

Amid demands for foster care reform, the Bay Area News Group has been documenting the alarming use of medications allegedly used to control foster children through sedation. Bay area reporters interviewed 175 people, including dozens of current and former foster... (Continue reading)

Californians get 900 new laws

On New Year’s Day California will have 900 new laws including one that allows drivers licenses for undocumented workers and several that help protect against online bullying. Here are some of the new laws: Law against posting private nude photos... (Continue reading)

CPS sued for kidnaping children

A lawsuit filed Dec. 12 says Riverside County Child Protective Services staff have made a habit of kidnapping children. Attorney Shawn McMillan, who specializes in civil rights cases against child protection agencies, said he uncovered an alarming trend about a... (Continue reading)

California restricts fees on smart meter opt-outs

California utility companies now have limits on their ability to charge customers who wish to remove smart meters from their property. [Union Tribune] After a unanimous vote by the California Public Utilities Commission, utility companies are now restricted to charging... (Continue reading)

More Californians signing up for health care plans

California’s state health exchange, Covered California, is reporting large numbers of residents signing up for health care plans under provisions in the nation’s new health care law. [Mercury News] Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 3, 300,000 Californians submitted applications to... (Continue reading)

Gasoline consumption on the rise

After eight years of declining consumption, California’s gasoline purchasing rose 0.9 percent during fiscal year 2013-14, offering another sign of an improving economy, according to data released by the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Tuesday. “Gasoline consumption increased for... (Continue reading)



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