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GOP candidate Kashkari contributes another $1 million to his campaign

California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari contributed another $1 million of his own money to his campaign. Even so, his campaign cash continues to fall far behind his opponent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. On Friday, Kashkari reported another $1 million contribution... (Continue reading)

Former California legislator to be sentenced for voter fraud

A former California legislator is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, along with his wife, for convictions stemming from his serving on the Los Angeles City Council while living outside the district he represented. [MyNewsLA] In July, a jury convicted Democratic... (Continue reading)

SLO water use increased at highest rate in state

Water usage in the city of San Luis Obispo increased at a higher rate in August than it did in any other California city, a state report shows. [KSBY] Statewide, water usage decreased by 11.5 percent from July to August.... (Continue reading)

Californians can seek gun restraining-orders

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Tuesday that will allow family members to seek court orders temporarily prohibiting their relatives from possessing firearms. [Sacramento Bee] Democratic Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner authored the bill in response to a deadly... (Continue reading)

California bans government display of Confederate flag

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that prohibits state government agencies from selling or displaying items containing the Confederate flag. [Mercury News] Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton authored the bill after his mother saw replica... (Continue reading)

Marijuana group pushing for 2016 legalization measure

The nation’s largest marijuana policy organization is launching a fundraising effort to place a legalization initiative on the 2016 California ballot. The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is filing a committee Wednesday with the California Secretary of State to begin raising... (Continue reading)

L.A. lawyer under fire for editing herself into celebrity photos

A Los Angeles-based attorney currently at risk of suspension from the State Bar can be seen posing with the likes of President Barack Obama, George Clooney and Kim Kardashian. However, she appeared in all of the pictures by way of... (Continue reading)

Nearly 1 in 10 California workers in U.S. illegally, study finds

Illegal immigrants comprise nearly 10 percent of California’s workforce, according to a study released Wednesday by USC researchers. [LA Times] The study found that illegal immigrants account for 38 percent of workers in California’s agricultural industry and 14 percent of... (Continue reading)

California jails letting inmates go early

In the wake of California prison realignment, local jails across the state are releasing more and more inmates before they have completed their sentences. [LA Times] California jails are currently releasing more than 13,500 inmates early each month in order... (Continue reading)

Central California coastal waters significantly warmer

Since the beginning of July, California Central coastal waters have been up to 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than average, leading to an unusual array of aquatic life spotted in the area. [LA Times] The upper ocean waters within 50 to... (Continue reading)



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