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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)

California loosens sex offender law

California officials announced Thursday that the state will no longer impose the portion of Jessica’s Law that forbids all sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park. Instead, only those offenders whose crimes involved children under... (Continue reading)

Voracious sea lions invade the Columbia River

Thousands of hungry California sea lions and harbor seals have swarmed into the Columbia River seeking food. The more than 6,000 sea lions and seals have damaged docks and affected water quality. [GrindTV] A marine mammal biologist with the Washington... (Continue reading)

California initiative calls for killing gays

Signature gatherers may soon approach California voters with a plan to institute the death penalty as punishment for gay sex. Huntington Beach attorney Matt McGlaughlin is proposing the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” a planned state ballot measure for which he submitted... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit claims wines contain dangerous arsenic levels

A Lawsuit filed Thursday against more than two-dozen wineries claims they are producing low-cost wines that contain dangerously, high levels of arsenic, according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angele Superior Court. The suit claims dozens of wineries are violating... (Continue reading)

Chinese immigrant gets posthumous California law license

The California Supreme Court posthumously granted a law license to a Chinese immigrant on Monday. [Mercury News] California denied Hong Yen Chang a license to practice law nearly 125 years ago. Chang graduated Columbia Law School and received a license... (Continue reading)



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