Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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California to be first state to teach LGBT history in schools

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California second graders will soon learn that some families have two moms or two dads. The State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to adopt new K-12 curricula that incorporates LGBT history into public school classes. [The Guardian] The vote... (Continue reading)

Proposition 66: turbo-charging California’s machinery of death

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OPINION by STEPHEN COOPER “Californians for Death Penalty Savings and Reform”—an advocacy group spearheaded by district attorneys and several family members of murder victims—has collected enough signatures to qualify the “Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016” for placement on... (Continue reading)

PG&E to close Diablo Canyon

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced plans to close Diablo Canyon power plant when the licenses to operate its two nuclear reactors expire in 2024 and 2025. The decision is being celebrated by environmental groups as the... (Continue reading)

Police transparency bill dies in California Legislature

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As multiple police scandals swirl around Northern California, including an Oakland sex scandal that has infected several Bay Area agencies, there is little hope citizens and journalists in the state will obtain access to officer personnel records. A bill that... (Continue reading)

California lawsuit alleges Google, Facebook, Twitter support ISIS

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A California family has sued social media giants Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming they provide material support to ISIS.The family lost their daughter in last November’s Paris terror attacks. Nohemi Gonzalez was a California State University student studying abroad at... (Continue reading)

Man caught bringing guns, explosives to California gay pride parade

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While a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida was still unfolding, an Indiana man was found to be in possession of guns and explosives near a gay pride parade that was soon to begin in West Hollywood.... (Continue reading)

Federal court upholds California’s restrictions on concealed carry

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled that California counties may impose restrictions on the issuance of concealed carry permits. The court ruling states that the 2nd Amendment does not include the right to concealed carry. [LA Times] In... (Continue reading)

California Senate votes to ban smoking at the beach

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California state senators voted Tuesday to ban smoking at beaches and parks. The bill would also prohibit disposing of tobacco waste at state parks and state beaches. [LA Times] Supporters of SB 1333 say the bill is necessary, not only... (Continue reading)

Former CalPERS CEO gets prison time for bribery

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The former CEO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has received a 4.5-year prison sentence. Federico Buenrostro accepted more than $200,000 in bribes and tried to direct investments to an associate, who later committed suicide. [Wall Street Journal]... (Continue reading)

Many California counties keeping campaign finances offline

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Less than half of California’s counties provide the public with online access to campaign finance records. [LA Times] In 2012, the California Legislature amended the Political Reform Act of 1974, allowing local jurisdictions to eliminate paper filing requirements for campaign... (Continue reading)



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