Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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State Treasurer John Chiang announced bid for governor

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State Treasurer John Chiang announced Tuesday that he will run for governor. Chiang is the second state office holder to join the 2018 race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown. California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is already fundraising for the... (Continue reading)

California may spend $10 million on earthquake warning system

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed course and proposed allocating $10 million in state funds toward an earthquake early warning system that federal government scientists and university researchers are developing. United States Geological Survey officials say the state funds would... (Continue reading)

California to relax water conservation rules

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Local agencies in California may soon be allowed to relax or even eliminate water conservation mandates imposed on them by the state. However, Gov. Jerry Brown is also ordering that some water conservation rules become permanent statewide. [LA Times] Last... (Continue reading)

“Isis” makes appearance in California school yearbook

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A 17-year-old Southern California high school student is disgusted that she was misidentified in her yearbook as “Isis Phillips.” The student, Bayan Zehlif, is Muslim and is pictured in the yearbook wearing a hijab. [CBS LA] Susan Petrocelli, the principal... (Continue reading)

California raises smoking age to 21

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The legal smoking age in California is increasing from 18 to 21 following Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign a package of bills into law on Wednesday. The same goes for the legal vaping age, as e-cigarettes will now be... (Continue reading)

Unaccompanied children immigrating to California

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Immigration experts say a surge in unaccompanied children may cross the border this summer and enter California. Many of them are destined for Los Angeles County and other locations in the state. [KPPC] Nearly 70,000 children — infants through age... (Continue reading)

Iraqi refugee taken off California flight

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Southwest Airlines escorted an Iraqi refugee off a flight in Los Angeles after another passenger became alarmed when she heard the man speaking in Arabic. Federal investigators later determined the man posed no threat, but the Iraqi-American man is accusing... (Continue reading)

California to adopt $15 minimum wage

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Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that California lawmakers have struck a deal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Yearly minimum wage hikes will begin in 2017. [CBS News] California currently has a $10 minimum... (Continue reading)

Drug tunnel connected California home to Mexico

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Federal agents uncovered a drug smuggling tunnel that connected a home in Calexico, California to a restaurant in Mexicali, Mexico. Agents also seized more than a ton of marijuana and arrested four people in connection with a Mexican drug cartel... (Continue reading)

California foster parents, Native Americans battle over child

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Social workers removed a 6-year-old girl from a Southern California home on Monday as the child’s foster parents and a crowd of supporters protested the move. A court order stated the girl’s Native American blood required social workers to place... (Continue reading)



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