Posts Tagged ‘California’

Tag Description:
Page 1 of 7112345...101520...Last »

California city to pay $4.9 million for killing of homeless man

Kelly Thomas in the hospital

The city of Fullerton has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a homeless man whom police beat to death in July 2011. [Reuters] Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old homeless man with... (Continue reading)

California student paper gives ‘safe space’ to minorities

race relations

In response to protests over issues pertaining to race, the student newspaper for California’s Claremont Colleges is offering ink and an unfiltered voice to people of color. The editorial board of “The Student Life” made the announcement earlier this month.... (Continue reading)

California women to get faster access to birth control

birth control

California is one of two states set to allow women to obtain birth control without visiting a doctor. [New York Times] In the next few months, women in California and Oregon will be able to get contraceptive prescriptions directly from... (Continue reading)

How California congressmen voted on Syrian refugee bill


Eight House Democrats from California crossed party lines Thursday and voted for a bill that will make it difficult for the Obama Administration to carry out its plan to resettle refugees from Syria and Iraq in the United States. [LA... (Continue reading)

Federal court upholds California’s death penalty system

justice 2

A federal appellate court has reversed a ruling that declared California’s capital punishment system unconstitutional. [LA Times] In July 2014, U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled California’s death penalty system was unconstitutional, stating executions had become arbitrary and plagued... (Continue reading)

California tests scores among worst in U.S.


California K-12 students have some of the worst math and reading skills in the United States, according to new national test results. [Mercury News] The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) tests the math and reading abilities of a sampling... (Continue reading)

Drought challenges mounting for California farmers


California farmers are leaving hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted and are spending million of dollars to access water during the ongoing drought. But, California growers are still reluctant to raise fruit and vegetable prices causing them to bear the... (Continue reading)

California man found dead in SUV buried in mud

Highway 58 mudflow

Los Angeles County firefighters found the remains of a 49-year-old Palmdale man in an SUV buried under six feet of mud Tuesday. [NBC LA] Officials say the person is likely a victim of the recent storm and mudsliding. However, homicide... (Continue reading)

California bans smokeless tobacco at ballparks


California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that bans smokeless tobacco at all ballparks in the state. [CBS Los Angeles] The new law, AB 768, imposes a ban that Major League Baseball has called for, but failed to deliver... (Continue reading)

Nestle allegedly bottling California water on expired permit

water money

Transnational food and beverage company Nestle is using a long-expired permit to bottle millions of gallons of water from a national forest in California, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by three environmental groups. [Desert Sun] The Center for Biological... (Continue reading)

Page 1 of 7112345...101520...Last »