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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)

Californians may vote on cigarette tax hike

A coalition of health groups and California lawmakers is proposing an initiative to raise the state tobacco tax by $2 a pack. [LA Times] Democratic Senator Richard Pan has introduced a bill that would send the initiative to California voters.... (Continue reading)

California issues 110,000 licenses to illegal immigrants

Over the first seven weeks of 2015, California issued 110,000 driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. [LA Times] Assembly Bill 60, California’s law granting immigrants who entered the country illegally the ability to receive... (Continue reading)

Has fracking rid California of its earthquake crown?

Geologists recorded three times as many earthquakes in Oklahoma last year than in California, leading some scientists to finger fracking in Oklahoma as a cause or major factor. [Reveal] In 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey reported 562 earthquakes of magnitude... (Continue reading)

California tribes entering marijuana industry

California medical marijuana patients will soon be able to consume Native American-grown cannabis products, including flowers, hash and medicinal pills and oils. [Indian Country] FoxBarry Farms, a firm that partners with tribes on projects ranging from farms to casinos, has... (Continue reading)

Barbara Boxer won’t run for reelection

Just as the 2014 election season comes to close, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced she won’t seek reelection in 2016. After serving 22 years in the Senate, Boxer announced she would not run for a fifth six-year term. Boxer’s retirement... (Continue reading)



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