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California jails letting inmates go early

In the wake of California prison realignment, local jails across the state are releasing more and more inmates before they have completed their sentences. [LA Times] California jails are currently releasing more than 13,500 inmates early each month in order... (Continue reading)

Central California coastal waters significantly warmer

Since the beginning of July, California Central coastal waters have been up to 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than average, leading to an unusual array of aquatic life spotted in the area. [LA Times] The upper ocean waters within 50 to... (Continue reading)

California appellate court rules in favor of bullet train

The state of California can resume its work on a planned $68 billion bullet train following an appellate court decision Thursday that reversed an earlier ruling. [Mercury News] Last year, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kinney ruled that the state... (Continue reading)

Kashkari goes homeless in bid for governor’s mansion

The former U.S. Treasury official who administered the federal government’s bank bailout program recently spent a week living as a homeless man in Fresno. [LA Times] Multimillionaire Laguna Beach resident Neel Kashkari is the Republican candidate for the California governorship.... (Continue reading)

California crippling drought deepens

California drought deepens with areas of exceptional drought going from 36 percent of the state last week to 58 percent of the state this week. The same week that California began handing at fines for wasting water, the state deemed... (Continue reading)

Average California teacher makes approximately $85,000

The average full-time public school teacher in the state of California earns $84,889 a year. [LA Times] That figure and many others detailing school district employee pay are available in an online database recently released by Transparent California, an offshoot... (Continue reading)

Six Californias measure could appear on 2016 ballot

The campaign for an initiative to divide California into six separate states says it has collected enough signatures to place the measure on the 2016 ballot. [LA Times] In order to qualify for the ballot, the six Californias campaign must... (Continue reading)

Californians increase water usage amid drought

Amid the worst drought to hit California in decades, Californians have increased their water usage. In January, Gov. Jerry Brown asked Californians to slash their water use by 20 percent. Nevertheless, a California Water Resources Board report shows a 1... (Continue reading)

California Democrats trying to slow impact of cap and trade

Citing concern over rising gas prices, a group of Democratic California lawmakers are pushing a bill that would delay requiring oil refineries to buy carbon credits under the state’s cap and trade system. [LA Times] California’s cap and trade system,... (Continue reading)

Los Osos manager sidestepping duties

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The general manager of the Los Osos Community Services District has worked for the agency since last October but has only been sworn in to do so since earlier this month, a violation of the California Constitution.... (Continue reading)



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