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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)

Sex trafficking bust saves 27 California minors

A nationwide crackdown on sex trafficking rescued 27 California minors from forced prostitution last week. Federal agents working with local law enforcement officers conducted a week-long bust on sex traffickers. They arrested 281 pimps nationwide and 38 in California, according... (Continue reading)

SLO County jobless rate lowest since 2008

With 5 percent unemployment, San Luis Obispo County is now tied for sixth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report by the California Employment Development Department. In California, Marin County is ranked... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man battling pervs-in-park laws

A Grover Beach man, who is a registered sex offender, has filed several claims against California cities which have enacted strict laws for where sex offenders can visit. [OC Register] More than 70 cities have voted in laws which are... (Continue reading)

Could George Clooney be the next governor of California?

Another Hollywood actor may soon make a run for the California Governor’s Mansion. [Daily Mirror] As Governor Jerry Brown is widely expected to win reelection in November, the California Democratic Party appears to already be turning its focus to 2018.... (Continue reading)

The good and bad news about a possible El Nino

Following three years of oppressive drought, scientists place the odds of an El Nino bringing a wet winter to California at 82 percent. However, the strength of the possible El Nino has been reduced from strong to moderate. [Mercury News]... (Continue reading)

Could 2014 be the lowest primary turnout to date?

Political strategist are projecting the voter turnout for the June 3 primary to be California’s lowest-ever in a primary for governor. [MercuryNews] With only two top contenders vying to be on the November ticket with Gov. Jerry Brown and general... (Continue reading)

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