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California bill calls for restrictions on releasing illegal immigrants

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As a response to the killing of Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill restricting transfers of illegal immigrants from federal to local custody. [LA Times] SB 57, authored by senators Bob Huff and Shannon Runner,... (Continue reading)

Manson follower again eligible for parole from CMC

Bruce Davis

Prison officials have again found Manson family member Bruce Davis eligible for parole from the California Men’s Colony. Davis, 72, has been serving life sentences for two 1969 murders, as well as conspiracy to commit murder. He was not directly... (Continue reading)

California Legislature hurrying to pass marijuana regulations

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California lawmakers are trying pass a wide variety of medical marijuana regulations before voters may decide whether the state legalizes recreational pot. [Mercury News] Marijuana advocates are currently drafting multiple legalization initiatives that could appear on the California ballot. In... (Continue reading)

Does California have a hotel bubble?

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Hotel buyers are spending in record fashion in California this year. [OC Register] Buyers spent $4.4 billion on 174 California hotels in the first half of 2015, according to Atlas Hospitality Group of Irvine. That surpassed the annual total spent... (Continue reading)

California murderer granted state-funded sex change

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A convicted murderer serving a life sentence in the California prison system will receive a taxpayer-funded sex change, a legal settlement indicates. [LA Times] California has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit by granting Shiloh Quine, formerly Rodney Quine, a... (Continue reading)

Covered California rates going up

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Health premiums for Californians using Obamacare will rise by an average of 4 percent in 2016. [LA Times] Premiums offered in Covered California, the state exchange, also increased by an average of 4 percent this year. Supporters of the system,... (Continue reading)

Appellate court nixes Sprint’s suit against SLO County

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By STEW JENKINS A California Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that Sprint Telephone companies cannot sue for reimbursement of $9 million in taxes on property that had been over assessed in 50 California counties including San Luis Obispo County, because... (Continue reading)

Water-shark attack in SLO County

G. Edward Griffin

OPINION By G. EDWARD GRIFFIN Everyone knows there is a drought-related water shortage in California, but less known (or at least less discussed) is that many parts of the state are not impacted. The Paso Robles water basin, which is... (Continue reading)

Syphilis on the rise in California women and babies

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Syphilis cases in California women more than doubled, and reports of the disease in newborns have more than tripled in the state over the last two years. [LA Times] The number of early reported cases of California women contracting the... (Continue reading)

Latinos surpass whites in California

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California’s Latino population now exceeds its white population, recently released census figures show. [LA Times] As of July 1, 2014, about 14.99 million Latinos lived in California. California’s white population, as of last summer, was 14.92 million, according to the... (Continue reading)



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