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California courts move to ban Boy Scouts

The California court system is considering a proposal to ban members of the Boy Scouts of America from serving as judges because the Boy Scouts discriminate against gays. [WNDWeekly] The California Supreme Court Advisory Committee on The Code of Judicial... (Continue reading)

Californians divided on water shortage solutions

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a statewide Field Poll of 1,000 registered voters. However, residents are deeply divided on how to solve the dilemma. [MercuryNews] The deepest... (Continue reading)

Yee’s arrests changes California Secretary of State race

Following the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee, Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla picked up the bulk of Yee’s supporters and now trails Republican Pete Peterson by 11 percent, according to a new field poll. Previously, Peterson led the pack and... (Continue reading)

California judges sue state, CalPERS for backpay

A group of California judges has filed a class action lawsuit against State Controller John Chiang and the California Public Employees Retirement System, claiming their salaries and benefits did not keep pace with those of other state workers as required... (Continue reading)

Senator Leland Yee arrested for corruption

California secretary of state candidate State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested on federal corruption charges during an FBI sting on Wednesday. [LATimes] According to the indictment, Yee is accused of sidestepping campaign donation rules in exchange for political favors, and... (Continue reading)

California ranks second most expensive state for renters

California is the second least affordable state in the country for renters, only trailing Hawaii, according to a report released Monday. [LA Times] The National Low Income Housing Coalition analyzed rental rates across the U.S. and defined affordability as spending... (Continue reading)

California gubernatorial candidate is registered sex offender

Republican candidate for the California governorship, Glenn Champ, has a criminal record that includes convictions of voluntary manslaughter and assault to commit rape. He is a registered sex offender. [Washington Post] A jury convicted Champ of two counts of assault... (Continue reading)

Federal court upholds California’s DNA sampling law

A federal appeals court has unanimously upheld a California law that allows officials to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony. [Mercury News] The 5-year-old law permits DNA sampling without review by a judge and even if criminal... (Continue reading)

California logs hottest winter ever

California has just completed the hottest winter in the state’s history. [Mercury News] The average temperature statewide for December, January and February was 48.0 degrees, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The previous high for those months... (Continue reading)

California student arrested for supporting terrorists

A Central California college student and member of the U.S. Army National Guard was arrested Sunday for attempting to provide support to a foreign terrorist organization. [CNN] Nicholas Teausant had also planned to attack the Los Angeles subway system in... (Continue reading)

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