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Brown declares emergency over Central Coast oil spill

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday in response to the oil spill near Goleta that has caused about 21,000 gallons of crude to flow into the ocean. Brown’s emergency declaration frees state funds and resources to... (Continue reading)

Parole of SLO skateboard killer up for debate

A 25-year-old San Luis Obispo man, who at 13 used a skateboard to beat an 87-year-old man to death, appeared in local court Monday, where attorneys debated the legitimacy of Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to keep him locked up in... (Continue reading)

California cities, towns must cut water use by 25 percent

California Governor Jerry Brown announced an executive order Wednesday that will require all cities and towns in the state to cut their water use 25 percent from 2013 levels. [LA Times] The executive order is California’s first mandatory water use... (Continue reading)

California’s death row out of room

With the state tied up in litigation and about 20 newly condemned men arriving yearly, California’s death row has run out of room. [LA Times] Currently, there are 731 men and 20 women sentenced to death in California. Most of... (Continue reading)

GOP candidate Kashkari contributes another $1 million to his campaign

California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari contributed another $1 million of his own money to his campaign. Even so, his campaign cash continues to fall far behind his opponent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. On Friday, Kashkari reported another $1 million contribution... (Continue reading)

Californians can seek gun restraining-orders

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Tuesday that will allow family members to seek court orders temporarily prohibiting their relatives from possessing firearms. [Sacramento Bee] Democratic Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner authored the bill in response to a deadly... (Continue reading)

Brown likely to sign statewide plastic bag ban

California Govenor Jerry Brown is expected to sign into law the first statewide plastic bag ban in the U.S. [ABC News] Brown has until Tuesday to sign the bill, which would ban single-use plastic bags in large grocery stores beginning... (Continue reading)

California defines “yes” in student sex bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that creates new rules for college students in the state who engage in sexual activity. [LA Times] The new law defines sexual consent as an “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage... (Continue reading)

Governor inks local water bill

Expressing concern over California’s future water supplies, Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday signed legislation to create a structure for formation of a “hybrid” district to manage the Paso Robles basin, as well as a package of bills aimed at regulating basins... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water bill headed to the governor

A bill seeking establishment of a water management district for the Paso Robles aquifer, AB 2453, easily passed the California Assembly Monday on a 51-4 vote and is on its way to California Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure, by Assemblyman... (Continue reading)



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