Articles Tagged With ‘Jerry Brown’




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Judge orders release of SLO Skateboard killer

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A local judge has ordered the release of a 24-year-old San Luis Obispo man, who at 13, used a skateboard to beat an 87-year-old to death. The convicted killer will move to Texas, where he will live with a family... (Continue reading)

Unaccompanied children immigrating to California

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Immigration experts say a surge in unaccompanied children may cross the border this summer and enter California. Many of them are destined for Los Angeles County and other locations in the state. [KPPC] Nearly 70,000 children — infants through age... (Continue reading)

How California legislators voted on minimum wage increase

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A bill that will raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 passed the Legislature Thursday. Gov. Jerry Brown plans to sign the bill into law on Monday. [LA Times] On Thursday, the Assembly voted 48-26 in favor... (Continue reading)

California to adopt $15 minimum wage

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Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that California lawmakers have struck a deal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Yearly minimum wage hikes will begin in 2017. [CBS News] California currently has a $10 minimum... (Continue reading)

Judge Jac A. Crawford to retire

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Judge Jac A. Crawford has announced his plan to retire from the San Luis Obispo Superior Court on March 24. Crawford’s announcement marks the fourth judge or commissioner to leave their position since Nov. 2015. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Crawford... (Continue reading)

California keeping lawmakers’ emails secret

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California has stiff rules against viewing state legislators’ emails, the results of recent record requests show. Many other states also make it difficult to obtain lawmakers’ emails.  [OC Register] The Associated Press recently requested a week’s worth of calendar entries... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission chief fired in Morro Bay

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At the conclusion of a jam-packed meeting in Morro Bay, the California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to fire its executive director, Charles Lester. Hundreds of environmentalists and supporters of Lester converged upon the Morro Bay Community Center Wednesday in an... (Continue reading)

Barry LaBarbera elected presiding judge

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San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judges voted last week to elect Barry LaBarbera as presiding judge and Ginger Garrett as assistant presiding judge. LaBarbera and Garret took over the positions immediately following the vote. The election marked the second... (Continue reading)

California Coastal Commission director under fire

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Amid a battle between environmentalists and pro-development commissioners, a move to oust the California Coastal Commission executive director is under way. On Jan. 14, Commission Chair Steve Kinsey informed Executive Director Charles Lester that the 12-member panel will consider whether... (Continue reading)

$10 minimum wage set to begin in California

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The minimum wage in California will increase by $1 to $10 per hour on New Years. California and Massachusetts will become the first two states in the country to mandate a $10 minimum wage, according to the National Conference of... (Continue reading)



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