Articles Tagged With ‘Jerry Brown’




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California governor denies parole to youngest Manson follower

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has denied parole to a female follower of Charles Manson who was 19 years old at the time of the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Leslie Van Houten previously admitted she stabbed Rosemary LaBianca... (Continue reading)

California may spend $10 million on earthquake warning system

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed course and proposed allocating $10 million in state funds toward an earthquake early warning system that federal government scientists and university researchers are developing. United States Geological Survey officials say the state funds would... (Continue reading)

California to relax water conservation rules

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Local agencies in California may soon be allowed to relax or even eliminate water conservation mandates imposed on them by the state. However, Gov. Jerry Brown is also ordering that some water conservation rules become permanent statewide. [LA Times] Last... (Continue reading)

California raises smoking age to 21

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The legal smoking age in California is increasing from 18 to 21 following Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign a package of bills into law on Wednesday. The same goes for the legal vaping age, as e-cigarettes will now be... (Continue reading)

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)



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