Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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California to relax water conservation rules

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)

“Isis” makes appearance in California school yearbook

A 17-year-old Southern California high school student is disgusted that she was misidentified in her yearbook as “Isis Phillips.” The student, Bayan Zehlif, is Muslim and is pictured in the yearbook wearing a hijab. [CBS LA] Susan Petrocelli, the principal... (Continue reading)

California raises smoking age to 21

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)

Unaccompanied children immigrating to California

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)

Iraqi refugee taken off California flight

Southwest Airlines escorted an Iraqi refugee off a flight in Los Angeles after another passenger became alarmed when she heard the man speaking in Arabic. Federal investigators later determined the man posed no threat, but the Iraqi-American man is accusing... (Continue reading)

California to adopt $15 minimum wage

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)

Drug tunnel connected California home to Mexico

Federal agents uncovered a drug smuggling tunnel that connected a home in Calexico, California to a restaurant in Mexicali, Mexico. Agents also seized more than a ton of marijuana and arrested four people in connection with a Mexican drug cartel... (Continue reading)

California foster parents, Native Americans battle over child

Social workers removed a 6-year-old girl from a Southern California home on Monday as the child’s foster parents and a crowd of supporters protested the move. A court order stated the girl’s Native American blood required social workers to place... (Continue reading)

How would state seize Paso Robles water basin?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN What would it mean if the state should ever assume responsibility for and control over the Paso Robles water basin? State officials have authority of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA) to act in cases... (Continue reading)

Gibson attempts to turn Paso basin over to the state

Editor’s Note: A video of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson asking to give the state control of the Paso Robles basin follows the article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN One of the most outspoken advocates of a failed North County... (Continue reading)



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