Articles Tagged With ‘California’




California women to get faster access to birth control

California is one of two states set to allow women to obtain birth control without visiting a doctor. [New York Times] In the next few months, women in California and Oregon will be able to get contraceptive prescriptions directly from... (Continue reading)

How California congressmen voted on Syrian refugee bill

Eight House Democrats from California crossed party lines Thursday and voted for a bill that will make it difficult for the Obama Administration to carry out its plan to resettle refugees from Syria and Iraq in the United States. [LA... (Continue reading)

Federal court upholds California’s death penalty system

A federal appellate court has reversed a ruling that declared California’s capital punishment system unconstitutional. [LA Times] In July 2014, U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled California’s death penalty system was unconstitutional, stating executions had become arbitrary and plagued... (Continue reading)

California tests scores among worst in U.S.

California K-12 students have some of the worst math and reading skills in the United States, according to new national test results. [Mercury News] The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) tests the math and reading abilities of a sampling... (Continue reading)

Drought challenges mounting for California farmers

California farmers are leaving hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted and are spending million of dollars to access water during the ongoing drought. But, California growers are still reluctant to raise fruit and vegetable prices causing them to bear the... (Continue reading)

California man found dead in SUV buried in mud

Los Angeles County firefighters found the remains of a 49-year-old Palmdale man in an SUV buried under six feet of mud Tuesday. [NBC LA] Officials say the person is likely a victim of the recent storm and mudsliding. However, homicide... (Continue reading)

California bans smokeless tobacco at ballparks

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that bans smokeless tobacco at all ballparks in the state. [CBS Los Angeles] The new law, AB 768, imposes a ban that Major League Baseball has called for, but failed to deliver... (Continue reading)

Nestle allegedly bottling California water on expired permit

Transnational food and beverage company Nestle is using a long-expired permit to bottle millions of gallons of water from a national forest in California, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by three environmental groups. [Desert Sun] The Center for Biological... (Continue reading)

California to automatically register drivers to vote

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Saturday that will automatically register state residents to vote when they obtain or renew a driver’s license. [Mercury News] Assembly Bill 1461, which was authored by Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, contains... (Continue reading)

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs new marijuana legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a trio of bills into law Friday that establish statewide rules on the growth, distribution and sale of marijuana. “This new structure will make sure patients have access to medical marijuana, while ensuring a robust tracking... (Continue reading)