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California State Lawmakers Introduce Legislator To Regulate Appearance Of Toy Guns

2,000 Invited To New California Senate Leader’s Expensive Disney Concert Hall ‘Inauguration’

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation, which receives donations from special interests seeking influence in the Legislature, is picking up the estimated $50,000 tab.

10/15/2014

State Capitol

California Legislature Withholding Report On Senior Staff Allegedly Playing Favorites With New Hires

The review was to include whether the Senate’s human resources director, Dina Hidalgo, had violated Senate policy because five members of her family work in the Capitol and at least three people got jobs after playing on her softball team.

10/02/2014

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Oregon City’s Public Library Back To A Operating Out Of Van After Blueprint Mixup

The $1.2 million public library opened in May next to city hall. But the wall the library shares with city hall was found to be insufficiently fire-proof. So the library was shuttered in June.

09/29/2014

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Man Flags Down Utah Police To Sell Them Drugs Without Realizing They Were Cops

Authorities say the officers were wearing their uniforms but riding in an unmarked police vehicle around 1 a.m. Sunday when the 31-year-old suspect flagged them down and asked what they wanted, referring to drugs.

09/23/2014

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Legislation Would Allow Oil Companies To Call Refinery Shutdown Information ‘Trade Secret’

SB1300 by Democratic Sen. Loni Hancock of Berkeley would protect information submitted to state officials from disclosure under the California Public Records Act.

08/30/2014

CAMP PENDLETON, CA - MAY 16:  The Las Pulgas Fire lights the night on May 16, 2014 at Camp Pendleton, California. The fire is one of three large wildfires on Camp Pendleton that have scorched more than 22,000 acres. Firefighters have been battling 11 wildfires in San Diego County this week, including the fires on the Marine base.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

AP Exclusive: Wildfire Citations Applied Unevenly

Gary Bennett spent much of the last three decades preparing his property in Napa County for the day when a wildfire would sweep over the hill, including clearing brush and grass around his three-bedroom home in a scenic canyon 85 miles north of San Francisco.

07/19/2014

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California Election-Law Flaws Revealed In First Modern Recount For Statewide Office

The price is steep. Kern County’s estimated bill is $4,019 per day, which must be paid in advance of each day’s work. In Imperial County, the price is expected to be around $1,640 a day, Registrar Debbie Porter said. Each of those counties could be counting ballots for two weeks or longer.

07/10/2014

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Law Enforcement Officers Killed By Firearms In 2013 Lowest Since 1887

The number of law-enforcement officers killed by firearms in 2013 fell to levels not seen since the 19th century, according to a report released Monday.

12/30/2013

Gov. Brown admits to overcrowding in the prison system but will continue to fight in court to prevent prisoner releases. (Getty Images)

Oven Door Blast Injures Lazy Baker’s Dozen At California Jail

Fire officials say 11 people were injured, when an oven door exploded in a kitchen at the Santa Rita Jail around while inmates were baking.

12/17/2013

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Girl Is Brain Dead After Surgery To Remove Tonsils

A 13-year-old Northern California girl is brain dead after going into surgery to remove her tonsils.

12/15/2013

Gov. Brown admits to overcrowding in the prison system but will continue to fight in court to prevent prisoner releases. (Getty Images)

Sacramento County Receiving $56.4 Million To Upgrade Jails, Build Classrooms

Sacramento County is one of 15 counties in line to split $500 million in state-issued bonds to upgrade jails and build classrooms for inmate rehabilitation programs.

12/12/2013

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Man Sentenced To 18 Months For Breaking Into Lawrence Livermore Network

Prosecutors said Andrew Miller tried to sell access to two super computers at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California for $50,000.

12/11/2013

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