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Women Respond To Ice Bucket Challenge By Raising Money For California Town With Dry Wells

After being nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, employees at Angeion Consulting decided that instead of dumping water on their heads, they’d donate to help a town running dangerously low on water.


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California Appeals Controversial Teacher Tenure Ruling

Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or raise the standards for obtaining them.


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Veterans Stationed In California Before Discharge Would Receive In-State Tuition Under Bill

Without the change, more than 78,000 veterans in California would risk losing their GI Bill benefits.


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Assembly Approves Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags

The state Assembly has approved legislation that would impose the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.


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California Beach Town Sees Flooding From Hurricane

Oceanfront homes in Seal Beach, California, have avoided another drenching from huge surf spawned by Hurricane Marie in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico.



Boy Injured In Quake By Falling Chimney Recounts Incident

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon’s screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn’t get to him.


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Teenagers Learning To Drive Lack Basic Car Maintenance Skills

A Michelin tire study found 52 percent of teens between the ages of 15 and 17 don’t know how to change a tire, while 44 percent don’t know how to check for tread depth, and 32 percent don’t understand the importance of tire pressure.


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California Plastic Bag Ban Not Dead Despite Assembly Failing To Find Votes

The bill by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles prohibits stores from carrying the bags as a way to encourage reusable ones. It follows about 100 cities and counties that previously banned plastic bags to fight litter.


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Judge: California Firearm Waiting Period Doesn’t Apply To Gun Owners

U.S. District Judge Anthony Ishii of Fresno ruled that “10-day waiting periods impermissibly violate the Second Amendment” for gun-buyers who already passed background checks or are authorized to carry concealed weapons.


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Assembly Passes Softer Data Breach Bill Requiring Businesses To Protect Customers

The original legislation was tougher on businesses by setting data-protection standards and holding them liable if they did not comply. The lawmakers dropped those provisions after strong opposition from retailers.


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DUI Arrest Is California Democrats’ Latest Blow

Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday for investigation of drunken driving after being stopped for going the wrong way on a one-way street, the latest black eye for the state’s majority party and the 40-member chamber.


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California To Appeal Ruling Tossing Death Penalty

California’s attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state’s death penalty.