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What’s In A Name? Apparently Plenty If You’re Named Linda

What’s in a name? Dozens of women from around the country named Linda have descended on the local town of Linda for their annual L.I.N.D.A. convention.

07/24/2015

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Judge In San Diego Indicates He Will Dismiss Right-To-Die Lawsuit Against State

A judge strongly indicated Friday he will dismiss a lawsuit against the state by a single mom given only months to live and other California right-to-die advocates who want doctors to be allowed to prescribe fatal medication for terminally ill people.

07/24/2015

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Experts: Ruling Against College In Rape Case A Reminder To Protect Rights Of Accused

Legal experts said the case sets a precedent as universities grapple with the best way to address sexual violence on their campuses and ensure justice is served for all in the wake of a national campaign by the Obama administration, which has criticized the institutions for not supporting victims.

07/15/2015

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 7: The Oakland Raiderettes dance between quarters during a game against the San Francisco 49ers on December 7, 2014 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders won 24-13.

New California Law Recognizes Cheerleaders As Employees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California’s professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime. The Democratic governor announced Wednesday that he signed AB202, requiring that […]

07/15/2015

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Right-To-Die Bill Stalls In California Legislature, But May Be Put On Ballot

Senate Bill 128 would have allowed terminally ill patients to end their lives under a doctor’s care. The issue gained national attention last year when California native Brittany Maynard moved to Oregon to end her life after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

07/07/2015

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Drought Desperation Reaches Expensive New Level As Canal Flow Will Be Reversed

The expensive emergency project is meant to keep water districts from going completely dry and farmers from going under.

07/02/2015

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Sacramento Boy Scout Killed In New Mexico Flash Flood During Camping Trip

A Boy Scout on a camping trip with his troop in northern New Mexico died Saturday after he and three other teens were swept away in a flash flood, authorities said.

06/29/2015

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Cal Fire: Drones Ground Planes, Complicating California Wildfire Fighting Efforts

“Whether it’s damage to the aircraft, whether it’s injuries to our pilots, to our firefighters, or worse case, a mid-air collision,” said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. “These are not risks we are willing to take.”

06/25/2015

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California Drought Forces Fish Evacuation

Water temperatures at the American River hatchery were approaching dangerous levels for the rainbow trout, putting their lives in danger. So, for the second year in a row, they will have to be evacuated.

06/25/2015

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Suspected Great White Shark Sighting Cancels California Lifeguard Competition

Junior Lifeguard teams of children and teens had come from as far as Folsom Lake and Monterey for the annual summer competition that includes paddling, swimming and running. But they were called out of the water at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after searchers in a helicopter followed up on a report of a great white shark in the area off Seacliff State Beach.

06/25/2015

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California Reissues Black License Plates

California drivers are getting a taste of history as the state starts to reissue its black license plates, which were originally issued in the 1960s.

06/24/2015

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Drought Leaves Dangers For Boats On California Lakes And Rivers

The low water levels are causing hazards that some boaters aren’t paying attention to, keeping local repair shops busier than they normally would be this early in the summer.

06/23/2015

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