DroughtRelief.org is hoping to serve between 25 and 50 families through its campaign, but those who need the water have to meet an income requirement.
Sugar Pine was launched in the early 1990s and holds junior water rights, which have been curtailed in 2014 and 2015 because of the drought.
Lawmakers argued that the charge does not cover administrative costs and could encourage people to file frivolous ballot questions.
The University of California and California State University systems say their policies already permit punishing students for off-campus sexual assaults.
California agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.
The Assembly on Monday voted 57-11 on SB539 by Democratic Sen. Steve Glazer of Orinda.
No one would argue that California’s death penalty provides swift justice.
The bill by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, would let female employees challenge pay discrimination based on the wages that the company pays to other employees at different locations.
The county says it started noticing the people running out of water weren’t using the water for farms, they were using it for their homes.
Auditors say the deal wasted $3.2 million the contractor received just to process invoices from a subcontractor that did the actual work.
SB716 by Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens would make California the first state in the nation to protect elephants against bullhooks starting in 2018.
Some of the funds never reach the intended charities and go back into state coffers after taxpayers check a box on their taxes to contribute, as good intentions meet a lengthy bureaucratic maze.