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Proposition 46: California Malpractice Cap Generates Big Spending

Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.

10/22/2014

fishing gear

California Considering Banning Lead Fishing Bait Weights Over Toxicity Concerns

The Outdoor Sportsman fishing supply sales team said it sells hundreds of lead weights every week. Avid fishermen say you can’t fish in the Delta or rivers without them.

10/21/2014

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Supreme Court To Review California Death Penalty Case

The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence for a California man in a 29-year-old triple murder in San Diego.

10/20/2014

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California Lottery Sales Top $5B For First Time

California Lottery officials say they have had a winning year with annual ticket sales surpassing $5 billion for the first time in the state lottery’s 30-year history.

10/19/2014

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Visa Issue Keeps Harvard Student In Mexico From Returning To U.S.

A Harvard University junior who left the United States hoping to save his dying mother is now unable to return.

10/14/2014

Fallen Firefighters Honored At Ceremony

Ceremony Held In Sacramento To Honor Fallen Firefighters

A solemn procession today through Capitol Park honored California firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice.

10/11/2014

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Pres. Obama Wrapping up California Fundraising Trip

President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts.

10/11/2014

US President Barack Obama waves while exiting Air Force One on arrival in Los Angeles, California on October 9, 2014. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Swing By California In Fundraising Tour

President Barack Obama is on a three-day fundraising swing through California and what he says at some of his stops will be anybody’s guess.

10/10/2014

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Have You Registered To Vote? California’s Deadline Is Oct. 20 For November Election

Ballots are in the mail for vote-by-mail voters, but it’s not too late to register to vote in this year’s election.

10/08/2014

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California Water Use Drops 11.5 Percent In August

State officials on Tuesday reported the largest monthly decline in water use this year as the severity of California’s drought hits home, with community wells running dry, farm fields turning to dust and once massive reservoirs becoming vast mudflats.

10/07/2014

jump at the pump

Will California Gas Prices Jump At Beginning Of Year, Or Are Oil Companies Full Of Hot Air?

Jay McKeeman with the California Independent Oil Market Association estimates prices will move up 12 to 15 cents in January. And after that? “Estimates have been made that it could go as high as 75 cents a gallon,” he said.

09/30/2014

Parents Help Warn Of Dangers Of Train Tracks For Distracted Teenagers

Dena Betti knows all too well the dangers of trains. Her beautiful 14-year-old daughter Jenna, an eighth-grader, was struck and killed by a train in March in Martinez. The tragedy unfolded when the teen left her cellphone on the tracks.

09/30/2014

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