Drought Relief Crowdfunding Site Aims To Help California Families With Water Supply is hoping to serve between 25 and 50 families through its campaign, but those who need the water have to meet an income requirement.


BERLIN - JANUARY 12:  Water flows from a bathroom tap January 12, 2007 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

California Orders Company To Stop Bottling Water From Sierra Springs

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.


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California Raises Ballot Submission Fees After Initiative Advocating Killing Of Gay People

Lawmakers argued that the charge does not cover administrative costs and could encourage people to file frivolous ballot questions.


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New Law Lets Community Colleges Punish Students For Off-Campus Sexual Assaults

The University of California and California State University systems say their policies already permit punishing students for off-campus sexual assaults.


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California To End Decades-Long Isolation Of Most Gang Leaders Behind Bars

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.


COLUMBIA, SC - JUNE 27:  Demonstrators protest at the South Carolina State House calling for the Confederate flag to remain on the State House grounds June 27, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Earlier in the week South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley expressed support for removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds in the wake of the nine murders at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Ban Confederate Leaders’ Names for Public Places

The Assembly on Monday voted 57-11 on SB539 by Democratic Sen. Steve Glazer of Orinda.


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Court To Rule If California Death Penalty Is Cruel, Unusual

No one would argue that California’s death penalty provides swift justice.


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Spokeswoman Hints Gov. Jerry Brown Would Sign Gender Wage Gap Bill If Passed

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.


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As Wells Run Dry In California Drought, Stanislaus County Offers Free Water To Homes

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.


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Audit: California Prison Contract Wasted $3.2 Million On Paperwork

Auditors say the deal wasted $3.2 million the contractor received just to process invoices from a subcontractor that did the actual work.


The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Proposed Elephant Bullhook Ban in California Would Be First In Nation

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.


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AP: Nearly $10 Million In Charitable Donations By California Taxpayers Never Spent

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.