California Plan To Back 2024 L.A. Olympics Bid With $250 Million AdvancesThe Senate Governmental Organization Committee approved the bill, SB1465, in a 7-0 vote after proponents said they're confident they can produce the games without the serious deficits that have challenged other recent host cities.
California Soda Tax Fails For Eighth Time In Six YearsAB2782 would have imposed a 2-cent-per-ounce fee on sugary drinks. The money would have benefited clinics that address obesity, diabetes and oral health.
Is California's Godzilla El Nino-That-Wasn't Giving Way To La Nina?The National Weather Service says the extreme tropical temperatures that broke records early this year have tapered off. They say it’s showing signs of a shifting to the Pacific’s other phase, La Nina.
Women Can Get Birth Control Without Prescription In CaliforniaIt’s not technically over-the-counter, but you can get hormonal contraceptives from a pharmacist after filling out a questionnaire.
Report: State Nurses Worked Millions of Hours Of Overtime In 2015The findings were released on Tuesday in a 24-page report by the Little Hoover Commission. It found overtime for nursing staff at state facilities cost $179 million.
California $15 Minimum Wage Worries Business Owners, Excites WorkersDigger's Deli has been a staple to the community, slicing meat and wrapping sandwiches for 39 years. When it went up for sale three years ago Gigi Warshawsky and her husband put in a bid for what she calls 'Our American Dream.'
Woman's Body Found Under Interstate 80 Just West Of Nevada State LineDeputies are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body beneath Interstate 80 near the California-Nevada state line.
$15 Minimum Wage Movement Looking Beyond CaliforniaIllinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are among the states with active "Fight for $15" efforts, and even economic experts who oppose the increased rate see it gaining momentum.
Calfornia Lawmakers Pass $15 Minimum Wage By 2022; Gov. Jerry Brown Will Sign On MondayThe increases would start with a boost from $10 to $10.50 on Jan. 1. Businesses with 25 or fewer employees would have an extra year to comply. Increases of $1 an hour would come every January until 2022. The governor could delay increases in times of budgetary or economic downturns.
Calif. Legislators, Labor Unions Reach Reach Deal To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 An HourCalifornia legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for the largest statewide minimum in the nation by far.
CA Lawmakers, Unions Strike Deal To Raise Minimum Wage To $15
Former LA Mayor Appears Poised to Enter 2018 Governor's RaceThe presidential contest is dominating national headlines, but the toughest campaign in California might be two years away.

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