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California’s Willful Defiance Law Limits Suspensions, Expulsions For Backtalking Students

The law limits the use of suspensions for young children and expulsions for all students. Supporters say suspensions have gotten out of hand, with about 750,000 a year.


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California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Gun Bills, Plastic Bag Ban, Rejects Ethics Bills

Gov. Jerry Brown signed and vetoed a series of bills on the final day of considering the legislation passed in the prior legislative session .


LAKEHEAD, CA - AUGUST 31:  Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove August 31, 2014 in Lakehead, California.  As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Shasta Lake is currently near 30 percent of its total capacity, the lowest it has been since 1977.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Ends One Of Driest-Ever ‘Water Years’ On Record

California officials are urging residents and businesses to conserve water as the state ends one of the driest-ever “water years.”


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Proposition 48: Tribes Trying To Block Casino In Madera County Off Designated Reservation

Proposition 48 would pave the way for the state’s newest tribal casino. The casino has already gotten the green light from local, state and federal governments, but there is pushback. Things got interesting when opponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot.


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California Reinstates Tougher Arson Penalties As King Fire Rages

The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office says the tougher penalties will not apply to Wayne Allen Huntsman even if he is convicted. That’s because the King Fire burning west of Lake Tahoe started before the bill became law.


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95 Percent Of California High School Seniors Pass Exit Exam

New data shows that the percentage of California seniors passing the high school exit exam required for graduation matched last year’s results.


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California Adopts Olive Oil Labeling Standards

The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to state specifically whether they have adulterated any of their product.


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Privacy Groups Take 2nd Hit On License Plate Data

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police across the country are increasingly monitoring car licenses plates, compiling giant databases of ordinary citizens and their daily comings and goings. Privacy advocates are trying to get those files open […]


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California Corrections Officers Honored For Overcoming Odds, Saving Others

Working as a correctional officer or supporting staff in the California state prison system is like sitting on a powder keg. They supervise an unpredictable population, some with strong ties to street gangs.


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Wildfires, Monsoon, Earthquake Force California Office Of Emergency Services Into Action

The center is where various state agencies come together—from social services to Caltrans—to discuss where resources should be allocated. OES has final authority to determine how those resources are actually implemented.


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Weed Takes Stock After Wind-Driven Boles Fire Destroys Or Damages 150 Homes In Lumber Town

In just a few hours, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 100 homes, the saw mill and a church. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way.


Google's autonomous cars have racked up many miles of testing on public roads. (credit: Google)

California DMV Begins Issuing Testing Permits For Self-Driving Cars

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn’t sure just how many were rolling around.