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Largest Nursing Chain In Calif. Hit With Citations And Penalties

California’s largest nursing home chain has come under fire from government regulators, facing a flurry of citations and penalties.


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Calif. Lawmakers To Vote On Budget With More Money For Public Schools

California lawmakers are taking up a $117.5 billion spending plan that sends even more money to public schools and adopts a new tax credit for the working poor.


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California Farmers Worry Senior Water Rights Cuts In Drought Could Be Devastating

Notices have been sent to 114 senior rights holders, telling them to stop diverting water and to stop releasing previously stored water. Those who violate the order face fines up to $1,000 a day and $2,500 per acre-foot.


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California Assembly Considers Ways To Boost Election Turnout

Assembly Bill 1461 would change the way Californians vote by mailing a ballot to every voter, expanding early voting, and allowing a voter to cast a ballot at any polling place instead of their usual polling location.


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California Senator Proposes 300 Percent Tax For Worst Water Wasters In Drought

Democratic Sen. Bob Wieckowski of Fremont on Tuesday proposed legislation to authorize local water departments to crack down on excessive use by taxing water bills.


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Nearly Half Of Last Year’s California Drought-Relief Money Unspent

Although millions of dollars from the same drought-assistance package have helped parched communities across the state, the amount of money that remains untapped shows how slowly the wheels of government can turn even in a crisis.


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After Missing Tesla Battery Plant, California Considers $15 Million Tax Credit For Company

The Tesla credit would offset taxes for the Fremont, California.-based company to buy manufacturing, research and development equipment, buy property and hire 4,400 workers.


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Poll: Drought Is Top Concern For Californians

A new poll shows the drought is on the minds of many people in California. The Public Policy Institute of California has found for the first time the drought is the top concern for Californians.


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Right-To-Die Bill Passes Senate; Unknown How Gov. Brown Will Vote

California’s right to die bill passed the state senate on a 23 to 14 vote ahead of a legislative timeline.


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Rare Condor At Oakland Zoo Recovering From Lead Poisoning

Veterinarians at the Oakland Zoo are treating a California condor named Miracle for lead poisoning she got scavenging on carcasses with hunters’ lead shot.


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State Assembly Approves Bill To Prevent HOAs From Banning Fake Lawns

California homeowner associations couldn’t stop members from installing fake grass on lawns under a bill moving through the Legislature.


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Texas Storms May Be Precursor Of Drought-Busting El Nino For California

The nonstop rains pummeling Texas and Oklahoma are probably influenced by a building El Nino in the Pacific Ocean. If a full-blown El Nino develops, that could mean drought-busting conditions in California this fall or winter.