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California Cut Water Use By 31 Percent In July Amid Drought

State officials say California cities cut their water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding Gov. Jerry Brown’s statewide mandate to conserve.


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Gov. Brown Approves Exit Exam Reprieve For 5,000 Students

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation canceling the California exit exam as a requirement for graduation this year, offering a reprieve to about 5,000 students left in limbo when the state canceled the test.



Puzzling Press Conference Leaves Many Wondering What Governor’s Plan Is For Roads

Brown calls his leadership “brooding omnipresence.” The line got a laugh at his press conference and a quick comeback at the Capitol from state Sen. Jim Beall.


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Brown Signs Law Protecting Grocery Workers For 90 Days After Stores Change Ownership

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to protect California grocery store workers from being fired for 90 days after a store changes ownership.


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Report: California Plans To Take Up To 300 Farms By Eminent Domain For Delta Tunnel Project

Brown has pushed for a massive delta makeover since his first stint as governor in the 1970s and 1980s. In May, he told critics of the tunnels to “shut up.”


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California Removes ‘Alien’ From Labor Code To Describe Foreign-Born Workers

The state began using the term “alien” in 1937 to describe people who are not born or naturalized citizens in the United States.



Shingle Springs Man, 21, Identified As Firefighter Killed By Falling Tree

California firefighters are mourning the loss of yet another firefighter killed in the line of duty.


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California Governor Allows Parole For Transgender Inmate, Likely Avoiding Fight Over Surgery

A federal judge in April ordered the state to provide the surgery, which had been scheduled for July. It was delayed after the state appealed.


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Fire Near Clearlake Grows To 27,000 Acres; 24 Homes Destroyed

Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground.


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California Says Water Use Fell By 27 Percent In June

California says water use fell by 27 percent in June, passing governor’s conservation target.


Investigators at a Livermore quarry where kidnapped Chowchilla schoolchildren were buried, July, 1976. (CBS)

Governor Allows Parole For Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapper

The governor of California on Thursday allowed parole for one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver who were held captive in a buried trailer.



Big Cities Say They’re Meeting Gov. Brown’s Water Savings Goal

California’s largest cities say they’re meeting mandatory water conservation targets ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown.