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40 Years Later: From Basketball To Governor To Drought, History Repeating In California

The Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years. Back then, Jerry Brown was also the governor of California and the state was in a historic drought. The last time the Warriors made the finals was in 1975. Things may have been a bit different then. We dressed differently, but it just goes to show, the more things change, the more they stay the same.


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Corgi Owners Rejoice As Gov. Jerry Brown Adds Colusa Brown To His Family

Tim Matieson has been breeding the fox-like dogs for nearly 50 years and says the addition to the Brown family is a win for the breed and the state.



Gov. Brown Proposes Record $115.3 Billion Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a record $115.3 billion California spending plan that will send more money to public schools, set aside reserves and create a new state tax credit for the working poor.


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California Budget: Gov. Brown Expected To Keep The Ship Slow And Steady

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to maintain a slow-growth approach for California when he updates his spending plan Thursday, while responding to pressure from fellow Democrats seeking to close the income gap by offering a $380 million-a-year proposal to create tax credit for the working poor.


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Gov. Jerry Brown To Propose $380 Million Tax Credit For Working Poor

Information provided by the Brown administration says the tax credit would help as many as 2 million people who earn up to $13,870 a year for a family of four.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 01: A gardener uses a hose to water plants on April 1, 2015 in San Francisco, California. As California enters its fourth year of severe drought and the state's snowpack is at record lows, California Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a statewide 25 percent mandatory water useage reduction for residents, businesses and farms. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought: California Taking Sweeping Steps To Conserve Water

Gary Whitlock watched water run down to the sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned if California’s latest attempt to curb water use would be any more successful than previous ones in the drought-stricken state.


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California Gov. Jerry Brown Blocks Parole For Ex-Mexican Mafia Leader

Enriquez has been in prison since 1993 serving a sentence of 20 years-to life in prison for two murders, multiple assaults and conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances.


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Gov. Jerry Brown Retracts 1 Of 105 Pardons After Revelations On Undisclosed Discipline

Brown retracted the pardon issued to Glen William Carnes, which the governor’s spokesman Evan Westrup said was based on a court-issued certificate of rehabilitation. The pardon for a drug-related conviction committed by Carnes as a teenager in 1998 had not yet been signed by the Secretary of State and was withdrawn after an inquiry by the Los Angeles Times.


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Rain Could Spell Trouble For Calif. Water Conservation

After California’s driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state’s first heavy downpours in years.


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Gov. Brown Names Assistant US Attorney To State High Court

In his effort to diversify the judicial branch, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday nominated a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general to fill a vacant seat on the California Supreme Court.


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California GOP Blocks Democratic State Legislative Supermajorities In Both Houses

Republican Catharine Baker was declared the winner over Democrat Tim Sbranti in Assembly District 16 after an updated tally by Contra Costa and Alameda counties.


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Brown Vetoes Bill Limiting Drone Surveillance

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have placed strict limits on law enforcement agencies using unmanned aerial drones for surveillance.