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OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 7: The Oakland Raiderettes dance between quarters during a game against the San Francisco 49ers on December 7, 2014 at Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders won 24-13.

New California Law Recognizes Cheerleaders As Employees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California’s professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime. The Democratic governor announced Wednesday that he signed AB202, requiring that […]


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Gov. Jerry Brown To Meet With Pope On Climate Change

California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to Vatican City to discuss climate change and modern slavery with dignitaries including Pope Francis.


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State Water Agency Considers Pricing Overhaul To Save In Drought

California Gov. Jerry Brown called for an overhaul in water pricing as part of his sweeping drought order, and regulators on Wednesday will discuss how to best do that in light of legal questions over rates designed to encourage conservation.


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California: Record Water Savings Shows Big Cuts Possible

Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.



What’s Next For California’s Contentious Vaccine Law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.


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California Water Use Fell 13.5 Percent In April Amid Drought

Californians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April, regulators said Tuesday.


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Gov. Jerry Brown To Boost School Spending Amid Surplus

Lawmakers expect Gov. Jerry Brown to suggest spending more tax dollars on public schools and community colleges while asking for more money to be set aside for a rainy day when he releases his updated budget this week.


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Gov. Brown To Delta Tunnel Critics: ‘Shut Up, Because You Don’t Know What The Hell You’re Talking About’

Tunnels critic Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla says the real experts are people who live and work in the Delta. She says they won’t go away, and they won’t shut up.


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Gov. Brown Wants California To Slash Greenhouse Gases By 2030

California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under an ambitious plan announced by Gov. Jerry Brown.


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Almonds Get Roasted In Debate Over California Water Use

California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California’s 39 million people.


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Gov. Brown Pardons 83 People For Past Crimes

An Oakland, California, man pardoned for crimes he committed nearly three decades ago says he considers the Easter Sunday announcement a new beginning in his life.


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Cynthia Kelly, Gov. Jerry Brown’s Older Sister, Dies At 81

Cynthia Kelly was 81. She was the second-born daughter of former Gov. Pat Brown and his wife, Bernice. In all, the Browns had four children, three of them daughters.