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Prison Plans Exposing Rift with Key California Democrats, Despite Supermajority

The Democratic leaders of the state Senate and Assembly have sparred over important legislation dealing with water, environmental protection, the Public Records Act, municipal corruption and more.

08/29/2013

Maui, Hawaii

California Fish And Wildlife Spokesman Dies Snorkeling In Hawaii

Fifty-one-year-old Michael Taugher of Benicia was snorkeling off Black Rock in Kaanapali with family members on Saturday when he became separated from them.

07/29/2013

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Call Kurtis: Unclaimed Property Bill Clears First Hurdle

An Elk Grove teen could help change a state law after helping Call Kurtis expose $68 million dollars of your unclaimed money sitting with the state with no name or address attached to it.

04/09/2013

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Obama Raises California Cash For Democrats

Making a down payment on his vow to go all in for Democrats in 2014, President Barack Obama courted well-heeled donors in California on a two-day fundraising jaunt that required him to walk a fine line: Berate Republicans too much, and Obama could put fragile prospects for achieving his second-term goals in jeopardy.

04/04/2013

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Call Kurtis Investigates: Unclaimed Property Loophole May Soon Be Closed

A Call Kurtis Investigation exposed the state taking in millions of your unclaimed dollars, with no chance of returning it to you. But now a California lawmaker plans to tackle the problem.

02/26/2013

Boats For Cheap

On The Money: Boat Auction

California is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to test power boats that hardly ever hit the water – but the resale value of those boats is causing a big splash.

06/07/2011

Bill Would Boost County Funds For State Prisonsers

State lawmakers have revised a bill to give counties more funding as they prepare to house up to 40,000 inmates who will be transferred from state prisons.

04/28/2011

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Stepping Down Without Accomplishing Main Goal

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is stepping down next month without accomplishing his main goal of fixing California’s budget problems.

12/27/2010

California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues

Calif. Water Projections Higher Than In ’09

State water officials say farms and cities can expect about a quarter of the water they request next year but also were hopeful the figure will rise.

11/22/2010

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Guide To Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

Malakoff Diggins is one of California’s lesser known state parks. At the park, on a winding road 26 miles northeast of Nevada City, visitors can see the huge cliffs carved out by the streams of water used to wash away the mountain to find gold.

CBS13–11/15/2010