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Report Finds California’s Financial Comeback Mainly Due To Spending Reductions, Not Higher Revenue

The report from Standard & Poor’s found that contrary to popular belief, lower spending has spurred California’s economic recovery, and not higher revenues.

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Pacific Crest Trail Expects More Hikers Thanks To Reese Witherspoon and ‘Wild’

Thanks to “Wild” starring Academy award-winner Reese Witherspoon, more hikers are taking on the PCT.

01/26/2015

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Falling Gas Tax Revenue Has California Lawmakers Considering Mileage Tax Plan

Falling gas prices have been a welcome relief for Bay Area drivers, but they pose a serious problem for state coffers.

01/25/2015

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Uber Denies Suspending Drivers For Registering Vehicles As Commercial

Uber has allegedly been under fire for suspending some of its drivers after complying with advice from California officials. But the app-based, commercial ride-booking service says that’s not the case.

01/23/2015

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Police Say Promised Prop. 47 Financial Benefits Aren’t Being Seen In San Francisco

Proposition 47, passed by state voters last year, reduced a slew of non-violent felony crimes to misdemeanors, but police say the expected cost savings for law enforcement in San Francisco hasn’t yet materialized.

01/23/2015

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HOW & WHEN: Watch A Giant Asteroid Glide Past Earth Jan. 26

With an asteroid a third of a mile wide set to soar past Earth Jan. 26, scientists and amateur astronomers alike will be looking up.

01/22/2015

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year, in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. 
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Bay Area Health Officials Say Certain Demographics More At Risk After Disneyland Measles Outbreak

While county health officials in Alameda, Santa Clara and San Francisco aren’t seeing an increase in demand for the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine in the wake of the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland.

01/22/2015

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer speaks during a news conference about funding for the Federal Aviation Administration at the U.S. Capitol August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Billionaire Tom Steyer Not Running In Race To Succeed Senator Boxer

Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer says he will not enter the race to succeed California Sen. Barbara Boxer.

01/22/2015

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Moderate 4.5 Quake Strikes Northwest Corner Of Nevada, Felt Across The Border In California

An earthquake measuring magnitude 4.5 struck the seismically active northwest corner of Nevada, near the California border early Thursday morning.

01/22/2015

Pedestrians walk near the entrance to Disneyland Resort on February 19, 2009 in Anaheim.  (David McNew/Getty Images)

California Measles Cases Grow To 59; Mostly Disney-Related, Some In Bay Area Counties

California public health officials say that if you haven’t gotten your measles shot, you should avoid Disneyland. Cases of the disease statewide has reached 59, but they aren’t all Disney related.

01/21/2015

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