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Gov. Jerry Brown Appeals California Teacher Tenure Ruling

Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

08/29/2014

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

EPA Says Delta Water Tunnels Could Violate Federal Environmental Law, Harm Fish

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials say California’s $25 billion plan to build an enormous pair of twin tunnels system to pump water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to other parts of the state may violate federal environmental law and harm endangered fish.

08/29/2014

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Prison Officials Agree To Shift Mentally-Ill Inmates Out Of Solitary Units

State corrections officials have agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into specialized housing units instead of placing them in isolation, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

08/29/2014

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Despite Criticism, Los Altos Adopts Controversial License Plate Surveillance Policy

After a year on the beat, a license plate scanner used by Los Altos Police now has a new policy for how long that data can be stored.

08/29/2014

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Ants Invade Bay Area Homes; A Side-Effect Of California’s Drought

If you think you’ve seen more ants in your kitchen than usual this summer, you may not be imagining things.

08/29/2014

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California Bill Defining Sexual Consent On College Campuses Passes, Awaits Gov. Signature

State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

08/28/2014

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California Drought: Wells Literally Running Dry In One Central Valley Community

Tulare County Water Resources Department says the drought is so severe in parts of California’s Central Valley that water is not coming out of faucets in some cases. Bottled water had to be delivered for people to drink.

08/27/2014

A child holds a plastic toy gun. (Mayela Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Requiring Toy Guns To Be Brightly-Colored Passes California Assembly, Spurred By Andy Lopez Shooting

The state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

08/27/2014

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California Man Killed In Action While Fighting For ISIS Terror Group In Syria

A U.S. citizen from California was killed over the weekend in Syria while fighting for the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

08/26/2014

Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto

Gov. Brown Welcomes Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto

Mexico’s president is in California for a two-day visit and will address the Legislature in Sacramento on Tuesday at a luncheon in the president’s honor.

08/25/2014

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