Deadly Whale Entanglements Skyrocketing Off California CoastA record number of whales have become entangled in debris floating off the California coast, sparking a new law targeting the recovery of lost crab fishing gear.
Judge Refuses To Suspend California's Assisted Death LawA California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.
FDA Wants All Blood Donations Tested For Zika VirusThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday asked blood donation centers nationwide to test all donations for evidence of the Zika virus.
California May Offer State-Run IRA For Private-Sector EmployeesCalifornians whose employers don't already offer a way to prepare for retirement would be automatically enrolled in a state-run savings plan under a bill advancing in the Legislature.
Californians Urged To Avoid Harmful Algae-Plagued Waterways Through Labor DayCalifornia health officials are urging recreational water users to avoid contact with waters affected with harmful blue-green algae blooms.
Bill Eliminating ‘Tampon Tax’ Goes To Gov. Brown’s DeskCalifornia lawmakers are sending a measure to Gov. Jerry Brown to remove the state sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products.
California Lawmakers Flip-Flopping In Favor Of Climate Change EffortsCalifornia’s effort to halt climate change is winning hearts and minds, among Assembly Democrats who’d previously opposed it.
California State Senate Rejects Bill Ending Daylight Saving TimeCalifornia voters likely won't get the chance to decide whether to continue observing daylight saving time.
California Gets Closer To Legalizing Ballot Pics, Voting-Booth SelfiesCalifornia lawmakers have passed a bill to repeal a 125-year-old law barring voters from showing people their marked ballots, though it would take effect after the November election.
Former Santa Clara County Deputy Arrested For Allegedly Beating InmateA former Santa Clara County corrections deputy was arrested Monday, almost three years after he was accused of kicking an inmate in the head and face while on duty.
California Court Upholds Ban On Gold Mining Using Suction DredgesCalifornia's ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th century federal law that allows mining on federal land, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Chimney Fire Smoke Threatening Hearst Castle Art CollectionA wildfire continued to rage on the California Central Coast Monday with dense smoke from the blaze posing a threat to the art collection housed at the iconic Hearst Castle.

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