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Dog Park Closed After Pet Diagnosed With A Virus

Gov. Brown Opens Door For State’s Doggy Diners

Dogs and their owners may now be legally allowed to chow down together at restaurants in California after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday.

08/22/2014

Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino,  January 30, 2014 (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

63 Trillion Gallons Of Groundwater Lost To California Drought, Pushing Earth’s Crust Higher

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.

08/21/2014

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NHTSA Making It Easier For Drivers To See If Their Car’s Been Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is making it easier for car owners to check if their car has been recalled.

08/21/2014

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CA Attorney General Kamala Harris To Appeal Ruling That Declared Death Penalty Unconstitutional

Harris calls the decision a “flawed ruling” and said she will ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney.

08/21/2014

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Bill Encouraging Alternative To Expelling Students For Willful Defiance Headed To Gov. Brown’s Desk

The state Senate has approved legislation that would prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities.

08/19/2014

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State Legislature Pushing Multiple Bills To Make Covered California More Accessible And Affordable

The state legislature is wrapping up its summer business next week and a consumer group is pushing hard for passage of four bills dealing with Covered California, with hopes of cutting down out-of-pocket costs.

08/19/2014

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California Lawmakers Target Immigrant Driver’s License Scams

Legislation sent to the governor’s desk Tuesday intends to crack down on people who try to make immigrants pay unnecessary fees for driver’s licenses.

08/19/2014

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California Drought Could Mean Extinction For Tiny Fish Species As Habitat Dries Up

California’s drought may lead to the extinction of a tiny fish holding onto dwindling habitat in Tuolumne County.

08/19/2014

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Stinson Beach Residents Face Mandatory Water Rationing Restrictions

Residents of Stinson Beach in Marin County could soon face hefty mandatory water rationing unless water flows increase at nearby creeks and streams.

08/19/2014

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California Lawmakers Consider Anti-Gun Violence Restraining Order

The deadly Isla Vista shootings last spring has prompted state lawmakers to consider an anti-gun violence restraining order. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner’s bill is modeled after California’s domestic violence restraining order laws.

08/19/2014

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