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A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Bay Area Help Available On Final Day Before Obamacare Deadline

Monday is the deadline for Americans to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama Administrations health reform law.

03/31/2014

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Lottery Games May Be Coming To California Gas Pumps

If you’re feeling lucky while filling up your gas tank, soon you may be able to buy a lottery ticket right from the pump in California.

03/30/2014

California State senator and candidate for San Francisco mayor Leland Yee reviews his ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall on November 7, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Arrest Of Democrat State Senator Leland Yee Throws Party Leaders Another Curveball

With Democrat State Senator Leland Yee now under arrest in a federal investigation, and two other state senators taking a leave of absence earlier in March, the problems for the majority party in the California growing in Sacramento and could have larger impacts.

03/26/2014

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California Lawmakers Reconsider Glove Requirement For Chefs, Bartenders

The Assembly Health Committee voted 15-0 Tuesday to repeal and revisit the regulation before enforcement begins this summer, following opposition from chefs and bartenders.

03/25/2014

Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

Judge Upholds California’s Ban On Shark Fins

U.S. District Judge William Orrick said Tuesday that the law applies equally throughout the state and rejected arguments that the ban unfairly targeted the Chinese community. The Chinatown Neighborhood Association filed a lawsuit in 2011.

03/25/2014

Water levels are low at the San Luis Reservoir, near Los Banos, California on March 11, 2009. (Robyn Beck / Getty Images)

Bay Area Rain On The Way, But California’s Reservoirs Still Low

While there’s rain on the way in the Bay Area’s forecast this week, the historic California drought has the state’s reservoirs at alarmingly low levels.

03/24/2014

Still image from a TV ad being aired in California, telling businesses to flee for Texas, created and funded by the Americans for Economic Freedom organization. (Credit: Americans for Economic Freedom)

Texas Conservatives Resume Airing Ads Telling Businesses To Flee California

Radio listeners and TV watchers this week likely heard advertisements from the conservative organization “Americans for Economic Freedom,” funded by Texas Governor Rick Perry’s leftover 2012 campaign funds, telling California businesses to flee for the political sanctuary of Texas, and according to official governor’s office documents, some are hearing the call.

03/21/2014

Job seekers look at job postings that are displayed on a bulletin board in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 8 Percent, Continuing Steady Decline

California’s unemployment rate continues its steady decline, reaching 8 percent in February.

03/21/2014

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Man Who Killed Mendocino Sheriff’s Deputy Linked To Oregon Murder

A man who killed a California deputy after a carjacking and attack at a tourist attraction is also a suspect in the slaying of a retired Oregon educator, police said Thursday.

03/20/2014

A member of the forensic section of the French gendarmerie (Cellule d'Identification Criminelle, CIC) prepares a small stick to collect DNA in a laboratory of the gendarmerie in Beauvais on November 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Appeals Court Upholds California Law On DNA Collection From Felony Suspects

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld California’s law requiring people arrested for felonies to submit samples of their DNA to police.

03/20/2014

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