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Climate Scientists Confirm 2014 Was California’s Warmest Year On Record

The National Climate Data Center (NCDC) released end-of-year weather information for the U.S. Thursday, and it confirms that 2014 was California’s warmest calendar year on record.

01/08/2015

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senator Boxer Plans Retirement From Senate After Current Term

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California says she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term in office.

01/08/2015

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9 Sickened With Measles After December Disneyland Visits, Including Alameda Co. Resident

An Alameda County resident contracted measles after visiting a theme park in Southern California last month, public health officials announced on Wednesday.

01/07/2015

Gov. Jerry Brown (center), his wife, Anne Gust Brown (center right), and Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency administrator (center left), along with other dignitaries sign a section of rail during the California High-Speed Rail groundbreaking ceremony in Fresno, January 6, 2015. (CBS)

California Breaks Ground On High-Speed Rail Project; Doubts Remain Over 1st-In-Nation System

California’s high-speed rail project became the first in the nation to break ground on Tuesday, aiming to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.

01/06/2015

Gov. Jerry Brown

Video: What Should We Expect From Jerry Brown’s 4th Term?

With California Governor Jerry Brown beginning his unprecedented 4th term Monday, Melissa Griffin Caen looks at what may be on the agenda after inauguration day.

01/05/2015

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Non-Regulated, Edible Marijuana Sending Increasing Number Of People To Emergency Room

Doctors say they are seeing a jump in the number of people seeking help at emergency rooms after eating too much marijuana.

01/05/2015

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Construction Begins On California’s High-Speed Rail System

Work on the first leg of the system gets underway Tuesday, in Fresno. Once completed, it will be the nation’s first high speed rail system.

01/03/2015

Dozens of undocumented immigrants applying for AB60 driver's licenses at San Jose DMV on January 2, 2015. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Undocumented Immigrants In San Jose Begin Seeking Driver’s Licenses Under New AB 60 Law

Several dozen people stood outside in line before dawn at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in San Jose, as California began taking driver’s license applications from illegal immigrants.

01/02/2015

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The First Newspaper For Bay Area’s Pot Industry Rolling Out This Month

The Bay Area is home to magazines and periodicals about clothing, lifestyle, boating and hi-tech but now comes one about marijuana—California’s growing cash crop.

01/02/2015

Eggs (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Egg Prices to Rise Due To California’s New Farming Rules

Get ready to pay more for eggs. With the start of the new year, California starts requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings.

01/01/2015

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