California

Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Removing ‘Alien’ In Labor Code To Describe Immigrants

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to remove the term “alien” from the California labor code to describe foreign-born workers.

08/10/2015

Guadalupe River

Drought Dries Up San Jose’s Guadalupe River After Years Of Restoration

The Guadalupe River, which runs through San Jose, has dried up.

08/09/2015

2 ounces of hash oil. (jlcoving/Wikipedia)

Gov. Brown Boosts Penalties For In-Home Hash Oil, Meth Labs

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill increasing the penalties for manufacturing hash oil or methamphetamine in residential California neighborhoods.

08/07/2015

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

Study: Is Marijuana Cultivation Sucking California Dry?

An increasing number of marijuana operations is making California’s drought worse, according to a new study.

08/07/2015

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California Could Become 1st State To Pay For Prisoner’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing whether to grant parole to a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay for a prisoner’s sex reassignment surgery.

08/07/2015

Early Quake Warning

Bay Area Company Rolling Out Free Early Earthquake Warning App

A Bay Area company is about to roll out a free earthquake alert app that could give users precious seconds of lead time before the shaking starts.

08/06/2015

Cameras captured this  image that biologists say could be a gray wolf. (CBS)

Wolf That Wandered Into California From Oregon Fathered At Least 2 Pups

Trail camera photos confirm that Oregon’s famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has fathered at least two new pups.

08/06/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 4:  Firefighters prepare for another day of battling the Rocky fire along Highway 20 in Lake County on August 4, 2015. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Weary Crews Gain Ground Against Rocky Fire, Now 40% Contained

Backed by important firefighting resources, crews are gaining ground against the massive Rocky Fire that has destroyed numerous buildings and driven thousands of people from their homes, officials said.

08/06/2015

(credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

Disney Buys Anaheim Property, Igniting Rumors Of Expansion

The Walt Disney Co. has purchased three parcels of land near its Anaheim resort, causing many to speculate that the property could be used for a future park expansion.

08/05/2015

Cal Fire's Heli-Torch. (Source: Cal Fire)

Cal Fire’s ‘Heli-Torch’ Used To Keep Rocky Fire From Spreading In Rugged Terrain

Cal Fire was using their ‘heli-torch’ to light backfires in terrain so rugged it couldn’t be reached by foot to keep the Rocky Fire from burning a roadway as the blaze burned in three Northern Bay Area counties.

08/03/2015

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