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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to reporters after finishing a speechabout th CIA on the Senate floor, on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Feinstein (D-CA) who is Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has accused the CIA of secretly removing documents from computers used by the Senate Intelligence. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Feinstein Joins Brown Opposing Marijuana Legalization, Worried About Stoned Drivers

Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes.

03/19/2014

A California polling place

Phil Matier: Time And Money Running Out On Many Ballot Initiative Campaigns

It’s crunch time for would-be California ballot initiatives with backers of some particularly controversial ones acknowledging they may not have the support or money to qualify their initiatives for the November ballot.

03/18/2014

Seismograph

California Failing To Fund Early Warning System That Sensed SoCal Earthquake

California’s early earthquake warning system worked as seismologists hoped it would, giving them notice that a quake was about to strike seconds before the ground in Los Angeles began shaking Monday, but residents didn’t get that warning because the state hasn’t identified a source of funding to build and maintain the system.

03/18/2014

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck near Encino in Los Angeles County on the morning of March 17, 2014. (CBS)

Jolt That Woke Up Los Angeles Won’t Impact Bay Area Earthquake Risk

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck Los Angeles Monday morning won’t impact seismic activity in the Bay Area, according to a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

03/17/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democrats Scrap Plan To Bring Back Affirmative Action To UC, CSU Admissions

Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal California’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state’s higher education system.

03/17/2014

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Phil Matier: Asian-American Lawmakers Pull Support For Affirmative Action Push

A push to change California’s affirmative action law at public universities is losing steam in the State legislature after several Asian-American lawmakers pulled their support for the bill.

03/17/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Push To Bring Back Affirmative Action At UC, CSU Faces Backlash

The push to bring back affirmative action at California’s public universities is hanging by a thread. Several state lawmakers who previously supported the bill have now reversed course, amid a backlash among the Asian-American community.

03/14/2014

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Jose Mayor Abandons Pension Reform Measure For 2014 Ballot

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is abandoning an attempt to place an initiative on the November ballot that would have enabled governments in California to cut future pension benefits for current workers.

03/14/2014

Gay Couples Wed As California Lifts Stay on Same-Sex Marriages After Supreme Court Ruling

Florida Gays Sue To Force Recognition Of Marriages From California, Other States

Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the state of Florida, arguing it is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in California and other states where the unions are legal.

03/13/2014

Coho Salmon

Salmon May Migrate On The Freeway Rather Than Shallow Sacramento River

State and wildlife officials have come up with a plan to move hatchery-raised salmon in tanker trucks down the Sacramento River if the river and its tributaries are too shallow because of the drought.

03/11/2014

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