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Mount Sinai Health Systems demonstrates the proper technique for donning and removing protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.  (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

US Journalist Recovers; President Obama’s Ebola ‘Czar’ Gets To Work

A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday as President Barack Obama brought together top aides and his new “czar” to coordinate a national response should an Ebola outbreak happen.

10/22/2014

A healthcare worker puts on gear to treat Ebola patients. (CBS)

Nurses Say California Hospitals Unprepared For Ebola Outbreak; Gov. Brown Hears From Healthcare Workers

Bay Area nurses say their hospitals are unprepared to handle Ebola patients during a rally Tuesday in Oakland. Meanwhile, members of California’s largest nurses’ union met with Gov. Jerry Brown and other health care experts in Sacramento Tuesday a day after federal health officials issued new guidelines for health care workers treating Ebola patients.

10/21/2014

Weapons surrendered during a gun buyback program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Bills Imposing Tighter Gun Controls In California

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills into law that are intended to keep firearms out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.

07/18/2014

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

Higher California Gas Prices From Cap-And-Trade Program To Be Spent On High-Speed Rail Project

Starting in January, gas prices in California will creep up again with much of the additional money generated going toward Gov. Jerry Brown’s embattled high-speed rail project.

06/16/2014

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San Mateo County To Vote On Creating First LGBTQ Commission In California

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will vote on a resolution June 3 to create a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Commission. If it passes, it’d be the first of its kind in California.

06/02/2014

Jerry Brown Interview

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Says California At ‘Epicenter of Climate Change’

Gov. Jerry Brown says California is at “the epicenter” of the effects of a warming planet as the state experiences longer fire seasons and more destructive wildland blazes.

05/19/2014

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and whether to plant or to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round like almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown, Democratic Lawmakers Propose $687 Million For Drought-Stricken Communities

Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers are proposing to spend $687 million to help drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies.

02/19/2014

Abel Maldonado. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado May Challenge Gov. Brown

Former lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado, a republican from Santa Maria, formed a campaign committee on Thursday—which allows him to raise money for the 2014 gubernatorial election, challenging Gov. Jerry Brown.

04/08/2013

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC President Seeking Another Tuition Hike

A former state regent and legislator is calling the UC President’s proposed 9.6 percent tuition hike a ‘parent tax’ on the middle class.

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(AP)

Fiscal Emergency Confronts California’s Public Schools

California’s public school year is getting shorter and shorter, while classrooms are increasingly crowded. That’s the finding of a new state study, predicting even deeper financial troubles for the schools if Gov. Brown’s budget plan is approved.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/08/2011

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