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Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino,  January 30, 2014 (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Plans To Vote On New Water Bond Measure For November Election

Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot.

08/13/2014

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

New Pot Dispensary Rules In Effect In SJ; Clubs Say Shudowns Coming

Controversial new rules that severely restrict the operations of medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits are now in place in San Jose, and many pot club operators say the regulation will put them out of business.

07/18/2014

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To California Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy

The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the state’s ban on so-called conversion therapy for minors doesn’t violate the free speech rights of licensed counselors and patients seeking treatment.

06/30/2014

California Supreme Court chambers

Re-elected Gov. Brown Could Reshape California Supreme Court

If Gov. Jerry Brown wins re-election in November, he will be given an unprecedented opportunity to overhaul the California Supreme Court.

06/28/2014

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Lawyers Given Green Light To Scan Social Media Sites Of Jurors

Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors.

06/22/2014

'Painted Ladies' of Alamo Square (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Reject San Francisco’s Bid For Ellis Act Exemption

San Francisco has lost its bid, for now, to change state law to make it harder to evict renters from housing properties. City officials are trying to change California’s Ellis Act to help reduce rental evictions.

06/18/2014

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Santa Cruz First County In State To Ban Fracking

Santa Cruz is the first county in California to pass an anti-fracking ordinance that prohibits the controversial oil-drilling method.

05/21/2014

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San Francisco Pedestrians Could Be Fined For Violating Crosswalk Countdown Rules

While San Francisco cracks down on dangerous drivers in an attempt to increase pedestrian safety, it may come as a surprise to some that the last minute dash some pedestrians make to cross a street can them some hefty fines as well.

05/14/2014

Southland Mall in Hayward.

Law Enforcement Agencies Practice Terrorism, Mall Shooting Drills Inside Hayward Shopping Center

People in Hayward may see police running around into the night at Southland Mall as the FBI held a drill.

05/08/2014

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Antioch City Council Votes To Ban Feeding Of Stray Cats

Animal advocates were left disappointed Tuesday after the Antioch city council approved a new ordinance that outlaws feeding abandoned cats on public property.

04/09/2014

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