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Governor Brown, Lt. Governor Newsom Using Personal Email For Government Business

Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it’s not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to disclosure.

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Children playing at school. (CBS)

Sex Offenders Allowed To Live Closer To Schools, Parks Under New California Regulations

California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.

03/26/2015

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Judge Bans Use Of Cameras For Fmr. Boy Scout Leader Convicted Of Secretly Recording Women Using Restroom

Superior Court Judge Ben Davidian imposed the no-camera rule on Friday as a condition of 59-year-old Michael Lyon’s bail.

03/21/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Jerry Brown, State Legislators Unveil $1 Billion Drought Relief Plan

Most of the proposal would accelerate spending that voters have already approved for water and flood projects.

03/19/2015

FOLSOM, CA - JULY 20:  In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) Full water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on July 20, 2011 in El Folsom, California. (Photo by Paul Hames/California Department of Water Resources via Getty Images) FOLSOM, CA - AUGUST 19:  (Bottom) Low water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on August 19, 2014 in El Folsom, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Folsom Lake is currently at 40 percent of its total capacity of 977,000 acre feet.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tougher Water Restrictions Would Affect California’s Hotel, Restaurant Industry Amid Severe Drought

Californians could see even tougher water restrictions after a key meeting gets underway Tuesday in Sacramento. Aside from limiting lawn watering to two days a week, there would be changes for the hotel and restaurant industry.

03/17/2015

A man who calls himself an American and told CBS13 “God bless America” tore down the swastika displayed on a Sacramento house.

Protester Tears Down Swastika Displayed On Sacramento House

The house in Sacramento’s River Park neighborhood has drawn national headlines with its display of an Israeli flag with a swastika on it, among other symbols.

03/11/2015

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Lisa Vanderpump was honored by the California State Assembly as Woman of the Year. (CBS)

‘Real Housewives’ Star Lisa Vanderpump Honored By State Assembly As ‘Woman Of The Year’

She was honored for the 50th Assembly District overseen by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica.

03/09/2015

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3-Legged Dog Gets High-Tech 3-D Leg Designed By UC Davis Students

On 3 legs, Hobbes was as rough and tumble as the next guy. Soon, this little terrier will be running about on 3 legs plus a brand new 3-D prosthetic limb, thanks to a group of scholars at UC Davis and a Sacramento library.

03/04/2015

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California’s 3rd Snowpack Measure This Winter Far Below Normal

California’s third snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and leaning toward being the lowest on record in more than two decades.

03/03/2015

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Firefighters Disciplined Over Sexual Behavior Involving Escorts, Adult Websites

An assistant state fire chief was demoted for using a state cellphone and vehicle to arrange sex with escorts, and a firefighter was fired for sexually harassing a civilian at a graduation celebration near the state’s fire academy, according to documents made public Monday.

03/03/2015

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