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Arnold Schwarzenegger (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Arnold Schwarzenegger To Make Rare Return To State Capital

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to the state capital on Monday for two high-profile public events.

09/07/2014

(CBS SF)

Penny Pitching Tradition Chips Away At Historical Sculpture In Sacramento

Let the finger-pointing begin — lawmakers and lobbyists honoring a tradition at California’s Capitol may have made a million dollar mistake.

09/02/2014

(Getty Images)

7-Year-Old Bay Area Boy Injured While Target Shooting In El Dorado County

A 7-year-old Bay Area boy was accidentally shot in the chest Saturday while shooting target practice at his family’s property in El Dorado County.

09/02/2014

Kern County farmer Tom Frantz captured these images of dumping at a Vintage Production fracking site. (Tom Frantz)

Federal Bureau Okays Oil And Gas Leasing For Fracking In California To Resume

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it will resume oil and gas leasing for fracking on federal land in California next year.

08/29/2014

Tesla HQ

Budget Watchdogs Urge California To Show Restraint As Tesla Gigafactory Competition Heats Up

Earlier this week, budget watchdogs wrote an open letter warning five states, including California, not to offer too many incentives to Tesla.

08/27/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown greets Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Sacramento on August 26, 2014. (CBS)

Mexican President Visits Sacramento, Praises California Immigration Policies

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of immigrant-friendly laws, saying California is taking a lead role in the absence of national immigration reform.

08/26/2014

Nicholas Dillon, and the chimney that collapsed onto of him inside his Napa home. (Photo courtesy of the Dillon family)

Teen Crushed By Collapsed Chimney In Napa Earthquake Recovering At UC Davis Hospital

A 13-year-old boy is recovering from severe injuries at UC Davis medical center in Sacramento after a fireplace collapsed on him in the living room of his Napa home during Sunday’s magnitude 6 earthquake.

08/25/2014

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

CA Insurance Officials: Insurers Must Cover Elective Abortions

Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

08/23/2014

condoms

Bill Providing Condoms For California Prisoners Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill’s author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.

08/22/2014

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

Democratic State Sen. Ben Hueso Arrested For DUI In Sacramento

The California Highway Patrol said Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso has been arrested on charges of drunken driving early Friday morning.

08/22/2014

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