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Entrance to Asilomar State Beach in Monterey County. (Ekabhishek/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Officials Warn Swimmers Of High Bacteria Levels At Monterey County Beach

Monterey County health officials have issued an advisory warning people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.

07/30/2014

This map shows the planned layout of California after a proposed split into six states. (Six Californias)

Opponents Of ‘Six Californias’ Proposal Allege Voter Fraud By Signature Collectors, File Complaint

A push to split California into six states may be over before it begins, after opponents of the ballot measure filed a voter fraud complaint with the state on Thursday.

07/18/2014

This map shows the planned layout of California after a proposed split into six states. (Six Californias)

Californians Likely To Cast Votes On Splitting Into 6 States

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper will submit signatures on Tuesday to put a measure that would split California in six separate states.

07/15/2014

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Drako, The Contraband Cell Phone-Sniffing Dog, Reaches Milestone At Vacaville Prison

Drako, a Belgian shepherd trained to sniff narcotics and smuggled cell phones, reached a milestone at his prison recently.

07/08/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

State Senate Committee Passes 2 Bills That Would Tighten Regulations For Apps Like Uber, Lyft

A State Senate committee approved two bills Tuesday to tighten regulations on on-demand, ride-app services such as Uber and Lyft.

06/17/2014

brush fire, grass fire, vegetation fire, contra costa county

Wildfire In Marin County Samuel P. Taylor State Park 50 Percent Contained

A 35-acre wildfire burning in Samuel P. Taylor State Park in west Marin County is 50 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon, a Marin County Fire Department battalion chief said.

06/12/2014

San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco Supervisors To Face Each Other In Runoff For State Assembly Seat

Two San Francisco supervisors will face each other in a runoff race for one of the city’s state assembly seats this November following Tuesday’s primary election.

06/04/2014

Modoc and Siskiyou Counties in far Northern California are looking to secede and create their own state called Jefferson. (CBS)

Secession Measure In Far Northern California Met With Limited Interest By Voters

Voters in two far Northern California counties are showing only tepid interest in advisory measures that call for creating a 51st state named Jefferson.

06/03/2014

A mother breastfeeds her baby. (Maurizio Brambatti/AFP/Getty Images)

State Assembly Passes Bill Requiring Lactation Rooms In Large California Airports

The state Assembly has passed a bill requiring large airports to make accommodations for traveling mothers to pump breast milk.

05/28/2014

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

Plan To Kill California High-Speed Rail Project Clears 1st Hurdle To Landing On Ballot

Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday that backers of a plan to end the California high-speed rail project had the green light to begin collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot.

03/04/2014

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