Politics

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California State Assembly Approves Lane-Splitting Legislation Allowing Motorcyclists To Move Through Stalled Traffic

California may become the first state to explicitly allow motorcycles to weave between stalled cars in traffic.

05/28/2015

FRANCE-WATER

City Of Davis Mandates Water, Milk As Default Drink In Kids’ Meals To Fight Obesity

A Northern California city says it’s taking a stand against obesity, by making milk or water the default drink in kids’ meals.

05/27/2015

A gopher snake tastes the air with its tongue. (David McNew/Getty Images)

News Headlines Change With Google Chrome App, Replacing ‘Millennials’ With ‘Snake People’

Millennials have become a big target of Internet jabs lately, with publications calling them everything from huge narcissists to lazy, entitled workers, and finally, it looks like one of these millennials snapped. The result could change the news you see online, if you use this.

05/27/2015

The Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.  (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Visiting Oakland Tech To Announce $15,000 In College Scholarships

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is scheduled to visit a high school in Oakland to continue his push for greater diversity in technology.

05/27/2015

Lake Don Pedro in Stanislaus County. (CBS)

Small California Town Pays Hefty Price To Drill For Water During California Drought

The small town of La Grange sits right between a lake and a reservoir, still it’s about to run out of water. While they dig for a solution, it comes with a hefty price.

05/26/2015

Solar panels.  (CBS)

California’s Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income Homes

A new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.

05/26/2015

A polling place.  (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Cost To File Ballot Measure in California Jumps From $200 To $8,000 Following Kill All Gays Initiative

It could cost a lot more to file a ballot measure in California.

05/26/2015

State Sen. Loni Hancock (D-Oakland). (photo courtesy sd09.senate.ca.gov)

East Bay Politician Opposed To Richmond Jail Expansion; Would Rather Spend On Job Training

State Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, believes the money for a planned expansion of a Richmond jail should be used for more job training programs that would reduce incarcerations.

05/26/2015

Supporters react outside Dublin Castle following the announcement of the result of the same-sex marriage referendum in Dublin on May 23, 2015. Ireland on Saturday became the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote as crowds cheered in Dublin in a spectacular setback for the once all-powerful Catholic Church.  (PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Ireland Becomes Gay Wedding Destination Overnight After Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage

As fast as Irish voters said ‘aye’ to same sex-marriage, Ireland opened its arms to same-sex couples looking for a welcome spot to get hitched.

05/26/2015

Jerry Brown Interview

California Democrats And Republicans Could Agree To Hike Gas Tax

California’s $59 billion backlog of roadway maintenance projects has Governor Jerry Brown fed up and seeking to raise the state’s gas tax, which hasn’t been increased since the early ’90s.

05/26/2015