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Mandating a 50-Percent Reduction in Oil--at What Cost?

"California’s 100,000 electric vehicles are the most electric vehicles in any state, however, the other 97% of California’s 30 million vehicles that DO NOT run on electricity or other alternative fuels are consuming more than 40 million gallons of transportation fuels, gasoline and diesel, excluding jet fuel, EVERY DAY. Sounds like a lot of fuel, but it equates to just more than 1 gallon per day per vehicle. California motorists and businesses are major consumers of fossil fuel products. Even though there is a both projected growth in population from our current 38 million citizens, AND an increase in vehicle registrations from our current 30 million, the fuel demand is projected to decline slightly from the current 40 million gallons per DAY of gasoline and diesel, mostly as a result of continuous improvements in fuel efficiencies, and a slight impact by the 3% of vehicles that run on electricity or other alternative fuels. We already have AB32 and the LCFS in effect to control GHG emissions. REQUIRING California’s 38 million citizens to change their lifestyle appears to be bad public policy and possibly unenforceable on abusers that do not reduce their usage by 50%. It appears that a reduction from the current 40 million gallons of transportation fuels down to 20 million a day in just 15 years would be a drastic lifestyle change that could severely impact one of the world’s largest economies."

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An Engineered Drought

"Now I'm not here to necessarily defend agriculture- but are you accounting for all the reductions they have had to make in recent year's prior to the Governor's executive order? I thought they were cutting before the rest of us. water crops as much as needed, water lawns sparingly."

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Carly Fiorina jumps in GOP presidential race: Can she win? (+video)

"The only thing Carly can aspire to is a cabinet post. So she has to decide what realistic nominee she will ultimately support. At some time, she will go with Jeb."

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An Engineered Drought

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

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Jerry Brown, the Farmers' Friend

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

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 Secretary of State Padilla drops efforts to prevent felons from voting
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 Pension critic still an irritant to unions: Dan Walters
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 Crews report some progress against huge California wildfire

Firefighters are reporting some progress against a Northern California wildfire that has charred more than 100 square miles of terrain, destroying buildings, threatening many others and sending thousands of residents fleeing. … Click to ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, Barack Obama
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 Shocker: Kasich Soars in New Wannabe Rankings

The last time we saw Cleveland’s Quicken Loans arena, LeBron James put on a memorable, spell-binding performance in Game 5 of the NBA finals in a futile, losing cause. Tomorrow night in that venue, look for Donald Trump to do pretty much the same ... »Read

In this article: Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee
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 L.A. County takes a step toward moratorium on electronic dance music events

The two women who collapsed and died from suspected drug overdoses at the Hard Summer music festival last weekend were among nearly 30 people taken from the Los Angeles County fairgrounds event by ambulance because of serious drug and alcohol ... »Read

In this article: Sheila Kuehl, Hilda L. Solis, water
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 Explosive Rocky fire defies odds - and expectations

The Rocky fire has become the blaze of perplexing whims, baffling fire officials with a mercurial nature that computer models and simulations could not predict. Sweeping across three counties in Northern California, the fire has plowed through ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, Chris Megerian, Barack Obama, water
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 California minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures

A union-backed proposal to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour was cleared Monday to begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative next year. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Denise Davis, Legislature, Mark Leno, minimum wage, SEIU
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 Colonies corruption case appeal heard

A 3-justice panel with the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside heard oral arguments Tuesday from attorneys on both sides in San Bernardino County's Colonies corruption case, who argued over whether a key conspiracy charge should or should ... »Read

In this article: Paul Biane, Jeffrey Burum, Jim Erwin, Mark Kirk, Gary Ovitt, Bill Postmus, Dan Richard, Daniel W. Richards
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 Daughters of Charity deal would keep hospitals open five years

The five-year promise from BlueMountain Capital Management is exactly what Southern California-based Prime Healthcare Services offered last year in a highly controversial $843 million deal rebuffed by Attorney General Kamala Harris, whose office ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, California Nurses Association, Kamala Harris, SEIU
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 Alameda County prosecutor accused of laundering campaign donations with Leland Yee

A longtime Alameda County prosecutor, who unsuccessfully ran for San Francisco District Attorney, has been accused of laundering donations with disgraced former state Sen. Leland Yee to curtail campaign finance limits, according to an explosive ... »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Edwin M. Lee, Leland Yee
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 'Shrimp Boy' accuses San Francisco mayor in bid to dismiss case

Attorneys for Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow filed a motion Tuesday that claims the FBI has evidence of San Francisco officials accepting illegal money, but federal prosecutors refuse to go after them. »Read

In this article: Willie Brown, Edwin M. Lee
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 Voting rights to be restored for tens of thousands of felons in California

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said he's abandoning an appeal by his predecessor that would take any voting rights from felons on supervised release in California. »Read

In this article: Debra Bowen, Alex Padilla
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 New handgun storage rules backed by Los Angeles lawmakers

Amid complaints Congress is failing to address gun safety, Los Angeles city leaders backed a sweeping new ordinance Tuesday requiring local handgun owners to safely lock up their weapons or face misdemeanor charges.The proposed law, set to be one of ... »Read

In this article: Mike Feuer, Paul Krekorian
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 More Signs That the Iran Deal Is Going Through

Both the support lining up for the deal, and the nature of the opposition, indicate its likely success »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, John F. Kerry, Adam Schiff
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 Attorney: FBI accused San Francisco mayor of taking bribes

San Francisco's mayor was accused by the FBI of taking bribes in exchange for favors, attorneys for a defendant in an organized crime case centered on San Francisco's Chinatown said Tuesday. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Edwin M. Lee, Leland Yee
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 Councilman on harassment claim: 'It's unfortunate'

Just months after Mayor Kevin Johnson was accused of harassment, his vice mayor, Allen Warren, is now facing allegations of sexual harassment.   »Read

In this article: Kevin Johnson, Allen Warren
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 In bid to dismiss case, 'Shrimp Boy' accuses S.F. mayor of bribery

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was among several politicians and community leaders singled out in court papers Tuesday as having alleged roles in public corruption plots and bribery schemes. »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Edwin M. Lee, water, Leland Yee
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 How big business is lining up with Hillary

Both are looking for ways to make the nation richer by helping ... ordinary workers. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, renewable energy
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 Obama will echo Kennedy's American University nuclear speech from 1963

The president will link foes of the Iran deal with those who advocated invading Iraq. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Ed Royce, Senate Democrats
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 CA17: Khanna's camp knocks Honda's new role

Rep. Mike Honda has a new role in Congress – and his challenger has something to say about it. Honda, D-San Jose, has become the acting ranking member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies – ... »Read

In this article: Michael Honda, Ro Khanna
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 Black leaders press tech companies for more diversity in the ranks

Congressional Black Caucus urges change in tech industryApple, Google, Pandora pledge action to improve Experts say focus also should be on education, training … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: CalPERS, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Lee, Barack Obama
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 Northern California wildfire grows further after jumping highway

(Reuters) - California's biggest and fiercest wildfire of the year grew larger as it raged for a seventh day through drought-parched chaparral and ranch lands north of Napa Valley wine country after jumping a highway that authorities hoped would ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, Barack Obama, water
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 Presidential Candidates: Your Mega-Donors May Be Cheating on You

At least 130 different Republican donors supported more than one presidential candidate in the first half of the year. »Read

In this article: Robert Day, Carly Fiorina
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 Take a lesson from California, quit coal

New regulations require all U.S. power plants to reduce emissionsCalifornia is ahead of the curve, long ago moving away from coalOther states that rely on fossil fuels could learn a lot from California … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, greenhouse gas, Barack Obama, Don Perata, PPIC, water
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 4 Uber drivers cited at LAX have serious criminal records

At least four men ticketed by Los Angeles International Airport police while driving for Uber's low-cost car service have criminal convictions that would bar them from operating a taxi in Los Angeles, records show. »Read

In this article: Paul Krekorian, Laura Nelson, water
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 'Shrimp Boy' lawyer: Prosecutors went easy on S.F. Mayor Ed Lee

In an explosive court filing, lawyers for a former Chinatown gang leader said Tuesday that the FBI has accused San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee of taking bribes but that federal prosecutors gave Lee and his allies a pass while targeting the mayor’s ... »Read

In this article: Willie Brown, campaign finance, David Chiu, Edwin M. Lee, Fiona Ma, Leland Yee
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 California lawmakers pull in more than $23 million in year's first half

Majority Democrats reported $16.5 million in donations since JanuaryRepublican lawmakers listed $7.3 million in contributionsLawmakers had $33 million cash on hand, $3.3 million in debt … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, Susan Bonilla, Jerry Brown, campaign finance, Steven Glazer, Legislature, Gavin Newsom
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 Iran deal foes spend big, get little so far

Pro-Israel groups have spent more than $10 million on ads blasting the deal. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats
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 With Their Eyes on Recess, Key Democrats Are Taking a Public Stance on the Iran Deal

The White House got some major momentum in its favor Tuesday. At least until one prominent House Democrat came out against the Obama administration.   »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, John F. Kerry, Adam Schiff, Senate Democrats
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 Three Senate Democrats came off of the fence to support the Iran deal

Tim Kaine (Va.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), and Bill Nelson (Fla.) show Democratic momentum for nuclear accord. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Kevin McCarthy, Ed Royce, Senate Democrats
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 Pensions, contracts on August agenda

Attorney General Kamala Harris’ pension measure wording due Aug. 11Expect proponents to complain about Harris’ summary, then rewrite measureDeadline looms for unions haggling with Jerry Brown over contracts … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Carl DeMaio, Kamala Harris, Legislature, Chuck Reed
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 CalPERS CEO says pension proposal full of problems

CEO Anne Stausboll says ‘imprecise’ proposed ballot measure makes analysis difficultPlan would close traditional benefit plans to new members, create ‘huge’ challengesProponent says CalPERS is ‘lying’ to maintain a ‘failed’ pension ... »Read

In this article: Rob Bonta, CalPERS, Carl DeMaio, Chuck Reed, Anne Stausboll
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 Rep. Israel announces opposition to Iran deal

The representative has long been skeptical of the deal. »Read

In this article: Anna G. Eshoo, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff
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 Dan Walters: 'Top-two' voting a panacea?

Squeeze play changed the California primaryTop vote-getters now face each otherIt’s had moderating effect, but isn’t a cure-all … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Steven Glazer, Legislature, Abel Maldonado, Arnold Schwarzenegger, state budget
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 More Senate Democrats, including Boxer, line up behind Iran nuclear deal

The proposed Iran nuclear deal earned the support of three more Senate Democrats on Tuesday, locking in key support for President Obama's top foreign policy priority. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Ed Royce, Senate Democrats
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 Thousands of California convicts to regain voting rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections.... »Read

In this article: Debra Bowen, Alex Padilla
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 Debate illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

NEW YORK (AP) -- Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon - but first there's the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week's first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process ... »Read

In this article: Matthew Dowd, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Early Primary
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 Voting rights intact for lower-level California felons

Tens of thousands of Californians who served sentences for nonviolent felonies and were then placed under county supervision will be allowed to vote after the state’s top elections official announced Tuesday that he is dropping a legal challenge ... »Read

In this article: Debra Bowen, Jerry Brown, Legislature, Alex Padilla
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 Pension critic still an irritant to unions: Dan Walters

By Dan WaltersThere may not be a bounty on his head, but David Crane sits atop the enemies list for California's public employee unions.Crane, a wealthy investor and Stanford University lecturer, has for the past decade been highly critical of the ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS, CalSTRS, David Crane, Don Perata, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dan Walters
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 GOP Leaders Back Vote to Disapprove of Iran Deal

GOP leaders in the House and Senate signaled they would move forward in September with resolutions to disapprove of the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear agreement. »Read

In this article: Kevin McCarthy, Ed Royce, Senate Democrats
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 Royce, Boehner Set Stage for House Disapproval of Iran Deal

The gears have been set in motion for the House to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal when the chamber returns from recess in September. »Read

In this article: Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Ed Royce, water
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 Brown declares fire emergency

Faced with a string of large, dangerous fires, Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency. “Firefighters in steep terrain and rugged conditions in California are fighting nearly two dozen wildfires that have torched more than 134,000 ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Paul Cook, Drought, water
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 Thousands Of California Convicts To Regain Voting Rights

California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections. »Read

In this article: Debra Bowen, Alex Padilla
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 Los Angeles County supervisors seek answers into HARD Summer Fest deaths in Pomona

Banning raves on L.A. County property -- at least for the time being -- moved a step closer to reality Tuesday as local and federal officials sought answers after two women died at a popular electronic music festival in Pomona over the weekend. »Read

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Hilda L. Solis, Norma J. Torres
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 Board of supervisors launches investigation into HARD rave deaths in Pomona

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an investigation into two deaths at a Pomona rave over the weekend, with the possibility of a moratorium on the festivals coming in the next two weeks. »Read

In this article: Hilda L. Solis, Norma J. Torres
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 Los Angeles County supervisors look into temporary rave ban after HARD Summer Fest deaths

Banning raves on L.A. County property -- at least for the time being -- moved a step closer to reality Tuesday as local and federal officials sought answers after two women died at a popular electronic music festival in Pomona over the weekend. »Read

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Hilda L. Solis, Norma J. Torres
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 California to drop appeal of court ruling allowing felons to vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will drop its appeal of a court ruling allowing thousands of newly released felons to vote, an official said on Tuesday, the latest example of the success of a criminal justice reform movement that is ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Barack Obama, Alex Padilla, referendum
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 Lawmakers will vote on Iran deal disapproval resolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce, the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, on Tuesday introduced legislation to disapprove of the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Barack Obama, Ed Royce
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 Secretary of State Padilla drops efforts to prevent felons from voting

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Tuesday reversed the course set by the state elections chief before him and dropped efforts to prevent some 45,000 state felons from voting. »Read

In this article: Debra Bowen, greenhouse gas, Alex Padilla
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 Iran Debates Are Set for September

GOP leaders in both the House and Senate said they would bring up resolutions disapproving the nuclear deal, and McConnell wants senators at their desks in the chamber for the historic debate. »Read

In this article: Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, Ed Royce
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 O'Malley says a Biden presidential bid would be good for the Democratic Party

The former Maryland governor says he'd welcome the vice president to the race. »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Early Primary, John A. Wagner
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 Boxer, Eshoo, Schiff support Iran nuclear deal

Californians are adding their voices to the growing chorus of Democratic support for the P5+1 multilateral agreement on Iran’s nuclear activity. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. – long a supporter of strong U.S.-Israel ties – issued a ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Anna G. Eshoo, Adam Schiff
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 Toni Atkins Discusses Chargers Stadium, Special Legislative Sessions

Atkins holds one of the most high-profile legislative offices in the state and she's getting involved in the negotiations to keep the Chargers in San Diego. »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, Jerry Brown
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 Sale of lottery tickets at gas pumps fuels concerns over gambling

Drivers in California now can shove their credit card into a gas pump and come away with more than fuel — they can buy lottery tickets. And that’s sparking complaints from groups concerned about the continuing growth of state-sponsored gambling. ... »Read

In this article: James Butler, California Lottery, Legislature, Alex Traverso
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 The Boom Interview: Lauren Bon

The Metabolic Studio's devices of wonder. »Read

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 Many top GOP candidates are spending less time in New Hampshire

An expanded field and Southern primaries threaten to lessen the influence of the Granite State. »Read

In this article: Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Early Primary
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 CA considers state pot bank

Grappling with the regulatory challenges faced by liberalizing marijuana laws, California officials floated the idea of a state-run bank for the cannabis industry. The plan, which would have struck many observers as outlandish just a few years ago, ... »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Fiona Ma, George Runner
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 Thousands of California felons keep right to vote after Padilla announcement

Former Secretary of State Debra Bowen had blocked their voteState’s realignment program created gray area … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Debra Bowen, Legislature, Alex Padilla
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 Low-Level California Felons Regain Voting Rights

Nearly 60,000 felons will regain the right to vote after California’s secretary of state declined to appeal a court case that challenged their non-voting status.   When California shifted responsibility for low-level offenders from the ... »Read

In this article: Debra Bowen, Jerry Brown, Alex Padilla
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 Rocky Fire burns nearly 65,000 acres

The largest of California's 23 wildfires was burning its way toward their homes, and about all they could do was sit on lawn chairs from a distance and watch. Dozens gathered at a Moose lodge's parking lot in Northern California's Clearlake Oaks ... »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, Drought
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 America Rising taps Romney cash network

Nany of his top donors have yet to fully engage in the primary. »Read

In this article: Kelly Burt, Kelly Burt, Mitt Romney, Steve N. Samuelian, Spencer Zwick
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 Cruz super PAC launches seven-figure, nationwide ad campaign

The ads will also run in early voting states »Read

In this article: Carly Fiorina, Early Primary
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