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  • Environmentalists want California to stop offshore fracking

    Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill. State regulators this month approved nine...
  • Taking advantage of drought rebate system is ethically barren

    Last summer, California Gov. Jerry Brown urged residents of the state to conserve water during what's turned out to be a severe drought. His goal was to curtail water usage by 20 percent, but the reported results of the voluntary cutback amounted to...
  • Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways

    Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways
    Every day, California drivers navigate an obstacle course of potholes and cracked pavement, and a wrong turn of the wheel can send them limping to a mechanic. Maintenance crews can't keep up. After years of neglect, state officials estimate it will cost...
  • California settles the vaccination question

     California settles the vaccination question
    Congratulations, California. With Gov. Jerry Brown's swift signature Tuesday on a tough new mandatory vaccination bill, the state has established itself as a national leader on public health. Of course, it will take some years for reality to catch up with...
  • California vaccine law opponents: passionate, persistent and science-averse

    California vaccine law opponents: passionate, persistent and science-averse
    Despite all the noise around mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren, most California adults -- some 67%, according to¬†a recent poll -- think it’s a good idea. We will soon know whether Gov. Jerry Brown agrees. On Monday, the Legislature¬†sent...
  • California now under pressure to propose lethal injection method

    California now under pressure to propose lethal injection method
    The Supreme Court's decision Monday giving a green light to an execution drug triggered a renewed attempt in California to create a single-drug method of lethal injection for inmates on America's largest death row. Under a legal settlement reached...
  • California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

    California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland. The Senate reaffirmed the bill striking California's...
  • California bill seeks to make cheerleaders team employees

    California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees. The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage if they...
  • Will science rule in Jerry Brown's decision on California vaccine bill?

    Will science rule in Jerry Brown's decision on California vaccine bill?
    Gov. Jerry Brown has been among the world’s leaders when it comes to recognizing and responding to the science of climate change. Now the question is whether he’ll do the same with what science says about vaccinations. The California...
  • California lawmakers to tackle health care, road funding

    The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. But talk of targeted tax increases has prompted political hand-wringing. At issue in...
  • Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in the US

    Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide....