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  • 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....
  • Ditch the school reserve cap

    Ditch the school reserve cap
    Despite broad bipartisan support, legislation to repeal an onerous cap on school district reserve funds didn't have much of a chance in the Democrat-controlled California Legislature. The bill by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) died in the...
  • Parole blocked for killer of California man buried alive

    Gov. Jerry Brown decided Friday to block parole for the killer of a developmentally disabled California man who was buried alive. Brown decided Friday that 52-year-old David Weidert still is too dangerous to be released, despite the recommendation by a...
  • California budget will fund 1,000 single-family home retrofits

    California budget will fund 1,000 single-family home retrofits
    The budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week pencils in money to retrofit 1,000 homes across California with a common earthquake flaw. The problem involves homes built before 1979 with a handful of steps above the ground. The heavy house can rest...
  • California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

    California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill...
  • California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation

    California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation
    California lawmakers on Thursday approved one of the toughest mandatory vaccination requirements in the nation, moving to end exemptions from state immunization laws based on religious or other personal beliefs. The measure, among the most...
  • California: Asamblea aprueba vacunación obligatoria

    La Asamblea de California aprobó el jueves un proyecto que causó gran controversia que requiere que todos los alumnos de las escuelas públicas sean vacunados, lo que despeja uno de los últimos obstáculos legislativos antes de que la medida pase al...
  • Coming gay marriage ruling triggers anxiety for gay couples

    Coming gay marriage ruling triggers anxiety for gay couples
    Chantel Gatica-Haynes will worry until the moment the U.S. Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage. Then she’ll either worry more or she’ll celebrate. Chantel and Marcela Gatica-Haynes, who live in Arizona, were married in a garden ceremony...
  • Water conservation amid drought: Who made the grade?

    Water conservation amid drought: Who made the grade?
    On April 1, as California entered a fourth year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a barren field that should have been smothered in snow and demanded a 25% cut in urban water use. To comply with Brown's mandate, the State Water Resources Control...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs new $167.6-billion state budget

    Gov. Jerry Brown signs new $167.6-billion state budget
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new $167.6-billion budget Wednesday that expands child care, boosts funding for public schools and opens the state's public healthcare program to children in the country illegally, but leaves some key issues unresolved. The...
  • Governor signs California budget with anti-poverty efforts

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a spending plan Wednesday that uses California's growing surplus to fund new initiatives aimed at providing relief to the poor. The new budget beginning next month will establish an earned income tax credit for working-poor...