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  • California Democrats walk middle path in health debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's focus on amending, tweaking and uprooting President Obama's health care law is giving several Democrats in California's swing districts opportunities to distance themselves from the law. A physician, Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been voting with the Republican...

  • Steel company fined $37K in 49ers stadium death

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — California officials have fined a steel company nearly $37,000 in connection with the death of a worker at the site of the San Francisco 49ers new stadium. Edward Lake II, a truck driver with Gerdau Reinforcing Steel West, was crushed in October by a bundle of rebar...

  • California lawmakers propose reforms to regain public trust

    A series of scandals that has tarnished the integrity of the state Legislature has prompted a wave of proposals aimed at strengthening political ethics and reforming laws governing campaign contributions.

  • 17 billion honey bees injured, killed, threatening apple, berry, veggie crops

    Commercial beekeepers who flood California's almond orchards with nearly 2 million hives every March have lost 25 percent of their colonies to chemical sprays and they are blaming loose regulations for the injury and deaths of an estimated 17 billion bees. The crisis, which robbed the...

  • 1.2 million enroll in California health plans

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's health exchange announced Thursday that enrollment in private insurance plans had exceeded 1.2 million by an initial deadline earlier this week, although officials acknowledged they have more work ahead to reduce the number of people who remain uninsured....

  • 'Super genius' registers to take on Jerry Brown in Dem primary

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – From self-professed geniuses to golf course operators, and even a notable political activist named Cindy Sheehan, the field of gubernatorial candidates encompasses an array of Californians this election year. Brown On March 27, Secretary of State Debra...

  • Girl talks to pope on immigration, then dad freed

    LOS ANGELES — After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention. Mario Vargas was freed from a detention facility in Louisiana after he posted $5,000...

  • California sees late surge in health enrollment

    California is seeing a late surge in the number of people signing up for health insurance coverage ahead of next week's deadline — and state officials are encouraging more people to apply.

  • Kansas AG obtains order against California company for false invoices

    TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has obtained a $132,000 order against a California company that allegedly sent false invoices to Kansas local governments and state agencies. Schmidt UST Development Inc., doing business as US-Telecom Inc., allegedly...

  • VIDEO: The hypocritical history of California state Sen. Leland Yee on gun control

    California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat, has been charged with conspiring to traffic firearms as well as soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for political favors and setting up a deal with international arms dealers. That shocked Californians, who knew Lee as a staunch advocate...

  • Covered California confirms Monday signup deadline

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is sticking to Monday's health insurance enrollment deadline, but consumers will get extra time to finish their applications. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said Wednesday that people who start an application on the state's health...

  • Morrell captures California state Senate seat

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – By a margin of more than 30,000 votes, Inland Empire voters have elected Mike Morrell, a Republican assemblyman, to represent them in California’s State Senate District 23. Morrell As of late March 25, Morrell, a real estate professional from...

  • FBI: California State Sen. Leland Yee arrested

    SAN FRANCISCO — A California state senator was arrested Wednesday during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said. FBI spokesman Peter Lee confirmed the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee, but declined to discuss the charges, citing an ongoing...

  • Dem House candidate penalized for not paying taxes on time

    A Democratic Congressional candidate in California has been hit with a penalty after failing to pay all the taxes due on her Washington, D.C., apartment. Amanda Renteria, who is challenging incumbent GOP Rep. David Valadao, has outstanding taxes due on the D.C. row house she owns with her...

  • Editorial cartoon: California desert

    Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.



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