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PolitiFact California

Is Jerry Brown 'Diverting' 30 Percent Of California's New Gas Tax Money?

May 22, 2017 | Chris Nichols

California Republican Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez claimed Gov. Jerry Brown is 'diverting' 30 percent of the new gas tax revenue to non-road pet projects. PolitiFact California examined this and rated it Mostly False.

Tahoe Area Homeowners Offered Loans For Bear-Proof Garbage Bins

May 22, 2017 | Steve Milne

A waste management agency in South Lake Tahoe has started offering homeowners loans to buy bear-proof garbage bins. It's an effort to reduce conflicts with the animals who wander into neighborhoods in search of food.

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State Government

Analysts: Gov. Brown's Plan To Pay Down Pension Debt Needs Further Review

May 22, 2017

The Brown administration has plans for an innovative money swap that could pay off billions in pension debt over the next two decades, but nonpartisan analysts say the proposal isn’t fully cooked.

Roseville Rider Explains What It Means To Be A Human Shield During Amgen's Tour Of California

May 22, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

For every really successful professional cyclist, there are teammates responsible for helping that rider get to the front of the pack and, hopefully, win the race. One Roseville rider's job is to be one of those teammates.

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Sacramento Feels The Heat Through Tuesday

May 22, 2017

The National Weather Service is advising residents to keep cool through Tuesday. It's expected to be 98 degrees in Sacramento Monday, up two degrees from Sunday's high of 96.

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State Government

Jerry Brown Could Overhaul UC Leadership If He Wanted To. Here's How.

May 22, 2017 | Ben Adler

The University of California’s constitutional independence has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers from forcing changes at the UC. There’s one action that would instantly overhaul university leadership that the governor can take, but hasn't.

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Gov. Candidates Mill And Tensions Emerge At Calif. Democratic Convention

May 22, 2017 | Ben Bradford

California Democrats elected a new party leader this weekend in Sacramento--an influential position with input into the candidates and platform the party will support.

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New Title For California's 2015 Train Hero: Graduate

May 21, 2017

(AP) - A Sacramento-area man credited with helping prevent an armed attack on a French train is celebrating his college graduation - a year late, owing to all the attention that followed the 2015 train crisis.

California Democrats Gather In Sacramento For Annual Convention

May 19, 2017 | Ben Bradford

Two major things are going to happen at the convention: The party will elect new leadership, and prospective candidates for office—particularly governor—will be courting the most committed members of the Democratic party.

Norovirus Outbreak Has Now Infected Almost 2,500 People

May 19, 2017 | Sally Schilling

Yolo County health officials say the Norovirus outbreak has now infected almost 2,500 people, but appears to be slowing down. Still, schools are seeing a lot of absences.

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