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    California Drought: Cash For Grass In Roseville

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    The City of Roseville is yanking grass and replacing it with drought-resistant landscaping to conserve water. Roseville also offers homeowners a 'Cash For Grass' rebate program.

Wildlife Agencies See Collapse of 2014 Winter Run Salmon
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

California and federal wildlife agencies say the entire winter-run of naturally-spawning Chinook salmon may have collapsed in 2014. The agencies will begin releasing triple the number of hatchery-raised juveniles next week.


Chancellor: CSU Will Work To Raise Graduation Rates
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

California State University Chancellor Timothy White is promising that the CSU system will increase graduation rates for freshmen and transfer students over the next decade, a key desire of Governor Jerry Brown.


FTC Clears Albertsons' Purchase Of Safeway
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

(AP) Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc.


California Considering Safety Of Driverless Cars
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The Department of Motor Vehicles held a public hearing today to talk about what the safety standards should be for driverless cars and how they should be enforced.


Coyotes Wreak Havoc In California Vineyards
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Four-legged varmints are setting up residency and causing serious damage to California vineyards.


Lyft Cars Doing Away With Pink Furry Mustache
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The pink mustache is out. Ridesharing company Lyft has pulled the pink furry mustache that drivers display on the front of their cars and replaced it with a 5-inch-long pink "glowstache" that goes on the dashboard.


Private Wells In California Farm Area Show High Uranium
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

(AP) - A new study shows high levels of uranium in one out of every four domestic water well in parts of California's Central Valley.


Measles Outbreak That Began At Disneyland Grows To 87 Cases
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

(AP) - A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.


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Castro Demands Return Of Guantánamo, Before Normalizing Ties With U.S.

In a speech at a summit of Latin American countries, President Raúl Castro said the rapprochement would not make sense otherwise.


Malaysia Says Disappearance Of MH-370 Was An Accident

While the aircraft has yet to be found, the government also said it presumes all 239 people onboard are dead.


Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad, Automatic Cuts Made In 2013

The across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.


And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

As workers find themselves buried in meetings, and meetings preparing for meetings, experts say they're often a waste. Blame this "weapon of mass interruption" on office culture and poor leadership.


For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

The plunge in gasoline prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.


Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

When Blue Shield Of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.


ISIS Hostage Said To Announce New Deadline For Prisoner's Release

A Japanese hostage held by the violent extremist group ISIS has reportedly been forced to record a message setting a Thursday deadline for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner.


The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.


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