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    Brown Calls Special Legislative Session on New Budget Reserve

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown is throwing the full weight of his office behind his push for a new state budget reserve by calling the legislature into special session next week. Republicans say he’ll have to strengthen his proposal to win their support.

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    Gray Wolves May Receive State Protection

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    The California Fish and Game Commission considers whether to place gray wolves on the state's endangered species list Wednesday. Conservation groups are pushing for the change.

  • Ten Tips For Surviving Fix50

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    It's hard to avoid news about the construction impacting commuters starting April 22nd. Construction along U.S. Highway 50 is expected to back things up for people trying to get through, so here are some tips for surviving the chaos of construction.

Tea Party Members Rally on Tax Day
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Tea party members in California spent Tax Day trying to send a message to the government.


City Will Get All Local Sales Taxes On Arena Construction Costs
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

The City of Sacramento could get as much as a million dollars as the local share of construction-related sales taxes collected for a new arena downtown.


New Teacher Dismissal Bill Deal Has Governor's Support
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

After three years of bitter disputes, there appears to be a deal in the California legislature on a bill that would make it easier for school districts to fire teachers accused of abusing students. But not all education groups are on board.


Study: Forest Fuel Reduction Cheaper Than Fighting Fires
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

A new study says its cheaper to reduce forest fuels than fight fires. The problem is where to get the money.


No Late Hours For California Post Offices On Tax Day
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

It's Tax Day and those long lines at the post office for people trying to beat the midnight deadline for filing their taxes will be missing this year.


City Contradicts Itself With Watering Restrictions
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

The City of Sacramento declared a drought in January, but city code still requires property owners keep their lawns watered and landscaping maintained.


UC Davis Professor Wins Second Pulitzer Prize
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

(AP) -- A UC Davis professor has won his second Pulitzer Prize in less than 20 years.


New Field Poll: California Voters Have Dim View of Congress
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

A new Field Poll finds that Californians continue to have a very low opinion of the U.S. Congress.


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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.


Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

It's the first polio cases in Equatorial Guinea since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.


Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.


When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

Most often, when married business owners divorce, both relationships sour. But that's not always the case. Some couples have figured out a way to make their companies succeed even after they've split.


Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System

The Sichuan peppercorn that makes our mouths tingle activates the same neurons as when our foot falls asleep. Scientists are hoping the connection unlocks clues for how to turn those neurons off.


John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.


Free Drug Samples Prompt Skin Doctors To Prescribe Costlier Meds

A new study adds to growing evidence that free drug samples influence doctors' prescribing habits. The cost difference to patients can be hundreds of dollars per office visit.


Rescuers Deliver Most, But Not All, Nigerian Schoolgirls To Safety

According to the Nigerian military, all but eight of the girls kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school have been rescued. As many as 100 girls had been abducted by militants earlier in the week.


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  • New California Laws 2014

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