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State Government

California Could Soon Allow For "Liquid Cremation"

September 25, 2017 | Daniel Potter

Gov. Jerry Brown is considering a bill that would allow for so-called “liquid cremation,” where a chemical bath dissolves most of the body away except enough bone to put in an urn.

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Among Homeless Has Sacramento Health Officials On Alert

September 25, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

San Diego, Los Angeles, and Santa Cruz are all seeing high Hepatitis A numbers, especially among the homeless.

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State Government

Number Of UC Retirees Collecting Six-Figure Pensions Has Increased

September 25, 2017 | Sally Schilling

The number of University of California retirees collecting six-figure pensions has increased 60 percent since 2012 - and those increasingly generous retirement packages are being paid for in part by students' tuition.

Food and Sustainability

California Dairy Farmers Send Aid To Hurricane Victims

September 25, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

Seventy thousand pounds of dairy products have been delivered to food banks to help feed hurricane victims in Houston and Florida.

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Health Care

Amnesty Policy Lets UC Davis Students Off the Hook If They Help A Friend

September 25, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

Starting this school year, UC Davis students who call for help for a drunk friend won't be punished for partying.

Environment

Satellite Imagery Gives Crews A New Angle In Fighting Fires

September 25, 2017

While firefighters on the ground fought the Detwiler Fire this summer, scientists hundreds of miles away helped direct them using satellite imagery update every 30 seconds.

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Hurricane Irma Triggers Challenge For Florists

September 25, 2017 | Steve Milne

You may have a hard time finding your favorite kind of rose at the florist, and Hurricane Irma is likely to blame. Irma battered Miami - which is a hub for flowers coming to the U.S. from South America. That's led to an historic flower shortage.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Lessons From Mexico On Earthquake Warning Systems

September 25, 2017 | Chris Remington

Will California be ready for the next big earthquake? UC Davis Professor Jonathan Rundle explains what we learned from Mexico last week and what warning systems are currently in place.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

200 Years Of California History From A Tree’s Perspective

September 25, 2017 | Chris Remington

Melina Sempill Watts' debut novels explores the history and ecology of California’s Santa Monica Mountains through the perspective of a tree.

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Right-Wing Activist Holds Short California Rally

September 23, 2017

UPDATE Sunday 1:47 p.m.: Milo Yiannopoulos was whisked away in a car after a brief appearance at the University of California, Berkeley that drew a few dozen supporters and a slightly larger crowd protesting the right-wing provocateur.

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