California

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state’s death penalty……

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Protests Rise Again in Oakland, Initially over Ferguson, MO Shooting

Protests in Oakland, California, involving arrests and vandalism have been planned and executed, occurring initially in connection with those in Ferguson, Missouri. Protest announcements from Occupy Oakland and related groups have also been tying in…

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CA Gov. Jerry Brown Signs into Law Junk Science Bill Restricting Football

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that limits contact in football practices during the season and prohibits it during the offseason. The Assemblyman Ken Cooley-sponsored bill states, “A high school or middle…

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Tribe Refuses Money from Redskins

A Native American tribe straddling the Arizona-California border has refused grant money from a charity associated with the Washington Redskins. The Original Americans Foundation’s proposed donation to the Quechan Tribe would have funded a skate…

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California School’s Holocaust Denial Assignment Requires ‘Reeducating’ of Misled Youth

A Wednesday evening meeting which was meant to address a controversial eight-grade school assignment regarding the validity of the Holocaust was called an “epic fail” by a school board member and has a local assemblywoman…

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School Claims Student Has No First Amendment Right Against Censorship

California’s Brawley Union High School District insists it can forbid Christian students from mentioning their faith in Jesus Christ, claiming that if they allow a student to speak publicly, then that student is merely an…

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California Drought Creates Unprecedented Temporary Legislation, Fines

The third consecutive year of drought plaguing California has encouraged unprecedented legislative and regulatory efforts to conserve what limited water the state has in its supply. Come Tuesday, state officials from the State Water Resources…

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California Small Businesses Exempted from Obamacare Through 2016

This week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill which pushed off implementation of Obamacare’s mandates on small business insurance until 2016. Governor Brown signed SB 1446 Monday. The bill allows businesses with fewer than…

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Napa Valley Wants to Stop ICANN from Giving ".Wine" and ".Vin" Domains

The use of domain name endings on the Internet has taken a new twist. California Democratic Congressman Mike Thompson asked the Internet Corporation for Assigning Names and Numbers (ICANN) to ban the use of .wine…

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Dueling immigration rallies held in California

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the……

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California Mayor urges residents to fight migrant transfers

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A California mayor urged residents on Monday to fight a plan to fly migrant families from Texas for processing at a border……

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California: Pro-Business Latino Democrats Stopped Minimum Wage Hike

The burgeoning power of the Latino community in California was illustrated this week by the death of a minimum wage hike proposal in the state Assembly.  Despite the fact that the pro-business Latino Caucus is…

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Border Patrol reschedules flights to California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol announced Friday that it was going forward with its plans to fly Central American migrants from the Rio Grande……

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