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New Crime Wave: Criminals Stealing Water

“They’re taking the water hoses, taking the copper wiring,” says the county’s District Attorney, David Linn. “We’ve even had instances… READ MORE

California lawmakers seeking national monument designations for landscapes

WASHINGTON – California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands along the… READ MORE

Fresno mayor latest Republican to pass on Boxer race

The Republican mayor of Fresno, Calif., Ashley Swearengin, will not compete for the Senate seat Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is vacating in 2016. “She’s letting people know this weekend that she’s decided against a run,”… READ MORE

California Dems push to repeal ‘welfare queen’ law

WASHINGTON – California Democrats are trying to reverse a decades-old state law that bars families from getting extra welfare money for having an additional child, describing the law as “sexist” and “classist” — despite concerns… READ MORE

PRIORITIES: California Democrat seeks to ban chewing tobacco from baseball

California Assemblyman Tony Thurmond is expected to introduce a bill Tuesday that seeks to ban chewing tobacco from all Major League Baseball stadiums in the state. The bill comes less than a year after retired… READ MORE

Congresswomen who champion income equality are accused of hypocrisy for attending Grammys with wealthy Hollywood elite

They were walking the red carpet with the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna and Kanye West. But congresswomen Debbie… READ MORE

California ban on foie gras struck down

They tried to ban large sodas in New York City, but the courts said “no.” And now the same thing… READ MORE

Conservative group sues California AG over donor list demands, ‘bullying’

Americans for Prosperity, a prominent conservative group, is suing the California attorney general for allegedly demanding donor information and threatening harsh penalties if they don’t comply. The lawsuit, which claims that complying with Attorney General… READ MORE

New court decision could end California’s restrictions on conceal-carry permits

A procedural decision in a landmark Second Amendment case could spell the end for California laws restricting the issuance of… READ MORE

California mayor at center of immigration debate charged with DUI

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Southern California mayor who made headlines leading a local backlash against a flood of Central…… READ MORE

Dem blasts mandatory Ebola quarantines

A Democratic member of the Intelligence Committee on Monday denounced measures to quarantine returning healthcare workers in three states as… READ MORE

Nancy Pelosi: Lift Ban so Transgender May Openly Serve in Military

On October 17, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) indicated a willingness to lift the ban which prevents transgender persons from serving openly in the United States Armed Forces. According to the Washington Blade, Pelosi… READ MORE

Judge closes California casino in dispute between American Indian factions

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge has ordered the closure of an American Indian casino in central California following an armed standoff…… READ MORE