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Is soda tax on tap for San Francisco?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco lawmakers will decide whether a two-cent-per-ounce soda tax will appear on ballots this fall.
The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to put the tax before voters in November. Eight of the...
California firm issues nationwide fruit recall
CUTLER, Calif. (AP) — A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp sai...
Mexican-born professor eyed for state high court
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor on Tuesday to the California Supreme Court, continuing a trend to diversify one of the most influential courts in the country.
Law blocks some brown lawn fees during droughts
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts under legislation that took effect Monday.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2100 following an April emergency order prohibiting...
Anti-smoking campaign starts in Manhattan Beach
MANHATTAN BEACH (CNS) - Manhattan Beach city officials will begin a public education campaign today to remind residents that a strict anti-smoking law barring people from lighting up in any public places takes effect next month .
The city already...
California won't send troops to Mexican border
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.
Capt. Will Martin of the...
Full-contact youth football practices restricted
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the...
Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring
Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce as part of a push to become more efficient while it fights a hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
The Irvine, California, company said Monday it plans to trim about...
Jerry Brown to meet Mexico official
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is planning to meet Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs ahead of his trade mission to the bordering nation next week.
Brown announced Monday he will meet with Foreign Minister Jose Ant...
Law OKs underage wine and beer tasting in colleges
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Aspiring brewers and winemakers in college can legally taste — but not swallow — their products starting winter semester.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB1989 on Monday to fix a situation that prevented some students from...
57 dogs displaced by fire in Riverside County
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — An animal services spokesman says 57 dogs displaced by a fire at a Riverside County home will be put up for adoption.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the dogs, all miniature Shetland sheepdogs, were surrendered by...
Public outcry after trees felled for mall project in Thousand Oaks
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The city of Thousand Oaks has lost some of its namesake trees, and community activists are determined to see it doesn't happen again.
More than 170 trees were lost this year to make way for a shopping center face-lift,...
FBI: Orange County man wanted to join terrorists
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who federal authorities say was attempting to travel overseas to join an al-Qaida splinter group has been charged with lying on a passport application, according to court documents.
Robbers' families say police acted appropriately
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The families of two slain bank robbery suspects said that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with their sons.
Gregory Jon Martinez said Friday tha...
Summertime means fair time!
The Orange County Fair opened on July 11. It runs through August 20. There's a lot to see and do -- and eat -- at the fair so check it out!
Click here for the Orange County Fair's website.