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Raindrops appear on a windshield following the first rain of the year, early Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Novato, Calif. Northern California is finally getting rain after some areas have gone without measurable moisture for weeks. But the precipitation won't help much to ease the drought that has plagued the region. (AP Photo/Marin Independent Journal, Robert Tong)

California to host congressional drought hearing

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A congressional committee will meet in Fresno on Wednesday, taking up California’s drought crisis at the heart of the state’s agricultural region. The House Natural Resources Committee will hear testimony from […]

03/19/2014

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, a warning buoy sits on the dry, cracked bed of Lake Mendocino near Ukiah, Calif.  Despite recent spot rains The reservoir, located in Mendocino County is currently only about 37 percent full.  California remans in the midst of an historic drought causing Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

CA governor signs off on $687 million drought plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities. With his signing Saturday, more than $687 million will fund communities running low on drinking water and farming […]

03/01/2014

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GOP challengers see opportunity in water crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s drought is providing an opportunity to the two Republicans vying to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown’s expected re-election campaign this fall, highlighting what they say are government failures to prepare the […]

02/15/2014

One by one, homes in Calif. subdivision sinking

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) – Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls in March. The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, […]

05/11/2013

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Brown announces pardons for murderer, 64 others

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown, who has been criticized for granting parole to more murderers than his predecessors, announced Saturday he has granted Easter Weekend pardons to 65 people, including one convicted killer.

03/30/2013

Brown calls for help in final push for tax hike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown called on teachers Saturday to protect their classrooms by helping him pass a tax increase on the November ballot. The Democratic governor told about 100 union members that […]

10/20/2012

Brown seeks to eliminate 718 unnecessary reports

(AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown says his administration has found more than 700 unnecessary state reports as a result of a cost-cutting review he ordered last year. The governor on Tuesday released a list of […]

04/17/2012

Brown urges lawmakers to 'man up' on budget cuts

(AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is warning that the state’s budget shortfall may be larger than predicted and called on state lawmakers to “man up” and pass his proposed spending cuts. During an interview Friday […]

04/13/2012

Calif. tax increase supported in poll

Californians widely support Governor Brown’s proposal to raise taxes on high income earners to help fund schools and address California’s $9.2 billion budget deficit. A USC/L.A. Times poll finds that 64 percent of voters surveyed […]

03/26/2012