Governor Jerry Brown

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Lawmakers: California Coastal Commission can fine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law empowering the California Coastal Commission to fine property owners who illegally block beach access to the public. The Oakland Tribune reported Saturday […]

06/22/2014

Capitol Building, Sacramento (AP File Photo)

Panel OKs 2 percent raise for California officials

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A citizens’ commission on Friday approved 2 percent cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers and statewide officials, including the governor and attorney general. The increases to take effect next year are the second […]

06/20/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a general session at the California Democrats State Convention on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Governor to sign $108 billion California budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled Friday to sign California’s $108 billion general fund spending plan, which sets aside money in a rainy day fund and pays down state debts thanks to […]

06/20/2014

In this May 16, 2014 photo, a paddle boarder watches as two firefighting helicopters take on water from the Pacific Ocean off of San Clemente, Calif. The water-dropping helicopters were part of a larger effort combating three wildfires at the nearby Camp Pendleton Marine base. The fires prompted about 8,400 military personnel and their families to be sent home from various parts of the sprawling coastal base between Los Angeles and San Diego. (AP Photo/Bailey Bianco)

California gearing up for worst wildfire season

SAN DIEGO (AP) — All evacuation orders were lifted Sunday as firefighters gained the upper hand on the remaining four of nearly a dozen blazes that tore through Southern California last week — while the […]

05/18/2014

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