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California Governor Jerry Brown talks during a meeting with more than a dozen water leaders from across Southern California in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

Jerry Brown unsure legal pot is good plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Governor Jerry Brown says he is not sure legalizing pot is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are […]

03/02/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown talks during a meeting with more than a dozen water leaders from across Southern California in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

Jerry Brown will seek re-election

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown says he will seek re-election. The 75-year-old Democrat said on his campaign website Thursday he’s excited to tackle the challenges facing the nation’s most populous state. The […]

02/27/2014

These satellite images show the snowpack in California on Jan. 13, 2013 on the left and on Jan. 13, 2014 on the right. (Photo credit: NASA/NOAA)

NASA researchers helping with California drought

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — NASA scientists say they’re deploying satellite and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it. NASA researchers and state water officials announced […]

02/25/2014

In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 photo, Ernest Morgan walks around his neighborhood, in San Francisco. Morgan was released from San Quentin State Prison in 2011 after serving 24 years for the shotgun slaying of his stepsister as he burglarized his parents' home. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California ‘lifers’ leaving prison at record pace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For decades, California’s criminal justice policies ensured that murderers and others sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole, could expect to die in prison. And most of the time, they […]

02/25/2014

A discarded computer keyboard lies on the dry, cracked bed of the Almaden Reservoir in San Jose, Calif. on Feb. 7, 2014 during the state's worst drought in recorded history. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Obama turns attention to California drought

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a weekend trip to California, President Barack Obama on Friday will offer millions in federal aid for the drought-stricken state, then hold an unusual West Coast meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah […]

02/14/2014

California unemployment

Calif orders agency to improve customer service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Brown administration has ordered a state agency to beef up its customer service after computer problems delayed the distribution of unemployment checks. The Los Angeles Times reports an aide to […]

02/08/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown talks during a meeting with more than a dozen water leaders from across Southern California in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

Brown tells Californians to conserve amid drought

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown provided some very practical guidance for Californians amid a deepening drought: Take shorter showers, turn off the water while brushing teeth, and “don’t flush more than you need […]

01/30/2014

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Number of women dropping in California Legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature is generally regarded as a fairly progressive institution, with a sizable gay and lesbian caucus and lawmakers representing an array of racial and ethnic groups. But one group […]

01/26/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown

California high court to take up high speed railings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration on Friday petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state’s high-speed rail project, one of the nation’s most […]

01/25/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento on Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Brown: Calif. comes back but challenged by drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday delivered a dual message in his annual address to the Legislature — that a California resurgence is well underway but is threatened by economic and environmental […]

01/22/2014

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