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Claiming race-victimization — everyone wants to get in on the act

(Paul Mirengoff) Recently, Taraji Henson, a well-known actress, accused the Glendale, California police of racial profiling after an officer pulled her son over and questioned him. In a magazine interview, Henson stated: My child has been racially profiled. Show More Summary

Tesla's Self-Driving Feature Leaves Insurers Idling As States Scramble

6 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Tesla Motors’ plan to roll out a self-driving feature on some cars this summer has regulators, especially in its home state of California, scrambling to write new rules. Current California law allows automakers to operate autonomousShow More Summary

The Most Iconic Jobs In Each State

6 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Whether it is a gaming supervisor in Nevada, a farm worker in California, an extraction worker in North Dakota, or a petroleum engineer in Texas, one occupation is often more strongly associated with a state than any other. While capturing...Show More Summary

Tenure Is Not the Problem

On Tuesday, a California court struck down state teacher tenure and seniority protections as a violation of the rights of poor and minority students to an equal education. The decision, which will make it easier to fire bad teachers, who are disproportionately found in high-poverty schools, is being hailed as a great triumph for civil rights. Show More Summary

Higher Calling 

So far this month in education news, a California court has decimated rigid job protections for teachers, and Oklahoma’s governor has abolished the most rigorous learning standards that state has ever had. Back and forth we go in America’s...Show More Summary

Supreme Court ruling puts state regulatory boards in crosshairs

Want to get paid for shampooing someone's hair? In California, you may need to have at least nine months of experience and pass a licensing test overseen by the state barbering and cosmetology board, whose members include salon professionals.

Make California drought tolerant by increasing the price of water

To the editor: Brad Gleason states that farmers are paying, on average, $1,000 an acre-foot for water. This equates to about a third of a penny per gallon. ("Why almond growers aren't the water enemy," op-ed, March 25)

Study: Climate change does not cause extreme winters

This comes from ETH Zurich: Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists at ETH Zurich and the California Institute of Technology have shown that global warming actually tends to reduce temperature variability. Repeated cold snaps led to temperatures far…

California Governor Brown signs $1 billion emergency drought package

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed emergency legislation on Friday that fast-tracks over $1 billion in funding for drought relief and water infrastructure within the parched state.

Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn Watch Wisconsin Win (Pics + Video)

Wisconsin’s royal couple, Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn, earned themselves some more love from the Cheesehead State last night when they were spotted at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, watching the No. 1 Badgers beat the No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels in Sweet 16 action. Here they are looking on nervously during what […]

Cuba trip a way for lobbyists to say 'I love you' to state legislators

Doesn’t really matter what you call the trip to Cuba that California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and a passel of legislators and staff are planning for next week. Trade mission or junket or learning expedition, it all equals the same thing: a chance for lobbyists to spend a little...

‘Intolerant Jackass Act’ Would Require Individuals To Make $5,000 Contribution To Gay Rights Groups

The “Intolerant Jackass Act” is the latest attempt at a voter-approved initiative to come out of the state of California. The beacon of the western United States recently made headlines for the outrageous efforts of attorney Matt McLaughlin,...Show More Summary

California lawmaker calls for stricter firefighter EMT requirements

State Sen. Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) called for a new state law Friday requiring all firefighters and other emergency rescuers in California to be certified as emergency medical technicians. 

California's Voter Turnout Is Pathetic. This Proposal Could Change That.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has proposed automatically registering eligible residents to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses, a measure that could help reverse the state's dismal voter turnout. Padilla's proposal is modeled after the "motor voter" law recently enacted in neighboring Oregon. Show More Summary

Sex-Offender Housing Rules Relaxed in California

In an attempt to cut down on the number of transient sex offenders wandering around without a place to call home, California state prison officials announced yesterday they'd be relaxing rules that ban all registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park, the San...

The amount of water it takes to grow almonds in California is just bananas

Water use in California is a hot topic of debate as the state continues its fourth year of drought. And there's some question as to whether California is misallocating the water that it does have. Here's a tidbit, from Mother Jones via...Show More Summary

CALIFORNIA: Former NOM Staffer Files For State To Secede From United States

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

JMG reader Ben points out yet another crackpot 2016 ballot measure for California. This one calls for the state to become an independent nation. Sovereign California is challenging the bankrupt and dysfunctional American political system with a new hope for California. Show More Summary

California secretary of state proposes automatic voter registration

Every eligible Californian with a driver’s license would be automatically registered to vote under a proposal Thursday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who estimated it would add millions of people to the voter rolls.

California loosen sex offender residency rules

California officials announced Thursday the state will stop enforcing a key provision of a voter-approved law that prohibits all registered sex offenders from living near schools.

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