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Chart of the Day: Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States

Matt Yglesias linked today to a map from the Pew Hispanic Center showing which states had the highest populations of unauthorized immigrants. It was interesting but unsurprising: the biggest states (California, Texas, Florida, New York) also have the most unauthorized immigrants. Show More Summary

California adds 41,500 jobs in October; unemployment rate holds at 7.3%

California employers returned to hiring in October, adding 41,500 nonfarm payroll jobs after making unexpected cuts the previous month, according to official state numbers.

GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: Worst Week in California Politics

Capitol Weekly, one of Sacramento’s most credible news sources that reports on political and policy goings-on in the Golden State, has bestowed their “Singin’ Those Golden State Blues” award for the worst week in California politicsShow More Summary

Covered California is what 'Broken' Healthcare Looks Like

Breitbart California’s article last month titled “Covered California Admits to 'Narrow Networks' of Doctors and Hospitals” revealed officials knew insurers listed on the state’s healthcare exchange were dumping providers to keep renewal rates down. Show More Summary

Executive Amnesty: 400,000 Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Free Health Services in California

Roughly one million undocumented immigrants in California qualify for President Obama’s executive action of deferred deportation he announced on Thursday. Of those 40% will be eligible for the states free Medi-Cal health services, while the remaining will be ineligible under the program’s income requirements. Show More Summary

The University of California just jacked up its tuition. Why your state could be next.

There's a game of chicken going on between public universities and states across the country over how to fund schools—and students and parents are losing. In California this week, the University of California's governing board voted in favor of increasing tuition 27.6 percent over five years across the 10-campus system, over the protests of hundreds […]

California adds 41,500 jobs; unemployment rate holds at 7.3%

The California unemployment rate held steady at 7.3% in October, even as the state generated the largest increase in jobs in the nation.

UCLA's Jim Mora: 'WE DON'T NEED A FRICKIN' FIRE TO GET IT F' TURNED UP'

No fire? No problem. UCLA's traditional rally and bonfire before the USC game was reduced to simply just a rally Thursday night, as a protest against a California state tuition hike prevented them from lighting it. Bruins head coachShow More Summary

Marriott eBreaks Nov 20-23

This week’s Marriott eBreaks offer hotels in 25 states, Canada and Panama for discount rates from Thursday Nov 20 to Sunday Nov 23, 2014. If California is an indicator, then there are many more hotels participating this next weekend than in average weeks. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Ozomatli’s “Place In The Sun”

While most of the United States in the middle of cold weather or feet of snow, Ozomatli celebrate their California living by honoring what’s up in the sky with their new video for “Place In The Sun” which may be a perfect remedy for the chill some of us are going through right now.. The […]

Charter schools break law by making parents volunteer, report says

Scores of California charter schools require parents to volunteer as a condition for their child’s enrollment in violation of state law, according to a report by a civil rights organization.

Aspiring Wizards, Your Harry Potter Study Abroad Course Is Finally Here

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Frankly, I'm shocked it took this long, but finally someone is offering a study abroad course in Potterology. That someone is California State - San Marcos, who's offering a three-credit course in England for those with a penchant for learning and an affinity for magic (and $5,000). Read more...

Ther Second Amendment in California

California is one of the more liberal and progressive states, let alone super states. It is also home to one eighth of the population of the United States. It has a history of being forward thinking on gun control. Add the Circuit Court of Appeals in the mix. However, in February, the infamously liberal 9th [...]Show More Summary

Islamic State more popular than Israel with hipster students

A test at the University of Southern California, Berkeley - to fly the flags of Israel and the Islamic State and see how students respond…

More than 80% of California is still in extreme drought.

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

More than 80% of California remains in a state of extreme drought, according to an update from the U.S. Drought Monitor, and things aren't expected to get better in the near future. At the Los Angeles Times, a graphic shows the progression of the drought from 2011 through today. Read the rest

California Utilities Likely to Be Back in the EV Charging Business

Three years ago, the state of California banned utilities from becoming investors in public EV charging, saying they represented an unfair competitive threat to independent parties in a still-nascent market. But now the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has proposed lifting that ban. read more

2 out of 3 states have too few skilled workers, too little demand or both, OECD finds

Fewer than 1 in 3 states – California among them – has a strong enough supply of skilled workers to match intense demand for their services, according to a new report about the growing skills gap.

Mexico Stops Enforcing Immigration Laws In Northern Border With California

Despite having a complex immigration system in place Mexican authorities refuse to enforce the laws. A recent attempt to enforce those laws in the Mexican State of Baja California was met with a backlash from the business community forcing authorities to stop. Show More Summary

Are Feinstein and Boxer too old to serve California? No, but they pose another problem

Many Californians, and not just Republicans, would like to see fresh faces representing the state in the U.S. Senate. At ages 81 and 73, respectively, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are not only some of the most senior among the senior citizens holding representative office in Washington,...

California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat

Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's close House contests seem settled — more than two weeks after Election Day.

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