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Five More Inmates In California Diagnosed With Legionnaires' Disease

11 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Five more California inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease at San Quentin State Prison, as officials work to determine the source of the outbreak and minimize its spread, the state corrections department said on Sunday. Show More Summary

Shark takes massive bite out of a surfer's board in California

A juvenile Great White shark took a bite out of 54-year-old Elinor Dempsey’s surfboard at Morro Strand State Beach in California (...)

L.A. Times: California Bar Requires Unaccredited Law Schools To Disclose Dropout Rates

Following up on my prior posts (links below): Los Angeles Times, Plan to Require Unaccredited Law Schools in California to Disclose Dropout Rates OKd: A panel of the State Bar of California approved a plan on Friday to require unaccredited law schools to disclose their dropout rates, in an effort...

In strategy shift, CalPERS looks to cut financial risk

California taxpayers have never paid more for public worker pensions, but it's still not enough to cover the rising number of retirement checks written by the state's largest pension plan.

Brown seeks to broaden California's clean-energy reach in the West

Gov. Jerry Brown is working on an ambitious plan for transmitting electricity across state lines and bolstering California's role in the region, according to energy officials.

California Death Penalty, Struck Down Over Delays, Faces Next Test

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will review a ruling last year that found the state’s capital punishment system to be dysfunctional.

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Kylie Jenner and Tyga Have No Regard For the Law or Environment

As you might have heard, California is in a kind of permanent drought and counties across the state are trying to reduce their water usage. Yet celebrities seem deeply uninterested in environmental maintenance or following the laws of common people, and more interested in maintaining their lush lawns. Show More Summary

California Achieve’s New Utility-Scale Solar Energy Generation Peak Of 6.931 GW

Originally published on Solar Love. The state of California has achieved a new electricity generation peak record for utility-scale solar energy, according to recent reports. The new record of 6.391 gigawatts (alternating current, not direct current) was achieved on August 20, 2015, according to California’s grid operator. Show More Summary

Travis Browne's estranged wife: 'We'll let the state of California decide whether I suffered from domestic violence'

"Haha" might have been acquitted of any wrong-doing by an ex-FBI investigator, but he may have to soon answer to California authorities... Travis Browne might be free to compete after an ex-FBI investigator turned up "inconclusive" evidence...Show More Summary

New Bill In California Would Make It Legal To Sue Porn Actors For Not Using Condoms

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

A new ballot initiative in California has porn actors up in arms: Not only would it mandate condom use in porn movies throughout the state, it would allow citizens to sue producers for making bareback porn. They might as well hand pitchforks and torches to the villagers. A similar law passed in 2012 requires protection... Read more »

Bellator 141 video highlights with Guillard's shattered hand, Coenen's sick armbar

Bellator returned to its home state of California on Friday with a highly anticipated promotional debut and what we thought was going to be a grudge match. See the main card video highlights inside.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, Featured Videos, News, Videos

Essential California: Taps shut off at San Quentin

Good morning. It is Saturday, Aug. 29. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Outbreak: The water at San Quentin State Prison was shut off after one inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, which can cause severe and sometimes fatal pneumonia....

Registration Opens for 2015 Yosemite Conference–The Nation’s Top Environmental Law Event

Registration is now open for the 2015 edition of the State Bar of California’s Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite.  That conference, held each fall, is unquestionably the premier environmental law-related event in California.  I would go so far as to argue that it’s actually the top such program in the entire United States. The Yosemite Conference […]

Plan to require unaccredited law schools in California to disclose dropout rates OKd

A panel of the State Bar of California approved a plan on Friday to require unaccredited law schools to disclose their dropout rates, in an effort to improve transparency for prospective students.

California Drought: State Cut Water Use by 31 Percent in July

Cities in California cut water use by 31.3% in July, exceeding a state-wide mandate of 25% to combat a record four-year drought there, officials say. For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said. After a strong performance in July, California cities

Australian government efforts to lift ban on kangaroo products under scrutiny

An animal rights activist has filed a complaint with the state ethics agency against the Australian government, alleging that it did not properly register its lobbying activities as it seeks to eliminate California's ban on kangaroo products.

Higher Minimum Wage: A Crucial Tool for Lifting More Californians out of Poverty

Come January 1, 2016, California will have the highest minimum wage of any state in the country. But it's not enough. So I'm committed to a path toward increasing the minimum wage to at least $15, because no one who works for a living in one of the world's leading economies should have to live in poverty. Show More Summary

California Climate Bills Could Set A High Bar For The Rest Of The Country

As states prepare to develop plans for meeting new greenhouse gas standards from the Environmental Protection Agency, they might look to California as an example of what's possible. Right now, the California legislature is considering two bills, SB 32 and 350, which would allow the state to meet interim climate goals that Gov. Show More Summary

California teacher retirement benefits are hardly modest. But CalSTRS doesn't want you to know that.

The average full-career California teacher receives a pension benefit equal to 105% of their final earnings. CalSTRS CEO says the plan isn't generous enough. The Chief Executive Officer of the California State Teacher Retirement System (CalSTRS) believes the state’s public school teacher pension plan is too stingy. As Ed Ring of [...]

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