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California Joins Lawsuit Against Trump's Trans Military Ban

The Golden State will put its considerable weight behind a case challenging the legality of Trump's impulsive ban on trans service members.

Officials investigating inmate death at Mule Creek State prison as homicide

Officials are investigating the death of an inmate at Mule Creek State Prison in Northern California as a homicide, authorities said. Inmate Wayne Bradley, 50, was found unresponsive in his cell about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement....

New California Textbooks to Put Focus on People’s Sexuality Instead of Their, Ya Know, History

As a state, California has adopted a fresh take on history: A person’s sexual identity is what matters more than what that person does. The state’s board of education has approved ten textbooks that it has deemed “inclusive enough,”Show More Summary

A New Supreme Court Case Could Drastically Drain Unions' Resources

Wisconsin provided early examples of scorched-earth labor policies. California unions took note. Should Mark Janus prevail in his Supreme Court case, public-sector employees in California and other states who now pay agency fees instead...Show More Summary

California Democrats could soon make it harder for incumbents to win their endorsement

California Democratic leaders will consider making it harder for incumbents to win the state party’s endorsement, a move that could throw a kink in the intraparty race between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and state Senate Leader Kevin de León. Under a proposal written by members of the party’s liberal...

Losing your pension? CalPERS wants to shift blame to cities

The nation’s largest state pension fund, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, still is reeling from bruising publicity it received after it slashed the pensions for workers in the tiny Sierra Nevada town of Loyalton (population 862) and in the now-defunct East San Gabriel Valley Human Services Consortium.

California Becomes The First State To Approve LGBTQ-Inclusive History Books For Its Schools

The state is lifting the veil on the important historical contributions made by LGBTQ people.

Lawmaker may lose influential post over harassment claims

California's Senate leader said Friday that state Sen. Tony Mendoza should lose his committee chairmanship and other influential posts following allegations that he acted inappropriately toward women. Senate President Pro … Click to Continue »

Mental patient who escaped facility speaks out in jailhouse interview

21 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Randall Saito escaped from a state hospital in Hawaii, boarded a plane to California, said it's the "million-dollar question" where the money and planning came from

California releases long-awaited cannabis regulations, will allow huge farms

There will be no cannabis cappuccinos or drone deliveries in California under the new pot rules state officials released Thursday that regulate everything from who can legally sell and deliver marijuana to how it must be packaged and...Show More Summary

Sacramento Sex Scandal Offers Lessons About Hypocritical California Politics: New at Reason

yesterdayNews : Reason

There's an ongoing sex scandal in state politics in California. Steven Greenhut writes: There are few areas of private life that California's legislators won't at least attempt to meddle in, which makes it that much more infuriating when the Capitol crowd can't get its own house in order. Show More Summary

Employers don't think bans on asking about salary history will achieve goal, survey says

California recently became one of eight states, cities or localities to pass legislation banning all employers from asking one particularly awkward question of prospective workers: How much did you make in your last job? Yet companies apparently aren’t convinced the laws will work as intended....

What gas tax increase? More Southern Californians will hit the road for Thanksgiving

Gasoline prices in Southern California have surged since the state’s gas tax increase, but that won’t discourage holiday travelers during the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. About 3.87 million Southern Californians are expected to travel for the long holiday weekend, a 3.6% increase over last year’s...

From pot edibles to farming techniques, California sets marijuana rules

California released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s emerging legal marijuana industry, while potentially opening the way for larger-scale cultivation that some fear could strangle small-farm growers. The thicket of emergency regulations will allow the state to begin issuing...

UC regents admonish UC President Janet Napolitano for approval of interference in state audit

University of California regents meeting on Thursday admonished UC President Janet Napolitano for agreeing to a plan that led to interference in a state audit on the operation of her office. Her approval of a plan in which top aides would preview campus administrators’ confidential survey responses...

Atmospheric river brings feet of snow to Sierra Nevada mountains

Get your skis, winter is here The snow is piling up in the mountains of California as an atmospheric river brings a stream of moisture to large portions of the state. The storm system started earlier this week and prompted a flash flood...Show More Summary

'Dangerous Individual' Escapes to Chartered Plane

A dangerous Hawaii psychiatric patient who escaped a state hospital and flew to California before being captured Wednesday has prompted an investigation into why employees appeared to fail to do their jobs. Dr. Virginia Pressler, director of the Hawaii Department of Health, says an internal inquiry indicated that workers inadvertently...

So Cal soon will have a lot more old people, and that will change everything

In a state known for youth, a recently released report unmasks the face of California and reveals we’re getting more wrinkled by the minute. The number of people age 60 and older will jump 40 percent by 2030, says the federally mandated “California State Plan on Aging.” Within the next 13 years, the number of […]

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