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Sheriff wants Kern County declared a 'law and order' county, not a 'sanctuary' one

More than three years ago, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood made headlines when he defied the California Trust Act, a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that restricts cooperation between local law enforcement officials and federal immigration agents. His stance riled the governor and California’s...

Here’s why California Republicans want to take out this state senator who wants to fix potholes

last weekNews : The Raw Story

California state Sen. Josh Newman is being attacked by Republicans for what has become a controversial war against potholes in the legislature, the Sacramento Bee reported. Newman is standing with Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who has proposed legislation that would institute a gas tax and vehicle...

They turned the front lawn into a welcoming extension of their Woodland Hills home

Gov. Jerry Brown may have declared California’s drought over, but we're continuing to ask Southern California readers to share photos of their lawn- to drought-garden makeovers. Why? “This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner,” Brown said in a statement. “Conservation...

Deported veteran's pardon gives him hope of returning to U.S., but it's no guarantee

Since learning he’d been pardoned by Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday, Hector Barajas-Varela, a deported U.S. Army veteran, has more hope that one day he will be able to reenter the country he considers home. Brown’s pardon for Barajas-Varela and two others — the first time a governor has taken such...

What a difference! How drought-buster winter has changed NorCal

The Great California Drought is over, Gov. Jerry Brown declared earlier this month, but it's to early to parade in our rain, scientists say.

Car tax zapped Gray Davis, but new ones won’t touch Brown

There is no doubt that a 2003 car tax increase helped wreck Democrat Gray Davis’ career as governor of California. But a new batch of car taxes just passed by state legislators at the strong urging of Gov. Jerry Brown will not harm him or his legacy. One reason for this is the timing: Davis […]

HOA Homefront: Drought emergency is over, so back to business as usual?

On April 7, 2017, Gov. Jerry Brown issued executive order B-40-17, formally ending the drought emergency. The order is not only confirmation of good news for California but also immediately changes the applicability of two important statutes in the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act. The Declaration of Drought Emergency was issued by Brown on Jan. […]

Governor Jerry Brown Grants Easter Pardon To Deported Veterans

Three discharged veterans who served sentences and were deported have received pardons. [ more › ]

That $52-billion road bill just made California's next climate change move a heavy lift

It took late-night cajoling and nearly $1 billion in deal sweeteners for Gov. Jerry Brown and top Democrats to muscle through a $52-billion tax-and-fee plan just over a week ago to repair California’s roads. Now they have to do it all again. Brown and legislative leaders have another daunting battle...

Gov. Brown paroles 6 in Riverside, San Bernardino counties; murder sentence reduced

Governor Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he commuted seven sentences and granted 72 pardons to individuals who served time and have been deemed rehabilitated. Five of those pardons went to people convicted of Orange County crimes. Those who apply for a pardon are required to obtain a Certificate of Rehabilitation from a Superior Court declaring that the individual […]

California governor grants 72 pardons, commutes sentences

last weekReligion / Islam : On Faith

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he has pardoned 72 ex-convicts, continuing his tradition of timing his decisions around major Christian holidays including Easter.

Gov. Brown California grants 72 pardons, commutes sentences

Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned 72 ex-convicts, continuing his tradition of timing his decisions around major Christian holidays including Easter. Brown, a former Jesuit seminarian, limited his Saturday pardons to … Click to Continue ...

US Consumer Group Says Oil Industry, Not Consumers, Should Pay New Gas Tax

Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders hail the Governor’s plan to fix roads, freeways and bridges across California as a “landmark transportation investment,” but a prominent consumer group says Brown’s gas tax to fix roads should...Show More Summary

Look at the Profound Difference Between California's Drought and California Today

California governor Jerry Brown recently declared an end to the state of emergency brought on by his state’s historically terrible drought. It’s a mid-level miracle, assisted by record rainfall earlier this year. If you don’t believe me, just look at these before and after images. Read more...

Climate scientists say California had less than one percent chance of beating drought

Recovery could have taken decades California Governor Jerry Brown officially declared the drought over last Friday, a dramatic conclusion to years of dry weather capped off by two winters of violent storms. Though drought damage will...Show More Summary

US Interior chief plans California talks on water, wildlife

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is planning a trip to California. Zinke will meet with Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday and visit Interior Department offices in Sacramento to start his … Click to Continue »

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