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Green Party secretary of state candidate to crash Sacramento debate

Apr 22, 2014
Green Party secretary of state candidate to crash Sacramento debate

David Curtis, the Green Party candidate for secretary of state, said he will show up at Wednesday's Sacramento Press Club luncheon debate featuring four of his rivals for the state's top elections post even though he wasn't invited. Curtis, who the ...

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Plastic Bag Bans Spreading in the United States

Apr 22, 2014
Plastic Bag Bans Spreading in the United States

April 22, 2014 - Los Angeles rang in the 2014 New Year with a ban on the distribution of plastic bags at the checkout counter of big retailers, making it the largest of the 132 cities and counties around the United States with anti-plastic bag legislation. And a movement that gained momentum in...

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‘Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’ arrives in California on Earth Day

Apr 22, 2014
‘Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’ arrives in California on Earth Day

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Groups Rally in Support of Legislation to Ensure Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Livestock and Protect Public Health

Apr 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA, April 22, 2014 – Health professionals, advocacy groups and legislators gathered in the State Capitol on Tuesday in support of AB 1437, a bill introduced by Assembly Member Kevin Mullin (CA-22) that seeks to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics by limiting the use of medically important classes of antibiotics in meat and...

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Dan Bacher: Governor Brown celebrates John Muir Day as he pushes twin tunnels and fracking

Apr 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 - Governor Jerry Brown issued a proclamation on April 21 celebrating "John Muir Day" - at the same time he is fast-tracking the construction of the environmentally-destructive peripheral tunnels under the Sacramento -San Joaquin River Delta and promoting the expansion of fracking in California.

"John Muir (1838-1914) was a giant of a...

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D.A. says no charges warranted over L.A. schools’ iPad contract

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Apr 22, 2014
D.A. says no charges warranted over L.A. schools’ iPad contract

Howard Blume, McClatchy News Service The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has reviewed an internal L.A. school district report on its iPad contract and concluded that criminal charges are... Read more »

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Neel Kashkari proposes major education overhaul

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Apr 22, 2014
Neel Kashkari proposes major education overhaul

Seema Mehta, McClatchy News Service Saying that better schools are critical for California’s prosperity, GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari proposes changing the way education is funded, making traditional schools more... Read more »

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AT&T announces 21 potential markets for ultra-fast Internet service

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Apr 22, 2014
AT&T announces 21 potential markets for ultra-fast Internet service

Salvador Rodriguez, McClatchy News Service Move over, Google Fiber: AT&T has begun discussions to bring its ultra-fast U-Verse GigaPower Internet service to 21 cities across the U.S., the company said... Read more »

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Capitol Alert
AM Alert: Kevin Mullin seeks limit on agricultural antibiotic use

Apr 22, 2014
AM Alert: Kevin Mullin seeks limit on agricultural antibiotic use

cows.JPGAs antibiotics have become a widespread medical tool, they've actually lost some of their effectiveness -- a concern underpinning ongoing legislative efforts to restrict the use of antibiotics on livestock.

Both state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, have introduced bills this session...

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Dan Walters Daily: It’s all about the money in session’s second half

Apr 22, 2014
Dan Walters Daily: It’s all about the money in session’s second half

As the Legislature returns from spring recess, funding battles will take focus and could determine policy for years to come, Dan says. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook page. See other Dan Walters Daily clips here.

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