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Tim Donnelly wants to abolish CPS, start over from ‘ground up’

Apr 8, 2014
Tim Donnelly wants to abolish CPS, start over from ‘ground up’

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly said Tuesday that he would abolish the state's Child Protective Services system and start over "from the ground up," saying social workers often remove children from their homes without sufficient reason....

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Fewer Fractures Linked to Higher Socioeconomic Status Among Minority Middle Aged Women

Apr 8, 2014

By Fran Kritz

If you are a middle-aged African-American or Asian woman, your social class may play a significant role in how likely you are to suffer bone fractures, according to a new study by researchers at UCLA.

The researchers used data on 2,167 pre-menopausal women from the Study of Women’s Health Across...

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California’s tax collections jumped by 18.2 percent in 2013

Apr 8, 2014
California’s tax collections jumped by 18.2 percent in 2013

California's tax revenues jumped by 18.2 percent in 2013, thanks to an improving economy and the impact of a temporary sales and income tax increase approved by voters, a new Census Bureau report shows. All tax collections, including those for speci...

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California orca show ban bill killed for this year

Apr 8, 2014
California orca show ban bill killed for this year

Avoiding a vote on a contentious bill, an Assembly committee on Tuesday deferred until at least next year legislation that would ban captive orca breeding and shows involving the whales. One of the ripple effects of the provocative documentary Blackfi...

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Leland Yee pleads not guilty to corruption and conspiracy charges

Apr 8, 2014
Leland Yee pleads not guilty to corruption and conspiracy charges

SAN FRANCISCO — State Sen Leland Yee and one of his alleged co-conspirators in a complicated corruption and illegal firearms case pleaded not guilty today on federal charges that could send the San Francisco Democrat to jail for up to 125 years...

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Do you know what’s in your dirt? Urban gardens may have potential contaminants like asbestos in soil

Apr 8, 2014
Do you know what’s in your dirt? Urban gardens may have potential contaminants like asbestos in soil

By Fran Kritz

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) finds that urban gardeners often don’t know that the soil they’re using for their gardens can contain contaminants such as asbestos.

“While the benefits are far-reaching, gardening in urban settings can also create opportunities for exposure to contaminants such as...

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AM Alert: Social services, small businesses make Sacramento pitches

Apr 8, 2014
AM Alert: Social services, small businesses make Sacramento pitches

Two distinct lobby days are attracting the interest and participation of California lawmakers today. On the one hand are California's small businesses, gathering under the auspices of the National Federation of Independent Business. After some morni...

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Dan Walters Daily: Aging Jerry Brown shows graying government

Apr 8, 2014
Dan Walters Daily: Aging Jerry Brown shows graying government

As Gov. Jerry Brown's recent passing of the three-quarters-of-a-century mark demonstrates, California's representatives aren't exactly spring chickens. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook page. See other Dan Walters Da...

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California Farmers Brace for New EPA Pesticide Rules

Apr 7, 2014

By Genevieve Bookwalter For the first time since 1992, United States officials are strengthening rules to protect farmworkers across the nation from pesticide poisoning. The post California Farmers Brace for New EPA Pesticide Rules appeared first o...

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In sign of affirmative-action backlash, Democrats help stall Al Muratsuchi bill

Apr 7, 2014
In sign of affirmative-action backlash, Democrats help stall Al Muratsuchi bill

Weeks after some Asian-American lawmakers killed a measure to restore affirmative action in California's public colleges by withdrawing their support, backlash from Democrats who supported the effort is surfacing in the Capitol and on the campaign tr...

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