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San Fran: Residents to Buy $104 parking permits for 20 Visitors a Year!

    SFMTA looking to streamline permitting process for out-of-town vehicles http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/06/sfmta-looking-streamline-permitting-process-out-town-vehicles#ixzz1yH5y8peI By: Will Reisman, SF Examiner, 06/1...

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Gov. Jerry Brown, Democrats approach deal on welfare cuts

Jun 20, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats are nearing a deal on welfare-to-work cuts that would reduce the amount of time families could receive full aid and child care, but with

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Youth push for "bill of rights" at the Capitol

Jun 20, 2012

Youth organizers are seeking Capitol support of a "bill of rights" for California young people that calls for a statewide effort to improve education and opportunities. A resolution by

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Lawmaker drops California bill banning allergy treatment by chiropractors

Jun 20, 2012

Republican Sen. Bob Huff has decided to drop legislation that would ban chiropractors from treating allergies now that new rules prohibiting the use of laser therapy for the condition are

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Bruce McPherson quits GOP as he seeks seat on Santa Cruz board

Jun 20, 2012

Bruce McPherson, a former state legislator and secretary of state who is now seeking a seat on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, is quitting the Republican Party, citing

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Granite Bay woman gets surprise phone call from Joe Biden

Jun 20, 2012

Call it good politics, call it kindness, call it grandstanding, call it whatever you want: Carly Burns just calls it amazing. The 20-year-old Granite Bay woman was sitting at home,

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Beacon forecast sees slowly improving California economy

Jun 20, 2012

California's recession-battered economy is improving but at a "slower than desired pace," says a new overview by Beacon Economics, a private firm that advises both private and public clients, including

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Millions will remain uninsured after health care reform

Jun 19, 2012

By Genevieve Bookwalter Up to 10 percent of California’s 40 million residents will not have health insurance after national health care reform begins in 2014, according to new numbers released from University of California, Berkeley last week. And...

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Flame retardants may affect kids’ health

Jun 19, 2012

By Mary Flynn Earlier this week, Gov. Jerry Brown directed state agencies to reviser requirements for flame retardants in furniture. Here's a look at the research on how the chemicals used as flame retardants affect the human body and the dangers th...

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Joe Biden calls Jerry Brown ‘smartest guy in American politics’

Jun 19, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden was in town this afternoon. Here's The Bee's pool report from the event: Vice President Joe Biden arrived before 3 p.m. - a bit earlier than



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