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A year later, California drought-relief money is unspent

More than $320 million that was supposed to be rushed to drought-stricken…

 

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Experts: California vaccine bill would increase immunization

A hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest vaccination…

 

Death penalty sought against man charged in bank robbery

Prosecutors will seek a death sentence against a man charged with killing…

 

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Wednesday May 6

Democrats push spending plan that relies on higher revenues

With California's budget deadline a week away, Democratic state lawmakers are using…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Wednesday May 6
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California lawmakers advance right-to-die legislation

California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who…

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Test of ruptured oil pipe failed to detect major corrosion

Two weeks before an oil pipeline rupture spilled over 100,000 gallons of…

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California lawmakers advance aggressive climate change plans

California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed through an ambitious climate change package to…

AP Photo/Damian DovarganesWorkers react as the Los Angeles City Council votes 13-1 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020

Los Angeles closes in on approving $15 minimum wage

The City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage…

AP Photo/Damian DovarganesWorkers react as the Los Angeles City Council votes 13-1 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020
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Californians reduced water use by 13.5 percent in April

Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot…

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Pool industry touts water savings in California drought

Leigh McDonough stood in her backyard on a hot spring day and…

AP Photo/Chris CarlsonIn this photo taken on Wednesday
AP Photo/Nick UtA crew cleans up a beach after balls of tar washed ashore in Manhattan Beach

Oil globs close Los Angeles-area beaches to swimming

Popular beaches along nearly 7 miles of Los Angeles-area coastline were off-limits…

AP Photo/Nick UtA crew cleans up a beach after balls of tar washed ashore in Manhattan Beach
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Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing was lying low in Mexico

A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man…

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Popular cash-for-grass program expands during drought

A major water wholesaler on Tuesday added $350 million to its budget…

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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to…

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Rich Pedroncelli/AP PhotoIn this photo taken Monday

Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts

Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected…

Rich Pedroncelli/AP PhotoIn this photo taken Monday
Rich Pedroncelli/AP PhotoIn this photo taken Monday

California water cuts move to those with century-old rights

California farmers who hold rights to water that date back as far…

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Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a…

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AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Monday

California decision on farmer water cuts to apply broadly

A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Monday
AP Photo/Michael A. MariantCrews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach

Oil slicks off California span 9 miles; up to 105,000 gallons leaked

An oil spill that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic…

AP Photo/Michael A. MariantCrews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach
AP Photo/Damian DovarganesSupporters applaud during the minimum wage increase vote as the Los Angeles City Council votes to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020

Los Angeles City Council votes for $15 minimum wage

The Los Angeles City Council gave initial approval Tuesday to raising minimum…

AP Photo/Damian DovarganesSupporters applaud during the minimum wage increase vote as the Los Angeles City Council votes to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020