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This Week's Edition
Amtrak Train Collides With a Moving Van in San Diego
Injuries were reported.
Whale Carcass Mysteriously Washes Up in Oakland Estuary
The appearance of a dead whale in the Bay Area city is the latest development in an ongoing trend.
Property Taxes: California Must Keep Proposition 13
Robert Reich’s suggestion to amend California’s property taxes would deter businesses and drive out residents.
Gray Wolf Returns to California for the First Time Since 1924
The state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife has attained video evidence of a family of wolves
This California Property Tax Loophole Must Be Fixed
Property taxes are based on the price of a property when it was bought, not current value. This is unfair.
A Tale of Two Californias: Utopia and Dystopia
In the coastal land of Apple, Google and Hollywood, millions live in paradise. In the interior, not so much.
Northern California Wildfire Continues to Burn Thousands of Acres
More than 134,000 acres have burned in northern California.
Two California Highways Closed as Wildfire Spreads
The Rocky Fire north of San Francisco has grown in size by about 20,000 acres since Saturday.
California Man Arrested for Cancer Treatment Scam
The fake doctor gave his patients bogus treatments, including lethal chemicals.
Build More Jails and They Will Be Filled
A ruse to reduce prison populations by switching inmates to county jails has led to a boom in prison building.
California Is Becoming a Dust Bowl
Decades of putting fish before people has left Californians with no water for themselves or their crops.
California Governor Signs Vaccine Exemption Law
Parents in the state can no longer use religious and philosophical reasons as grounds for forgoing immunizations for their child.
California Bans Religious and Philosophical Vaccine Exemptions for Schoolchildren
Home-schooled children are still permitted to forgo immunization.
California Is Running On Empty
If it does not rain or snow soon, we are going to see things unimaginable.
San Francisco High School Offers LGBT Studies Course
The class at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts will be one of the first of its kind at the high school level.
If New York Is Spain and California Brazil, What Is Texas?
Putting the $18 trillion U.S. economy into perspective by comparing state GDPs to entire countries.
Big Taxi Vs. Uber. What About Complaints?
What takes years to happen in the Big Taxi, Big Government world happens almost instantly in the Uber ride-sharing world.
Uber Under Mortal Attack in California
Defining drivers as employees would soon drive the rideshare companies out of business.
Deadly California Balcony Collapse Caused By Water-Damaged Wood
The top floor of an apartment building collapsed early Tuesday morning.
Five Irish Citizens Among Those Killed In Berkeley, California Balcony Collapse
Authorities are trying to determine the cause of the fourth-floor balcony crash.
Gun Safety Progress Seen a Year After Santa Barbara Rampage
Chris Martinez was one of six people killed by a gunman last May 23; his father has been busy ever since.
Photos: An Oil Slick Takes Over the Santa Barbara Coastline
Authorities estimate 105,000 gallons of oil have spilled.
California Close to End Vaccine Exemptions
"The science is clear: Vaccines are safe and efficacious."
California to Homeowners: Let Your Lawns Die
A series of unprecedented restrictions in California will impact water usage for residents and businesses.
Anti-Vaxxers Score a Legislative Victory in California
A bill to remove 'personal belief exemptions' from vaccine requirements has stalled.
California's Farms Would Only Need to Cut Water by 6.6 Percent to Match Urban Restrictions
California may need to ration water for farmers, too
Video Shows Deputies Beating Horse-Thief Suspect
San Bernardino sheriff “disturbed” by the news video; investigation is under way.
In California, Farmers Rely on Oil Wastewater to Weather Drought
The salt-laden water that comes up from oil fields could destroy soil for years to come.
California Gov. Orders State's First-Ever Water Cuts
"People should realize we're in a new era … The idea of your nice little green grass getting lots of water every day, that's going to be a thing of the past."
Lack of Snowpack Has Added to California's Water Woes
No snow means no snowmelt, which means a lot less water for California.