Tag Archives: California

Auditor: Sexual violence training lacking at California universities

By akoseff@sacbee.com (Alexei Koseff) California's public universities do not ensure that all employees are sufficiently trained to handle incidents of sexual violence, especially those whom students may turn to for help, according to a state audit released Tuesday.

People walk through Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus on June 1, 2011. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California fundraising blackout bill falters in committee

By jwhite@sacbee.com (Jeremy B. White) A bill barring California lawmakers from raising money in the final days of the legislative session faltered in an Assembly committee on Tuesday.

Senator Alex Padilla listens during a hearing in Sacramento, Calif. on August 1, 2011. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

The Buzz: California dream may not be good fit for Perry, Democratic boss warns

By akoseff@sacbee.com (Alexei Koseff and Daniel Rothberg) After Texas Gov. Rick Perry hinted last week that he might move to California when his term ends in January, Democratic Party Chairman John Burton responded with simple warning: “It may not be your scene.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has stoked a rivalry with California, recently hinted he might move ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California's big wave contest to undergo overhaul

The new owners of Northern California's storied big wave surf contest say they will overhaul the event in an attempt to broaden interest.

Nic Lamb begins to fall off his board during the third heat of the first round of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California unemployment rate falls to 2008 levels

By dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler) Unemployment dropped in California last month to levels not seen since before the stock market crashed in 2008.

About 170 people, including 65 veterans, gathered at the American Legion Hall in Merced to speak with employers at a job fair. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Ballot measure won't disrupt Obamacare in California, backers say

By Chad Terhune In response to concerns raised by California's health exchange, backers of a statewide ballot measure on health insurance rate regulation insisted Thursday that the measure would not disrupt how Obamacare works in the state. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Capitol Alert: California lawmakers seek ways to address oil train risks

By jwhite@sacbee.com (Jeremy B. White) With elected officials sounding alarms about crude-laden trains rumbling through California, state lawmakers on Thursday pressed for more information about safety risks to cities and water reservoirs sitting near rail lines.

A crude oil train operated by BNSF snakes its way west through James, California just outside of the Feather River ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Capitol Alert: Audit faults lack of consent for California inmate sterilizations

By dsiders@sacbee.com (David Siders) More than one-quarter of inmate sterilizations performed in California from mid-2005 to mid-2013 followed deficient consent procedures, including 18 cases in which the waiting period between consent and surgery was potentially violated, the state auditor said Thursday.

Former Valley State Prison for Women inmate Kimberly Jeffrey spends time with her son ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Could Texas' Perry be mulling move to California?

Could Texas Gov. Rick Perry be California dreamin'?

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013 file photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives the keynote speech at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim, Calif. California Gov. The Republican has made convincing top employers elsewhere to move to Texas a centerpiece of ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Report: California has a long way to go on water conservation

By mweiser@sacbee.com (Matt Weiser) As California slips into summer amid the worst drought in a generation, state residents, as a whole, have done relatively little to cut their water use, falling well short of the 20 percent target set in Gov. Jerry Brown’s emergency drought declaration in January.

Sprinklers water both grass and sidewalk in ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California to impose fee on crude oil rail shipments; funds to be used for spill prevention, cleanup

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) Beginning later this year, the state will impose a 6.5-cent fee on oil companies for every barrel of crude that arrives at their California refineries via rail or pipeline. The funds, estimated at $11 million in the first full year, will be allocated for oil spill prevention and preparation work, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California fire grows slightly, threatens homes

A wildfire burning near homes Monday in the southern Sierra Nevada west of California's Lake Isabella grew only slightly overnight and crews expected to make significant progress before hotter, drier weather sets in later in the week.

Heavy smoke from the Shirley Fire above Wofford Heights, Calif., is seen Sunday, June ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget

By Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason Flush with optimism from California's resurgent economy, lawmakers approved a $156.4-billion state budget that expands preschool for children from poor families, increases welfare payments and provides critical funding for building the nation's first bullet train. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

California lawmaker seeks to change ‘racist’ cocaine laws

By drothberg@sacbee.com (Daniel Rothberg) California is one of 12 states with different guidelines for crack and powder cocaine, according to the Sentencing Project, despite science that shows the two substances have an equal chemical effect on the brain. A new effort to equalize the punishments is picking up steam. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Decoding premiums, co-insurance, co-pays and deductibles has some people reeling – especially in California with its huge uninsured and Latino populations.

Health officials have spent much of the past year promoting the Affordable Care Act and enrolling people in coverage. Now they need to help consumers understand the basics of health insurance and how to use their policies, health care providers and researchers say ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Editorial: California tenure system ruling is a smart decision for students

By Editorial Board AJUDGE who struck down California's laws on teacher tenure and layoffs said the decision was based solely on the legal aspects of the case but added that he was mindful of the intense political debate about these issues. It is “beyond question,” he wrote, that there will be further political ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

California job growth beats rest of U.S., UCLA Anderson Forecast says

By Chris Kirkham Job growth in much of California has outpaced the national average over the last year, signaling a continued economic rebound for the state in the coming years, according to the quarterly UCLA Anderson Forecast released Thursday. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Rick Perry shares the love with California, Hillary Clinton

By Mark Z. Barabak Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not exactly a beloved figure in California. The swagger and the twang are all too reminiscent, for some, of another former Texas governor-turned-Republican-presidential-candidate, who twice lost the state by landslide margins. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

California to add child care, transitional kindergarten slots in budget deal

By jmiller@sacbee.com (David Siders and Jim Miller) California will add thousands of additional transitional kindergarten and child care slots for young children, according to a budget deal taking shape at the Capitol, while falling short of a broader program expansion Democratic lawmakers originally proposed. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Mayor in tiff over tossing bag of dog waste

The mayor of San Marino, California, admits tossing a bag of dog waste onto a neighborhood resident's property and has apologized, saying he should have disposed of it properly.

In this June 7, 2014 image from from a security video provided by Philip Lao, Dennis Kneier, the mayor of San Marino, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Rick Perry shows up in Tesla, jabs California on jobs

By dsiders@sacbee.com (David Siders) For the latest round in the Jerry Brown-Rick Perry rivalry, the photo opportunity was especially promising: Perry, the Texas governor and self-proclaimed hunter of California jobs, cruising down L Street in a Tesla just days after the Brown administration announced it is considering steps to persuade the car’s maker to ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Marcos Breton: A judge speaks for students, but will others follow?

By mbreton@sacbee.com (MARCOS BRETON) California's Sacramento-based teachers unions do not often lose a battle they want to win – but that happened on Tuesday. California's rules that protect teacher tenure and make firing ineffective teachers hugely expensive were struck down by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu. He ruled them ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California teacher tenure, firing laws ruled unconstitutional

By jwhite@sacbee.com (Jeremy B. White) California's rules for teacher tenure and dismissal deprive students of their constitutional right to a quality education, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled on Tuesday.

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy checks his phone outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, while awaiting the verdict in the Vergara v. California ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Fight over crude-oil transports through California intensifies

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) The fight over the secrecy of crude oil rail shipments in California intensified Monday. Responding to a federal order, the BNSF Railway Co. acknowledged in a report to state safety officials it is transporting the flammable Bakken crude oil in California, but it continued its vehement fight against releasing information ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Supreme Court leaves California in charge of disabled inmates

By David G. Savage The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a states' rights appeal from California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, leaving in place a judge's order that requires state officials to monitor each of about 2,000 disabled prisoners who are held in county jails. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

California primary election turnout headed for record low

By ccadelago@sacbee.com (Christopher Cadelago) Turnout in Tuesday's primary election is expected to approach just a quarter of registered voters, comfortably eclipsing a 6-year-old record for voter apathy in California. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California Chrome Diary: Colt has a nose for sponsors

By darrington@sacbee.com (Debbie Arrington) From nasal strips to gas lines, all sorts of offbeat sponsors have latched onto Chrome-mania.

Exercise rider Willie Delgado gallops California Chrome around the track during a workout at Belmont Park, Friday, June 6, 2014, in Elmont, N.Y. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner will attempt to become the first ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Toast California Chrome’s historic run with the ‘Golden Gait’ cocktail

By darrington@sacbee.com (Debbie Arrington) How do you toast California Chrome?

Commissioned by Visit California and crafted in L.A. by mixologist Eric Tocosky, the “Golden Gait” features distinctly Californian ingredients and celebrates the state's vibrant horse racing past, present and future.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Close finish in California controller’s race creates outside chance of all-Republican runoff

By jmiller@sacbee.com (Jim Miller) The November lineup in the race to be California's next controller remained unknown Wednesday as four candidates finished within three percentage points of each other, while fall contests for secretary of state, attorney general and other statewide contests fell into place with little drama. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California legislative contests: Pan-Dickinson, McCarty-Cohn runoffs loom

By jwhite@sacbee.com (Jeremy B. White) A leadership shuffle in the California State Senate rippled through Sacramento-area legislative races on Tuesday, as the departure of Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, later this year set off a cascade of competitive contests in Democrat-heavy districts.

A bill from Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, would begin the process ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California state superintendent race: Fall runoff looks likely

By jwhite@sacbee.com (Jeremy B. White) Tom Torlakson, California's top elected education official, may not have garnered enough votes in Tuesday's primary to fend off a general election showdown against challenger Marshall Tuck.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, urges legislators to support the tax extension proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. on March 14, 2011. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California Chrome on target for Belmont Stakes

Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw.

Exercise rider Willie Delgado hot walks California Chrome after a workout at Belmont Park, Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Elmont, N.Y. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner will ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Climate change skepticism could risk GOP’s future in California

Last month, California Gov. Jerry Brown claimed that “virtually no Republican” in Washington accepts what 97 percent of climate scientists do _ that human activity is likely causing temperatures to rise faster than they would naturally.

The mouth of the Klamath River viewed from the Klamath River Overlook.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Solving sunspot mysteries

Multi-wavelength observations of sunspots with the 1.6-meter New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California and aboard NASA's IRIS spacecraft have produced new and intriguing images of high-speed plasma flows and eruptions extending from the Sun's surface to the outermost layer of the solar atmosphere, the corona. ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

Voter Guide: How does the top-two primary work?

Under California's “top two” primary system, voters in state and congressional races once again will choose from a ballot that includes candidates of all political leanings. Here's a rundown from the California secretary of state about how it works:

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Capitol Alert: Feinstein asks VA to review wait times at California faclilities

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Monday asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to review wait times at VA facilities in California amid a veterans health care scandal that led to the resignation last week of the agency's chief.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. leaves the Senate chamber on ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California has head start, but new EPA rules on carbon will prompt to state to go further on curbing emissions

By dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler) With California already claiming a head start in the push to curb carbon, state leaders today hailed the Obama administration’s proposal to slash greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy gestures during an announcement of a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Independent spending in California’s statewide, legislative races the highest in years

By jmiller@sacbee.com (Jim Miller) Outside spending by dentists, unions, oil companies and other groups in California statewide and legislative races on Tuesday's ballot has reached nearly $23 million, by far the most reported independent spending leading up to a June primary in almost a decade.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Historically, odds are against California Chrome winning Triple Crown

By darrington@sacbee.com (Debbie Arrington) California Chrome and his connections already have beaten incredible odds. “Some people go all their lives trying to find a horse that can just make it to the Kentucky Derby, and we did it with our first horse,” co-owner Steve Coburn said of California Chrome's Triple Crown run. “Living in ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Bullet train funding is bargaining chip in state budget debate

By Chris Megerian As the biggest cheerleader for California's $68-billion bullet train, Gov. Jerry Brown has battled lawsuits from angry landowners and intractable opposition from Republicans. And two years ago, the project barely survived a vote in a Legislature controlled by Brown's fellow Democrats. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Capitol Alert: Demand for California Competes hiring credits outpaces supply

By jmiller@sacbee.com (Jim Miller) Demand for the state's first round of business tax credits under the new California Competes program far exceeds supply, with applications totaling $559 million for only $30 million in credits available this year.

California Gov. Jerry Brown visits Takeda, a biotech firm, in San Diego, where he signed signed legislation phasing ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Capitol Alert: California bill regulating medical marijuana fails in Assembly

By jwhite@sacbee.com (Jeremy B. White) Once again rejecting a measure to broadly regulate medicinal pot, the California Assembly on Thursday stalled a bill that would create a state-level entity to oversee and license California's medical marijuana industry. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Capitol Alert: California Senate approves changes to initiative process

By lrosen@sacbee.com (Laurel Rosenhall) A bill to change California's initiative process passed the state Senate Thursday with some bipartisan support, setting up the possibility that lawmakers could have a greater role in shaping the measures that citizens send to the ballot. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Students return to class after California rampage

Students returned to classes Wednesday at the University of California, Santa Barbara, after the weekend rampage that left six students and their assailant dead and 13 others injured in nearby Isla Vista.

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, paces the floor. as he wait to speak about the six ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California rampage hits nerve, sparks reflection

The troubled man who killed six people and then himself in a rampage near a California university last week has sparked a flurry of online discussion on a wide array of topics: violence against women, gun control, mental health, even news coverage itself.

A couple embrace before a memorial service for ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Capitol Alert: California lawmakers paid most, national survey confirms

By dwalters@sacbee.com (Dan Walters) California's legislators have seen their incomes go up and down in recent years due to decrees by the state's salary commission, but remain the highest paid in the nation.

Gov. Jerry Brown leaves the Assembly floor after he delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California's flawed water system can't track usage

Call them the fortunate ones: Nearly 4,000 California companies, farms and others are allowed to use free water with little oversight when the state is so bone dry that deliveries to nearly everyone else have been severely slashed.

In this May 1, 2014 photo, farmworker Chris Volkman examines the rice field ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

The Buzz: California tribes still at odds over online poker

By jmiller@sacbee.com (Jim Miller) California tribal casinos were deeply divided about how, or if, the state should legalize online poker. Now tribes are talking, but a deal remains elusive because of key disagreements.

An online poker player competes during the gaming industry's G2E conference in Las Vegas in 2011. In California, Indian casino tribes ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

State argues right to sell high-speed rail bonds

Two lower court rulings that have complicated efforts to begin construction on California's $68 billion high-speed rail system are premature and should be overturned, attorneys for the state argued before an appellate court panel Friday.

A high-speed train moves through a wind farm in an illustration of the California high-speed rail ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Senate passes California drought-relief bill

With nary a word, the Senate on Thursday night passed a California drought-relief bill that sets up serious negotiations with the House over water storage, river protection, irrigation deliveries and more.

A bicyclist rides in an area that was previously underwater at Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

AM Alert: Jerry Brown wakes up with CalChamber

By akoseff@sacbee.com (Alexei Koseff) The California Chamber of Commerce's annual Host Breakfast brings together industry and civic leaders from across the state to discuss California's business climate. Gov. Jerry Brown will be there as usual to offer his thoughts at 8:35 a.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California drought costs Central Valley $2 billion

California's drought will cost the state's agricultural economy an estimated $1.7 billion this year and leave some 14,500 farmworkers without jobs, says a preliminary study released Monday by the University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California Chrome’s Triple Crown could be derailed by nasal strips

By Cindy Boren View Photo Gallery —California Chrome wins the Preakness in dramatic fashion to keep alive his bid to capture horse racing's Triple Crown. Could New York State regulations do what no four-legged competitor could and deny California Chrome the first Triple Crown in racing in 36 years? Read full ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Two down, one to go as California Chrome races to victory at Preakness Stakes

By Liz Clarke BALTIMORE — With the frontstretch stands packed with race-day revelers jumping up and down, it was impossible for Art Sherman, the 5-foot-2 jockey-turned-trainer who knew California Chrome best, to make out how his chestnut colt was faring in Saturday's Preakness Stakes. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

California Chrome wins Preakness; one victory from Triple Crown

By John Cherwa Could this finally be the year? And could this wannabe savior of horse racing be the most unlikeliest of prospects having been bred in California and stabled at a quarter horse track. In three weeks we'll know if California Chrome will be the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

California's unemployment rate drops to 7.8%, lowest in six years

By Ricardo Lopez, Tiffany Hsu California's unemployment rate dropped below 8% last month for the first time in nearly six years as employers put the state on the verge of recovering all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession. Employers added 56,100 jobs in April, far more than the meager 14,800 positions created in... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Trying to water down California Chrome

By Bill Dwyre The skies opened over Pimlico Race Course on Friday, and for a while, new odds had California Chrome the second choice behind Noah's Ark. The site of Saturday's Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, was hit with a deluge that turned the track to mud and racing ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Rainy-day fund plan for California will go on November ballot

By Chris Megerian The last time California voters approved a rainy-day fund plan, in 2004, they didn't get what they bargained for. The state barely saved any money during successive budget crises and lurched through the recession with costly borrowing, new taxes and service cuts. Now Democrats and Republicans... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

SoCal and Mexico Blazes as Seen From Space

Nine fires are now burning on more than 9,000 acres in California's San Diego County. Since the first fire outbreaks yesterday, more than 20 residences have been destroyed, with total damages estimated so far at $22.5 million.

For up to date official information on these and other blazes in California, see ...read more

Source: Discover Magazine

    

California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness

By Bill Dwyre California Chrome continued his charmed existence on the road to the Triple Crown of horse racing Wednesday by drawing a favorable No. 3 post position for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. The race, 1 3/16 miles run at venerable Pimlico track for a $1.5-million purse, is the second leg of racing's... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes

By Rong-Gong Lin II For years, scientists have wondered about the forces that keep pushing up California's mighty Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes in one part of Central California. On Wednesday, a group of scientists offered a new, intriguing theory: The quakes... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Here We Go... Southern California Wildfires Erupt Amidst High Heat, Epic Drought, and Santa Ana Winds

FIRE MAP | 6 fires burning - not including yesterday's #BernardoFire. #PoinsettiaFire #TomahawkFire #HighwayFire pic.twitter.com/C3KRsnM4rd

— 10News (@10News) May 14, 2014
It was only a matter of time, and it looks like that time has come...

Drought and heat have caught up to California. As I write this, multiple wildfires are burning in ...read more

Source: Discover Magazine

    

Flaring fires scare Californians but grow calm

A pair of wildfires flared and thousands of residents fled amid drought conditions and spiking heat in California, but both blazes had calmed as night fell and the winds that had whipped them diminished.

Quinn Kobelak, 20, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, found a shady spot, in a tree, to make a call ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

O.C. clears way for court-ordered treatment of mentally ill

By Jill Cowan and Paloma Esquivel Driven to action by the death of a schizophrenic homeless man, Orange County on Tuesday became the first large county in California to implement a law clearing the way for court-ordered treatment for the severely mentally ill. Laura's Law was passed by California in 2002 but has languished... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Bankrupt California city poised for comeback

The largest city in California to file for bankruptcy protection is asking a judge Monday to approve its plan for reorganizing more than $900 million in long-term debt to rescue the city from two years of financial uncertainty. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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California's top-two financial posts are up for grabs in 2014

By Chris Megerian California's budget may be on the mend, but the race for a top state financial office could be one of the year's most tumultuous election battles. Two Democrats, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, and a Republican, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, are... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

California puts $750 million in tax credits into retaining employers

By Marc Lifsher California is fighting back in the battle to keep businesses from relocating to lower-cost states. Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is rolling out a new $750-million program that offers some modest financial incentives to encourage California employers to stay put and help persuade out-of-... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

California Chrome runs with bulls-eye in Preakness

After California Chrome's win in the Kentucky Derby as the favorite, the California colt will be running in the Preakness with a bullseye on his back.

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome reacts as groomer Raul Rodriguez, right, gives him a bath after a jog on the track at Churchill Downs in ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

Category: Tuberculosis, TB, TB Testing and Diagnosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection, Spanish, Español

    

Four races to watch in California’s June 3 primary election

Here are four of the more intriguing races on the ballot in California's primary election, which boasts a wealth of seriously contested local races and a new twist that gives voters more choice in key contests.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

Category: Tuberculosis, TB, TB Testing and Diagnosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection, Spanish, Español

    

Agents played key role in California's Obamacare enrollment

By Chad Terhune As enrollment neared under the Affordable Care Act, both President Obama and California officials boasted that signing up for health insurance would be as easy as ordering a book from Amazon.com or buying a plane ticket online. With that in mind, Covered California's executive director, Peter... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Interactive: Two decades of firearm deaths in California

By preese@sacbee.com (Phillip Reese) About 80,000 California residents died because of firearm injuries between 1991 and 2012, roughly the same number killed in motor vehicle accidents, according to the latest state health data.

Weapons confiscated in Sacramento by the local office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Capitol Alert: Report: Rate-regulation measure would shake up Covered California

By ccadelago@sacbee.com (Christopher Cadelago) A California ballot initiative allowing the state insurance commissioner to reject health insurance rate increases would disrupt the new health care overhaul, destabilizing negotiations between the exchange and insurance companies and inviting costly legal challenges by outside organizations, according to an analysis released Thursday. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Derby winner California Chrome returns to track

California Chrome returned to the track for the first time since winning the Kentucky Derby last weekend.

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome jogged the wrong way around the track with exercise rider Willy Delgado aboard for the first time since his big win at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday morning, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California GOP endorses 88 candidates – none appear on sample ballots

By ccadelago@sacbee.com (Christopher Cadelago) When Sally Ertl last week opened her sample ballot for the June 3 primary election, she saw party endorsements from California Democrats, Greens, American Independents and Peace and Freedom officials – but not Republicans.

Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party, says the party could have turned in endorsements for ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Jury leaves damages Samsung must pay Apple unchanged at $119.6 million

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Monday left the total damages Samsung Electronics Co Ltd must pay Apple Inc unchanged at $119.6 million, after additional deliberations in a trial where the South Korean smartphone maker was found to have infringed three Apple patents.

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Source: Reuters

    

Six-states measure would make immediate changes even without congressional sign-off

By jmiller@sacbee.com (Jim Miller) No one gives Tim Draper’s move to chop California into six states much of a chance in Congress, which would have the final say. But if California voters go along, the Golden State still would be on its way to a major government overhaul.

“Counties will be able to self-organize into ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California Chrome carries the hype, but Kentucky Derby has a way humbling the favorites

Those around California Chrome describe him as a curious horse, a fact that was plainly evident Thursday morning when he galloped with his chestnut face cocked to the side, watching the crowd watching him as completed his routine activities over the Churchill Downs track.

Exercise rider William Delgado takes Kentucky Derby ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Capitol Alert: California high school graduation rate tops 80 percent

By dwalters@sacbee.com (Dan Walters) California's high school graduation rate topped 80 percent last year, equaling what was happening in the nation as a whole, state schools chief Tom Torlakson announced Monday. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Toyota move to Texas is latest blow to Southern California

NEW YORK/DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. said it will move its U.S. sales headquarters from southern California to suburban Dallas, delivering the latest blow to California in a fight for jobs with arch-rival Texas, whose Governor Rick Perry has been actively poaching businesses from the Golden State.

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Source: Reuters