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In Ruling on California Town's Bankruptcy, Judge Challenges Sanctity of Pensions - New York Times
New York TimesIn Ruling on California Town's Bankruptcy, Judge Challenges Sanctity of PensionsNew York TimesA federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday upended the widely held belief that public workers' pensions have a special status in California that makes them impossible to cut, further chipping ...[read more]

California to allow family members to request gun removal from relatives - New York Daily News
New York Daily NewsCalifornia to allow family members to request gun removal from relativesNew York Daily NewsCalifornia will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said T...[read more]

Family of California mayor killed by his wife say there were no signs of ... - Fox News Latino
Fox News LatinoFamily of California mayor killed by his wife say there were no signs of ...Fox News LatinoA domestic dispute between a mayor and his wife ultimately led to her shooting him dead in an effort to stop him from beating their 19-year-old son, according to the the Los Angeles County Sh...[read more]

Catholic group challenges California abortion coverage - Sacramento Bee
Sacramento BeeCatholic group challenges California abortion coverageSacramento BeeA national clash over religious objections to health care coverage has arrived in California with an administrative challenge assailing mandatory inclusion of abortions. A letter from the California Catholic Confere...[read more]

California Drought 2014 A Result Of Global Warming? Extreme Dryness Made ... - International Business Times
International Business TimesCalifornia Drought 2014 A Result Of Global Warming? Extreme Dryness Made ...International Business TimesParched soil, dangerous wildfires and severe water shortages have marked California's record drought, and they were exacerbated by man-made climate change, according...[read more]

920 California Chickens Killed With Golf Club - ABC News
CBS News920 California Chickens Killed With Golf ClubABC NewsAuthorities in central California are searching for one or more suspects who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killed more than 900 birds with a golf club. Fresno County sheriff's deputies arrived at the facility in Caruthers,...[read more]

AM Alert: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Francis Ford Coppola inducted into California ... - Sacramento Bee
Sacramento BeeAM Alert: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Francis Ford Coppola inducted into California ...Sacramento BeeKareem Abdul-Jabbar, Francis Ford Coppola and Dr. Dre walk into a museum...for their induction into the California Hall of Fame, not just the set-up to this corny joke. The basketball great...[read more]

Jerry Brown Signs California Gun Restriction - Huffington Post
U-T San DiegoJerry Brown Signs California Gun RestrictionHuffington PostSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he ha...[read more]

California bans plastic grocery bags - CNNMoney
CNNMoneyCalifornia bans plastic grocery bagsCNNMoneyCalifornia has fired the first salvo in what could be a national war on plastic bags. Governor Edmund Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans plastic shopping bags, making California the first U.S. state to officially prohibit stores f...[read more]

California Becomes First State To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags - Huffington Post
California Becomes First State To Ban Single-Use Plastic BagsHuffington PostPlastic bag manufacturers have aggressively pushed back through their trade group, the American Progressive Bag Alliance, which aired commercials in California blasting the ban as a cash-giveaway to grocers that would lea...[read more]