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California governor to meet with Mexican president - KTVU San Francisco

Centre Daily TimesCalifornia governor to meet with Mexican presidentKTVU San FranciscoJerry Brown, left, and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena talk during a luncheon held by the California Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown an...[read more]

One Dead, 12 Injured in Rare Southern California Lightning Storm - ABC News

ABC NewsOne Dead, 12 Injured in Rare Southern California Lightning StormABC NewsA rare lightning storm struck packed Venice Beach, Calif., today, killing a 20-year-old man and injuring up to 12 others, one critically, after the same storm had struck a person on Catalina Island. Firefighters said ...[read more]

Scrap California's dysfunctional death penalty policy - Los Angeles Times

The EconomistScrap California's dysfunctional death penalty policyLos Angeles TimesCalifornia voters had the opportunity to end the wasteful charade two years ago. They could have passed Proposition 34, which would have abolished the death penalty and substituted life in prison without the possib...[read more]

California wildfires: 10 homes destroyed, hundreds evacuated - Fox News

Fox NewsCalifornia wildfires: 10 homes destroyed, hundreds evacuatedFox NewsPLYMOUTH, Calif. – Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park d...[read more]

California Marinas Docked by Drought - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCalifornia Marinas Docked by DroughtWall Street JournalCalifornia's relentless drought is beginning to dry up revenue in its popular lake and river tourism industry. Marinas and boat ramps across the state are turning away customers, and even spots where water is still relative...[read more]

California drought: As land sinks, farmers' brainstorm on water - SFGate

SFGateCalifornia drought: As land sinks, farmers' brainstorm on waterSFGateNobody knows exactly how big the valley's draw on the deep aquifers is, since California is the only Western state that doesn't regulate its groundwater. But overall, groundwater supplies nearly two-thirds of the state's w...[read more]

California officials admit they have incomplete water usage data - Los Angeles Times

NBC Bay AreaCalifornia officials admit they have incomplete water usage dataLos Angeles TimesSouthern California cities had other complaints about the survey results. The survey measured straight water use and did not take into account use per person. Southland cities also noted that May was unus...[read more]

Giant tortoise rescued from Northern California brush fire - SFGate

Giant tortoise rescued from Northern California brush fireSFGateAMADOR COUNTY, Calif. —A 200-pound tortoise was rescued from a wildfire that destroyed much of an Amador County resort. CalFire firefighters went back into a resort area off of Highway 49 to retrieve the tortoise named Abe after the ...[read more]

Northern California wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of homes - Fox News

Northern California wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of homesFox NewsFire officials in northern California said late Saturday that a rapidly spreading blaze has torched over 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of over 500 homes. Evacuation orders were expanded to include approximately 265...[read more]

College Now: California drinking age lowered for some students - WXIA-TV

WXIA-TVCollege Now: California drinking age lowered for some studentsWXIA-TVThe law gained attention as the popularity of these courses grew on college campuses across California. Professors felt students needed a means of tasting the products they were learning to make. Similar laws that allow s...[read more]