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California's 100-year drought - USA TODAY
USA TODAYCalifornia's 100-year droughtUSA TODAYCalifornia is in the third year of one of the state's worst droughts in the past century, one that's led to fierce wildfires, water shortages and restrictions, and potentially staggering agricultural losses. The dryness in California is only part of ...[read more]

El Niño forecast is up in the air for Southern California - Los Angeles Times
El Niño forecast is up in the air for Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles TimesBut the latest three-month outlook for January to March shows a potential for above-normal precipitation in Southwest California, Boldt said. Forecasters are in El Niño watch mode, noting that sea temperatures along the equ...[read more]

2 California judges who had sex in their chambers disciplined - SFGate
NBC Southern California2 California judges who had sex in their chambers disciplinedSFGateThe state's judicial disciplinary commission censured two California judges Tuesday who had sex in their courthouse chambers - one with two of his former law students and the other with a court clerk. The ac...[read more]

Dunkin' Donuts opens first Southern California shop in Santa Monica - Los Angeles Times
BusinessweekDunkin' Donuts opens first Southern California shop in Santa MonicaLos Angeles TimesDunkin' Donuts is an East Coast staple, but is now trying to aggressively expand in California. (Ramin Talaie / Getty Images). "We're certain Dunkin' Donuts will quickly become an integral part of Ange...[read more]

What Were Those Flashing Lights That Came With California's Recent ... - TheBlaze.com
TheBlaze.comWhat Were Those Flashing Lights That Came With California's Recent ...TheBlaze.comJust as California's recent earthquake struck, some security cameras were running and captured strange lights going off, which some billed as “mysterious.” But, as it would turn out, this is actually a n...[read more]

California poll: Obama sinks to record low - Politico
PoliticoCalifornia poll: Obama sinks to record lowPoliticoAccording to a Field Poll released Tuesday, 45 percent of California voters approve of the president's job performance, while 43 percent disapprove. Obama's approval rating in the state has been at 50 percent or above during the past year,...[read more]

California on brink of requiring paid sick days for part-time workers - Washington Post (blog)
NPRCalifornia on brink of requiring paid sick days for part-time workersWashington Post (blog)Part-time and temporary workers in California could receive up to three paid sick days a year after a last-minute compromise passed the state legislature in the waning hours before adjournment. The bill,...[read more]

Seeing Discolored Lawns, California Businesses Apply Dab of Green - New York Times
New York TimesSeeing Discolored Lawns, California Businesses Apply Dab of GreenNew York TimesThere are few people who see an upside to the record-setting drought in California, but Drew McClellan sees a path to business. Earlier this summer, when a friend began complaining about his browning fron...[read more]

California lawmakers pass paid sick leave bill - News10.net
NBCNews.comCalifornia lawmakers pass paid sick leave billNews10.netSACRAMENTO - A bill that would provide paid sick leave to all California workers is waiting Governor Jerry Brown's signature. Despite opposition from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and California Chamber of Comme...[read more]

Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water - New York Times
New York TimesDesperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for WaterNew York TimesThe small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of wate...[read more]