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California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link - Los Angeles Times
San Jose Mercury NewsCalifornia drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear linkLos Angeles TimesGlobal warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according to a report released Monday. The th...[read more]

CA becomes 1st state to ban plastic bags - U-T San Diego
U-T San DiegoCA becomes 1st state to ban plastic bagsU-T San DiegoCalifornia moved beyond the bag Tuesday, becoming the first state in the nation to outlaw plastic grocery bags when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a statewide ban. Tuesday morning Brown signed SB270, which prohibits stores from providing ...[read more]

Wife released after shooting death of California mayor - New York Post
New York PostWife released after shooting death of California mayorNew York PostBell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said. Photo: AP. BELL GARDENS, Calif. — The wife suspected of shooting and killing t...[read more]

California Will Allow Family Members to Seek Seizure of Guns - New York Times
New York TimesCalifornia Will Allow Family Members to Seek Seizure of GunsNew York TimesLOS ANGELES — California will be the first state in the country to allow private citizens to ask a court to seize guns from family members who they believe pose a threat to themselves or the public, under a me...[read more]

Jerry Brown Signs California Gun Restriction - Huffington Post
Jerry 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 had signed. The...[read more]

California Law Allows Family Members to Remove Relative's Guns for Safety - TIME
TIMECalifornia Law Allows Family Members to Remove Relative's Guns for SafetyTIME“If it can save one life, one family from that agony, it will be worth it,” said Democratic California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, during the bill's debate. Many Republic state senators argued that the law would inf...[read more]

Some California community colleges will offer bachelor's degrees for first time - SFGate
Business InsiderSome California community colleges will offer bachelor's degrees for first timeSFGateFor the first time in California, up to 15 community colleges will be able to offer bachelor's degrees in fields where skilled workers are especially needed — health, science and technology— under...[read more]

California Is First to Ban Plastic Bags Statewide - Wall Street Journal
Wall Street JournalCalifornia Is First to Ban Plastic Bags StatewideWall Street JournalThe California ban would prohibit the bags in grocery stores and pharmacies beginning July 1, 2015, and go into effect for convenience and liquor stores a year later. The backers of the law argued plastic bags ...[read more]

California Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Bags - TIME
TIMECalifornia Becomes First State to Ban Plastic BagsTIMECalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that makes the state the first in the country to ban single-use plastic bags. The ban will go into effect in July 2015, prohibiting large grocery stores from using the material that of...[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]