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California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link - Los Angeles Times
KQED (blog)California 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 third annual...[read more]

Bell Gardens, California, Mayor Daniel Crespo Shot, Killed at Home - ABC News
ABC NewsBell Gardens, California, Mayor Daniel Crespo Shot, Killed at HomeABC NewsBell Gardens, Calif., Mayor Daniel Crespo was fatally shot at his home Tuesday afternoon in what appeared to be a domestic dispute with his wife, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. The mayor, 45, was shot ...[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]

California governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' law - Reuters
ReutersCalifornia governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' lawReutersSACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by...[read more]

California to Allow Families to Seek Gun Seizures From Those Posing Danger - Wall Street Journal
Wall Street JournalCalifornia to Allow Families to Seek Gun Seizures From Those Posing DangerWall Street JournalCalifornia will become the first state to allow family members to ask a judge to temporarily seize guns from someone who is suspected of posing an immediate danger. Under the legislatio...[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 burns through $209-million wildfire budget, taps $70 million more - Los Angeles Times
Breitbart NewsCalifornia burns through $209-million wildfire budget, taps $70 million moreLos Angeles TimesAlthough California routinely blows through its budget for fighting wildfires, this year the state set aside more money than usual. Now, less than three months after Gov. Jerry Brown signed ...[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]

Paramilitaries Are Eradicating California's Illegal Marijuana Grows - VICE News
Paramilitaries Are Eradicating California's Illegal Marijuana GrowsVICE NewsIn the world-renowned California marijuana growing region known as the Emerald Triangle, the telltale "whoop-whoop-whoop" sound from helicopters combing the sparsely populated mountains during pot harvest season typically...[read more]

California's drought linked to greenhouse gases, climate change in Stanford study - San Jose Mercury News
San Jose Mercury NewsCalifornia's drought linked to greenhouse gases, climate change in Stanford studySan Jose Mercury NewsThe stubborn high-pressure systems that block California rains are linked to the abundance of human-caused greenhouse gases that heat the oceans, according to a major paper r...[read more]