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What California can do about record gas prices

Oct 8, 2012
Not much short of encouraging an oil company to build new refineries. Tough state regulation of auto pollution cuts off California from sources of gas outside the state.
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California gas prices hit record high

Oct 8, 2012
In California this morning drivers are paying an average $4.66 for a gallon of gas. Governor Jerry Brown has ordered that winter will come early this year -- in the form of so-called "winter blend" gasoline.
Posted In: california, gasoline

California contest tops outside spending in House races

Oct 5, 2012
Dan Lungren, Ami Bera battle in targeted race that pits energy against the environment
Posted In: 2012 election, super PACs, california, Sierra Club, enviroment, big oil

Crime vexes bankrupt San Bernardino

Oct 4, 2012
San Bernardino is struggling to find its way out of the recession and out of bankruptcy. Crime is one of the biggest problems the city is facing, and there are many competing solutions.
Posted In: San Bernardino, california, Inland Empire, bankruptcy

Law against panhandling ruled too harsh

Sep 28, 2012
An Arcata, California ordinance did not allow non-aggressive requests for money, including signs, in many parts of town. But that all changed when a judge ruled the mandate unconstitutional.
Posted In: panhandling, free speech, california, homeless, poverty

Census data shows wealth and poverty of California cities

Sep 20, 2012
Fresno, California is one of the nation's poorest regions. Just three hours away, San Jose is one of the richest.
Posted In: california, poverty, San Jose, Fresno

California growers complain of farm worker shortage

Sep 14, 2012
Some farms say they don't have enough workers to get their crops in. For mushroom growers, it's always harvest time, and one farm has found an unusual source of labor.
Posted In: harvest, farm, california, avocado

Small talk: Printing a house, music to wake up the Mars rover

Aug 17, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: The Californians Help Eliminate All The Evasive Registration Scofflaws program, the morning playlist of the Mars rover Curiosity, and a printer that can make a house.
Posted In: california, Curiosity rover, Printers

California Gov. Jerry Brown advocates for high-speed rail

Jul 27, 2012
The governor of the cash-strapped state recently signed a $8 million transportation bill. Watchers say it'll be a way for him to leave a lasting legacy.
Posted In: Jerry Brown, high speed rail, california

L.A. city council votes to ban marijuana shops

Jul 25, 2012
Thanks to SB 420, Los Angeles has all other cities beat when it comes to pot dispensaries. But the city council has decided things are out of hand, and voted last night to ban all storefront medical marijuana shops.
Posted In: marijuana, california, drugs

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