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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

The economy bypasses San Bernardino

Jul 18, 2012
The Southern California city considers bankruptcy, after the departure or collapse of successive industries left it unable to pay for fire, police and other services.
Posted In: San Bernardino, bankruptcy, McDonald's, california

Banks facing new restrictions on foreclosures

Jul 3, 2012
The California state legislature passed a law yesterday that sponsors are calling a "Homeowners Bill of Rights." Supporters say the changes will prevent unnecessary foreclosures.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, california

Putting limits on helicopter noise

Jun 22, 2012
According to Democratic Congressman Howard Berman, helicopter noise in Southern California is getting way too loud and frequent, and that's why he's pushing for new federal regulations.
Posted In: california, helicopter, legislation

California outsources state park management

Jun 22, 2012
California will become the first state to let private companies run its parks.
Posted In: california, state parks

What went wrong with California's budget

Jun 11, 2012
With California scheduled to vote on a budget this week, the question is: How did the state’s finances get so bad, so quickly? Do other states have to fear the same thing?
Posted In: california, Jerry Brown, budget crisis

Mayor of Stockton tries to avoid city bankruptcy

Jun 5, 2012
The city of Stockton, California, population 291,000 is trying to avoid becoming the biggest U.S. city to go bankrupt during this economic downturn.
Posted In: california, bankruptcy, Housing, recession

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