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Millions Of U.S. Workers Are About To Get Paid Sick Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

In the largest expansion of its kind to date, the state of California on Wednesday extended paid sick leave to millions of workers who would otherwise...

Guns in America: Will We Ever Get Beyond Knee Jerk Lawmaking?

Dennis Santiago | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

When it comes to exploring firearms legislation the state to watch is California. Here is where many legal concepts are tested.

How the Ferguson Protests Convinced Me We Don't Need Cell Phone Kill Switches

Mike Montgomery | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

The government's quick willingness to shut down communications is what got me (and others) thinking about the kill switch. It makes it very easy for police to simply shut down all cell phones using the technology to stifle coverage and communication.

California Gubernatorial Candidate Lives As Homeless Person For A Week, Says Couldn't Find Job

Associated Press | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test...

Jerry Brown Enjoys Comfortable Lead in California Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) enjoys a large lead over his Republican challenger Neel Kashkari, a Field Poll released Wednesday shows. Brown has ...

Gov. Brown: California is the Epicenter of Climate Change

Jerry Brown | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Jerry Brown

California is right at the epicenter of climate change. Maps shaded in red to show some of the greatest relative change in climate from past patterns are most pronounced in the entire American Southwest. Our fire season is 70 days longer than it has been historically, and that means we need fire crews on all the time. That also means there are greater costs, greater danger and greater impact not only in urban areas, but across our grasslands and agricultural areas. But we adapt. We have to adapt because the climate is changing.

L.A.Drivers: Slow the Eff Down!

Jack Skelley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Starting on September 16, of this year, California drivers must keep their cars at least three feet away from bikes they pass on the street. The law is bound to increase the friction between bikes and cars.

California and the Republican Party

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Although it is not described that way so much anymore, California may be a good indicator of what the US will look like in the next decades.

California Democrats Fight For $1.5 Billion Education Plan

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 9 (Reuters) - A proposal to offer free preschool to all California 4-year-olds faces its...

California Pension Fund For Teachers Faces Huge Funding Shortfall

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. April 3 (Reuters) - The pension fund for public school teachers in California faces a long-term shortfall of $74 billion, threate...

Run-Away Rain: No Rescue for California's Crippling Drought

Peter Getty | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

Since most of the rain run-off ended up in the Pacific Ocean, there's little left to quench the thirsty empty reservoirs and therefore, unusable.

Governor Brown, Don't Frack California

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

Similar to President Obama, Governor Brown likes to think of himself as climate champion. In a recent speech, Brown said, "The challenge facing California is not just drought today; it's climate change, now and forever." But just like President Obama, Brown has refused to stand up to Big Oil.

Californian Innovation Tackles Salinity with Solar Desalination

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

California has not experienced a drought the likes of the current epic crisis since the year 1580 - as evidenced from tree ring growth. Some Calif...

Governor Brown Given Another Chance to Offer Real Solutions to Prison Overcrowding in California

Lynne Lyman | Posted 04.14.2014 | San Francisco
Lynne Lyman

When Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his proposed 2014-2015 budget it included over $500 million in additional spending for private prison contracts, anticipating an additional 10,000 inmates over the next few years.

As Obama Heads to Drought-Stricken California, Many Solutions Await

Steve Fleischli | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Steve Fleischli

While we enjoyed some light rain last week, the drought hasn't let up by any measure. We've been hit by droughts before, but climate change will make "critically dry" years occur more frequently. It also will threaten the water we need for our homes, farms, and businesses.

California's Jerry Brown: The Richest Candidate in the Nation's Poorest State

John Hrabe | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
John Hrabe

Walmart and other multi-national corporations have made Brown the richest candidate in the country. No wonder the governor is indifferent to inequality.

Head Of Nation's Bank Bailout Running For California Governor

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who was the architect of the nation's bank bailout at the height of the rec...

What's the Big Idea? Debating the Future of a Great Urban Park

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The current, rather frothy debate about proposed development at Crissy Field in the Presidio at San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which arguably ranks in significance with New York's Central Park and Washington, DC's National Mall, deserves more national attention.

California Democrats Urge More Education Spending

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Democrats who control California's Assembly said on Wednesday their priorities for the next state budget include m...

All They Want for Christmas Is Their Freedom: Will Governor Brown Grant Clemency to the California 12?

Mark Godsey | Posted 02.08.2014 | Crime
Mark Godsey

When an innocent person is exonerated and walks out of prison, it's always a big news story. What we don't see are the thousands of people who will never go home, not because they are any less innocent, but because there is some legal procedural bar stopping their case.

Lydia O'Connor

Why These Environmentalists Are Protesting A Climate Change Pact

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

California Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of a climate deal with Oregon, Washington and British Columbia in San Francisco on Monday drew dozens of p...

Follow Governor Brown's Lead on Lead

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

With all of the health risks and environmental contaminants we contend with on a daily basis, why would we not do ourselves and wildlife a long overdue favor by removing lead ammunition from hunting?

Hope Won't Die for Paralysis Cure Research Bill

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed California's paralysis program -- for the second time. Assembly Bill 714 (Wieckowski, D-Fremont) would have prov...

State Passes Law Protecting Homeless Teens From Law Enforcement

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

California officials are no longer required to report homeless teens to law enforcement thanks to a bill that was signed into law on Wednesday. Th...

New Rule: Conservatives Who Love to Brag About American Exceptionalism Must Come Here to California

Bill Maher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Everything Republicans say can't or won't work, California is making work. And everything conservatives claim will unravel the fabric of our society has only made California stronger. And all we had to do to accomplish that was vote out every single Republican.