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Bill requiring labeling on GMO foods rejected

California lawmakers have rejected the measure that would require companies to explicitly label their genetically-engineered foods.

Sponsored by Democratic Senator Noreen Evans, the bill would make it obligatory for all distributors who sell any eatable in the state to label all products... read more

Lawmakers approve measure to raise minimum wage to $13/h by 2017

California lawmakers on Thursday passed a measure that would gradually increase the minimum wage in the state by $5 per hour by the year of 2017. Currently the minimum wage in the state is at $8 an hour.

Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), the author of the bill, said it was necessary to... read more

Del Norte and Tehama counties to vote on secession

Residents of Californian counties Del Norte and Tehama are all set to vote on an advisory measure that asks each county's board of supervisors to join the more than a century old effort to create a new state by separating from the current California.

California's far northern rural and... read more

ACLU files class-action suit against education authorities

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of students from low-performing schools across California, claiming that schools are denying poor students the learning time they required to succeed.

In the lawsuit, ACLU claimed that students... read more

Elliot Rodger’s parents say they are suffering ‘Hell on Earth’

The parents of Elliot Rodger, who recently killed six people and also shot himself to death, said they were suffering "hell on Earth" after knowing that their son was responsible for the tragedy.

Last week, Rodger fatally stabbed three men around his own apartment, leaving two of them... read more

California Chrome faces challenging task

While many people are optimistic that renowned racehorse California Chrome will be able to win Triple Crown title by winning the upcoming Belmont race, we should keep it in mind that many of the previous Derby and Preakness winners failed to win the 1½-mile Belmont Stakes.

Three of the... read more

White House announces huge manufacturing grant for Southern California

The newly announced federal grant for Southern California manufacturing sector is the result of local leaders' seriousness about investing in jobs and leaving the recession behind, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

The White House on Wednesday announced that Southern California would... read more

Lawmakers reject bill requiring GMO labeling

Californian consumers will not be able know if foods available in the market are made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or not, as the state lawmakers have once again rejected a bill requiring labeling on GMO foods.

On Wednesday, the bill failed to pass the 40-member state Senate... read more

Salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken continues to sicken people

A salmonella outbreak linked to California chicken producer Foster Farms continues to sicken people but the industry regulator USDA has so far taken no action to stop the sale of the product and inform the public about the issue.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), at least... read more

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