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Governor Jerry Brown embarks on three-day trip to Mexico

Governor Jerry Brown has left for Mexico to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto discuss trade, illegal immigration and other issues.

The trade mission aims at encouraging Mexico to increase direct investments in the Golden State, promote university exchanges and create environmental... read more

California senators table new bill to court Tesla for its battery plant

In a bid to bolster California's chances of becoming the home to electric carmaker Tesla Motor's planned battery plant, two state senators have tabled a new bill that aims to provide the carmaker with unspecified additional benefits.

It is not the first effort by California lawmakers to... read more

California to have 4 governors in just 4 days next week

California, the most populous state of the U. S., will have four governors in four days next week as three different acting governors will take turns to fill the top position after Gov. Jerry Brown will go on a trade mission to Mexico.

Gov. Brown will leave on Sunday to lead a trade... read more

Latino immigrant nominated to California Supreme Court

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, a legal expert who once used to cross the U. S. border to get to school every day, has been nominated by Governor Jerry Brown as justice to the state's Supreme Court.

The nomination will soon be sent to the Commission on Judicial Appointments, which is... read more

Support for death penalty waning in California

Hundreds of California inmates who are on death row are more likely to die of old age than be executed as capital punishment cases get over-delayed in the state, particularly after federal Judge Cormac J. Carney's ruling that death penalty system is `unconstitutional'.

In his... read more

California limits full-contact football practices for school students

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will limit full-contact football practices at middle and high schools.

The Golden State's new law will prevent football teams from holding full-contact practices during the off-season and limit them to no more than two ninety... read more

California tightens restrictions on single-shot handguns

Handing a partial victory to proponents of tougher gun laws, Governor Jerry Brown has signed a measure into law that bans the sale of single-shot handguns that can be changed into semi-automatic weapons.

California, which already boasts to have some of the strictest gun laws in the U. S... read more

Tesla prefers California as home for its $5-billion battery plant

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has hinted that its new battery factory will likely be built in California, as the Golden State has proposed new tax breaks as well as some regulatory changes aimed at accelerating the plant's construction and cutting costs.

Last week, California authorized... read more

New measure deletes ‘husband’, ‘Wife’ terms from Calif.’s marriage law

California Gov. Jerry Brown has finally signed the SB1306 Bill into law, striking down the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

The measure has deleted the terms "husband" and "wife" from the state's marriage law, and replaced the terms with the term "spouse" all... read more

El Nino unlikely to end California’s unrelenting drought

Eagerly-awaited El Nino might not be able to put an end to California's ongoing unrelenting drought, U. S. climate scientists predicted in their latest report.

In its monthly report on Pacific Ocean weather patterns, released on Thursday, the U. S. Climate Prediction Center said that sea... read more

Only one unit of IUOE granted salary hike

While all bargaining units affiliated with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) started contract negotiations with the government in order to get significant hikes in salaries for their members, only one unit achieved the goal.

Just like many other unions, IUOE units 3,... read more

California elevates red-legged frog’s status to state amphibian

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a legislation that officially elevated the red-legged frog to the status of state amphibian.

The governor's office has confirmed that Mr. Brown signed the legislation elevating the status of the red-legged frog on 30th of June, but it will not... read more

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