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Medical pot farms polluting California streams, hurting wildlife

California's large-scale medical marijuana farming is not only sucking drought-stricken rivers and streams dry but also polluting the waterways and hurting wildlife.

Higher demand for marijuana in the state and the country as a whole has prompted many people to pursue larger-scale pot... read more

Father of California killing spree victim meets with father of killer

Two grieving fathers, one of a victim and another of the killer, recently held a meeting to plan to work together to do something to prevent frequent killing sprees, like the recent one that left six people dead and many others injured in Santa Barbara, California.

Killer Elliot Rodger's... read more

Many prison inmates subjected to cruel ‘contraband watch’ procedure

California state prison inmates are being subject to cruel and unusual punishment similar to torture, a disclosure made by a former High Desert prison inmate Michael Bloom revealed.

Bloom was imprisoned in 2007 for assaulting a person with a firearm and conducting robbery. In 2009, he was... read more

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

BP asks Supreme Court to stay spill claims payouts

Oil giant BP Plc has filed an emergency appeal with the U. S. Supreme Court urging the apex court to order a subordinate court to reinstate the stay that it lifted, allowing claims administrator to start processing spill claims.

The emergency appeal was filed immediately after the New... 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

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