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California group pushing Prop. 47 changes says it has 900,000 signatures to qualify for ballot

A California group pushing an initiative to change portions of Proposition 47 says it has collected enough signatures to qualify its plan to increase penalties for some drug and theft crimes for the November ballot. Californians for Safer Communities on Thursday plans to announce it has collected more than 900,000 signatures in favor of putting […]

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California leaders take sides in Supreme Court homelessness case

In summary The U.S. Supreme Court is about to hear a case that will have major implications on homelessness policy in California. Find out where your leaders stand on the issue. The U.S. Supreme Court is about to hear the biggest case about homelessness in decades, and it seems like everyone in California has an […]

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Plagued by delays and errors, California’s colleges navigate FAFSA fiasco

April 18, 2024 Financial aid and admissions officers across California’s colleges and universities are navigating longer hours and more stress, as they deal with unprecedented havoc in this year’s rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. Hear from financial aid workers as they help students and their families navigate the application […]

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California banks back in the spotlight a year after Silicon Valley Bank collapsed

A customer stands outside of a shuttered Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) headquarters on March 10, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) River City Bank likes to boast that it’s a midsized firm that thinks big. The Sacramento, California-based lender has doubled assets to about $5 billion in five years with real […]

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California, Nevada and Arizona must help restore balance of Colorado River

Farmhand Adrian Gonzalez irrigates a field of newly planted alfalfa on Dec. 29, 2022, in Calipatria, California. Gonzalez is employed by a farm in the Imperial Valley, which relies exclusively on the Colorado River for its surface water supply. The Imperial Valley holds rights to over 1 trillion gallons of Colorado River water annually, surpassing […]

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California McDonald’s franchisee says he’s focused on ‘survival’ after new $20 minimum wage law

California McDonald’s franchisee says he’s focused on ‘survival’ after new $20 minimum wage law It’s now been a few weeks since California increased the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $20 an hour. The new law, which applies to restaurants part of a chain of at least 60 establishments nationwide, is meant to make life […]

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It’s Not Just AI — Space and Climate Are Driving California’s Office Market – Commercial Observer

The boom in artificial intelligence and the growth of companies like OpenAI are helping key California office markets bounce back from some of the toughest years in recent history.  However, just as Silicon Valley extends far beyond the giants like Apple, Google (GOOGL) and Meta, the resurgence isn’t solely propelled by AI. The emerging industries […]

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California may cut many new programs due to massive budget gap

SACRAMENTO —  Just a few years ago, California’s budget was overflowing with a record high surplus, spurring the creation of a slew of new programs reflecting the state’s liberal ideals. Democrats who control the state Capitol funded pilots to test new ways to support foster youth, help oil workers transition to cleaner industries and prevent more […]

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Anaheim City Council gives key approval for Disneyland expansion plan

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Visitors to Disney’s California parks could one day walk through the snow-covered hamlet of Arendelle from “Frozen” or the bustling, critter-filled metropolis of “Zootopia” under a park expansion plan approved by the Anaheim City Council. Disney would spend at least $1.9 billion over the next decade to transform its 490-acre (488-hectare) […]

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California eyes crackdown on identity-shielding LLCs

A California lawmaker wants to require business owners and landlords to disclose their identities under legislation aimed at cracking down on opaque ownership structures that have enabled some companies to skirt state laws without facing consequences. Limited liability companies and similar corporations in the United States are often formed to protect a business owner’s personal […]

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