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California Sets New Rules For Medical Marijuana

medical marijuana

Yesterday California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law California’s first set of complete regulations for medical marijuana. This group of three laws—considered by some as a future framework for the legalization of recreational marijuana–would found a Bureau of Medical Marijuana ...

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Why Is Illegal Immigration An Issue? — ‘The Why’

illegal immigration

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why is illegal immigration an issue?” Good question. (OK, it’s political but it beats answering those questions about your more personal peccadilloes. We thought “Dirty Sanchez” was just an unflattering slur towards ...

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Berkeley Balcony Collapse Prompts Inspections Every 3 Years

balcony collapse

Following a fatal balcony collapse in Berkeley, California that left six people dead, apartment buildings will now be inspected every three years under new regulations adopted by the city. The City Council also voted Tuesday to require that new balconies ...

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Why Are Tiny Crabs Covering California Beaches? — ‘The Why’

crabs

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why.  “Why are tiny crabs covering California beaches?” you ask? Good question. Timely too. (Besides, it beats answering some of the other questions we get about tiny “crabs”, mmmkay?) No doubt this question ...

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California Poised To Spend $500 For County Jail Construction

County jail

A California board with $500 million available to award the construction of county jails is set on Wednesday to begin a two-month process under which counties can apply for the money. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has before ...

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Third Day Of Oil Relief Efforts Continue At Santa Barbara Beach

santa barbara

Cleanup crews labored for a third day on Thursday to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a Santa Barbara beach and fouled offshore waters from a pipeline rupture that may rank as the largest oil spill to hit the ...

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Sugary Drinks May Reduce Stress

reduce stress

According to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages can reduce stress responses in a person’s brain. The research, conducted at the University of California also notes that ...

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Increased California Almond Consumption Blamed For Statewide Drought

California almond

Is California almond consumption to blame for the statewide drought? California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks — with consumption up 1,000 percent over the past decade— and are creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. Unfortunately, ...

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Californians, Health Authorities Celebrate Official End Of 4-Month Measles Outbreak

measles outbreak

After four long months, Californians and health officials rejoiced when they announced a measles outbreak that originated from Disneyland in December has ended. Director of California Department of Public Health and state health officer Dr. Karen Smith made the announcement ...

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1,000 Mile Long Mystery Blob Of Warm Water Causing Droughts On West Coast

1000 Mile Blob Mystery Warm Water West Coast

Seattle, Washington – Just off the West Coast of the United States lies a 1,000 mile long blob of mysteriously warm water. The phenomenon is suspected of contributing to bizarre weather patterns that have showered parts of the US with ...

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