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More parolees hit CA streets

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May 30, 2014 By James Poulos. Whether young or old, increased numbers of paroled convicts are rejoining California society. A new high court ruling likely will decrease life-without-parole prison sentencing for juvenile offenders. State parole boards are substantially increasing recommendations for release. And Gov. Jerry Brown is facilitating the new approach amid an ongoing effort to comply with several contro...

Tesla latest CA company to diss Golden State

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May 29, 2014 By Joseph Perkins.   Tesla Motors, the Palo Alto maker of luxury electric cars, is holding its annual stockholder meeting next Tuesday. It will be interesting to see whether CEO Elon Musk announces the two states that will compete in a “bakeoff” to determine where Tesla decides to build its new $5 billion “gigafactory.” In February, the electric car company listed four states as finalist...

CA sex offender laws suddenly shaken up

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May 28, 2014 By James Poulos. Life is about to get a little easier for Californians on the state's sex offender registry. Substantial changes to the law are underway at both the legislative and judicial levels. In Sacramento, lawmakers are seriously considering a plan that would pare down California's sex registry rolls. At the same time, a high-profile court decision has triggered a wave of legal activism succes...

LAUSD sends ‘rubber room’ teachers home

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May 27, 2014 By James Poulos. The Los Angeles Unified School District has decided to end one of its most controversial practices. Instead of putting a damper on criticism, however, the move could intensify it. Starting today, teachers under investigation will not be sent to detention in holding facilities known as "rubber rooms" or "teacher jails." The LAUSD decision was made administratively, without the nee...
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