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Gov. Brown OKs higher smoking age

  Upsetting years of tradition and new trends alike, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law sweeping new measures that put consumers and producers of nicotine-based products on the defensive. One bill will “raise the legal age to buy products from 18

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CA economically anxious, politically divided

A new series of polling questions revealed widespread unease among Californians, regardless of party. But economic anxiety concentrated inland, away from the coastal metropolises, teeing up the prospect of an especially sharp political divide between Republicans and Democrats on the one

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Four years of JC down the drain

One of the best lines in the 1978 comedy “Animal House” occurs when the Delta frat rats have been thrown off campus, and Bluto groans, “Seven years of college down the drain.” I was reminded of that when reading this report

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Nathan Fletcher channels Nixon press secretary in disowning his own bogus claim

If you’re a candidate whose authenticity is open to question because of extreme, always self-serving shifts in your views, you really, really, really don’t want to be caught in an, er, obvious fib. So one would think that union-bashing Republican

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Oreo cookies and sustainability: the new drugs of choice

America’s favorite cookie is as addictive as cocaine or heroin. According to a new Connecticut College student-faculty study, Oreos are just as addictive as drugs in lab rats. Apparently the lab rats in the study devoured the cookie sandwiches. But is there

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College loans gouging graduates 15

June 24, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Americans are still focused on the bubble in housing prices, which, after inflating and bursting in the 2000s, is inflating again. But the wreckage that collapse caused in real estate and financial

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Two wings of CTA have low opinion of much bigger wing 1

May 10, 2013 By Chris Reed If you think the California Teachers Association is the biggest villain in state politics — and you should, you should — then you’ll enjoy the Golden State implications of this national survey. This is

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Lawmaker wants president to discharge student loan debt 4

May 8, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — In 2006, a major rewrite of the federal bankruptcy law allowed for federal student loans to be dischargeable. Prior to 2006, student loans, along with taxes, were always required to be paid

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Video: Why college tuition has increased so much in Calif.

Aug. 1, 2012 By Brian Calle The following video explains why college tuition is so high in California.

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Great news: fewer kids going to California universities

May 10, 2012 By John Seiler Youngsters finally are figuring out that going $100,000 in debt to get a degree in poststructural-prepostmodern-quasistructuralist-semiFoucaulist-political-correctness with no chance of a job isn’t exactly the best way to start out in life. A new

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