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Feds probe Nestle’s CA operations

Nestle, which has spent months weathering attacks on its water bottling practices in California, has been targeted by the federal government for investigation. “Under pressure from environmental groups’ lawsuits, the U.S. Forest Service has begun a comprehensive environmental review of Switzerland-based bottled water

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CA breaks gun sales records

Californians have drawn national attention by buying more guns in the wake of the terror attacks in San Bernardino. “Californians have already bought a record number of firearms in 2015, including major spikes in sales on Black Friday and the

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San Bernardino attacks shape presidential race

Presidential candidates in both parties have found challenges and opportunities in responding politically to the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California. In the wake of Tashfeen Malik’s attack, carried out with her husband Syed Rizwan Farook, controversy and criticism has

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CA gun laws back in crosshairs

The Golden State’s strict approach to gun control has come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings. Recent curbs on access to firearms and limitations on certain gun features appeared to have made little or no impact on

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Tragedy could boost Newsom’s gun-control push

The slaughter of 14 people at a San Bernardino conference center Wednesday morning by two heavily armed Islamic extremists could provide a boost to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s planned 2016 ballot initiative imposing stricter gun-control laws on California. Wednesday afternoon,

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Large counties could be required to increase number of Supervisors

The idea of increasing representation by having fewer constituents per elected representative is getting some attention. On the state level, an initiative filed by John Cox proposes to reorganize state governance by molding a Neighborhood Legislature whose goal is to reduce campaign

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Detroit sends CA another bankruptcy warning

The Stockton and San Bernardino bankruptcies in 2012 were the largest for cities in American history — until Detroit in 2013. State laws and situations differ. But there’s a new warning from Detroit for California’s municipal governments, especially as bankruptcy courts

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CA city bankruptcies unnerving bond industry

The fallout from municipal bankruptcies in Stockton and San Bernardino continues to play out in unexpected ways, with old presumptions that most significant creditors would be treated similarly falling to the way side. This week, Franklin Templeton filed vigorous objections

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CalPERS numbers attract fresh scrutiny

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System looks to see 2015 as another controversial year, especially around four budding controversies. First, attention has focused in recent weeks around the way CalPERS pays its board members and executives. An investigation by the Sacramento Bee

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Bankruptcy could cut San Bernardino fire pensions

  It was a hot 102 degrees last Thursday in San Bernardino — perfect weather for a city bankruptcy “cramdown.” Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge Meredith Jury ruled the city, as Reuters reported, “may impose cuts to its firefighters’ overtime and pension benefits in a bid

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