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Los Alamitos approves ordinance to opt out of California’s ‘sanctuary state’ law

The city of Los Alamitos on Monday night approved an ordinance to opt out of California’s controversial “sanctuary state” law, in the boldest act of defiance yet by a municipality against Sacramento. “It is impossible to comply with both the Constitution

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Steve Poizner ditches GOP, will run as independent for insurance commissioner 

Steve Poizner is again running for the position of state insurance commissioner, but this time he’s leaving behind the Republican Party and running as an independent, in just the latest move illustrating the tough climate for the GOP in the

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Berkeley declares itself a sanctuary city for marijuana users

In its latest effort to counter the Trump agenda in Washington, Berkeley, California has declared itself a sanctuary city for cannabis use.     Under the newly passed resolution, no city department, agency or employee “shall use any city funds

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California bill would make it easier to clear pot convictions from criminal record

Recently proposed legislation would make it easier for Californians to have their pot convictions wiped away, in just the latest drug policy development following marijuana legalization on a state level earlier this year.   Under Proposition 64, California residents can

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California sued over poor literacy rates among its students

California was sued earlier this month over poor reading skills among its students, a significant legal step in trying to combat lackluster literacy rates amid a larger conversation about education policy in the Golden State. The suit was filed by Public Counsel,

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California secession leader abandons movement and moves to Russia

One of the groups pushing for a California secession is abandoning their effort and the man who was leading the charge has moved to Russia. Louis Marinelli, president of the Yes California Independence Campaign, announced the news in an official

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Conservative groups file lawsuit over Coulter cancellation at Berkeley

Young America’s Foundation and the University of California Berkeley College Republicans have filed a lawsuit after the school canceled an upcoming speech by conservative author Ann Coulter, arguing the action violates the students’ constitutional right to free speech. “Though UC

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California Democrats release plan to make public college ‘debt free’

California Democrats are making a push to offset the cost of higher education, releasing a sweeping plan to increase student aid that would be perhaps the most favorable in the nation for students – but one that may be unfavorable

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California prison reform laws under fire in aftermath suspected gang member’s murder of Whittier cop

After the killing of a Whittier police officer by a man with suspected gang ties, new focus is being drawn onto California Assembly Bill 109 – legislation signed into law by Gov. Brown in 2011 that critics say illustrates the danger of

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