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California unemployment rate dips as employers add new jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has regained more than half of the 2.7 million jobs it lost at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Friday, a trend driven by restaurants and hotels hiring more people as the nation’s…

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California Restaurant

California Restaurant Foundation and Guy Fieri’s Restaurant Reboot Unite to Rebuild Restaurants

California Restaurant Foundation partnered with Guy Fieri’s Restaurant Reboot event to surprise five restaurant owners with $25,000 grants, including Lêberry Bakery & Donut in Pasadena, Calif.Five Restaurants Received $25,000 Grants Through Charitable Partnership at Restaurant Reboot Live Event Sacramento, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  The California Restaurant Foundation (CRF), a non-profit that invests in and empowers California’s restaurants…

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Appeals California

California Appeals Ruling Striking Down Assault Weapons Ban

AR-15 style rifles are displayed for sale at Firearms Unknown, a gun store in Oceanside, Calif., on April 12, 2021. (Bing Guan/Reuters) California officials on Thursday said the state has appealed a federal judge’s decision to strike down its three-decade-old ban on assault-style weapons, saying the law is needed to prevent gun deaths. The appeal…

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Appeals California

California appeals court ruling upending assault weapons ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor denounced in starkly personal terms a federal judge’s upending of the state’s restrictions on assault weapons as officials announced the filing Thursday of a formal notice that they will appeal the decision.

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California Radical

California has a radical homebuying plan

From the policing of an automobile’s tailpipe emissions to workplace rights for independent contractors, California has a track record of putting once marginal ideas into the American mainstream. It may do the same for government-subsidized homeownership. Last week, the Democratic-dominated California state legislature unveiled a $267 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Of…

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California Drought-hit

Drought-hit California scales up plan to truck salmon into sea…

With chronic drought drying up rivers earlier than usual this year, California is scaling up a drastic operation to help its famous Chinook salmon reach the Pacific — transporting the fry by road in dozens of large tanker trucks.The tasty migratory fish are typically born in rivers, swim to the ocean where they reach maturity…

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California Republicans

California Republicans Urge Newsom to Surrender COVID Emergency ‘Power Grab’

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Arrested California

2 Arrested in California Road-Rage Shooting That Killed a 6-Year-Old

National A $500,000 reward had been offered for information leading to an arrest. By Neil Vigdor, New York Times Service June 7, 2021 | 10:15 AM Two people have been arrested in a road-rage shooting on a freeway in Orange County, California, last month in which a 6-year-old boy was killed while his mother was…

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allow California

California will allow GM-backed Cruise to transfer passengers in driverless test vehicles

Cruise Origin driverless shuttleCruiseCruise, the autonomous vehicle company that’s majority owned by General Motors, may soon be giving rides in driverless test vehicles to passengers in California.The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) said on Friday that Cruise is authorized to give passengers rides in prototype robotaxis.In a public statement, the CPUC said Cruise is the…

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California drought

Drought saps California reservoirs as hot, dry summer looms

1of45A home destroyed in the 2020 North Complex Fire sits above Lake Oroville on Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Oroville, Calif. At the time of this photo, the reservoir was at 39 percent of capacity and 46 percent of its historical average. California officials say the drought gripping the U.S. West is so severe it…