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California eyes $500B in water spending

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s growing population and dwindling water require up to $500 billion in additional investment in water in coming decades, and new state fees for water users could be one way pay for it, a water plan released Thursday by the state’s top water officials said.

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Dignity Health pays $37 million to settle lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A large hospital chain based in Northern California agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.

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Man charged with SWAT officer’s murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member was charged with murder Thursday in the killing of a Pomona SWAT officer during a crackdown on the group.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

3 FIRMS BID ON SECOND PHASE OF HIGH-SPEED RAIL: SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Three firms are bidding to build the second leg of California’s $68 billion high-speed rail system, which will run from Fresno to Bakersfield.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 7:59 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA Comments 0 Comments

Hello Kitty packs in crowds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 7:47 p.m. | | Hello Kitty packs in crowds Comments 0 Comments

Same-party races challenge incumbents

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California congressmen Mike Honda and Tom McClintock have never apologized for their strong partisan leanings and are not about to start now.

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Democrats leading in all statewide races

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term and leads a Democratic ticket that once again appears poised to sweep all statewide offices in California, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

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Drought takes bite out of rice harvest

WOODLAND (AP) — California’s deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that’s bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 7:21 p.m. | | Drought takes bite out of rice harvest Comments 0 Comments

Farmers suing state over water delivery cutbacks

FRESNO (AP) — Farmers in California’s Central Valley are going to court to challenge the division of water during the state’s ongoing drought.

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California orders risk-based Ebola 21-day quarantine

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California health officials announced Wednesday that the state is requiring a 21-day quarantine for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients.

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan faces tough re-election fight

OAKLAND (AP) — Oakland is working to shed its reputation as a mismanaged and crime-ridden city.

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Missing hunter and dog found alive in NorCal

MANCHESTER (AP) — Family members say a 59-year-old hunter and his dog were found alive nearly a week after going missing on a hunting trip in a remote Northern California wilderness area.

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California adding 21 names to memorial

LONG BEACH (AP) — California is adding 21 names to its Vietnam Veterans Memorial — sailors killed when their ship was struck by an Australian aircraft carrier.

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‘Hoarders’ psychologist testifies at murder trial

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A psychologist who stars on a reality TV show testified at a murder trial that a California man accused of killing an animal control officer had a hoarding disorder and could have reacted violently to anyone trying to take away his many animals.

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Nurses union claims California hospitals not ready for Ebola

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five California hospitals that say they are ready to treat the Ebola virus lack proper training and equipment, a nurses union said Tuesday.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 8:33 p.m. | | Nurses union claims California hospitals not ready for Ebola Comments 0 Comments

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