All posts tagged "California"

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 file photo, workers hold a rally in Los Angeles in support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' proposed minimum wage ordinance. On Saturday, March 26, California legislators and labor unions reached an agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
    California Assembly OKs highest minimum wage in nation

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly on Thursday green-lighted a plan that would create the highest statewide minimum wage in the nation of $15 an hour by 2022. The proposal now moves on to the state...

    • Posted March 31, 2016
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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 file photo, workers hold a rally in Los Angeles in support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' proposed minimum wage ordinance. On Saturday, March 26, California legislators and labor unions reached an agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
    Deal reached to take California minimum wage to $15 an hour

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state’s minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for...

    • Posted March 27, 2016
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  • This photo provided by the California Department of Transportation shows a Caltrans dump truck that was nearly toppled by a mud slide along California Highway 1 in Mendocino County, Calif. on Friday, March 11, 2016. The highway is closed indefinitely after the overnight slides. (California Department of Transportation via AP)
    Storm drenches drought-parched California

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A storm front that closed schools and snarled Northern California traffic moved south Friday, drenching the Los Angeles area with brief but fierce downpours that snapped power lines, sent hikers up a tree...

    • Posted March 11, 2016
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    California lawmakers vote to raise smoking, vaping age to 21

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the legal age for purchasing and using tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21, putting the nation’s most populous state on the brink of becoming only the...

    • Posted March 10, 2016
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  • In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, photo, the supports for a 1,600-foot-viaduct to carry high-speed rail trains across the Fresno River are seen under construction near Madera, Calif. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny ruled against plaintiffs in a lawsuit to stop construction of the project, ruling Tuesday, March 8, 2016 that planning and financing of the $64 billion bullet train can proceed. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
    Planning for California bullet train allowed to move forward

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge has removed a major hurdle to California’s high-speed rail system, ruling that the $64 billion system does not violate promises made to the voters who approved it and that planning and...

    • Posted March 8, 2016
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  • Swimmers and sunbathers gather at Redondo Beach, Calif., on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, as Southern California baked in summer-like heat. (AP Photo/John Antczak)
    One more reason to hate Californians: Heat brings out beachgoers in West

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — John Larson sat on a blanket on a Southern California beach, furiously posting videos on Facebook of his sons jumping in the waves and bracing for the expletives from friends in Buffalo, New...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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  • A pug dog rests under the shade of her owner's bench. (AP)
    More records fall as California heat wave continues

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is still in the grip of a record-setting heat wave. The National Weather Service says cities up and down the state had record high temperatures for the date Monday. It was 89...

    • Posted February 15, 2016
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