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Philadelphia Man Shocked to Learn He Won an Election Last Month

CityNews - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 07:19
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Voicemail Audio Appears to Show Madera D.A. Abusing His Power

CountyNews - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 14:15

“Umm, if you don’t do that, I’m going to have to send an investigator out with some handcuffs and lock you up and bring you back to Madera County and talk to you in a little room for a while."

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Tehama County, Home of Crazed School Gunman, Has Just Two Psychiatrists

CountyNews - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 13:49

It's time to take a closer look at our mental health deserts. 

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State Watchdog Investigating L.A.’s Ads on Measure H

CountyNews - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 13:04

Did Los Angeles County officials use taxpayer funds to persuade voters to approve a local sales tax measure? That’s a question now being examined by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

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Pathologist Says San Joaquin Sheriff Interfered With Investigations, Created Unbearable Working Environment

CountyNews - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:57

Dr. Susan Parson is stepping down after just a year and she isn't going quietly.

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Review of OCSD Contracts Underway

CountyNews - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:47

Thirteen cities have hired a contractor to examine the rising cost of policing services carried out by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

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Nearing the End of His Term, Gov. Brown Takes a Stand on Pensions

CityNews - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:49

When it comes to pensions, Gov. Jerry Brown has seen the writing on the wall.

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Update: Presidio Terrace Residents Get Their Street Back

CityNews - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:40

A group of wealthy homeowners in the pricey San Francisco neighborhood of Presidio Terrace are getting their private street back two years after it was sold for $90,000.

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San Francisco Approves Recreational Pot Sales

CityNews - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:32

Mark your calendars. Non-medical, adult-use marijuana sales have finally been approved in the City of San Francisco and are expected to begin as early as January 5.

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Albany’s City Manager Announces Retirement

CityNews - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:27

High home prices and awful traffic affected Penelope Crumpley's decision.

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What Happens if North Korea Tries to Nuke One of Our Cities?

CityNews - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:15

It’s not everyday City News discusses geopolitical issues. But this is no ordinary day.

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Madera County D.A. Censured, Asked to Resign

CountyNews - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 04:00

David Linn refuses to go.

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O.C. Human Relations Director Announces Retirement

CountyNews - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 03:54

Major changes are already in the works for Orange County’s Human Relations Commission.

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In Rural Communities Flush With Pot, There’s a Deep Divide

CountyNews - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 03:47

More permissive pot policies are supposed to bring marijuana growers out of the shadows and under the watchful, regulated eyes of government. But in rural counties across the state, illegal pot farms continue to flourish.

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Placer County Agrees to Six-Figure Settlement With Former Jail Inmate

CountyNews - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 03:44

The county is mired in allegations of harassment, abuse, and discrimination by jail employees.

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Finally: SoCal Sharks Are Heading for Mexico

CountyNews - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 03:39

Safe at last. 

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San Jose’s Fire Chief is Headed to Fremont

CityNews - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 23:55

San Jose Fire Chief Curtis Jacobson has announced he’ll step down after more than 25 years with the city. Jacobson has accepted the same job in Fremont, California.

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Visalia’s Next City Manager is a Familiar Face

CityNews - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 23:42

Visalia has named Exeter City Manager and former Visalia Deputy City Manager Randy Groom to its top administrative post.

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Is Adelanto Councilman’s Arrest Part of a Larger Problem?

CityNews - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 23:21

There's little sunlight in this sun-soaked desert city. 

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While Cities Offered Amazon Life and Limb, Fresno Proposed Something Radically Different

CityNews - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 23:05

Fresno offered Amazon something truly unique: nothing.

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