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Jerry Brown’s demolition of Republican contenders highlights GOP’s woes in California

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown, seeking an unprecedented fourth term, beat out his nearest Republican competitor by more than 35 percentage points in Tuesday’s primary in a race that highlights the shaky state of the Republican Party in the most populous U.S. state.…

Firefighters aided by cooling temperatures subduing San Diego wildfires

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California firefighters have largely subdued a swarm of blazes that gutted dozens of homes and forced evacuations of thousands of dwellings in and around San Diego, but Governor Jerry Brown said on Sunday the state was still bracing for its toughest fire season yet. Diminished winds…

California Gov. Jerry Brown announces he will seek re-election

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown, a popular Democrat who has steered the state on a centrist path, said on Thursday he would seek re-election to another term as leader of the most populous U.S. state, in a widely anticipated move. Brown, 75, made the…

Pat Robertson doesn’t know what ‘a transgender’ is, compares them to ‘a former stallion who is now a gelding’ anyway

Today on the 700 Club, Pat Robertson claimed not to know what “transgender” means. “I may be an old fuddy-duddy,” he said, “but what is transgender?” Not that his profession of ignorance prevented him from criticizing “this whole business about transgenders, you’re saying they’ve got boy parts but they want…

Anti-LGBT group lies about tax-exempt status in seeking donations against transgender protection law

A high school student and his mother filed a complaint with the California Attorney General’s Office accusing the anti-LGBT group known as the Capitol Resource Institute (CRI) of operating illegally for over three years. According to the complaint filed by Ashton and Catherine Lee, CRI has been soliciting donations to…

Anti-paparazzi bill backed by Halle Berry now California law

Anti-paparazzi legislation championed by Halle Berry has been signed into California law by state governor Jerry Brown. Put forward by state senator Kevin de León, the bill sought to prevent harrassment of the children of public figures, and Berry testified before the California state assembly in its support. Senate Bill…

California approves drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants

California is expected to offer drivers’ and law licenses to undocumented immigrants following a vote by state lawmakers late Thursday night. The Los Angeles Times reported that AB60 will introduce special drivers’ licenses bearing the marking “DP,” for “driver’s privilege.” The state Department of Motor Vehicles will set the guidelines…

CA Gov. Jerry Brown to support minimum wage hike to $10 an hour

California Gov. Jerry Brown says he will he’ll back legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour, Sarah Hashim-Waris reports.  …

Gov. Brown declares state of emergency in San Francisco

Yosemite fire prompts state of emergency in San Francisco (via The Christian Science Monitor) The Rim Fire burns near Groveland Ranger Station in California. The 200-square-mile wildfire that’s edged into Yosemite National Park prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for San Francisco, which relies on water…

Jerry Brown declares California state of emergency as huge Yosemite wildfire rages

A huge wildfire raged unchecked near California’s famous Yosemite National Park, threatening thousands of homes as officials declared a state of emergency. The blaze — named the “Rim Fire” — erupted last Saturday in the Stanislaus National Forest to the west of Yosemite, one of the most popular tourist attractions…

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