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Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on vacation spot

...President Barack Obama was briefed on the fire and has asked his aides to stay in close touch with California Gov. Jerry Brown and other local officials, the White House said.___Bender reported from San Francisco. Associated Press writer...
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World mayors urge 'bold climate' pact

...mayor made an individual plea Tuesday for the world to change its ways. Drawing rousing applause, California Gov. Jerry Brown denounced global warming deniers who he said were "bamboozling" the public and politicians with false information...
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Some who fled wildfire find homes gone

...throughout the West have fed off dry conditions in Washington state, Montana, Arizona and elsewhere.California Gov. Jerry Brown visited fire crews and said the state is hotter and drier than it's ever been, making blazes more severe and extending...
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California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

...schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.The bill aims to increase immunization rates after a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in December sickened over...
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High court ruling against gay marriage would produce 'chaos'

...same-sex marriage supporters, they may have little incentive to go back into court. In California, for instance, Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris both opposed Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment that prohibited same-sex...
California Legislature OKs school vaccine bill Mississippi and West Virginia are the only two states with such strict requirements in place.Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has not said if he would sign it.Parents opposed to the bill vowed to take legal action even though the issue has...
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California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country...
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Sexy ads promote water saving with a wink

...just 44 gallons a day in April, compared to as much as 368 gallons a day in Palm Springs-area resort cities.Gov. Jerry Brown in April ordered a cumulative statewide 25 percent cut in water use by cities and towns, starting this month, to get...
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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

...Phelan hiked up the Sierra Nevada and tacked a water claim to an oak tree along the bank of the Tuolumne River. Gov. Jerry Brown calls the system "somewhat archaic.""Revising the water-rights system is a thermo-nuclear issue in California...
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Brown lawns loom this year in California

...loath to say goodbye to the grass.Last summer, Garden Grove residents used even more water than usual after Gov. Jerry Brown asked people to voluntarily conserve. And while the city has banned watering lawns during the day, it sends fewer...
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