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New CAASPP Student Assessment Scores Released — California’s new Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

New CAASPP Student Assessment Scores Released —  California’s new Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Study: 28% of CA elderly impoverished

Study: 28% of CA elderly impoverished

. In 2012, after many years of being urged to develop more sophisticated measures of wealth and prosperity, the U.S. Census Bureau began issuing an annual 50-state review of poverty that incorporated cost of living. California shot from the middle of the pack to being to by far the biggest center of poverty in America, […]

CA center gives military new tech leap

CA center gives military new tech leap

CA seeks water relief from pot farmers

CA seeks water relief from pot farmers

Drone bill shakes up CA startups

Drone bill shakes up CA startups

Survey: Voters want more police oversight, reform

Survey: Voters want more police oversight, reform

By James Poulos . This year, Californians wanted more police reform than they’ve gotten. The results of a new poll, touted by activist groups, revealed a constituency for continued re-adjustments in the balance between what law enforcement can do and what residents must expect. Broad discontent Commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union, the July survey found that “voters […]

Electric cars upend CA politics

Electric cars upend CA politics

CA death penalty goes on trial

CA death penalty goes on trial

. California’s practice of capital punishment has landed on a death row of its own. “The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hold a hearing in Pasadena on a lower-court decision that found California’s death penalty system unconstitutional and plagued by delays that have robbed a death sentence of any value in deterring […]

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop project races ahead

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop project races ahead

. Elon Musk’s most quixotic project just raced closer to reality. As the latest model of Musk’s Tesla automobile scored the highest-ever rating given by Consumer Reports (99 out of 100) his even more revolutionary Hyperloop concept gained new respect, with one firm closing key deals that could bring established global expertise to bear on the Hyperloop’s […]

Another mandatory vaccination bill advancing

Another mandatory vaccination bill advancing

By Chris Reed . When it comes to toughening state vaccination laws, the Legislature’s not done yet. A measure that would require child-care workers to be vaccinated for three common childhood diseases has passed a key vote in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. KQED News has the details: It was the last committee stop for the bill, […]