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Professional Cheerleaders is Now a Job

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cheerleading isn't just fun in California. It's now a job. Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California's professional cheerleaders as employees. The cheerleaders are entitled to the minimum wage and overtime pay.

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California Drought-Lawn Rebates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major water wholesaler has added $350 million to its budget for a cash-for-grass program that has gained popularity during the California drought.

Bob Muir, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, says the board approved the additional money on Tuesday to pay homeowners and businesses to replace grass with drought-friendly landscaping

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USDA to Help Farm and Ranch Land; CA. Governor Jerry Brown Defends Water Actions

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service will accept ACEP applications to help productive farm and ranch lands remain in agriculture and to protect the nation's critical wetlands and grasslands, home to diverse wildlife and plant species. NRCS will provi

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Statewide Drought Takes Toll On California's Lake Oroville Water Level
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Asia-Pacific Expanding Its Reach; California Water Shortage Impact Farmers

Trade negotiators for the U.S. and Japan are working around the clock to complete a trade agreement prior to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Washington later this month. Negotiators are working to have the agreement ready to unveil during Abe’s visit as they hope the deal can pave the way for a broader Asia-Pacific pact involving 10 other countries. U.S. Trade Repr

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Washington State Woman Killed by a Lion at a Big Cat Sanctuary

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — The father of a 24-year-old Washington state woman who was killed by a lion at an exotic animal park in Central California says his daughter had always loved big cats and considered her internship at Cat Haven "just a dream job

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California Appeals Court Declares Prop 8 Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Advocates of same-sex marriage rights got a boost on Tuesday when a federal appeals court declared California’s gay marriage ban to be unconstitutional.

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Poster Girl for California [VIDEO]

Wow! This video really makes a person wonder if welfare is as good as it's intended to be.  Be sure to pay attention to her last sentence.
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California Politician Proposes South California as 51st State

We've been doing the 50-state thing since Hawaii got the nod in 1959. But if one California politician gets his way, we're going to have to add another star to the flag.

Jeff Stone, who sits on Riverside County Board of Supervisors, is proposing that his and 12 other counties in the southern half of California break away from the Golden State and form their own state called South California.

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California Social Studies to Feature Homosexual Contibutions

 California lawmakers want  Democratic Governor Jerry Brown to sign off on a bill  requiring public schools to teach the contributions of gays and lesbians in American history as part of the social studies curriculum. 

Former Republican former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a similar bill five years ago but Brown says he will sign it.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Fathered Child With Household Staffer

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child over 10 years ago with a longtime member of his household staff.

Schwarzenegger told wife Maria Shriver about the child earlier this year, after which she moved out of their Brentwood mansion.

"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger said in a statement. "I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry."

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