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Whale recovery: Most humpback populations removed from U.S. endangered species list
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 07, 2016 17:02:28
The U.S. government on Wednesday removed nine of the world's 14 humpback whale populations from federal endangered species lists, but the whales that migrate through Central California are not among them...
Grizzly bears in California: Reintroduction push ignites strong emotions
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 07, 2016 02:05:34
Center for Biological Diversity wants state to study the idea of bringing grizzlies back to wilderness areas, but critics suggest it would be impractical and unsafe to reintroduce the 800-pound predator to the most populated state in the nation...
Hillary Clinton returning to Bay Area for concert fundraiser
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 06, 2016 23:46:50
Hillary Clinton will return to the Bay Area Monday for a concert fundraiser headlined by k.d. lang and Lizz Wright in San Francisco. Ticket prices range from $250 to $50,000...
Lobbying for California's 2.3 million community college students with a $0 budget
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 06, 2016 21:41:40
The amateur lobbyists of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges saw big success in this year's legislative session, with five of the seven bills the students championed on their way to the governor's desk or awaiting his signature. Thei..
California castle: Handbuilt landmark cost owner his marriage, can be yours for $1 million
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 06, 2016 16:19:33
OAK GLEN, Calif. -- George Jackson, 73, has never been to England. He's never been to Europe. But he has lived in a castle, where the walls are hung with swords...
Nocturnal Wonderland: 428 arrests during Southern California dance music festival
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 06, 2016 15:47:09
DEVORE -- Over the three-day Nocturnal Wonderland festival, 428 people were arrested and five people were hospitalized, according to San Bernardino County sheriff's news releases...
How California driver racked up a $49,000 FasTrak bill
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 06, 2016 15:04:18
Our protagonists are not without blame. But the baby was 9 months old, the husband was off to war in Iraq and the wife somehow overlooked the simple fact that her debit card number had changed...
California's Prop. 61 seeks to lower drug prices, increase transparency
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 06, 2016 04:14:17
The California Drug Price Relief Act would require the state to pay no more for prescription drugs than is paid for the same medication by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which negotiates drug prices with pharmaceutical companies -- up to 24..
MMA fighter Marcus Kowal's boy fatally struck in California crosswalk by alleged drunken driver
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 05, 2016 16:30:16
HAWTHORNE, Calif. -- The 15-month-old son of MMA fighter and commentator Marcus Kowal died after being struck in his stroller in a Hawthorne crosswalk, Kowal and his wife announced...
California girls vs. boys: An overlooked test score gap that isn't closing
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 05, 2016 15:48:16
While the state's newly released 2016 scores show small improvements overall compared to last year's results, one largely overlooked gap persists: In virtually every major school district in the state, boys continue to score lower than girls in Engli..
California: Protecting seniors from surprise hospital bills
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 05, 2016 13:26:54
Californians with Medicare coverage would no longer be surprised by huge medical bills stemming from hospital 'observation care' under legislation that state lawmakers recently approved overwhelmingly and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown to sign into law...
California's native salmon struggling in 5th year of drought
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 04, 2016 22:35:11
After five years of drought, the native Chinook salmon that the men were reeling in this past week were there only because state and federal agencies have stepped in to do much of the salmon-raising that California's overtapped rivers once did. Most ..
Fresno: Jail reviews security after unarmed officers shot
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 04, 2016 22:15:06
A central California jail was examining security measures after an ex-convict shot and wounded two unarmed officers in the lobby, but officials said Sunday that they did not plan any immediate changes...
California's Healthy Kids programs fade as undocumented children gain access to Medi-Cal
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 04, 2016 21:11:45
The now-redundant subsidized insurance programs have served tens of thousands of children over 15 years...
Los Angeles skyscraper tops out as tallest building in western U.S.
Source: Santa Clara Mercury News | Sep 03, 2016 22:14:37
A new skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River...