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The legalization of marijuana for medicinal use in 14 US states has stoked explosive growth the in manufacture, distribution and retail of hydroponics equipment for growing the plant.
More money is pouring into both sides of Proposition 23 than any other initiative on the November ballot in California. The proposition would suspend a law set to kick in by 2012 which would force everyone (mostly businesses) to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the state to 1990 levels by 2020.
California Senate challenger Carly Fiorina was hospitalized early Tuesday after coming down with a surgery-related infection.
California Controller John Chiang has finally launched his long-expected website which details the salaries of city and county workers throughout California. The statistics also reveal when employees can retire and how much of their salaries they will continue to earn, as well as contributions to their pensions and healthcare.
Municipal bonds are a better buy than other fixed-income investments, says Scott Minerd, chief investment officer at Guggenheim Partners.
A list of the Top Ten zip codes for political campaign contributions shows that politicians, PACs and political parties are just like the gangster Willie Sutton, who said he robbed banks because “that’s where the money is.” The politicians are the political equivalent—following the money to the nation’s wealthiest enclaves to rake in big bucks.
If recent polls are accurate, California voters are set to approve Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Medical marijuana has been a boon for local newspapers looking for ways to cope with the flight of advertising, reports The New York Times.
San Diego County may be known for its famous coastline, but when it comes to fresh water, it has very little supply. Residents pay for water to be imported from the Colorado River and other areas. But some believe even higher prices are needed, which would encourage conservation and reduce water use.
Arizona may be the frontline of the immigration policy debate, but states far from the Mexican border are also busy grappling with the costly problem of illegal aliens.
Day 84 without a budget in California. We have a $19 billion budget hole that needs to be filled. he Governor has been too sick to hold budget talks with legislative leaders. The state is falling apart. I guess. I haven't really noticed.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa dismissed former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan's gloomy prediction that the city will be bankrupt by 2014.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley announced on Tuesday the arrest of eight current or former Bell city officials, including former city manager Robert Rizzo, over alleged misuse of the city's public funds.
"To build in California is a nightmare," Caruso says. Yet while Meg Whitman has promised to streamline the state's tortuous permit process, Caruso, a major GOP fundraiser, isn't voting for her. He's voting for Jerry Brown and his Republican friends are shocked.
US foreclosure activity rose in August from the previous month, and banks and lenders took ownership from homeowners at a record pace, according to a new report released Thursday.
Fire crews sprayed water on smoldering homes Friday morning after a massive explosion apparently triggered by a broken gas line sent flames roaring through a neighborhood near San Francisco, killing six people and injuring dozens, officials said.
Making the economy more efficient by arguing who can cut the most wasteful carbon emissions—a bidding war that would only happen down under, right?
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California's state controller and treasurer, decided Monday to delay $2.9 billion a month in payments to school districts and counties sooner than expected so the state can meet debt and pension obligations.
A bill in California could pass this week banning wasteful single-use plastic bags if state legislators can be convinced that consumers can bring his/her own sack for carting off a loaf of bread.