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    Californians are weighing in on how much smog is too much. The Environmental Protection Agency is considering new limits for ground-level ozone, or smog, at a meeting today in Sacramento.
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    Elections in less than two months are the talk of two small Southern California communities where voters will decide the future of oil and gas drilling in their areas -- and the results could set the tone for other parts of the state. 
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    Some of the greatest need can be found in the San Joaquin Valley, where much of the nation's food supply is grown and raised.
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    The group has outlined its budget priorities, and underscored the need for a budget that prioritizes working women and parents and the education of young children as a critical first step to closing the achievement gap.
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    Nearly half of California's birds migrate north each spring to forests that are under threat from climate change and development. A new report on what has been called "North America's bird nursery" says at least half of Canada's boreal...
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    | Photo: Melissa Hincha-Ownby/Flickr/Creative Commons License One million electric vehicles in 10 years is the goal of a new bill introduced in Sacramento. The "Charge Ahead California" bill is geared toward improving air quality, especially in low-income communities most...
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    His statement in the State of the Union on protecting more federal lands is energizing groups along the Mendocino coastline in Northern California.
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    A bill by Central Valley lawmakers would halt the restoration of the San Joaquin River and send more water to farmers, but opponents say such legislation would make no difference in the drought.
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    Black bears eating garbage and roaming around populated areas near Lake Tahoe when they should be hibernating is a result of the severe drought in California and Nevada.
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    "Currently the California Coastal National Monument is only the rocks off of the coast of California. So this would be the first part of a monument that would actually be on land and that people could access."