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Brown, Dems Fight Over Spending as Friday Budget Deadline Looms

The Sacramento Bee has tried to paint California Governor Jerry Brown as the fiscally prudent partner in his squabble with his cohorts in the state legislature over the state’s budget. The reality is that Brown’s budget calls for the state to spend $107.77 billion; the state Assembly wants to spend $110.8 billion, and the state Senate almost $110 billion. Jun 9, 2014 3:28 PM PT

Jacksonville Jaguars Install Pool Cabanas in Stadium

You may not enjoy the football if you’re a Jacksonville Jaguars fan. But you might still love going to the game; the team has replaced 9,500 seats at EverBank Field with a two-level party deck. Jun 9, 2014 11:14 AM PT

Israeli-Canadian Electric Car Company Leapfrogs Tesla with Long-Range Battery

A new “aluminum-air” battery developed by Israel-based Phinergy and Alcoa Canada can more than triple the distance electric cars can travel. The battery, shown to the public in Montreal this week, is made of panels that are mostly made of aluminum. By using the new battery on an "ordinary car" along with a car’s normal lithium-ion battery, the car can travel as far as 1000 miles. Jun 9, 2014 11:04 AM PT

Bowe Bergdahl Physically Well Enough to Return, 'Not Ready Psychologically'

NBC News reports that U.S. officials have stated that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was examined at the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, after his release from the Taliban, is in decent physical shape. He has no permanent physical injuries from his confinement by the Taliban. Jun 8, 2014 6:29 PM PT

Report: Chinese Company Hired to Fix Bay Bridge 'Had Never Built a Bridge'

In a burgeoning scandal that has been reported by the Sacramento Bee regarding the repair of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, a new fact has come to light: the Chinese company hired to fix the bridge, Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Co. Ltd., (ZPMC), had never built a bridge. Jun 8, 2014 4:06 PM PT

More Smart Cars Tipped in San Francisco

San Franciscans, who often pride themselves on their sophistication, have taken to a more sophisticated prank than their rural counterparts who favor cow tipping: Smart car tipping. Over the weekend, two more of the two-seat Smart cars were tipped over in the Twin Peaks and Cole Valley neighborhoods. Jun 8, 2014 2:09 PM PT

Occidental Petroleum Splits from CA

On Thursday, Occidental Petroleum confirmed that its assets will become part of a separate business titled California Resources Group by the end of 2014. The documents permitting the switch were filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Jun 6, 2014 12:53 PM PT

Historic Bridge First Victim of Garcetti's River Plan

Time is running out for an aging, historic bridge in Los Angeles that spans the soon-to-be-transformed Los Angeles River, as its demolition may occur within the next week to prepare the way for a new bridge being built upstream. The old Riverside Drive span is getting in the way because construction for the new bridge would require the space the old bridge now occupies, the Los Angeles Times reports. Jun 3, 2014 2:04 PM PT

Creepypasta: We Are Not a 'Crazy Satanic Cult'

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that two 12-year old girls from Waukesha, Wisconsin, attempted to murder their friend after planning the homicide for months as a tribute to a fictional character called Slender Man, a character from a horror story website called Creepypasta Wiki. Jun 3, 2014 12:43 PM PT

Gloria Allred Sues on Behalf of Former Donald Sterling Employee

TMZ Sports reports that Gloria Allred is representing Maiko Mayya king, a one-time employee of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, in a suit alleging that Sterling fired her after she was insulted by his constant stream of racial invective. Jun 3, 2014 11:51 AM PT

Report: Marijuana Farms Drying out California Rivers

Wildlife officials in California are alleging that medical marijuana farms are damaging the rivers and streams in Northern California, polluting them and leaving them high and dry, the Associated Press reports. Jun 2, 2014 2:12 PM PT

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