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Three New Cases of Plague Emerge in Colorado

One week after a case of pneumonic plague was reported in Colorado, three more cases of the plague turned up, two of them pneumonic plague and one a milder form of the disease. The original case was suspected of being transmitted through a dog; the other three cases are also suspected of coming from the same animal, which has since died. Jul 19, 2014 6:10 AM PT

It's ON: Kashkari v. Schwarzenegger

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari compared himself to former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, noting that Schwarzenegger was defeated by a conglomerate of the state’s unions because “he needed to be loved.” Jul 18, 2014 2:45 PM PT

New Head of LADOT Has Never Lived in LA

Seleta Reynolds, 38, the new general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) starting August 11, has never lived in Los Angeles. Jul 17, 2014 12:11 PM PT

San Francisco Presses Feds to End Ban on Gay Male Blood Donations

In 1983, as the AIDS epidemic was raging, gays and bisexual men were banned from donating blood by the FDA. Now San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has introduced a resolution to end the ban, and the city board is expected to approve it.` Jul 16, 2014 7:12 PM PT

Bloomberg: Companies Going Green Despite Public Cynicism

Eric Roston, sustainability editor for Bloomberg, writes that some larger companies are ignoring the skepticism with which their sustainability efforts are greeted. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said in June, “It kind of doesn't matter. We do it because it's the right thing to do." Jul 16, 2014 4:31 PM PT

Day 2 in LA: Michelle Obama to Speak on Veterans, Education

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that first lady Michelle Obama is visiting Los Angeles and speaking at two separate events about issues near and dear to the Obama administration’s heart: supporting veterans and education. Jul 16, 2014 3:00 PM PT

I Unfriend You: Did Shabazz Napier Just Dis LeBron James or Twitter?

Shabazz Napier, the incoming Miami Heat rookie whose selection in the 2014 NBA draft had Lebron James lauding the pick, is protesting that he was unaware of unfollowing James on his Twitter account, @ShabazzNapier, and deleting some tweets after James left the Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jul 16, 2014 10:19 AM PT

Free Pot for Petition Signatures in San Jose

CBS News' local affiliate KPIX-5 in San Francisco reports that medical marijuana advocates are offering free marijuana for signatures on a ballot referendum petition in San Jose. Jul 16, 2014 5:47 AM PT

Jerry Brown's Former Cleaning Lady Targets Him with Anti-Fracking Sculpture

The Sacramento Bee reports that a former janitor for the state of California who once cleaned Jerry Brown’s apartment received an award of merit from the California State Fair for depicting him with a knife in his hand looming over a California-shaped cake decorated with an oil derrick. Jul 15, 2014 3:56 PM PT

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