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Steve Bohlen (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Official in Jerry Brown Oil Scandal Resigns

As California Gov. Jerry Brown participates in the Paris climate change conference, the state official who played a key role in the ongoing oil scandal surrounding Brown’s office has resigned, the Sacramento Bee reported Monday.

Jerry Brown climate change (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)

Greens Blast Jerry Brown for Rooftop Solar Snub

California Gov. Jerry Brown may be strutting his stuff at the Paris climate change conference, but environmentalists are fuming over the exclusion of rooftop solar panels from the Golden State’s renewable energy plans.

Jerry Brown (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Jerry Brown Blasts Texas, West Virginia on Climate

Governor Jerry Brown of California has publicly ripped Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for daring to challenge President Barack Obama’s agenda on climate change ahead of a UN conference in Paris.

Jeb Bush at California startup (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Jeb Bush Ads Hit… California

California voters will not go to the polls for more than half a year. Yet ads featuring former Florida governor Jeb Bush have been popping up on California television in recent days.

Rahm Emanuel appeals for calm after Laquon McDonald video (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

Arrests at Protests over Chicago Police Video

Chicago police have reportedly made three arrests–thus far–at demonstrations that broke out Tuesday evening following the release of a video showing the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquon McDonald last October. McDonald was shot 16 times by Officer James Van Dyke, who was recently charged with murder.

Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquon McDonald in Chicago (Screenshot / YouTube / DNAInfo / Chicago PD)

Chicago Police Release Video of Teen’s Shooting Death

The city of Chicago was on edge Tuesday evening as the Chicago Police Department prepared to release a video of the death of 17-year-old Laquan MacDonald, who was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke in October last year. The teen was black, the officer white.

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)

Blue State Blues: Israel Solves the Water Puzzle

California will suffer severe shortages, with or without a warmer planet. We need to act soon. Water policy may not generate flashy headlines, and politicians who lay the foundations for reform may not be in office ten or twenty years from now, when credit is handed out. But it can be done. Israel has shown us how.

Donald Trump (Scott Olson / Getty)

How the Media Smeared Donald Trump as a Nazi

A story is making the rounds on Facebook that claims Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is calling for “ID badges” for American Muslims. The image on the story is of Jewish children wearing yellow starts during the Holocaust. Very frightening–and a lie.