Historic climate-change bills in California Legislature go down to the wire
After passing the Senate by a wide margin in June, the bills face a much tougher test in the Assembly, which is expected to take them up as early as this week. Some moderate Democrats, charging "coastal elitism," say the bill will harm the middle-class families they represent in the Central Valley and others are trying to shake down legislative leaders for handouts that benefit their districts.
Caltrans, two other state agencies offer up to $25,000 in three separate contests seeking residents ideas for improvements. One contest is for coders.
Special report on the chromium-tainted desert town made famous in "Erin Brockovich."
Get all the latest news and links to resources as the state battles another fiscal mess.
Travel Top 10: Best cities for pool parties
You'd think California would have scored more than three spots on Evite's list of the nation's top spots for pool parties.
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Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings
Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.