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'Columbo' fights gas emissions law

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As mismatches go, "Columbo" vs. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may not rank with David vs. Goliath, but California's environmental and energy policy would be dramatically altered if the little guy wins this fight.

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on Feb 10, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Feinstein, Boxer call for delay on plans to expand Central Valley landfill

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The senators seek a moratorium on the facility's growth until investigations into birth defects in Kettleman City are completed.California's two U.S. senators on Tuesday called for a moratorium on plans to expand the state's largest toxic waste landfill pending the completion of investigations into birth defects in the nearby farm workers' community of Kettleman City.

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on Feb 10, 2010 at 12:20 AM
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California Toxic Waste Dump Feared to Cause Fatal Birth Defects

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Photo via the LA TimesThere's been an unusual spate of tragic birth defects over the last year in the central California town of Kettleman City. Five out of the twenty children born in just over a year have been born with birth defects or "other maladies, including cleft palate and cleft lip," the LA Times reports. Three of them died, and the other two are receiving medical treatment. That's a ...

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on Feb 09, 2010 at 02:20 PM
Fisker Says 'Bye-Bye Michig...

Fisker Says 'Bye-Bye Michigan', Brings Whole Team to California

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Photo: FiskerAt the end of 2008, Fisker announced that it was opening and engineering center in Michigan, near Detroit. Was it just to help sweeten its position for its government loan approval? Who knows... But now the company is focusing on its next vehicle (codename: Project NINA), and has announced that "Beginning March 1 Fisker Automotive's global headquarters in Irvine, California will ho...

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on Feb 09, 2010 at 12:50 PM

State: Birth defect rate in Calif. town is normal (AP)

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AP - State officials say there's nothing unusual about the rate of birth defects in a central California town near the largest toxic waste dump in the West.

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on Feb 09, 2010 at 11:20 AM

California is No. 1 in laws protecting animals, Humane Society reports

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California has the strongest animal-protection laws in the country, with detailed regulations shielding animals from harm whether in homes, on farms, at racetracks or in the wild, the Humane Society of the United States reported Monday.

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on Feb 09, 2010 at 06:21 AM
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California woman sues over Toyota Prius brakes (AFP)

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AFP - A California woman has filed a lawsuit against Toyota alleging a 2010 Prius she purchased last year has severe braking problems which make it dangerous to drive, court papers show.

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on Feb 09, 2010 at 06:20 AM

Despite budget crisis, state spent $75 million on vehicles, office furniture

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Even as the state grappled with a budget crisis last year, bureaucrats spent nearly $45 million on new vehicles, almost $30 million on new furniture and more than $2 million on off-site meetings and conferences, a legislative panel has found.

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on Feb 09, 2010 at 04:20 AM

ACLU accuses Calif. instructor of religion lessons (AP)

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AP - An instructor at a public community college in Fresno has been improperly presenting his religious views on homosexuality, abortion and global warming as fact to students in an introductory health science class, the American Civil Liberties Union alleged Monday.

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on Feb 08, 2010 at 03:50 PM

Toyota sued in California over Prius brakes (Reuters)

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Reuters - Toyota Motor Corp faced its first U.S. class-action lawsuit stemming from complaints of faulty braking of its top-selling Prius hybrid model, which the automaker is to recall.

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on Feb 08, 2010 at 03:50 PM