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Obamacare Prices In California Only Going Up A Little Next Year - Huffington Post

CNBCObamacare Prices In California Only Going Up A Little Next YearHuffington PostNearly nine in 10 Californians with a plan purchased through the state's health insurance exchange will see price increases of less than 8 percent next year, the exchange, Covered California, announced Thursday. The...[read more]

California panel calls for full revamp of state parks funding, upkeep - Los Angeles Times

California panel calls for full revamp of state parks funding, upkeepLos Angeles TimesCalifornia needs to completely make over the way it pays and cares for its state parks, according to a state commission reviewing a park system it says is in severe crises. The 12-person commission issued a prel...[read more]

Babies Effectively Banned at California Restaurant - Eater National

Fox NewsBabies Effectively Banned at California RestaurantEater NationalA popular restaurant on Monterey, California's Old Fisherman's Wharf has effectively banned babies by prohibiting use of strollers, high chairs, and booster seats, despite the fact that the wharf is a popular tourist destinat...[read more]

California Drought Crisis Reaches Worst Level as It Spreads North - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comCalifornia Drought Crisis Reaches Worst Level as It Spreads NorthNBCNews.comAs California starts handing out its first fines to water-wasters, new data reveals the state's crippling drought conditions have never been worse. As of Tuesday — the same day the stricter restrictions went in...[read more]

California's new Middle Class Scholarship awards delayed - Los Angeles Times

California's new Middle Class Scholarship awards delayedLos Angeles TimesUC and Cal State students from middle-income families are eligible for awards under the state's new Middle Class Scholarship program. Above, Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley. UC and Cal State students from middle-income families ...[read more]

What are those brilliant blue creatures washing up on California beaches? - SFGate (blog)

SFGate (blog)What are those brilliant blue creatures washing up on California beaches?SFGate (blog)A small, blue, eye-catching creature has made a dramatic appearance at several beaches along the Northern California coast. Twitter users along the coast — in Monterey, Humboldt County, San Francisc...[read more]

Water-use restrictions take effect in California; daily fines possible - Los Angeles Times

Water-use restrictions take effect in California; daily fines possibleLos Angeles TimesIn some parts of California, 50% or more of the water used goes onto lawns and other outdoor landscaping, according to state officials. Water suppliers throughout the state must make outdoor irrigation restrict...[read more]

Toni Atkins will briefly be California's first openly gay governor - Los Angeles Times

USA TODAYToni Atkins will briefly be California's first openly gay governorLos Angeles TimesCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown, with Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) in the background, talks in June about signing the state budget. Atkins was serving as acting governor on Wednesday. California ...[read more]

California DMV joins motorcycle lane-splitting controversy - Los Angeles Times

California DMV joins motorcycle lane-splitting controversyLos Angeles TimesMore than three-quarters of drivers interviewed for a 2012 study conducted by the California Office for Traffic Safety said they thought lane-splitting was unsafe. Almost half thought it was illegal. Two-thirds said they d...[read more]

More than 1400 lightning strikes hit Southern California over weekend - Los Angeles Times

National GeographicMore than 1400 lightning strikes hit Southern California over weekendLos Angeles TimesMore than 1,400 lightning strikes jolted Southern California over the weekend during a rare summer thunderstorm in which a 20-year-old man died and several others were injured, officials said....[read more]