Internal Affairs: Prime Healthcare's lawyer challenges AG Kamala Harris' remarks

03/28/2015 04:40 PM PDT
Prime Healthcare Services' lawyer took exception to Attorney General Kamala Harris' remarks that she might not subject others vying for a chance to buy the financially distressed Daughters of Charity Health System to the same "onerous" and "unprecedented" conditions that led Prime to back out of 
St. Cesar? San Jose leaders propose Catholic sainthood for farm labor leader
03/28/2015 07:45 PM PDT - Family members of labor leader Cesar Chavez led a march in his honor through the neighborhood where he once lived, and some supporters also used the birthday commemoration to revive a movement to make Chavez a Catholic saint. 

Walnut Creek: Section 8 tenants in apartment complex squeezed out
03/27/2015 10:03 PM PDT - Three dozen Section 8 families in the complex received letters from their Walnut Creek landlord, Davidon Homes, giving them until July 1 to either move out or begin paying market rate rent. 

Stanford University looks into allegations of cheating by students
03/27/2015 04:50 PM PDT - Stanford University is investigating allegations of academic cheating by students during the recent winter quarter, according to University Provost John Etchemendy.  

Republicans' balanced budget plan passes U.S. Senate, 52-46
03/27/2015 09:47 AM PDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. 

Harry Reid to retire after this Senate session
03/27/2015 09:40 AM PDT - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has announced he will not seek another term. The Nevada lawmaker announced his plans to retire after this session in a video message Friday on YouTube. 

Arkansas lawmaker urges ban on California wine over egg law
03/27/2015 08:15 AM PDT - An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state's law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings.  

Common Core fact check: A primer on myths and reality
03/27/2015 06:31 AM PDT - ATLANTA (AP) -- In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact. Do the learning standards really mean the federal government is serving as a "national school board," as Sen. 

California's shift toward renewables makes energy harder to manage
03/27/2015 06:29 AM PDT - Because nearly 23 percent of California's energy now comes from renewable sources such as solar and wind -- and the state is on track to reach its goal of generating one-third of its energy from renewables by 2020 -- the energy has become much harder to manage.  

California concealed gun ruling to be reconsidered
03/27/2015 06:07 AM PDT - Federal appeals court agrees to reconsider ruling last year in San Diego case that would dramatically loosen state restrictions on carrying concealed firearms 

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