Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation granting legal protections to Californians who smash car windows to rescue sweltering animals. He has yet to act on several higher profile public safety bills.
In coming days, California regulators will decide whether the state’s largest nursing home operator can stop accepting patients at three of his skilled nursing facilities in Humboldt County and begin closing the homes. Rockport Healthcare Services, the management company for Los Angeles nursing home magnate Shlomo Rechnitz, said the move was prompted by a staffing crisis. If approved, the county would lose more than half of its skilled nursing beds.
Two years after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to limit groundwater pumping, new wells are going in faster and deeper than ever in the San Joaquin Valley farm belt. Farmers drilled about 2,500 wells last year, the highest number on record. That was five times the annual average for the previous 30 years. Farmers say they have no choice, given cuts in surface water deliveries.
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are meeting separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in sessions that could set the tone for relations between the allied countries during the next presidential administration.
President Barack Obama rejected a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, arguing it undermined national security and setting up the possibility Congress may override his veto for the first time in his presidency.
California will drop its prohibition on pharmacies providing any more than a three-month supply of birth control pills, with Gov. Jerry Brown signing legislation Friday blessing allotments of up to a year.
Two years after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to limit groundwater pumping, new wells are going in faster and deeper than ever in the San Joaquin Valley farm belt. Farmers say they have no choice given cuts in surface water deliveries. But the drilling has exacted a substantial human cost in some of California’s poorest rural communities.
Ryan SabalowThe Sacramento Bee
San Joaquin Valley farmers keep drilling, even as groundwater limits loom
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