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Californians Vote on Lighter Penalties to Relieve Prisons

bloomberg.com — Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- California voters are being asked to lighten criminal penalties for low-level drug possession and nonviolent thefts such as shoplifting, to help ease crowding in the state's prisons. Support for the ballot initiative is uniting billionaires on opposite ends of the political spectrum, from financier George Soros and Netflix Inc.

Texas Dad Prays as High School Football Faces Deaths

bloomberg.com — Carlos Barrientos prays whenever his 18-year-old son straps on a helmet. He prays before, during and after every Los Fresnos High School football game. "I pray probably 100 times," Barrientos said about Azul, a runner, soccer player and skateboarder in South Texas who esteems football above all other sports.

Texas Dad Prays as High School Football Faces Deaths

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Carlos Barrientos prays whenever his 18-year-old son straps on a helmet. He prays before, during and after every Los Fresnos High School football game. "I pray probably 100 times," Barrientos said about Azul, a runner, soccer player and skateboarder in South Texas who esteems football above all other sports.

Calpers Boosts Property Investments as Hedge Funds Shrink

bloomberg.com — The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the biggest U.S. fund, is increasing investments in real estate by about $6 billion within a year as it begins to exit hedge funds. The $295 billion fund had 8.7 percent in real estate as of July 31.

California’s Brown Returns PG&E Money as Probe Surfaces

bloomberg.com — California Governor Jerry Brown's campaign said he returned $9,000 in contributions from PG&E Corp. (PCG) executives as the utility reported it's under federal investigation for improper communications with regulators at the California Public Utilities Commission.

California Shows Policy Lead as Brown Signs Legislation

bloomberg.com — California completed a legislative session in which the most populous U.S. state affirmed its position as a laboratory for issues from gun violence to the environment to the most intimate human relations. Governor Jerry Brown signed bills this week that made California the first state to ban plastic shopping bags and to require college students to verbally consent to sex.

Brown Signs Law Making California 1st to Ban Plastic Bags

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News California will become the first state to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill intended to prevent billions of them from ending up in landfills and waterways. Beginning Jan.

Brown Signs Law Making California 1st to Ban Plastic Bags

bloomberg.com — California will become the first state to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill intended to prevent billions of them from ending up in landfills and waterways. Beginning Jan. 1, stores with at least 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) of floor space can't offer shoppers plastic carry-out bags and must charge at least 10 cents for paper substitutes.

California Fire Costs Drain Budget After Just 3 Months

bloomberg.com — California set aside $209 million to fight wildfires this year as record drought primed millions of acres of woodland to burn. After three months, it's gone. Governor Jerry Brown has borrowed $70 million from reserves after emergency wildland fire suppression drained all of the funds for the fiscal year that began July 1, said H.D.

Brown Blocks California Franchise Bill, Aids Student Debt

bloomberg.com — California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill to protect franchise owners from early termination of their contracts with corporations such as McDonald's USA LLC, Domino's Pizza LLC (DPZ) and 7-Eleven Inc.
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