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Tales From Line 111: It Was the First Time He'd Ever Taken the SunBus in Our Car-Crazy Coachella Valley. It Won't Be the Last.

Tales From Line 111: It Was the First Time He'd Ever Taken the SunBus in Our Car-Crazy Coachella Valley. It Won't Be the Last.

Jun 21, 2018 13:20  |  Brane Jevric

A few weekends back, at a party in Indian Wells, I gobbled down a tall drink in a can. The drink was red and cold … and it tasted so good.

No wonder … I didn’t realize it was cranberry juice and vodka.

Th...

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Imposing 'Morals': As Attorneys Fight in Court Over the Fate of California's End of Life Option Act, Terminally Ill People Face Legal Limbo

Imposing 'Morals': As Attorneys Fight in Court Over the Fate of California's End of Life Option Act, Terminally Ill People Face Legal Limbo

Jun 20, 2018 14:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

During the short and unsettled lifespan of California’s End of Life Option Act—signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in October 2015, and taking effect on June 9, 2016—terminally ill patients diagnosed ...

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Cannabis in the CV: Thanks to Support From Mitch McConnell, Hemp May Soon Be Industrially Grown Again in the U.S.

Cannabis in the CV: Thanks to Support From Mitch McConnell, Hemp May Soon Be Industrially Grown Again in the U.S.

Jun 19, 2018 11:00  |  Charles Drabkin

For about 162 years, marijuana and hemp were commonly and legally grown in the United States.

Hemp fiber, although derived from a cannabis varietal, contains little to no THC—0.3 percent or less in bot...

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Reining in the Cost of Care: California Is Expanding Options for People With Dementia—but Falling Short of the Need

Reining in the Cost of Care: California Is Expanding Options for People With Dementia—but Falling Short of the Need

Jun 14, 2018 14:45  |  David Gorn, CALmatters

Rob Lyman of didn’t know what to do.

The Redwood City resident was helping his aunt, Sharron Evans, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and needed constant supervision. A former teacher, she had ru...

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Looking to November: Republicans Held Their Own in the Primary—but It's All Uphill From Here

Looking to November: Republicans Held Their Own in the Primary—but It's All Uphill From Here

Jun 07, 2018 15:25  |  Ben Christopher, CALmatters

With primary-election ballots still being tallied across the state, things are looking good for the California Republican Party … that is, not catastrophically bad.

It may be as close to good as the st...

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Saving the Open Internet: With Federal Regulations Ending, California Moves Closer to Its Own Sweeping Net-Neutrality Rule

Saving the Open Internet: With Federal Regulations Ending, California Moves Closer to Its Own Sweeping Net-Neutrality Rule

Jun 04, 2018 14:15  |  Antoinette Siu, CALmatters

With just a week left until the federal government intends to roll back net neutrality, California’s Senate has stepped into the void by advancing a bill that aims to maintain equal internet access fo...

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Democracy in Crisis: While Trump Pardons His Supporters, the Feds Withhold Evidence While Prosecuting His Opposition

Democracy in Crisis: While Trump Pardons His Supporters, the Feds Withhold Evidence While Prosecuting His Opposition

Jun 03, 2018 12:50  |  Baynard Woods

The U.S. Attorney’s office in the District of Columbia—which has spent the last year and a half prosecuting people who protested the president’s inauguration—has been sanctioned by a judge for failing...

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June Astronomy: The Bright Outer Planets Are the (Figurative) Stars of the Skies This Month

June Astronomy: The Bright Outer Planets Are the (Figurative) Stars of the Skies This Month

May 31, 2018 12:00  |  Robert Victor

At dusk in June, two planets clearly outshine all the stars. Venus , at magnitude -4 in the west-northwest, sets about 2.5 hours after sunset. Jupiter , near magnitude -2.4 in the southeast to south at du...

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