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Local & Regional Local rabbi reflects on shootings in Kansas Local rabbi reflects on shootings in Kansas (Video)
As some of the Kern County Jewish community prepared for their Monday night Seder dinner at the Chabad of Bakersfield synagogue in celebration of the Passover holiday, Rabbi Shmuel Schlanger said he was very aware those attending have many thoughts, concerns and questions surrounding the senseless shootings in Kansas City.
Local & Regional Top Democratic lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax'
The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.
Local & Regional Disgraced former Bell city manager gets prison Disgraced former Bell city manager gets prison
The disgraced former city manager who became the face of a multimillion dollar corruption scandal in the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell was sentenced in federal court Monday to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion.
Local & Regional Growth of California marine sanctuaries proposed Growth of California marine sanctuaries proposed
Federal officials on Monday proposed more than doubling the size of two marine sanctuaries off the Northern California coast, a move that would restrict the movements of cargo ships, aircraft and personal watercraft, and close the areas to oil and gas exploration.