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Quad Bandit Now Suspected in Nine Bank Robberies

Los Angeles, California - A suspect known as the Quad Bandit is believed to have robbed nine banks in multiple cities, including one earlier this week in Anaheim Hills, according to investigators with multiple law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles and Orange Counties who are working jointly to identify the suspect.

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Historic Clean Water Act Settlement Will Prevent Millions of Gallons of Sewage Discharges into San Francisco Bay

San Francisco, California - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a Clean Water Act settlement requiring the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and seven East Bay communities to conduct extensive system repairs aimed at eliminating millions of gallons of sewage discharges into San Francisco Bay.  Under today’s agreement, EBMUD and the communities will assess and upgrade their 1,500 mile-long sewer system infrastructure over a 21-year period. 

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California Agriculture Secretary Ross in Mexico City for Governor Brown’s trade mission

Mexico City, Mexico - My first impressions of Mexico City as part of Governor Brown’s trade mission were a sensory overload. From the vibrant colors and artistry of the flower market within Mercardo de Jamaica, to the unbelievable aromas drifting blocks away from the Pasteleria Ideal bakery, Mexico has a rich cultural society that, like California, has a strong connection to food and farming.

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California is building once again, according to commercial real estate survey

Los Angeles, California - New commercial space is expected to increase through 2017 across most California real estate markets, thanks in part to job growth and goods moving through the state’s ports. The outlook is based on the recent Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate Survey, a leading indicator of future commercial construction in California that analyzes the three-year outlook for real estate development activity and provides insights into new, not yet on the radar, building projects.

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Low-income students in high-performing high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

Los Angeles, California - Low-income minority adolescents who were admitted to high-performing public charter high schools in Los Angeles were significantly less likely to engage in risky health behaviors than their peers who were not admitted to those schools, according to a new UCLA-led study.

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Are California Medicaid Policies Sentencing People with Mental Illnesses to Prison?

Los Angeles, California - Researchers from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics have linked tighter Medicaid policies governing antipsychotic drugs with increased incarceration rates for schizophrenic individuals.

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Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Stanford, California - Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.

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CDPH Takes Enforcement Action Against Sonoma Developmental Center’s Intermediate Care Facility

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced it has issued a notice of termination of the Medicaid (termed Medi-Cal in California) Provider Agreement for the Department of Developmental Services at the Sonoma Developmental Center. The termination is effective 90 days from today.

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