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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 7, 2014.
By United Press International

Charles Manson 'family member' granted parole for third time

March 13 (UPI) -- The California Parole Board recommended for the third time in 4 years that Charles Manson's associate Bruce Davis be released from prison for good behavior.
Aileen Graef
Jerry Brown to seek fourth term as California governor

Jerry Brown to seek fourth term as California governor

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Jerry Brown announced Thursday he would run for a fourth term as governor of California this year.

California unveils legislation to help deal with drought

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- California officials Wednesday unveiled a $687.4 million plan to help the state cope with its severe drought.

California given two more years to reduce prison population

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A panel of federal judges Monday gave California two more years to reduce overcrowding in its prison system before requiring the wholesale release of inmates.

California drought said putting groundwater supplies at risk

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Total California water storage levels are near their lowest in a decade, risking unsustainable groundwater depletion if the drought persists, researchers say.

Calif. State Water Project may have to cut deliveries due to drought

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- California's State Water Project, which supplies the majority of Californians with water, said it may have to cut deliveries if the state's drought persists.

Calif. cuts off water deliveries due to drought

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- California water officials turned off the tap Friday, saying the winter drought forced them to cancel water deliveries to the entire state.

Obama assures federal agencies working to mitigate California drought

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- President Obama Wednesday called Gov. Jerry Brown to express his commitment to providing federal support to combat California's historic drought.

Brent sentenced to 180 days in jail for manslaughter

DALLAS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A jury sentenced former Dallas defensive tackle Josh Brent to 180 days in jail Friday after he was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter.

Jury in Josh Brent trial retires for night, no sentence announced

DALLAS, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The jury in the intoxication manslaughter trial of Josh Brent met Thursday without deciding on a sentence for the former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle.

Ex-Cowboy Josh Brent convicted of intoxication manslaughter

DALLAS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was found guilty Wednesday of intoxication manslaughter in the 2012 death of teammate Jerry Brown Jr.

Josh Brent intoxicated manslaughter case goes to jury

DALLAS, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A Dallas jury received the intoxication manslaughter case of former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent after defense and prosecution lawyers' closing arguments Tuesday.

Statewide drought emergency declared in California

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for all of California Friday, saying the state faced "terrible consequences" from the stubborn winter dry spell.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
By United Press International

Manslaughter trial of Josh Brent, former Dallas Cowboy, begins

DALLAS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Testimony in Josh Brent's intoxication manslaughter trial began Monday in Dallas with a discussion of the field sobriety test he took after his car accident.
Jury selection in manslaughter trial of former Cowboy Brent begins

Jury selection in manslaughter trial of former Cowboy Brent begins

DALLAS, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Jury selection in the intoxication manslaughter case of former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent began Thursday, with testimony expected to begin Monday.

California Supreme Court: Illegal immigrants can receive law licenses

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- An illegal immigrant who graduated from law school cannot be denied a California law license because of his status, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

California adopts rules to ban flame retardants in upholstery

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- California will ban toxic chemicals in fire retardants used in upholstered furniture, officials said.

High number of endangered condors treated for lead poisoning at zoo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Authorities at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens say they have treated 21 endangered California condors for lead poisoning in the month of October.
Napolitano: $5M to aid University of California 'dreamer' students

Napolitano: $5M to aid University of California 'dreamer' students

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The University of California will offer $5 million to help students in the country illegally pay college tuition, university President Janet Napolitano said.

Woman sentenced to life for killing pimp gets parole

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown will allow parole of a woman sentenced at age 16 to life in prison for killing a man who forced her into prostitution, his office said.
Fast-food wages costly to taxpayers

Fast-food wages costly to taxpayers

CHICAGO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- While low prices for hamburgers and fries at U.S. fast food restaurants may appear to be good for consumer wallets, the low wages paid to fast-food workers means taxpayers end up paying billions of dollars to cover workers' basic needs, researchers say.
MICHELLE GROENKE

Secret groups to pay fines for improper political financing

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- California officials said they are levying $16 million in penalties on secret groups that donated money to promote political issues in 2012.

Bay Area transit workers on strike after unions leave negotiations

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Bay Area Rapid Transit workers in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area went on strike early Friday, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters scrambling.
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