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California's Fiscal Health Continues to Deteriorate, Despite Many Deep Cuts

(LOS ANGELES) — Just three months after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger cut, taxed and line-item-vetoed away a two-year budget gap of $26 billion, California faces billions of dollars in new shortfalls, with the problem likely to deepen in the next fiscal year.

Newsom Exit Gives Huge Boost to Brown Campaign

When Attorney General Jerry Brown, 71, became the last man standing in the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial field on Friday, the battle-scarred warrior with four decades in state politics pulled off a remarkable feat in California - home to an elbow-throwing pack of ambitious Democratic politicians.

Cutbacks Will Affect State Park Enthusiasts

Padlocked toilets are coming soon to California's once-fabled state parks. They will be joined by off-limits campgrounds, closed hiking trails and forbidden forests as the cash-poor state seeks to save $14.2 million by yanking away the welcome mat from its 278 parks.

Newsom- I'm OUT!

"This is not an easy decision", comments Newsom. "But it is one made with the best intentions for my wife, my daughter, the residents of the city and county of San Francisco, and California Democrats."

A new California law places paparazzi under the spotlight

A new law in California attempts to crack down on paparazzi whose aggressive tactics might endanger their subjects, stoking a debate over whether individual privacy should take precedence over freedom of the press

Bill to legalize, tax marijuana in California gets a hearing

Legislation to make California the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use lit up a Capitol committee hearing Wednesday with three hours of lively but mellow debate. No joint consensus was reached.