California Voters Could Legalize Pot In November

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California Pension Costs Fuel Growing Anxiety

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In 1996, Californians voted to allow sick people with referrals from doctors to consume cannabis — and medical marijuana dispensaries cropped up. In the past two years, an estimated 800 operations set up shop in Los Angeles, while city leaders dragged their feet to regulate them — until now. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Los Angeles Officials Crack Down On Pot Clinics

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With iTunes Consumers Ponder Ditching Cable

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The upcoming prisoner release is meant to reduce costs — California spends almost 10 percent of its general fund budget to house inmates. Above, the gymnasium at San Quentin, seen in a 2009 file photo, serves as overflow housing for hundreds of inmates. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Calif. Prison Early-Release Program Stirs Controversy

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Toyota Recalls Also Affect Some Older Vehicles

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Oakland, Calif., Pot Superstore Opens Doors

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Career Coaches Help Minorities On Way To The Top

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Smoke billows from a Chevron Corp. refinery in Richmond, Calif. The refinery is the largest producer of greenhouse gases in the state. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Chevron Threatens To Leave Longtime Home

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Nov. 3: Students hold candles during a vigil to support a classmate who was the victim of a brutal rape at Richmond High School. Diana Jou/Richmond Confidential hide caption

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Rape At School Brings New Despair To Richmond

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Calif. Officials Scrambling After Bay Bridge Crashes

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San Francisco Youth Sanctuary Law Prompts Battle

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Calif. Commuters Eager For Bay Bridge To Reopen

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Bay Bridge Closed For Repairs

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Association: Online Price War Hurts Smaller Stores

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