Judge To Take Weeks To Rule On Gay Marriage
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Ex-Cop Faces Trial In Racially Charged Murder Case
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Richard Lee has created a multimillion-dollar empire in Oakland, Calif., built largely on medicinal pot. And now, he wants to take it a step further, by turning marijuana into a totally legal, taxable commodity for any Californian age 21 or older. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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The Man Bankrolling California's Pot Initiative
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Jump Start: NUMMI Is Reborn For Electric Cars
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The Controversy Over Aluminum Bats
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San Mateo, Calif., Grapples With Economic Fallout
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New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., also known as NUMMI, was a unique joint venture between Toyota and General Motors in Fremont, Calif. Jennifer Baires/KQED hide caption

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NUMMI Plant Closure Ends Toyota-GM Venture
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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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