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Gov. Brown Orders DMV Audit After Latest Failure

Gov. Jerry Brown is doing what the California Legislature failed to do — order an audit of the DMV. The state Department of Finance will perform the audit. Brown's order Friday came a day after a computer outage crippled more than a third of DMV offices ...
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California Scraps Helmet Mandate for Motorized Scooters

SACRAMENTO — Californians soon won't have to wear helmets while zipping around on motorized scooters. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday requiring helmets only for people under age 18. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday requiring he...
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Attacks Using Bodily Fluids a Problem at California Lockups

LOS ANGELES — California prisons and jails should do more to protect guards from inmates who fling bodily fluids in so-called "gassing" attacks, according to a new report released Tuesday. "These attacks are considered a type of aggravated battery and facil...
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