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California Wine Collector Who Defrauded Palm Beacher Bill Koch C

December 24, 2013 (AP) Health officials say test results have fallen within an expected range for a Southern California high school where a student was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Riverside County health officials said Monday that 126 students at Indio High School had positive skin tests for possible exposure to the contagious illness and are being asked to follow-up with chest X-rays. More than 1,300 people celebrities tapes were tested on Friday during a four-hour clinic at more information the school. The county health department says no more than 10 or 15 percent of students should test positive. Officials last week called for the testing after a student was diagnosed with tuberculosis in November. <br>Read more:

California School's TB Tests in Expected Range

schools chief Michelle Rhee. Cal State Fullerton professor Sarah Hill studies politics and education policy. Shes wary of the initiative process because it doesnt allow for fine tuning the way the legislative process does. Still, she thinks something should be done. "Theres getting to be public support and theres enough evidence of need for reform in California," she said. "I mean when youre ranked as poorly as California schools are, somethings wrong." If the ballot measure succeeds, it could be several years until its changes are carried out. The improving economy makes it unlikely that, at least for the foreseeable future,California schools will again see the large funding-based layoffs that began to cripple public schools in 2007. <br>Read more:

California governor Jerry Brown pardons 127, mostly for drugs

Prosecutors said money from the fraud funded a lavish lifestyle in suburban Los Angeles that included luxury cars, designer clothing and fine food and drinks. Mooney said all of Kurniawan's assets have been seized or have had liens placed against them, including the Arcadia home where his 67-year-old mother resides after she obtained asylum. The trial featured testimony from billionaire yachtsman, entrepreneur and wine investor William Koch, who said he was conned and cheated by Kurniawan into paying $2.1 million for 219 fake bottles of wine. "I was disappointed and I was angry," he testified. Koch says he's spent $4.5 million on 421 bottles of wine that turned out to be fakes. <br>Read more:

California's incarceration rate drops

Font Page 1 of 1 Ledy Ordonez isn't surprised that Latinos in California have been slow to sign up for coverage under federal health law, even though they've been a top priority for enrollments in the state. "They're scared," the 43-year-old Fremont woman said as she worked at her imported clothing and jewelry stand at a farmers' market in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood. "They're afraid if they put in an application for their children ... they'll get deported." Disappointing enrollment figures for Latinos are causing Covered California officials to rethink they way they reach out to this population, which is considered key to the success of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in the state. Latinos account for click more than half the state's nearly 7 million uninsured residents, but they accounted for only about 13 percent of the enrollees in Covered California during the first two months of operation. They are important to the success of the Affordable Care Act in the state because they tend to be younger and healthier than the average population, and their participation will help create a balanced and affordable insurance pool. "The numbers are not ideal," said Santiago Lucero , spokesman for Covered California. <br>Read more:

Covered California pushing for more Latinos

Quan and Sara Abarbanel at the university's Criminal Justice Center. In 2010, jail inmates and probationers overseen by counties accounted for 56 percent of all adults under correctional control in California. In 2012, they accounted for 71 percent. The state is still responsible for prisoners and parolees, but they now make up slightly less than a third of the correctional population. The study also found that California now ranks below the national average in the proportion of adults it imprisons and places on parole. But its probation population, which is under county control, has exploded, from 311,692 people in 2010 to 416,414 people in 2012. <br>Read more:

California ballot measure would base teacher layoffs on performance, not seniority

Robberies, burglaries and thefts accounted for most of the rest. In one eyebrow-raising instance, a man drunkenly "stole his neighbor's lawn mower and some frozen food items," according to the pardon message. A California woman burglarized a home "and took food to feed her children," another message states. The number of people receiving pardons just before Christmas fell one short of the total number of pardons Brown handed down in 2012. Brown pardoned 128 convicted criminals in 2012, 79 of them on Christmas Eve, a marked increase from the 21 pardons he issued in 2011. The gubernatorial pardons came several days after President Obama commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates serving long terms for crack-cocaine related offenses, Obama's latest effort to soften a legacy of harsh drug-related penalties. PHOTO: Gov. <br>Read more:

Judge: California teen is brain dead after tonsil surgery

Paul Fisher, chief of pediatric neurology at Stanford Children's Hospital, to evaluate Jahi as an clicking here independent expert. Fisher testified Tuesday that Jahi meets the criteria for brain death. Alameda Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo previously ruled that the hospital must hold off on any decisions regarding discontinuing life support until December 30 and encouraged both sides to work together. "This is a very, very charged case. The stakes are very high. There is a young girl involved, and I think it would suit both parties well if you would speak with each other about how we are going to get through the next few days," Grillo said. Attorney: Family needs to process judge's ruling Attorney Christopher Dolan said family members need to evaluate what the judge said on Tuesday before they decide on their next move. <br>Read more:

California Health-Insurance Site Sees Rush at Finish Line

Peter Lee, head of the state exchange known as Covered California, said Californians should make a good-faith effort to sign up by the end of Monday if they want coverage Jan. 1, but he said Covered California will help people get to the finish line if they start Monday and run into hurdles. Pages on the California website were taking three to eight seconds to load and wait times at the call center were running long. Its sort of like the election. If you are in line when the polls close you get to vote, Mr. Lee said of the decision to allow people to technically enroll past the Dec. 23 deadline. <br>Read more:

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