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State Senate race deals blow to Democratic Party, unions

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The California Democratic Party and labor unions vowed not to back down any time soon after their candidate lost a costly state Senate race in the San Francisco Bay Area this week.

May 20, 2015 | | State


California shuts down pricey private SF bus service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A state agency has shut down a luxury commuter bus service that some say spotlighted the gap between wealthy tech workers in San Francisco and everyone else.

May 20, 2015 | | State


Tracy biomass fire triggers warning

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 20, 2015 | | State


Concern about legal pot & minors aired California

OAKLAND (AP) - Members of a commission led by California's lieutenant governor said Tuesday that legalizing the recreational use of marijuana could generate enough tax revenue to fund drug education and counseling centers at every high school in the state, a potential upside that should be seriously considered as activists work to put a pot-legalization initiative before voters next year.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Study finds spike in car theft after prison change

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new study says California continues to see a spike in auto thefts since a change in prison policy four years ago forced many local jails to release more inmates early.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Los Angeles biggest US city to favor $15 minimum wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council gave initial approval Tuesday to raising minimum pay in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020, a key step as wages in America have stagnated.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Sonoma tobacco restriction law passes first council vote

SONOMA (AP) - Sonoma is a step closer to keeping new businesses from selling cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and certain other tobacco products under a proposed law that unanimously passed the first of two city council votes.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Plans for Temecula water park killed again, drought blamed

TEMECULA (AP) - Dreams of a water park in Temecula city have again been tabled after developers failed to complete a purchase of land for the property.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Third dead whale washes ashore on SF Bay Area beach

PACIFICA (AP) - A dead whale was found on a beach south of San Francisco on Tuesday, the same day two other dead whales that washed up weeks apart were being buried nearby after neighbors complained of their rotting smell.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Helmet camera captured deadly Yosemite National Park cliff jump

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Homemade morphine possible

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse.

May 18, 2015 | | State


Assembly bill would require hearings on police military gear

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California communities must hold public hearings before their police departments accept military equipment such as tanks and grenade launchers under a bill approved Monday in the state Assembly.

May 18, 2015 | | State


Appeals court sides Google over anti-Muslim film case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court panel should not have forced YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors, a larger group of judges ruled Monday in a victory for free speech advocates.

May 18, 2015 | | State


California man drives wrong way on 3 highways for 25 miles

BERKELEY (AP) - A man drove about 25 miles in the wrong direction on San Francisco Bay Area freeways and city streets and then crashed into another car.

May 18, 2015 | | State


Truck rides, bucket lifts begin for salmon

LAGUNITAS (AP) - What do you do when you have 30 million young salmon ready for their big journeys downstream, but drought and development have dried your riverbeds to sauna rocks? In California this year, you give the fish a ride.

May 17, 2015 | | State


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Give Every Child a Chance offering STEM programs

This summer the Give Every Child a Chance Science Technology Electronics (STEM) program visited summer day camps at French Camp, Sequoia, Banta and Ripon Schools.

July 25, 2017 | | State


$6M grant aids SJ effort with addressing mental, substance abuse issues

STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Tuesday formally adopted a resolution to accept $6 million in grant funding from the California Board of ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


New Jerusalem School District starts 141st year on Aug. 14

TRACY – New Jerusalem Elementary School District, on the verge of collapse a decade ago, will open its 141st school year on Aug.14 as healthy ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


Should you be worried about rise of artificial intelligence?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently slugged it out online over the possible threat artificial intelligence might one day pose ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


Firm offers to microchip staff to access facilities

RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin (AP) - A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


IRS sees big drop in ID theft, stolen refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is seeing a big drop in the number of identity theft victims after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to ...

July 25, 2017 | | State


Disney picks Galaxy’s Edge for name

ANAHEIM (AP) - Disney Parks isn't letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands.

July 16, 2017 | | State


California climate law backers look lawmaker backing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers leading an effort to extend the state's signature climate change initiative made a last-minute appeal Saturday to critics on the ...

July 16, 2017 | | State


Firefighter who died from injury fell into chain saw

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a firefighter who died after he was cut with a chain saw lost his balance while battling a San Diego ...

July 16, 2017 | | State


9th District’s agenda has topics that draw Trump’s ire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation's largest federal court circuit has clashed repeatedly with President Donald Trump over the past six months, and the agenda ...

July 16, 2017 | | State


2 killed when car crashes into home

LINCOLN (AP) - Police in Northern California say two people were killed after a car crashed into a home, setting both on fire.

July 16, 2017 | | State


Black teenager says Bakersfield police wrongly roughed her up

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - A black woman contends she was confronted by police at gunpoint, punched in the mouth and bitten by a police dog after she ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


Men who stopped train attack to star in Clint Eastwood film

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will play themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed film ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


Interstate 80 reopens along stateline

TRUCKEE (AP) - Fire crews were getting the upper hand on a wildland blaze that shut down U.S. Interstate 80 along the Nevada-California line most ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


WILDFIRES ARE EARLY, UNPREDICTABLE

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Timber and brush parched from a years-long dry spell and thick grass that grew after drought-busting winter downpours are making for early ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


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