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Challenger would drop tenure-ruling appeal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The challenger in the unexpectedly tight race for California's elected schools chief said Thursday that if he wins in November he would immediately withdraw the state superintendent from an appeal of a landmark legal decision that struck down teacher-tenure laws and other job protections.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Chase, police shooting snarl SF traffic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officers shot and killed a man Thursday after he led them on a lengthy high-speed chase, crashed in downtown San Francisco and then fired a gun at good Samaritans who tried to help him, authorities said.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Farmers may have to stop using grape, nut pesticide

FRESNO (AP) - California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | State


Rain helps efforts to control King Fire

PLACERVILLE (AP) - Firefighters are taking advantage of rainy weather to make progress on a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, authorities said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Woman hit by CHP officer gets $1.5M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Bodies found during search for source of odor

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Authorities investigating a noxious odor that prompted evacuations in a San Francisco Bay Area city discovered two bodies inside a residence.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Prison guard union leader to retire

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The leader of the union representing state prison guards is retiring, leaving an organization that had sparred with then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger before making peace with Gov. Jerry Brown.

September 25, 2014 | | State


State sales of Confederate flag banned

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Fight against King Fire is California’s 2nd most costly

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A massive blaze in California that threatens thousands of homes has become the second-most expensive blaze to fight in the state this year, officials said Wednesday.

September 24, 2014 | | State


91 arrests, 12 rescues in SoCal sex trafficking

LONG BEACH (AP) - A crackdown on sex trafficking in Southern California has led to 91 arrests and the rescue of nearly two dozen children who had been forced into prostitution, authorities announced Wednesday.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Judge rules against billionaire in dispute

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Northern California judge ruled Wednesday against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had shut down public access to a beach beloved by surfers and swimmers, ordering him to reopen his private road to the beach.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Renewable plan hinges on huge caverns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Pot legalization effort begins in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Prisons toughen screenings of visitors

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Starting next month, California will begin implementing one of the nation's toughest protocols for access to state prisons in an attempt to reduce the flow of illegal drugs to inmates.

September 24, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

DISTRICT DROPS PROGRAM THAT CUT AC DURING HEAT: LAKE FOREST (AP) - A week after air-conditioning was cut off to some campuses during a heat wave, an Orange County school district is dropping out of an energy-savings program run by Southern California Edison.

September 24, 2014 | | State


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Jihadist with California ties loses United States citizenship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge revoked the U.S. citizenship of a man who prosecutors say ran a communications hub for an Egyptian terrorist ...

April 24, 2017 | | State


Democrats could tighten grip on California politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republicans have a lock on power in Congress and the White House. But far across the country in California, the party of ...

April 24, 2017 | | State


San Francisco sports figures honored with street names

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Joe Montana passed to Dwight Clark for another memorable play on Sunday.

April 23, 2017 | | State


California move toward resuming executions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books ...

April 23, 2017 | | State


Thousands of Californians join March for Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of people in cities across California took to the streets Saturday as part of the nationwide March for Science, decrying President ...

April 23, 2017 | | State


California high-speed rail chairman steps down from job

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief executive officer of California's $64 billion high-speed rail program said Friday he's stepping down after five years seeing ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


Electricity fully restored after San Francisco outage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco power outage that stranded people in elevators and left tens of thousands of others in the dark Friday was ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


Battle for Berkeley: Will Coulter spark clash?

BERKELEY (AP) - The word "CANCELED" is printed across a poster of Ann Coulter's face at the University of California, Berkeley. But that appears to ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


Whittier College to close law school

COSTA MESA (AP) - Whittier College in Southern California is shutting down its law school.

April 21, 2017 | | State


Brown’s state agriculture board pick hit by backlash

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Isadore Hall was a veteran Democratic legislator from Compton until he gave up his seat to run for Congress and lost. But Gov ...

April 21, 2017 | | State


LA budget plan has $176M to combat homelessness

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed a $9.2 billion budget on Thursday, which includes $176 million specifically aimed at combatting the ...

April 20, 2017 | | State


UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter

BERKELEY (AP) - University of California, Berkeley officials said Thursday they have a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her ...

April 20, 2017 | | State


University of California alleges $12M health fraud scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of California is asking a judge to halt what it claims is a health care fraud scheme that targeted students ...

April 20, 2017 | | State


A look at the 6 films exploring the LA riots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles erupted into the most destructive civil disturbance in US history on April 29, 1992, and the 25th anniversary is being ...

April 20, 2017 | | State


LA’s violent uprising of 1992 returns to TV 25 years later

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Toward the end of "L.A. Burning," a new documentary about the fiery and deadly 1992 Los Angeles riots, a man who ...

April 20, 2017 | | State


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