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California gives no-bid health contracts worth $184 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, including deals that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency's executive director.

October 12, 2014 | | State


Missing woman found in Maine shack

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An elderly Los Angeles woman whose neighbors believed had died was instead found in a rundown shack in Maine, where according to authorities an unrelated family took her after gaining her confidence and selling her house.

October 12, 2014 | | State


Thousands pack SF waterfront for Fleet Week return

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fleet Week weekend kicked off with San Francisco's waterfront packed by thousands of people who witnessed the commissioning of the Navy's newest ship and the acrobatics of the Navy's precision flight team.

October 12, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• 5 KILLED IN 3 SEPARATE SHOOTINGS IN STOCKTON: STOCKTON (AP) - Police in Stockton are seeking outside help to gather evidence after five people were killed in a series of overnight shootings that happened within four hours.

October 12, 2014 | | State


Prop 45 seeks insurance rate review

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Proposition 45 offers a simple choice for voters: Do they want the state insurance commissioner to regulate health care rates for small businesses and individual health plans?

October 12, 2014 | | State


Lt governor candidates see job’s potential

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lieutenant governor of California is a low-visibility position with few official duties, and officeholders have historically struggled to define their role in the job.

October 12, 2014 | | State


Tax on sodas eyed in both San Francisco, Berkeley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A tax on sodas and other sugar-laden drinks that voters and courts in other parts of the country have rejected is on the November ballots in San Francisco and Berkeley, two cities that have been open to such social-engineering initiatives in the past.

October 12, 2014 | | State


Schools chief race may end up election’s tightest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The statewide election that could end up as one of the closest and most expensive in California this fall is for an office many voters probably have only the dimmest awareness of: state schools superintendent.

October 12, 2014 | | State


Bag makers launch push to overturn ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Plastic bag manufacturers on Friday passed their first hurdle in their effort to delay and eventually repeal California's new ban on single-use plastic shopping bags before it takes effect.

October 10, 2014 | | State


Newborn girl abandoned in trash bin

MERCED (AP) - Police in Central California are searching for the mother of a newborn girl abandoned in a trash bin of an apartment complex in the city of Merced.

October 10, 2014 | | State


Blaze not showing much growth

APPLEGATE (AP) - Fire crews strengthened containment lines and put out hot spots Friday around a wildfire burning near a Northern California interstate that destroyed six homes and was threatening hundreds more.

October 10, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• TRIBAL DISPUTE CLOSES INDIAN CASINO: COARSEGOLD (AP) - An Indian casino remained closed Friday after a clash between competing factions of the Central California Native American tribe that owns it, sheriff's officials said.

October 10, 2014 | | State


Historic drought is backdrop for $7.5B water bond vote

FRESNO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are hoping California's worsening drought persuades voters to approve borrowing billions of dollars for new water projects, treatment systems and conservation measures.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Proposition 47 lowers penalties for crimes such as drug possession

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A projected 40,000 offenders each year would face lower penalties for crimes such as drug possession and petty theft if California voters approve Proposition 47 on the Nov. 4 ballot.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Student held in school threat in California

YUCCA VALLEY (AP) - A student with a cache of weapons arrested for investigation of threatening to shoot, stab and assault staff members at his high school in the California desert community of Yucca Valley, authorities said.

October 09, 2014 | | State


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On last day of summer, snow falling in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a ...

September 21, 2017 | | State


California hits Gatorade in court for ‘anti -water’ videogame

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations ...

September 21, 2017 | | State


Woman brandishes gun in boutique

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) - A woman screaming about Cuba pointed a gun Thursday at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood and returned hours ...

September 21, 2017 | | State


Soroptimist plans ‘meet & greet Saturday for potential members

Soroptimist International of Manteca members are hosting their "Join Us" meet and greet event at Delicato's Tuscan Room on Saturday Sept. 23, from to ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Twin Tunnels fight continues after big jolt from Westlands

FRESNO (AP) - In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Judge likely to strike down ballot title for gas tax repeal

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's attorney general wrote a misleading description of a ballot initiative to repeal the recently approved gas tax increase, a judge concluded ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Great Valley Academy suspends 5-year-old for ‘terroristic’ threat

MODESTO (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old boy in central California say their son's school suspended him for a day for allegedly making a ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Lodi skydiver dies from crash injuries

LODI (AP) - A skydiver who crashed last week in Northern California after a parachute malfunction has died.

September 20, 2017 | | State


Hepatitis A outbreak seen in LA; homeless at great risk

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


Did CPUC fire whistleblower in PG&E investigation?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The former chief administrative law judge at California's powerful utility regulator said Tuesday she was fired for cooperating with investigators looking into ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


SJ County sues over Twin Tunnels bond plan

SACRAMENTO - A regionally diverse coalition of Northern California counties, water resource management and flood control agencies, and reclamation and water storage districts filed legal action ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


WESTLANDS SAYS NO TO TWIN TUNNELS

FRESNO - A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday for re-engineering the state's water system with a pair of massive, $16 billion ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


California wants millions to fund Twin Tunnels

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dozens of water agencies and millions of families and farmers would be on the hook for building two giant tunnels to carry Northern ...

September 18, 2017 | | State


Six illegals sue over Trump’s end of deportation protection

IRVINE . (AP) - Six immigrants brought to the United States as children who became teachers, graduate students and a lawyer sued the Trump administration on Monday ...

September 18, 2017 | | State


Police investigate deer shot in SoCal neighborhood

MONROVIA (AP) - California authorities are investigating a man who was caught on camera shooting a deer with a bow and arrow within a suburban foothill ...

September 18, 2017 | | State


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