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Minimum wage rising to $9 today

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour when a new law takes effect today and provides workers with the first such increase since 2008.

June 30, 2014 | | State


Supreme Court clears ban on gay conversion therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for enforcement of a first-of-its-kind California law that bars psychological counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.

June 30, 2014 | | State


State recognizes use of bitcoins

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that recognizes bitcoins and other virtual currencies in California.

June 30, 2014 | | State


Child at Boy Scout camp dies from gunshot

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 12-year-old boy at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego died from a gunshot wound to the head Monday morning, and police were investigating whether the shooting was self-inflicted or accidental.

June 30, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS BAY AREA

• OYSTER FARM OWNERS EYE OPTIONS AFTER RULING: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider the appeal of a popular oyster farm that federal officials want to shutter and return to wilderness along the coast of Northern California.

June 30, 2014 | | State


Border Patrol has lots of agents ­– in wrong places

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arrested rafting across the Rio Grande and a 23-year-old man caught under similar circumstances.

June 29, 2014 | | State


‘Flying saucer’ splashes down after NASA test

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft - and one day even astronauts - safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

June 29, 2014 | | State


New fireworks sponsor eases Calif. oversight

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Tourism officials at Lake Tahoe say that obtaining Nevada-based sponsorship for their annual Fourth of July and Labor Day fireworks shows will help free them from California regulators after settling a lawsuit over pollution.

June 29, 2014 | | State


San Francisco Gay Pride Parade attracts multitudes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The 44th Annual San Francisco Gay Pride Parade attracted tens of thousands of spectators and participants under unseasonably warm and sunny skies Sunday.

June 29, 2014 | | State


Twin tunnels water project heads to state high court

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Supreme Court is set to decide if the state must buy thousands of acres of private property to perform preliminary tests for two massive water tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

June 27, 2014 | | State


Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier funding OK’d

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting an oft-debated suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a $76 million funding package for a net system that would prevent people from jumping to their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | | State


SF parking app refuses shut-down order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The company behind a mobile app that allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has rejected an order from the city attorney to stop its operations.

June 27, 2014 | | State


Choosing wind energy over winged species

FRESNO (AP) - A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | | State


Case of beaten Giants fan in jury’s hands

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors in a high-profile negligence lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt were asked Thursday to decide who was responsible for a beating that left a San Francisco Giants fan with devastating brain damage.

June 26, 2014 | | State


‘Broken Heart’ nets 275 child predators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities throughout Southern California Thursday announced the arrests of more than 275 child predators that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a retired sheriff's deputy, a U.S. Army soldier and a Los Angeles Fire Department explorer.

June 26, 2014 | | State


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‘Migrant Mother’ photographer’s images of oppressed resonate

OAKLAND (AP) - Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers' camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many ...

May 21, 2017 | | State


California Demo chair race angers ‘Berniecrats’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic activists loyal to the Sen. Bernie Sanders aren't ready to give up after their favored candidate came tantalizingly close but fell ...

May 21, 2017 | | State


More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor’s OK

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Gov. Brown asks Trump’s help with high-speed train

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking an unlikely ally in his bid to create a high-speed train line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

May 14, 2017 | | State


California planning upgrade for driver’s licenses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With a deadline looming, California is planning to spend more than $220 million to bring driver's licenses and state identification cards up ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Ex-governor’s ambitions paved way to Oroville Dam crisis, records say

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Historical records reveal the late Gov. Pat Brown misled voters about the cost of building the nation's tallest dam, ignored recommendations to ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Budget includes $15M to help Californians facing deportation

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has earmarked an extra $15 million in the California budget to expand legal defense services for people battling deportation, according ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Judge stays minor leaguers’ wage suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has stayed proceedings in a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are paid less than minimum wage ...

May 07, 2017 | | State


Orange County sheriffs accused of poaching fire rescue calls

SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County Sheriff's Department helicopters have been poaching rescue calls sent to the Fire Authority for several months in a costly ...

May 07, 2017 | | State


Cuts put spotlight on student race questions on school forms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After volunteering at her children's Los Angeles middle school for nearly a decade, Carol Convey was told the number of teachers ...

May 07, 2017 | | State


GOV. BROWN SLAMS DENHAM

SACRAMENTO (AP) - All 14 California Republicans in Congress voted for the GOP's health care bill. Half represent districts that supported Hillary Clinton in the ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Slaying of camp workers on NorCal beach may be solved

SANTA ROSA (AP) - California authorities believe they have solved the slayings of two young Bible-camp counselors found shot to death as they slept on a ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Pre-existing conditions and health plan: Who’s covered?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Can chronic meth use lead to psychosis?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Over the past seven years, Los Angeles jail officials have seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of mentally ill ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


LA peace parades mark anniversary of Rodney King riots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


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