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Lawmaker convicted of voter fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California state Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday of perjury and voter fraud for falsely claiming he lived in an apartment in the district he represents when he actually lives elsewhere.

January 28, 2014 | | State


Napa Valley vintners prepare for drought

NAPA (AP) - With California in the grips of severe drought, Napa Valley wine grape growers on Tuesday said some vines are ripening early and that farmers are planning fewer crops to save water.

January 28, 2014 | | State


Woman, 81, shot during home invasion

OAKLAND (AP) - An 81-year-old Oakland woman was shot and wounded Tuesday by an intruder in her usually tranquil neighborhood.

January 28, 2014 | | State


As drought continues, feds could seize water

FRESNO (AP) - With no end in sight to California's drought, farmers in the San Joaquin Valley fear federal officials could seize water in the San Luis Reservoir intended for their crops.

January 28, 2014 | | State


Punjabi Americans flex political muscle, open wallets in Manteca

The biggest money contributors in the 2010 Manteca mayoral candidates weren't developers. It was members of the Punjabi American community.

January 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | State


Female ranks declining in legislature

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Legislature is generally regarded as a fairly progressive institution, with a sizable gay and lesbian caucus and lawmakers representing an array of racial and ethnic groups. But one group has been dropping steadily in representation for nearly a decade - women.

January 26, 2014 | | State


Dry winter means bad air in SJ Valley

FRESNO (AP) - The winter air is so bad in the San Joaquin Valley that even healthy people are being urged to stay indoors.

January 26, 2014 | | State


Drought is forcing ranchers to sell cattle

AROMAS (AP) - In January, business at the 101 Livestock Market's cattle auction on California's Central Coast is usually slow. The busy season is normally in June or July, when ranchers have had time to fatten their animals for weeks on spring grasses.

January 26, 2014 | | State


Californians of Indian descent are rising force in state politics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When Neel Kashkari announced he was running for governor last week, he became the latest Californian of Indian descent to step onto the political stage, the most recent example of a rising trend in one of the nation's most ethnically diverse states.

January 26, 2014 | | State


Parents wants teen son to surrender after sister slain

OAKLAND AP) - Police sought a 14-year-old California boy on Friday in the fatal shooting of his 17-year-old sister as the family of the teenager pleaded for him to surrender.

January 24, 2014 | | State


Hearing focuses on Bay Bridge mistakes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After numerous delays and cost overruns, pressure to complete the new $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge led to pieces being created with cracked welds and other subpar work, government and private engineers told a state Senate commission on Friday.

January 24, 2014 | | State


Appeals court rejects docking of lawmakers' pay

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state appeals court ruled Friday that state Controller John Chiang overstepped his constitutional powers in 2011 when he withheld state lawmakers' paychecks after he decided they had not passed a balanced budget.

January 24, 2014 | | State


Feds sign off on San Francisco hospital's reforms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal regulators have approved a San Francisco hospital's plans to beef up its security procedures after the a patient was found dead in a locked stairwell more than two weeks after she went missing from her room, hospital officials said Friday.

January 24, 2014 | | State


Brown wants court rulings overturned

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's administration on Friday petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state's high-speed rail project, one of the nation's most expensive public works projects.

January 24, 2014 | | State


Sacramento clerk rejects challenge to NBA arena

SACRAMENTO. (AP) - The city clerk rejected a ballot measure Friday that would have let Sacramento voters decide whether public subsidies can help build a $448 million downtown arena intended as the future home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings.

January 24, 2014 | | State


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About 20 percent of BART trains have working cameras

OAKLAND (AP) - Officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit say only about 20 percent of BART commuter trains have working surveillance cameras.

February 09, 2016 | | State


Mavericks surf contest set for this Friday

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - The renowned big-wave competition, Titans of Mavericks, has been set for Friday.

February 09, 2016 | | State


RECORD YEAR FOR AG

FRESNO (AP) - A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve ...

February 09, 2016 | | State


New exhibit for SJ Museum

Kicking off a year-long celebration of its fiftieth year, the San Joaquin County Historical Museum has opened a 9,600-square-foot exhibition on an era that ...

February 09, 2016 | | State


Doctors Hospital offers education on heart disease

During American Heart Month in February, Doctors Hospital of Manteca will join with the American Heart Association in a comprehensive month-long campaign designed to educate ...

February 09, 2016 | | State


Bowl-a-thon challenge provides free tutoring

Hundreds of youths and adults are expected to hit the lanes at Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center in a bid to make a difference in ...

February 09, 2016 | | State


Engineers honor Warren Noteware

The San Joaquin Engineers Council has selected Warren D. (Doug) Noteware of Manteca as the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Service Award.

February 09, 2016 | | State


CSU campuses prep for strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The union that represents California State University faculty said Monday it is preparing for a five-day strike at the system's 23 ...

February 09, 2016 | | State


Inmate recaptured after mistaken release

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, authorities said.

February 09, 2016 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have closed trails at Southern California’s Mount Baldy following the

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have closed trails at Southern California's Mount Baldy following the death of the second hiker in less than a week.

February 08, 2016 | | State


Mormon church comes out against Utah medical pot bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church has come out against a Utah bill that would allow the medical use of edible pot products, a ...

February 07, 2016 | | State


Jury awards $5.7M to drug planting victims

SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County couple was ordered to pay $5.7 million for planting drugs in the car of a former PTA president ...

February 07, 2016 | | State


Teaching kids about ‘comfort women’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Guidelines for California educators on how to teach history students about the use of female sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World ...

February 07, 2016 | | State


Meningitis threat not high

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Officials say the public health threat of meningitis isn't high enough to justify the widespread use of a vaccine approved for ...

February 07, 2016 | | State


Doctor gets 30 to life in deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years ...

February 05, 2016 | | State


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