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State wants to exempt itself from its own environmental review laws

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's $68 billion bullet train project should be exempt from the state's strict environmental review process now that it is subject to federal oversight, the state attorney general's office argued Tuesday in a state appellate court.

May 20, 2014 | | State


Bikini coffee shop agrees to change drink names

CLOVIS (AP) - A Central California drive-thru coffee shop with scantily clad baristas is renaming some of its drinks after complaints that the original names were too racy.

May 20, 2014 | | State


$60M Texas high school stadium closed by cracks

ALLEN, Texas (AP) - A $60 million high school football stadium that opened to massive fanfare in 2012 will be shut down for the upcoming season after cracks were found in the building's concrete concourse.

May 20, 2014 | | State


Sacramento voting on $47M arena

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento's city council is expected to vote Tuesday night on a $477 million downtown arena for the Kings, capping off a lengthy struggle to keep the NBA franchise and build it a new home.

May 20, 2014 | | State


City clerk resigns with colorful e-mail

PLEASANT HILL (AP) - A Northern California city official has resigned from her post as city clerk in a scathing email accusing city council members of "misogynistic jokes" and "pathetic pandering" and sarcastically wishing them the best of luck finding "some schmuck" to take her place.

May 20, 2014 | | State


Injured veteran to row from California to Hawaii

LONG BEACH (AP) - A paraplegic Marine Corps veteran is gearing up to row more than 2,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii.

May 20, 2014 | | State


LA subway getting $2.1B federal promise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal transportation officials are promising another big dose of cash to help expand Los Angeles' growing public transit network - this time, $2.1 billion in grants and loans to extend a subway line into Beverly Hills.

May 20, 2014 | | State


Underwater 3D movie gives different view of Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Visitors to Lake Tahoe soaking up the view of the sparkling azure waters will get a close-up look beneath the surface in a new 3D movie being produced by the Tahoe Environmental Research Center.

May 19, 2014 | | State


Lawyer: Egyptian teen inventor to seek asylum fearing his arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Egyptian teenager who traveled to the United States to showcase an invention at a science fair has decided to seek asylum, fearing he will be arrested if he returns home, his lawyer said Monday.

May 19, 2014 | | State


Catholic high school apologizes for not including yearbook photo of girl in tux

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Catholic high school issued a public apology Monday to a student and her family for refusing to include a portrait of the girl wearing a tuxedo in its yearbook.

May 19, 2014 | | State


Suicide-prevention training bill for all mental health professionals passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill requiring mental health professionals to undergo suicide-prevention training passed the state Assembly on Monday, as California public health data shows suicide is on the rise.

May 19, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• OFFICIALS: ILLEGAL FIRE PIT CAUSED MODESTO BLAZE: MODESTO (AP) - Fire authorities in Modesto say they believe a fast-moving grass fire that damaged or destroyed nine town houses spread from an illegal outdoor fire pit.

May 19, 2014 | | State


DID MOM CHOKE KID AT SCHOOL?

SANTA ROSA (AP) - A Santa Rosa mother suspected of attacking a 12-year-old boy she said was bullying her daughter at school may have targeted the wrong child, a sheriff's official said Monday.

May 19, 2014 | | State


Brown: Climate change is to blame

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is at the "epicenter" of global warming and other climate change, with the state experiencing longer fire seasons, rising sea levels and droughts that threaten agriculture, Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday.

May 19, 2014 | | State


California drought costs Central Valley $2 billion

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's drought will cost the state's agricultural economy an estimated $1.7 billion this year and leave some 14,500 farmworkers without jobs, says a preliminary study released Monday by the University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences.

May 19, 2014 | | State


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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


Abort! Airliner nearly lands on other SF planes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The pilot of an Air Canada plane carrying 140 passengers made a last-minute maneuver to avoid landing on a taxiway at San ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


Deal updates cap/trade makes tax, fee changes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Legislation to renew California's cap-and-trade program through 2030 and boost local monitoring of air quality are expected to be up for hearings ...

July 11, 2017 | | State


NorCal: Hell and high water

OROVILLE . (AP) - With looming floods and roaring flames, Chuck Wilsey's year sounds more like ancient scripture than modern living in Northern California.

July 10, 2017 | | State


Rescuers robbed at gunpoint trying to reach hiker

TEHACHAPI (AP) - Add armed robbery to the threats facing hikers this year on the Pacific Crest Trail.

July 10, 2017 | | State


Deal struck on plan to extend cap and trade

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have struck a deal to extend California's cap-and-trade program through 2030, but it still needs backing ...

July 10, 2017 | | State


Head of new state tax agency will make $190K

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has named a former chief of staff for the U.S. Small Business Administration to head a newly created California ...

July 10, 2017 | | State


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