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Court monitor: Oakland police reforms stagnating

OAKLAND (AP) - Progress on reforms has stalled at the Oakland Police Department, according to a federal monitor who also said the agency failed to properly prepare for last year's Occupy protests.

May 01, 2012 | | State


Toddler killed by stray bullet in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Bakersfield police are searching for suspects involved in the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old girl, who was struck by a stray bullet from a nearby argument.

May 01, 2012 | | State


S&P worried about possible budget gimmicks in upcoming state budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A credit rating agency on Tuesday warned that California could return to budget gimmicks this summer, in part because a court has removed an incentive for lawmakers to pass a spending plan that is truly balanced.

May 01, 2012 | | State


Ocean race accidents stun sailors

SAN DIEGO (AP) - For 65 years, sailors have raced 125 nautical miles from Newport Beach, Calif., to Ensenada, Mexico, with expectations of a safe overnight voyage followed by beers at a popular cantina.

April 30, 2012 | | State


'Octomom' files for bankruptcy

SANTA ANA (AP) - "Octomom" Nadya Suleman is filing for bankruptcy, telling a federal court she has as much as $1 million in debt.

April 30, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

DR. OZ URGES CALIFORNIA STATE WORKERS TO GET FIT: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dr. Mehmet Oz is rallying thousands of California state workers to get fit as a way to save money on health care costs.

April 30, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

DR. OZ URGES CALIFORNIA STATE WORKERS TO GET FIT: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dr. Mehmet Oz is rallying thousands of California state workers to get fit as a way to save money on health care costs.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Lawyer enters not guilty plea for suspect in deadly school shooting in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - A man accused of committing the nation's deadliest school shooting rampage since the 2007 attack at Virginia Tech pleaded not guilty Monday to murder charges.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Occupy groups vow to paralyze cities in today’s May Day protest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - May Day protests may disrupt the morning commute in major U.S. cities today as labor, immigration and Occupy activists rally support on the international workers' holiday.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Beach Boys bury the hatchet for reunion

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - A "miracle."

April 30, 2012 | | State


California chefs seek repeal of looming foie gras ban after seven year grace period

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In 2004, the California Legislature gave foie gras producers seven years to find a humane way to create the duck liver delicacy without inhumanely forcing food down the birds' throats.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

1 dies in crash of car containing stabbing victim

April 30, 2012 | | State


Facebook billionaire shuns luxury for startup life

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Dustin Moskovitz is by many accounts the world's youngest self-made billionaire. But the 27-year-old isn't sipping champagne in the Caribbean.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Navy nears power deal to help avoid Southern Cal blackouts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Navy is nearing a first-time agreement to curb electricity use at its sprawling San Diego-area bases if power runs short in Southern California this summer, a deal intended to diminish the threat of blackouts while the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant remains offline.

April 30, 2012 | | State


Bill cuts tuition by closing loophole

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic lawmakers are offering a way to help California's middle class families cope with soaring college tuition: close a corporate tax loophole and use the money for scholarships.

April 30, 2012 | | State


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State senators get ethics training

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature's image.

April 23, 2014 | | State


2 ex-deputies accused of planting guns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday.

April 23, 2014 | | State


Traveling through time on Google maps

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.

April 23, 2014 | | State


California bill reignites fight on affirmative action

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

April 23, 2014 | | State


East Bay to tap Sacramento River water for 1st time

OAKLAND (AP) - To cope with drought conditions, the East Bay Municipal Utility District will begin diverting water from the Sacramento River for the first time ever.

April 23, 2014 | | State


Teen stowaway missed Africa, had no clue he was going to Maui

SAN JOSE (AP) - Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said Wednesday.

April 23, 2014 | | State


Santa Cruz imposes mandatory water rationing

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Santa Cruz is imposing water rationing for residential customers in an effort to reduce consumption by 25 percent because of California's drought.

April 23, 2014 | | State


Images released of SF Bay shipwreck

SAN FRANC ISCO (AP) - The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.

April 23, 2014 | | State


Body found at home tented for fumigation

WESTMINSTER (AP) - Authorities say a man found dead at an Orange County home that was tented for fumigation did not live there.

April 23, 2014 | | State


Inmate stabbed at Stanislaus County jail

MODESTO (AP) - Three murder suspects are facing additional charges after authorities say they stabbed a fellow inmate at a Central California jail.

April 23, 2014 | | State


Direct state funding of individual schools?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Tuesday proposed scrapping California's complex education code, sending state money directly to individual schools rather than their districts, and offering state-funded scholarships to certain college students in exchange for a share of their future earnings.

April 22, 2014 | | State


California foreclosure starts rise

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home foreclosure starts increased from January through March after plunging to an eight-year low in the previous quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | | State


Jet stowaway undetected for hours before San Jose departure

SAN JOSE (AP) - A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed on the investigation.

April 22, 2014 | | State


LA workers uncover ‘Mother Ditch’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Construction workers digging for a new development near downtown Los Angeles uncovered a brick pipe that further excavation revealed to be a stretch of the city's centuries-old original water system.

April 22, 2014 | | State


Ocean Beach fires may be limited

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The National Park Service wants to snuff out fires a little earlier on San Francisco's Ocean Beach.

April 22, 2014 | | State


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