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Assembly to tackle pension fund shortfall

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assembly Speaker John Perez said Wednesday that the Legislature will try this year to find a way to start paying down California's massive unfunded liability for teacher pensions, which makes up the largest portion of the state's deficit and is estimated as high as $80 billion.

January 29, 2014 | | State


Orange schools banning e-cigarettes

ORANGE . (AP) - Electronic smoking devices will soon be among tobacco products prohibited by Orange Unified School District.

January 29, 2014 | | State


News from around california

SF POLICE SHOOT AND KILL DOG THAT MAULED 2 MEN: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities in San Francisco say one pit bull has been killed and a second captured after mauling one man and also injuring their owner.

January 29, 2014 | | State


Appellate court will hear high-speed rail case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Wednesday transferred a legal appeal over the state's high-speed rail project to a state appellate court, declining to take up the case directly as Gov. Jerry Brown's administration had requested.

January 29, 2014 | | State


Expulsion vote due for kids in computer hacking

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Parents of some students being targeted for expulsion for hacking into computers at a wealthy Southern California public high school to access tests and change grades are charging that the cheating scandal is far bigger and district officials are whitewashing the crisis by throwing a "handful of students to the wolves."

January 28, 2014 | | State


Bill will reduce challenges to prospective jurors

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Prosecutors and defense attorneys would be able to reject fewer jurors in misdemeanor trials under a bill passed Tuesday by the California state Senate.

January 28, 2014 | | State


Pellet gun proposal responds to shooting tragedies with kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - BB guns and pellet guns would have to look clearly different from those that fire bullets to be sold in California under a bill approved Tuesday by the state Senate in response to several recent shooting tragedies involving children.

January 28, 2014 | | State


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


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Artists fear crackdown

OAKLAND (AP) - The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there's The Salt Lick, the ominously named Deathtrap and other converted warehouses where artists are ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


Was warehouse ever inspected by Oakland Fire?

OAKLAND (AP) - The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


6.5 quake in ocean off coast

FENDALE (AP) - A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


LA man sentenced to 22 years for sex with Cambodian boys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors say a 48-year-old Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for traveling to Cambodia to have sex ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


Navy’s futuristic- looking destroyer arrives in SoCal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Navy's biggest, most expensive and most technologically advanced destroyer arrived at its homeport on Thursday after a nearly ...

December 08, 2016 | | State


WAREHOUSE FIRE

OAKLAND (AP) - Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Colleagues paint caustic portrait of colony founder

OAKLAND (AP) - The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Congressional deal on drought

WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate leaders reached agreement Monday on a bipartisan bill to authorize $170 million for Flint, Michigan, and other cities beleaguered by ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


California lawmakers aim to protect illegal immigrants from Trump

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Security upped after threatened attack on LA subway stop

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI and local law enforcement agencies say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County's commuter rail system after ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Manteca announces winners for parade, decorating trees

Winners of the Christmas Tree in the Park contest and the related scene along with the top parade entries have been announced by Manteca Chamber ...

December 05, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | State


California Supreme Court limits police searches during traffic stops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police officers may only conduct a search following a traffic stop if they believe there is probable cause a crime was committed ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Biggest union reaches deal with Brown’s staff

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest public-employee union announced Saturday that it had reached a contract agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration.

December 04, 2016 | | State


Warehouse fire death toll hits 33

OAKLAND (AP) - The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters ...

December 04, 2016 | | State


California state-worker union cancels Monday strike

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest public-employee union on Friday canceled a planned one-day strike, averting a potentially disruptive protest that would have kept up to ...

December 03, 2016 | | State


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