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GETTING CALIF. CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS VARIES: LODI (AP) - Obtaining a concealed weapon permit in California is a roll of the dice as the standards vary wildly from agency to agency, according to a report.

September 24, 2013 | | State


Judges extend deadline for prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Federal judges agreed Tuesday to extend an end-of-year deadline for reducing California's prison population in hopes of finding a long-term solution to an overcrowding crisis that has forced the state to spend billions of dollars to improve inmate medical care.

September 24, 2013 | | State


Valley fever clinical trial announced

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - California prison officials say they have met a federal judge's order to transfer nearly 2,000 prisoners prone to valley fever from two Central Valley prisons in areas particularly hard-hit by the fungal infection.

September 24, 2013 | | State


Ellison snubs big crowd to watch Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - About 60,000 people have come from all over the world to attend Oracle's biggest customer conference of the year, but Oracle CEO Larry Ellison left no doubt Tuesday that his boating team's defense of the America's Cup is a higher priority.

September 24, 2013 | | State


Modoc County votes to secede from state

ALTURAS (AP) - A second far Northern California county has voted to secede from the state after Modoc County supervisors voted 4-0 in favor of secession.

September 24, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

PLEASANTON MAN INVESTIGATING NOISE ATTACKED: PLEASANTON (AP) - Authorities say a San Francisco Bay Area man was beaten into a coma after trying to quiet a group of people making noise near his home.

September 24, 2013 | | State


CA utilities may be denied recouping their power costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The state Public Utilities Commission is considering a proposal that two major California utilities not be allowed to increase customers' bills to recover money they had to spend purchasing power from other sources after the San Onofre nuclear generating plant shut down.

September 23, 2013 | | State


Citations pending for San Onofre nuclear plant flaw

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators announced Monday they are considering slapping a California utility with two violations for problems that eventually led to the permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

September 23, 2013 | | State


California law requires websites to allow minors to delete online postings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Minors in California will have a chance to remove embarrassing photographs and potentially damaging postings on social media websites under a bill that has been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

September 23, 2013 | | State


Cyclists will get 3-foot buffer on California roads under new law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he has signed legislation requiring California drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists.

September 23, 2013 | | State


$25K reward offered in post office robbery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A $25,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of a man who robbed a Los Angeles post office at gunpoint.

September 23, 2013 | | State


Abercrombie settles head scarf suits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations and allow workers to wear head scarves as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California, lawyers announced Monday.

September 23, 2013 | | State


‘Suicide by train’ up in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Train driver Roman Alarcon is still haunted by the memory: He was working the morning commute when, suddenly, a man walked onto the tracks - and just stood there.

September 23, 2013 | | State


Sacramento: America’s farm-to-fork capital

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Like a scene out of the Wild West, several dozen wranglers on horseback herded more than 50 longhorn cattle down one of Sacramento's main thoroughfares Monday to kick off a weeklong celebration of locally grown food.

September 23, 2013 | | State


CA utilities may be denied recouping their power costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The state Public Utilities Commission is considering a proposal that two major California utilities not be allowed to increase customers' bills to recover money they had to spend purchasing power from other sources after the San Onofre nuclear generating plant shut down.

September 23, 2013 | | State


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Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


Panel denies parole RFK’s assassin

SAN DIEGO (AP) - For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, after hearing Wednesday from another ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


Right-to-die advocate O’Donnell dies

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Christy O'Donnell, a single mother with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


Cal Berkeley cash-strapped

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley, is running a $150 million deficit this year and must undertake a top-to-bottom review of expenses if it ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


Insurers back proposed California health plan tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Most of California's health insurance companies said Wednesday they're supporting Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to restructure a tax on health ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


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


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