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Google's Bay Area barge to hoist sails

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google plans to include a dozen or so massive sails on its four-story barge under construction in the heart of the San Francisco Bay, creating a floating artistic structure the Internet giant promises will "stand out," a newspaper reported Friday.

November 08, 2013 | | State


State workers get $516M in bonus pay

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Many California state employees received a boost this year after complaining of furloughs and salary cuts during the recession, with some of the largest bargaining units agreeing to raises of 2 to 3 percent annually over the next few years.

November 08, 2013 | | State


4 charged in 'virtual kidnappings'

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants for ransom money under the guise that loved ones had been kidnapped, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.

November 08, 2013 | | State


4 charged in severing pot clinic owner's penis during his torture

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Four people were charged with kidnapping a California marijuana dispensary owner, torturing him with a blowtorch and cutting off his penis during a robbery because they thought he was burying piles of cash in the desert, authorities said Friday.

November 08, 2013 | | State


BONUSES KEEP INCREASING

The AP's analysis finds that the total payout for bonus pay has been increasing even as the number of employees collecting it has shrunk:

November 08, 2013 | | State


News from around california

$25M AWARDED FOR HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT HURT GIRL: RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California jury has awarded $25 million to the family of a 4-year-old girl who was run over twice by a hit-and-run driver.

November 08, 2013 | | State


UC Berkeley inaugurates its 10th chancellor

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley, has formally inaugurated its 10th chancellor in a ceremony marked by pageantry and brief moments of protest.

November 08, 2013 | | State


Judge weighs penalty for high speed rail

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Attorneys for the California High-Speed Rail Authority argued Friday that Central Valley residents who sued the state over its bullet train plan have no grounds to stop the project, despite a judge's ruling that the state violated the promises made to voters in a 2008 ballot proposition.

November 08, 2013 | | State


School dons skirts in honor of burn victim

BERKELEY (AP) - Students and staff members at a small private high school in California wore skirts to class on Friday to show solidarity with an 18-year-old senior who suffered serious burns when his clothes were set on fire on a public bus.

November 08, 2013 | | State


High-speed rail officials bless 2nd segment

HA NFORD (AP) - The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project endorsed a 114-mile route for the second segment of the bullet train from Fresno to Bakersfield during its meeting Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | | State


FEMA denies aid to Tuolumne County hit by Rim Fire

SONORA (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied continued aid to a Northern California county struck hard by the Rim Fire that raged in August and September.

November 07, 2013 | | State


News from across California

SF BAY BRIDGE BOLTS TO TAKE A MONTH LONGER TO FIX: OAKLAND (AP) - State transportation officials say it will take a month longer to complete the permanent fix for the giant steel bolts that snapped on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

November 07, 2013 | | State


Feds investigate school harassment in Richmond

RICHMOND (AP) - A federal investigation of a Northern California school district revealed a widespread environment of sexual harassment and assaults by students that district officials failed to adequately address, the U.S. Department of Education said.

November 07, 2013 | Nina Frisby | State


High school asked to abandon Arab mascot

THERMAL (AP) - Attend a Coachella Valley High School football game, and you may be surprised to see belly dancers performing at halftime shows.

November 07, 2013 | | State


Suspect in bus passenger fire charged as adult

OAKLAND (AP) - A 16-year-old Northern California boy is being charged as an adult with hate crimes after authorities say he set another teenage boy wearing a skirt on fire on a public bus because of homophobia, authorities said Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | | State


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State to levy fee on rail cars carrying dangerous chemicals

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California plans to levy a $45 fee later this year on rail cars carrying dangerous chemicals across the state.

July 22, 2016 | | State


Immigration agents arrest 112 ex-convicts in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigration agents have arrested 112 people in a four-day sweep in Southern California aimed at deporting ex-convicts from other countries.

July 22, 2016 | | State


Obama nod in California race gets retort from rival

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Senate candidate Kamala Harris was endorsed Tuesday by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, further strengthening her front-runner status ...

July 19, 2016 | | State


Tom Sizemore arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Sizemore was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, a setback for the actor attempting a comeback following a career ...

July 19, 2016 | | State


Man charged in spate of San Diego homeless killings

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness was charged Tuesday with a string of deadly attacks on sleeping ...

July 19, 2016 | | State


California beaches closed after massive sewage spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities closed a stretch of popular Southern California ocean amid fears that raw sewage from a massive spill miles away might have ...

July 19, 2016 | | State


New homeowner finds dead body in Southern California house

SIMI VALLEY (AP) - A new homeowner who stopped by his Southern California property expecting to find its previous owners packing up, instead stumbled on the ...

July 19, 2016 | | State


Southern California water district finalizes land purchase

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Southern California's largest water supplier has bought sprawling farmland that could be used to help build twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


Judge rejects plea deal of ex-LA County sheriff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes after former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged failing the public by lying to federal authorities investigating jail beatings, a ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


Hawaiian Electric, NextEra walk away from merger plans

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's largest utility and Florida-based NextEra Energy are walking away from their plans to merge, following months of hearings and deliberations on ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


Tobacco companies give $17 M to defeat tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tobacco companies are giving about $17 million to defeat a proposed cigarette tax that's quickly attracting some of the highest spending among ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


Mountain lion spotted, not detained in San Mateo

SAN MATEO (AP) - Experts say a suspected mountain lion spotted roaming through a residential neighborhood is a rather large domestic cat.

July 18, 2016 | | State


Police look into Playboy model’s post of naked woman at gym

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police were investigating after a Playboy model took a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


World-class Mexican Museum being built in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is getting another cultural treasure - a world-class museum to showcase the largest collection of Mexican and Latino art in the ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


US-Mexico border residents feel ignored

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border are feeling ignored in the midst of a U.S. presidential election in which ...

July 18, 2016 | | State


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