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HUNDREDS PROTEST POLICE SHOOTINGS IN STOCKTON: STOCKTON (AP) - Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of downtown Stockton in the wake of a police shooting that left a 32-year-old man dead.

April 11, 2012 | | State


Who's the pizza delivery guy? It's Jeff Francoeur

OAKLAND (AP) - Pizza delivery, courtesy of Jeff Francoeur.

April 11, 2012 | | State


Drug war now classified: Uncle Sam buying ads in Mexican newspapers

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The war on drugs is going to the classified sections of Mexican newspapers.

April 11, 2012 | | State


California appeals release of 1970s bus kidnapper

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The state is appealing a court order that called for the immediate release of one of three men convicted of kidnapping and burying a busload of schoolchildren in a 1970s ransom attempt.

April 11, 2012 | | State


Report blasts pepper-spraying of students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Campus police should not have pepper-sprayed student demonstrators at the University of California, Davis, in an incident that generated national outrage when video was posted online, investigators said Wednesday in a report that assigned blame to all levels of the school administration.

April 11, 2012 | | State


Prison panel denies Manson's bid for parole

CORCORAN (AP) - A prison panel denied parole Wednesday to mass murderer Charles Manson in his 12th and probably final bid for freedom.

April 11, 2012 | | State


Lucas empire strikes back in studio battle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - George Lucas' empire is striking back in its long-running battle to build a palatial film studio in the pastoral hills north of San Francisco.

April 11, 2012 | | State


Coyotes force closure of trails in GG Park to dogs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials are closing some trails to dogs in Golden Gate Park in response to aggressive behavior from coyotes.

April 11, 2012 | | State


Nearly 900 wrongly told they’re admitted to UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA is apologizing for mistakenly sending almost 900 applicants emails congratulating them on getting into the highly competitive school.

April 10, 2012 | | State


College holds memorial for 7 shooting victims

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - About 100 people wept and consoled each other Tuesday while gathering in a steady downpour to mourn the seven people killed last week at a tiny Christian college where a gunman opened fire in classrooms.

April 10, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE TO REVIEW CAL RAIL PROJECT: LOS ANGELES (AP) - A congressional committee has begun a review of California's high-speed rail project, including possible conflicts of interest and whether a large government commitment would pull federal tax dollars away from other transportation projects.

April 10, 2012 | | State


Golden Gate Bridge approach coming down

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The main approach to the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco is set to come down, as crews replace it with a new $1.1 billion parkway.

April 10, 2012 | | State


Giant water agency approves rate hikes as feud escalates with San Diego users

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California's giant water wholesaler approved a smaller rate increase Tuesday than its staff proposed, but it wasn't low enough to satisfy officials who claim a "shadow government" has seized control of the agency and is targeting consumers in San Diego.

April 10, 2012 | | State


Toxins found in 'nontoxic' nail polishes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some nail polishes commonly found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called "toxic trio" of chemicals actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects, state regulators said Tuesday.

April 10, 2012 | | State


Teacher pension shortfall rises to $65B but isn’t as bad as originally projected

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The unfunded liability for California's teacher pension fund has risen to $64.5 billion, an amount that is $8.5 billion higher than a year ago but not as bad as forecasts had anticipated, fund officials said Tuesday.

April 10, 2012 | | State


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TRANSIENT WITH TB SOUGHT

STOCKTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Judge argues for return of firing squad executions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states including California and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.

July 24, 2014 | | State


California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a sometimes criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Man shot burglar who said she was pregnant

LONG BEACH (AP) - Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Google offers electric shuttle buses for pilot Mountain View program

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is proposing to fund four electric shuttles that will provide free transportation to residents of Mountain View, where the technology giant is headquartered, a newspaper reported.

July 23, 2014 | | State


Former LA councilman may receive 6 years for lying about where he lived

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of perjury and voting fraud for living outside the district he was elected to represent.

July 23, 2014 | | State


Obama: Republicans bamboozle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite.

July 23, 2014 | | State


California seeks final ruling on teacher tenure

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown refused to say Wednesday if he plans to appeal a Los Angeles judge's closely watched decision to strike down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.

July 23, 2014 | | State


Lawsuit tests racial policy at state prisons

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California's policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system.

July 23, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

BAY AREA POSTAL INSPECTOR INDICTED IN THEFT CASE: SAN JOSE (AP) - A federal grand jury has returned a three-count indictment charging a San Jose postal inspector with stealing and destroying mail.

July 23, 2014 | | State


Brown: Illegal kids a humanitarian issue

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is more of a humanitarian issue than a political one.

July 23, 2014 | | State


Cal State will cut enrollment growth in half

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall - from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students - after state funding fell short of expectations, according to a report.

July 23, 2014 | | State


Mom accused of leaving kids in car to visit casino

LIVERMORE (AP) - A mother accused of leaving her young children in a car while she gambled at a Livermore casino is facing child endangerment charges.

July 23, 2014 | | State


Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.

July 23, 2014 | | State


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