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BOYFRIEND PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN CERES TORTURE CASE: MODESTO (AP) - A man accused of torturing his pregnant girlfriend a month before she survived a Modesto triple slaying at her home has pleaded not guilty to the felony charges.

March 07, 2012 | | State


Teenager petitions to change R rating for 'Bully'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Katy Butler hasn't forgotten what it was like to be bullied in the seventh grade, when a group of boys surrounded her, taunted her and broke her finger by slamming it into a locker.

March 07, 2012 | | State


Man devastated over cannon blast, brother says

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man arrested after a homemade cannon blasted through his mobile home, killing his girlfriend, "liked to live life on the edge," his brother told a San Diego newspaper.

March 07, 2012 | | State


Poll: Slim majority support Gov. Jerry Brown's tax plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Even though most Californians think the budget remains a big problem, just a slim majority of likely voters say they support Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed tax initiative for the November ballot, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California.

March 07, 2012 | | State


Teacher on leave over porn video allegation

OXNARD (AP) - Student claims that a junior high teacher was moonlighting as a porn star were initially dismissed after school officials said they couldn't find any images of her on the Internet.

March 07, 2012 | | State


Migrant kids' case manager tried for alleged abuse involving young boys

SANTA ANA (AP) - A former case manager at a shelter for children caught illegally crossing the border alone had sexually abused six teenagers while he was supervising calls they made to relatives in Central America, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

March 07, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

3 arrested in San Jose dog stomping death

March 07, 2012 | | State


Report: $700M a year to repay 1st phase of high speed train

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state will have to cough up more than $700 million a year to repay the billions required to build the first phase of a proposed high-speed train between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, a report published Tuesday said.

March 07, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

MAN ARRESTED AFTER CANNON KILLS GIRLFRIEND: SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County authorities have arrested a man whose homemade cannon fired through the side of his mobile home in a remote community, killing his girlfriend.

March 06, 2012 | | State


Obese man's plea is YouTube sensation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A morbidly obese California man whose tearful, videotaped plea for help became a YouTube sensation may be getting the support he wanted.

March 06, 2012 | | State


Convenient cupcakes dangerous for dieters

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills bakery that helped inspire the craze for sweet frosting in snack-size portions, will launch a cupcake dispensing machine at its flagship store.

March 06, 2012 | | State


Judge blocking UC from releasing pepper-spray report

OAKLAND (AP) - A judge on Tuesday temporarily barred the University of California from releasing a highly anticipated report on the pepper-spraying of student protesters by police officers at UC Davis.

March 06, 2012 | | State


Hundreds of SF DUI cases may be tossed over handling of devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of San Francisco drunken driving cases could be tossed because of possible mishandling of field sobriety devices by police officers.

March 06, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Judge tosses challenge to 49ers stadium deal

March 06, 2012 | | State


5,000 students protest education cuts at Capitol rally in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As many as 5,000 college students and other protesters converged Monday on California's state capital to protest rising tuition rates and demand that state lawmakers restore funding for higher education.

March 05, 2012 | | State


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Record amount of retardant used on fire

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts - more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.

September 19, 2014 | | State


UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California Board of Regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of chancellors in the system by as much as 20 percent, part of an effort regents say is aimed at bringing the salaries in line with their counterparts.

September 19, 2014 | | State


Feds OK immigrant license words

SANTA ANA (AP) - Federal officials have approved new wording on a proposed California driver's license for immigrants who are living in the country illegally, ending months of debate over what the card should say.

September 19, 2014 | | State


Unemployment rate stays at 7.4%

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate was unchanged for a third month, holding at 7.4 percent in August, officials said Friday.

September 19, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING FELLOW GYM-GOER: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) - A man has been arrested after police say he repeatedly struck another man with a steel weightlifting bar at a San Francisco Bay Area gym, killing him.

September 19, 2014 | | State


California GOP focuses on diversity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Republicans are looking to put a new face on their party after decades of declining registration in a state that increasingly leans to the left politically.

September 19, 2014 | | State


LICENSE PLATE SCANNERS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement.

September 19, 2014 | | State


Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

LONG BEACH (AP) - A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides.

September 18, 2014 | | State


California health exchange addresses dropped policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The leader of California's health exchange said Thursday that the state is trying to improve notifications to consumers whose policies are shifted from private insurance to Medi-Cal during income checks and eligibility updates.

September 18, 2014 | | State


Father arrested in stabbing of son

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles man found covered in blood and screaming has been arrested on suspicion of killing his 6-year-old son.

September 18, 2014 | | State


Man arrested in fast-growing wildfire

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.

September 18, 2014 | | State


Republicans push diverse candidates

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Republican Party is promoting one of its most diverse, youthful sets of candidates in years for this November's election. The question heading into this weekend's state party convention is whether it will matter in an overwhelmingly Democratic state.

September 18, 2014 | | State


Larry Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies.

September 18, 2014 | | State


San Diego judge denies license scan info request

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego judge has tentatively denied a technology entrepreneur's request for license plate data collected on his vehicle from police scanners.

September 18, 2014 | | State


Facebook CEO wants students learning tech

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.

September 18, 2014 | | State


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