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Court ruling on new political redistricting maps could expand Democratic majority

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Friday upheld a new political map drawn by the state's independent redistricting commission in a ruling that gives Democrats their long-awaited opportunity to control two-thirds of a legislative chamber, the threshold needed to pass tax increases.

January 27, 2012 | | State


Doctor convicted in Jackson death seeks release

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death asked a judge Friday to release him from jail pending his appeal.

January 27, 2012 | | State


California passes new auto emission rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Seeking to influence other states and Washington, California air regulators passed sweeping auto emission standards Friday that include a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hybrid vehicles on state roads by 2025.

January 27, 2012 | | State


Facebook, Washington state target online spam

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook is partnering with Washington state to combat a type of spam called "clickjacking" that is plaguing the social networking site, company and state officials announced Thursday.

January 26, 2012 | | State


California Assembly bills expand health coverage requirements for private insurance policies in sta

SACRAMENTO. (AP) - The state Assembly on Thursday passed a set of bills intended to broaden the mental health and health care services covered by private insurance plans.

January 26, 2012 | | State


Ex-psychologist pleads no contest to rape hoax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A former California prison psychologist accused of staging a home invasion and sexual assault pleaded no contest to a felony conspiracy charge.

January 26, 2012 | | State


Auto thief who boasts 1,000 heists gets probation

FRESNO (AP) - A California auto thief who boasts 1,000 heists in less than a year has been placed on probation rather than serve jail time for the crime spree.

January 26, 2012 | | State


Senate leader shoots down redevelopment extension, says there aren’t enough votes

SACRAMENTO - (AP) - A bill that would delay the elimination of the 400 community redevelopment agencies in the state does not have sufficient support to pass by the Feb. 1 deadline, the leader of the state Senate said Thursday.

January 26, 2012 | | State


Term limits harm to state leadership never more obvious

There is probably no more popular law in California today than term limits, the result of a 1990 ballot proposition limiting state legislators to six years in the Assembly and eight in the state Senate.

January 26, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

JUDGE REFUSES TO LIFT STAY-AWAY ORDER FOR SHERIFF: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge has refused to lift a stay-away order for embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi meaning he still must stay away from his family after being charged with domestic violence and other misdemeanors.

January 26, 2012 | | State


Survivor testifies in traffic killings trial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The lone survivor of a 2008 traffic shooting that killed his father and two brothers tearfully testified Wednesday that the alleged gang member on trial for the triple murders committed the crimes alone.

January 25, 2012 | | State


Man gets reward in homeless killings case

ANAHEIM (AP) - Danny Hopkins was making a quick stop at a drug store to buy his wife a pack of cigarettes when a man burst inside and screamed for help.

January 25, 2012 | | State


Judge: Oakland police could face federal takeover for not complying to court orders

OAKLAND (AP) - Mayor Jean Quan vowed Wednesday to quickly reform the scandal-plagued Oakland Police Department after a frustrated judge threatened a federal takeover if it fails to quickly make good on changes agreed to nine years ago.

January 25, 2012 | | State


Santa Clara rejects 2nd vote on 49ers stadium

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The fight over a new $1billion stadium for the 49ers in Santa Clara appears headed to court after city officials rejected an attempt to put the project in front of voters again.

January 25, 2012 | | State


Surgeon in teen sex case found dead in Mammoth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Mammoth Lakes surgeon charged with sex crimes against a 14-year-old Santa Barbara girl killed himself two weeks after he posted bail and was outfitted with a GPS ankle tracking device, his attorney said Wednesday.

January 25, 2012 | | State


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4TH YEAR OF DROUGHT LIKELY

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.

September 21, 2014 | | State


Some wells run dry amid drought

EAST PORTERVILLE (AP) - Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.

September 21, 2014 | | State


Kashkari aims to unify GOP in aftermath of convention

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari made the most of a low-profile Sunday morning speaking slot at the party's state convention, delivering a spirited defense of a party he said cares most about poor people and minorities but has failed to convey its message.

September 21, 2014 | | State


32 structures destroyed in Sierra

POLLOCK PINES (AP) - Nearly three-dozen structures were destroyed in a massive Northern California wildfire that continues to spread more than a week after it started, officials said Sunday.

September 21, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

CITY CITES DROUGHT, SINKS LA WATER SLIDE PROPOSAL: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles city officials have pulled the plug on plans to temporarily transform a downtown street into a giant water slide because of drought.

September 21, 2014 | | State


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


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