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1 DEAD, 2 WOUNDED IN STOCKTON HIGHWAY SHOOTING: STOCKTON (AP) - Police say a rush hour shooting on a Stockton highway that left one man dead and two other people wounded was gang related.

February 22, 2012 | | State






Colonoscopy cuts colon cancer death risk

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Millions of people have endured a colonoscopy, believing the dreaded exam may help keep them from dying of colon cancer. For the first time, a major study offers clear evidence that it does.

February 22, 2012 | | State


Brown to meet with Obama during DC trip

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is headed to the nation's capital, where he plans to meet with President Barack Obama, members of Congress and his fellow governors.

February 22, 2012 | | State


Poll: Santorum gains among Republicans in upcoming California primary election

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Republican voters have warmed up to the surging candidacy of Rick Santorum but also are expressing growing dissatisfaction with the field of GOP presidential candidates, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday.

February 22, 2012 | | State


Immigration chief reassures Silicon Valley businesses on foreign-born high tech workers

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - The Obama administration's top immigration official said Wednesday he wants to keep more foreign-born high-tech entrepreneurs in the U.S. But to make that happen, he said he needs those entrepreneurs to turn their creativity to immigration itself.

February 22, 2012 | | State


Community colleges face unexpected budget deficit of $149 million this year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California community college leaders warned Wednesday of an unexpected budget shortfall that could lead to more cuts in courses, staff and services.

February 22, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Tortoises' heating pad blamed for garage fire

February 22, 2012 | | State


Parrot rescuers try to improve their long lives

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With lots of smarts and long lives, parrots were once favored by Baby Boomers, but more of the former pets are now wild, passed from owner to owner or ignored altogether in cramped cages without the feathered mates they crave, rescuers said.

February 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | State


Source: Agent who shot colleague fought sex crime; was Justice officer of year

LONG BEACH (AP) - The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent believed to have fatally shot a colleague who opened fire on a supervisor has won acclaim for investigating sex crimes against children.

February 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | State


Marine convicted in Iraq killings of unarmed civilians in 2005 leaves military service

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Marine Corps has discharged the lone Marine convicted in the 2005 killings of unarmed Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha, a spokesman said Tuesday.

February 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | State


Study finds $135.7B in local pension liabilities for California jurisdictions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two dozen city and county governments in California face a combined $135.7 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, according to a study released Tuesday that also found the problem is growing.

February 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | State


Bay Area news briefs

Prop. 8 backers seek review of gay marriage case

February 21, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

ONE-ARMED MAN SUES STARBUCKS FOR NOT HIRING HIM: SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who was born with half a left arm is suing Starbucks for failing to hire him as a barista.

February 21, 2012 | | State


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California eyes $500B in water spending

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's growing population and dwindling water require up to $500 billion in additional investment in water in coming decades, and new state fees for water users could be one way pay for it, a water plan released Thursday by the state's top water officials said.

October 30, 2014 | | State


Dignity Health pays $37 million to settle lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A large hospital chain based in Northern California agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.

October 30, 2014 | | State


Man charged with SWAT officer’s murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member was charged with murder Thursday in the killing of a Pomona SWAT officer during a crackdown on the group.

October 30, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

3 FIRMS BID ON SECOND PHASE OF HIGH-SPEED RAIL: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three firms are bidding to build the second leg of California's $68 billion high-speed rail system, which will run from Fresno to Bakersfield.

October 30, 2014 | | State


Hello Kitty packs in crowds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention.

October 30, 2014 | | State


Same-party races challenge incumbents

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California congressmen Mike Honda and Tom McClintock have never apologized for their strong partisan leanings and are not about to start now.

October 30, 2014 | | State


Democrats leading in all statewide races

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term and leads a Democratic ticket that once again appears poised to sweep all statewide offices in California, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

October 30, 2014 | | State


Drought takes bite out of rice harvest

WOODLAND (AP) - California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.

October 29, 2014 | | State


Farmers suing state over water delivery cutbacks

FRESNO (AP) - Farmers in California's Central Valley are going to court to challenge the division of water during the state's ongoing drought.

October 29, 2014 | | State


California orders risk-based Ebola 21-day quarantine

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California health officials announced Wednesday that the state is requiring a 21-day quarantine for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients.

October 29, 2014 | | State


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan faces tough re-election fight

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland is working to shed its reputation as a mismanaged and crime-ridden city.

October 29, 2014 | | State


Missing hunter and dog found alive in NorCal

MANCHESTER (AP) - Family members say a 59-year-old hunter and his dog were found alive nearly a week after going missing on a hunting trip in a remote Northern California wilderness area.

October 29, 2014 | | State


California adding 21 names to memorial

LONG BEACH (AP) - California is adding 21 names to its Vietnam Veterans Memorial - sailors killed when their ship was struck by an Australian aircraft carrier.

October 29, 2014 | | State


‘Hoarders’ psychologist testifies at murder trial

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A psychologist who stars on a reality TV show testified at a murder trial that a California man accused of killing an animal control officer had a hoarding disorder and could have reacted violently to anyone trying to take away his many animals.

October 29, 2014 | | State


Nurses union claims California hospitals not ready for Ebola

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Five California hospitals that say they are ready to treat the Ebola virus lack proper training and equipment, a nurses union said Tuesday.

October 28, 2014 | | State


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