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Lawmaker pleads no contest in shoplift case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California lawmaker pleaded no contest Friday to stealing leather pants and other merchandise from a Neiman Marcus store in an incident her attorney blamed on a benign brain tumor.

January 06, 2012 | | State


Amid budget cuts, Brown still dreaming

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While most other states are limiting expectations as they try to recover from the recession, Gov. Jerry Brown is dreaming of a bright future for his native California.

January 06, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

EFFORT TO BLOCK CALIFORNIA 'DREAM ACT' FALLS SHORT: SACRAMENTO (AP) - The attempt to block a California law that allows public financial aid for college students who are in the country illegally has failed to collect enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, the leading proponent said Friday.

January 06, 2012 | | State


12-year-old girl who blogged cancer fight has died

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - A Southern California girl who became a nationally recognized face of child cancer with a blog that chronicled her fight against brain tumors has died. Jessica Joy Rees was 12 years old.

January 06, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

2ordered to stand trial in Richmond gang rape

January 06, 2012 | | State


Brown promises funds for police in tax push

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown told county officials Thursday that he will make good on his promise to provide adequate funding for a new law that sends inmates convicted of lower-level offenses to county jails instead of state prison.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

OAKLAND (AP) - Police have arrested members of Occupy Oakland who were demonstrating in front of City Hall.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Brown warns of $5 billion in school cuts if taxes rejected

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California faces a smaller budget deficit in the coming fiscal year but will require nearly $5 billion in cuts to public education if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to raise taxes in the fall, the governor said Thursday in releasing its budget proposal for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

January 05, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

POLICE SAY FAST FOOD CASHIER STOLE FROM DISABLED: IRVINE (AP) - Police say a Southern California fast food restaurant cashier repeatedly stole change from a mentally disabled woman.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Proposed funding cuts in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget

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January 05, 2012 | | State


Car lands on roof of apartment

FRESNO (AP) - A car ended up perched on the roof of a Fresno apartment after it was launched through the air when the driver lost control on a curve and hit landscaping rocks, according to police.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Nation news briefs

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A young male gray wolf that wandered hundreds of miles across Oregon and eventually crossed into California as he searched for a mate has apparently been photographed for the first time.

January 04, 2012 | | State


Lawmakers face budget strife, election challenges as they return to session

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Legislature reconvened Wednesday for a year of diminished expectations set against a background of intense partisanship and election-year politics.

January 04, 2012 | | State


Assemblywoman declines comment on shoplifting charge at Neiman Marcus

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay area lawmaker facing a felony shoplifting charge made her first appearance in the Assembly on Wednesday since she was arrested at a Neiman Marcus store in October.

January 04, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

CITIES CONSIDER UNIFORM PLASTIC BAG BAN: SAN JOSE (AP) - Several San Mateo County cities will meet to consider drafting a uniform law banning plastic bags.

January 04, 2012 | | State


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Meters raise change for homeless

PASADENA (AP) - The city of Pasadena is letting homeless people keep the change.

September 14, 2014 | | State


‘Pop-up’ wetlands provide bird habitat during state drought

YUBA CITY (AP) - For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys.

September 14, 2014 | | State


$1M to evaluate its happiness

SANTA MONICA (AP) - As Eileen Brown and her dog stand on a bluff at Santa Monica's Palisades Park and survey endless miles of sparkling blue ocean, clear skies and shimmering sandy beaches, she ponders how life could possibly get any better in this corner of paradise.

September 14, 2014 | | State


Rising inequity in income slows state tax growth

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Rising income inequality has led to slowing tax revenue growth in California, but the state has responded by increasing its top marginal tax rate, causing its growth rate to accelerate after 2009, according to a new study released Monday by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

September 14, 2014 | | State


Oakland deck collapse injures 9

OAKLAND (AP) - Nine people were hurt during a Northern California family gathering when a deck collapsed, authorities said Sunday.

September 14, 2014 | | State


Hundreds evacuate from 3 California wildfires

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two out-of-control wildfires in California are forcing hundreds of residents to flee from their homes.

September 14, 2014 | | State


Cabbies cry foul over body odor test

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Wildfire erupts in Southern California forest

SANTA ANA (AP) - Flames chewed through brush in Southern California's Cleveland National Forest and sent up a huge column of smoke Friday, but authorities did not order evacuations and said no homes were immediately threatened by the blaze.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Fight over WW II-era tank goes to court

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Bay Area over a World War II-era German tank it says it paid $2.5 million for but never received.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Voter fraud sentencing brings call for state Senator Wright to resign

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California state Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Friday to three months in prison for lying about where he lived when he ran for office and leaders of the Senate said he should resign immediately.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Nudist camp stealing water

LOS GATOS (AP) - Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Californian wants to give back diploma, redo work

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - A Southern California high school graduate has filed a federal lawsuit asking that her diploma be invalidated so she can redo part of her senior year.

September 12, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MARIA SHRIVER ERASED FROM SCHWARZENEGGER PORTRAIT: SACRAMENTO (AP) - An endearing gesture by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to include an image of his wife Maria Shriver in his official portrait has been covered with a splotch of blue paint.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Rare snowstorm slams Rockies states, South Dakota

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - It's still summer, but a snowstorm blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places, covering lawns and flower gardens and providing a preview of what is to come.

September 12, 2014 | | State


Bad roads cost Californians $44B

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Poorly maintained highways and major roads cost Californians an extra $44 billion each year in repairs, accidents and time and fuel burned in traffic, according to a report issued Thursday by a transportation advocacy group.

September 11, 2014 | | State


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