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Special interests pour record $24M into lawmakers’ races

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Special interest groups have poured a record $24 million so far into California legislative races ahead of Tuesday's primary election as real estate agents, dentists, businesses, charter schools and others seek to influence the makeup of the Legislature.

June 05, 2016 | | State

Last known animal shelter gas chamber in California closed

COALINGA (AP) - An animal welfare organization says the state's last known gas chamber used to euthanize cats and dogs has been dismantled.

June 05, 2016 | | State

Girl laid to rest 145 years after 1st burial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The body of a girl found last month inside a small metal casket still holding a rose was laid to rest 145 years after she was first buried under what now is a home in San Francisco.

June 05, 2016 | | State

Sanders: Convention will be contested

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearing the end of the primary season, a defiant Bernie Sanders predicted Saturday that the Democratic presidential process would lead to a contested summer convention against Hillary Clinton, pushing back against the likelihood that the former secretary of state will soon declare victory.

June 05, 2016 | | State

House wades into water war

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wading into a longstanding California water war, the House Wednesday endorsed a Republican plan to shift more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers and cut the flow for threatened fish and growers in another part of the state.

May 26, 2016 | | State

Rowdy protests, no violence this time outside Trump rally

ANAHEIM (AP) - A day after violent protesters outside a Donald Trump rally threw burning items at police and toppled barricades, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee railed against "Crooked Hillary" Clinton and leaders in his own party who haven't yet endorsed him in a boisterous but less heated rally Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | | State

Demand plummeting for California pollution credits

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's ambitious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are taking a hit as demand has plummeted for pollution credits that are supposed to fund the initiative.

May 26, 2016 | | State

Johnny Depp’s wife files for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Johnny Depp's wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage.

May 26, 2016 | | State

Makeov for food nutrition labels

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And no longer will a small bag of chips count as two or three servings.

May 21, 2016 | | State

San Francisco divided by race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - First, police fatally shot two minority suspects carrying knives. Then transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages. Finally, a young black woman was shot dead as police tried to pull her from a stolen car.

May 21, 2016 | | State

Analyst says Brown is wrong about budget deficit projection

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's nonpartisan legislative analyst said Friday that he expects budget surpluses in each of the next four fiscal years, rejecting Gov. Jerry Brown's projection of a budget deficit if voters don't renew temporary tax increases on the rich.

May 21, 2016 | | State

Trump, Sanders, Clinton storm into Golden State

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Presidential candidates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will crisscross California in coming days, with the state's crucial primary election closing in.

May 21, 2016 | | State

Wind-driven grass fire burns 2 homes

FAIRFIELD (AP) - Authorities say a wind-driven grass fire has burned two homes and prompted authorities to evacuate the residents of another 10 homes in a north Fairfield neighborhood.

May 21, 2016 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - How do you teach the history of the world in California schools, where nearly two-thirds of students are Latino or Asian, many from newly immigrated families?

May 19, 2016 | | State

Feds give high speed rail more time

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Federal transportation authorities have signed an updated grant agreement with California reflecting the delayed timeline for building the state's $64 billion high-speed rail project.

May 19, 2016 | | State

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Judge refuses to suspend California’s assisted death law

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Brown signs bill banning coal-export funding at ports

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals.

August 26, 2016 | | State

Tank explodes at SoCal refinery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sulfur storage tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Protections imposed for endangered frogs, toads in Sierra Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two types of yellow-legged frogs, and a kind of toad found in Yosemite National Park, won extra protection Thursday when federal authorities ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Audit IDs state waste, misuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state district engineer approved $3.9 million in payments to the firm that employed the worker's spouse and the ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a swift end to a long legal battle, a brain-dead California toddler died Thursday after being taken off life support.

August 25, 2016 | | State

Activists: Will police be charged in sex scandal?

OAKLAND (AP) - Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases

SAN JOSE (AP) - A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

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