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Attorney defends security officer who hit student

OAKLAND (AP) - A student in a wheelchair who was seen on surveillance footage being repeatedly slapped by a Northern California high school security officer bears some responsibility for the incident, the security officer's attorney said.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Brown signs bill to fully fund teachers’ pensions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California's $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities.

June 24, 2014 | | State


15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fifteen doctors, pharmacists and others medical professionals in Southern California have been charged in a $25 million workers' compensation scam that prosecutors say was linked to the death of a baby.

June 24, 2014 | | State


NTSB faults pilot in Asiana flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mismanagement by the pilots of Asiana Flight 214, including confusion over whether one of the airliner's key controls was maintaining airspeed, caused the plane to crash while landing in San Francisco last year, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Lawmakers modify sex-assault bill targeting teens

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill responding to the sexual assault of a Northern California teenager who committed suicide after a photo of the attack was posted on social media was amended Tuesday to remove a mandatory two-year sentence for juvenile offenders.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Auditor finds four campus’ sexual assault efforts inadequate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's public universities need to do a better job of educating students and staff members about campus sexual harassment and violence policies and then keeping students who bring complaints informed about the status of their cases, the state auditor said Thursday.

June 24, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• LUCAS CHOOSES CHICAGO FOR 'STARS WARS' MUSEUM: "Star Wars" creator George Lucas has selected Chicago to build his museum of art and movie memorabilia. Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed the decision Tuesday. McCaffrey did not have any immediate details about the much-anticipated decision by the filmmaker. But the choice is a major victory for Emanuel and the city, which was competing with San Francisco for the museum.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Stores don’t have to carry defibrillators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that large retailers aren't required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

June 23, 2014 | | State


No ‘Monkey’ business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's city attorney issued a cease-and-desist demand Monday to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction off public parking spaces that they're using to other nearby drivers.

June 23, 2014 | | State


Agencies crack down on child sex trafficking

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Federal, state and local authorities in California have made more than three dozen arrests and recovered 27 juveniles as part of an annual national crackdown on child sex trafficking.

June 23, 2014 | | State


Drought helping in fight against sudden oak death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's drought appears to be reducing the spread of a disease that threatens to wipe out huge swaths of oak trees in the state, a newspaper reported.

June 23, 2014 | | State


Young farmers, ranchers get assistance

FRESNO (AP) - The country's next generation of farmers and ranchers may have a better chance at success with extra help that the federal government recently unveiled.

June 23, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MOUNTAIN LION FOUND IN BACKYARD: SACRAMENTO (AP) - A mountain lion is back in the wild after it was found in the backyard of a Sacramento home. The Sacramento Bee reports that the animal was discovered on Saturday night inside the fenced in yard. Sacramento police and a California Department of Fish and Wildlife warden helped tranquilize and capture it. It was released back into the wild on Sunday. The young male mountain lion weighed 70 pounds and was about 1 and ½ years old.

June 23, 2014 | | State


VA falls short on female medical issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.

June 22, 2014 | | State


Checking in: ABA says lawyers allowed to scour jurors’ social media sites

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors.

June 22, 2014 | | State


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Fiorina looks to capitalize on undercard performance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As Carly Fiorina stood at the back of a packed hotel ballroom Friday to give a television interview, a gaggle of conservative ...

August 07, 2015 | | State


School bus kidnapper released on parole

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - A man who was among three convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver was released ...

August 07, 2015 | | State


Ag Hall of Fame requests nominations

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame is requesting nominations for outstanding agricultural leaders and mentors in the community.

August 06, 2015 | | State


Great Valley Museum seeking volunteer help

MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College is seeking volunteers to perform a variety of duties including working with the public as docents ...

August 06, 2015 | | State


Mormon church publishes photos in ttransparency push

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church took another step toward transparency Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


2 arrested after boy home alone hides in closet

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A 12-year-old Scottsdale boy home alone hid in a closet and tried to stay calm while two men began breaking into the ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


APPLE SLUMP DEEPENS

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations.

August 04, 2015 | | State


More than 380 sickened by cilantro-linked infection

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


Woman can go ahead with suit alleging Facebook defamation

MENLO PARK (AP) - A teacher who said her ex-boyfriend broke into her Facebook account and sent malicious sexual statements can proceed with her lawsuit, a ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


John Deere recalls 2,070 lawn tractors

NEW YORK (AP) - Deere is recalling more than 2,000 lawn tractors because the brake arm can fail and cause a crash.

August 04, 2015 | | State


Netflix to give workers with babies a year of paid leave

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is giving new parents on its payroll up to a year of paid leave in a move that could pressure other ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


Illegals named to city commissions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Karina Macias was elected mayor of Huntington Park, a small city in Los Angeles County, she noticed that many of its ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight

TRACY (AP) - California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars.

August 04, 2015 | | State


Judge rejects challenge to water cuts

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers' group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.

August 04, 2015 | | State


Deaths of Yosemite base jumpers remain a mystery

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from ...

August 04, 2015 | | State


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