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Lawmaker convicted of voter fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California state Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday of perjury and voter fraud for falsely claiming he lived in an apartment in the district he represents when he actually lives elsewhere.

January 28, 2014 | | State


Napa Valley vintners prepare for drought

NAPA (AP) - With California in the grips of severe drought, Napa Valley wine grape growers on Tuesday said some vines are ripening early and that farmers are planning fewer crops to save water.

January 28, 2014 | | State


Woman, 81, shot during home invasion

OAKLAND (AP) - An 81-year-old Oakland woman was shot and wounded Tuesday by an intruder in her usually tranquil neighborhood.

January 28, 2014 | | State


As drought continues, feds could seize water

FRESNO (AP) - With no end in sight to California's drought, farmers in the San Joaquin Valley fear federal officials could seize water in the San Luis Reservoir intended for their crops.

January 28, 2014 | | State


Punjabi Americans flex political muscle, open wallets in Manteca

The biggest money contributors in the 2010 Manteca mayoral candidates weren't developers. It was members of the Punjabi American community.

January 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | State


Female ranks declining in legislature

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Legislature is generally regarded as a fairly progressive institution, with a sizable gay and lesbian caucus and lawmakers representing an array of racial and ethnic groups. But one group has been dropping steadily in representation for nearly a decade - women.

January 26, 2014 | | State


Dry winter means bad air in SJ Valley

FRESNO (AP) - The winter air is so bad in the San Joaquin Valley that even healthy people are being urged to stay indoors.

January 26, 2014 | | State


Drought is forcing ranchers to sell cattle

AROMAS (AP) - In January, business at the 101 Livestock Market's cattle auction on California's Central Coast is usually slow. The busy season is normally in June or July, when ranchers have had time to fatten their animals for weeks on spring grasses.

January 26, 2014 | | State


Californians of Indian descent are rising force in state politics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When Neel Kashkari announced he was running for governor last week, he became the latest Californian of Indian descent to step onto the political stage, the most recent example of a rising trend in one of the nation's most ethnically diverse states.

January 26, 2014 | | State


Parents wants teen son to surrender after sister slain

OAKLAND AP) - Police sought a 14-year-old California boy on Friday in the fatal shooting of his 17-year-old sister as the family of the teenager pleaded for him to surrender.

January 24, 2014 | | State


Hearing focuses on Bay Bridge mistakes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After numerous delays and cost overruns, pressure to complete the new $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge led to pieces being created with cracked welds and other subpar work, government and private engineers told a state Senate commission on Friday.

January 24, 2014 | | State


Appeals court rejects docking of lawmakers' pay

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state appeals court ruled Friday that state Controller John Chiang overstepped his constitutional powers in 2011 when he withheld state lawmakers' paychecks after he decided they had not passed a balanced budget.

January 24, 2014 | | State


Feds sign off on San Francisco hospital's reforms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal regulators have approved a San Francisco hospital's plans to beef up its security procedures after the a patient was found dead in a locked stairwell more than two weeks after she went missing from her room, hospital officials said Friday.

January 24, 2014 | | State


Brown wants court rulings overturned

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's administration on Friday petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state's high-speed rail project, one of the nation's most expensive public works projects.

January 24, 2014 | | State


Sacramento clerk rejects challenge to NBA arena

SACRAMENTO. (AP) - The city clerk rejected a ballot measure Friday that would have let Sacramento voters decide whether public subsidies can help build a $448 million downtown arena intended as the future home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings.

January 24, 2014 | | State


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LA River banks will Be raised for El Nino

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin work next week to temporarily raise the banks along nearly three miles of ...

January 08, 2016 | | State


Brown proposes $122.6B budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $122.6 billion budget plan for California on Thursday that includes billions more in spending for education, health ...

January 07, 2016 | | State


$10,000 reward offered for info in Sikh’s death

FRESNO (AP) - A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the killing of a Sikh man in Fresno.

January 07, 2016 | | State


SF deputy convicted of assault gets no jail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco deputy will not serve any jail time for an assault on a homeless man in a hospital waiting room.

January 07, 2016 | | State


Californians finally see sun after series of El Nino storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most of California saw sunny skies again Thursday after days of powerful El Nino-driven storms drenched the region, stopping cable cars in ...

January 07, 2016 | | State


Injured hiker airlifted from Yosemite Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A 63-year-old woman is being treated after she was airlifted out of Yosemite National Park due to injuries.

January 07, 2016 | | State


Massive SoCal gas leak has cost utility company about $50 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A utility company said it has spent about $50 million because of a massive leak from an underground natural gas storage well ...

January 07, 2016 | | State


Mountain lion recovers from eating rat poison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's good news for P-22, a Southern California mountain lion that famously was photographed near the Hollywood sign for National Geographic.

January 07, 2016 | | State


Apple stock slumps amid iPhone sales worries

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple fans keep buying iPhones, but Wall Street keeps worrying the company won't be able to match last year's blistering sales ...

January 06, 2016 | | State


Chinese firm unveils human-carrying drone

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. on Wednesday unveiled what it calls the world's first drone capable of carrying a human passenger.

January 06, 2016 | | State


Macy’s to cut up to 4,800 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's is cutting up to 4,800 jobs and has slashed its profit outlook after a miserable holiday season.

January 06, 2016 | | State


Businesses add 257,000 jobs, most in a year

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. businesses stepped up hiring last month, led by solid gains in construction and retail, a private survey found.

January 06, 2016 | | State


IT”S STILL RAINING

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The hillside above the California home of Wayne Socha had held firm against thunderstorms over the past three decades. But after a ...

January 06, 2016 | | State


Monkey can do but monkey can’t sue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said Wednesday.

January 06, 2016 | | State


Governor declares gas leak emergency

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday over a massive natural-gas leak that has been spewing methane and other ...

January 06, 2016 | | State


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