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Senators recall lawmaker's role in politics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators on Thursday recalled former legislator Nicholas Petris as a monumental figure in California politics who championed some of the state's most enduring policies during nearly four decades in the Legislature.

March 21, 2013 | | State


Beekeepers sue EPA to ban pesticide

FRESNO (AP) - Commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed a lawsuit Thursday against federal regulators for not banning the use of two pesticides they say harm honeybees.

March 21, 2013 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Oakland council members accused of breaking law

March 21, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

LA GIRL, 14, DIES AFTER INHALING COMPUTER CLEANER: LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 14-year-old Los Angeles honors student has died after inhaling a computer keyboard dust cleaner, apparently to get high.

March 21, 2013 | | State


Oakland board votes to close 3 top charter schools over alleged fiscal mismanagement

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland school board has narrowly voted to shut down three of California's highest-performing public schools amid allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement.

March 21, 2013 | | State


Panel likely to maintain pay for elected officials

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The panel that sets salaries for the governor, lawmakers and state elected officials indicated Thursday that it was not inclined to raise pay even if California runs a budget surplus this year.

March 21, 2013 | | State


Watsonville woman reunited with boys snatched in Mexico more than year ago

WATSONVILLE (AP) - A California woman and her two sons are back together after the boys were kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico for more than a year.

March 21, 2013 | | State


209 News

SUPSCIOUS DEVICE CLOSES HIGHWAYS: STOCKTON - A suspicious device discovered on the Waterloo Road overpass prompted officials to close the overpass, as well as portions of Highways 99 and 88 in Stockton Thursday morning.

March 21, 2013 | | State


San Jose ordered to disclose electronic messages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California judge has ruled that private text messages, emails and other electronic communications sent and received by San Jose officials about city affairs are public records.

March 20, 2013 | | State


Proposal: Charge $10 to search court records

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In a move that is raising concern about limiting access to public documents, California courts could charge $10 for each record search under a proposal included in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget.

March 20, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

2 SENTENCED FOR COLLECTING PRISONER'S UNEMPLOYMENT

March 20, 2013 | | State


5 of 6 ex-officials guilty in Bell case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five former elected officials of the small, blue-collar California city of Bell were convicted Wednesday of multiple counts of misappropriating public funds by paying themselves huge salaries while raising taxes on residents.

March 20, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

PAROLEE CHARGED IN BERKELEY DANCE CLUB SHOOTING: BERKELEY . (AP) - A parolee is facing attempted murder, robbery and other charges in a shooting at a crowded Berkeley dance club that left two employees wounded.

March 20, 2013 | | State


Federal charges in Oakland jewelry box heist

OAKLAND (AP) - A parolee is facing federal charges in the theft of a valuable Gold Rush-era jewelry box from the Oakland Museum of California, authorities said.

March 20, 2013 | | State


CHP assistant chief charged for helping son escape following conviction for rape

FRESNO (AP) - A California Highway Patrol assistant chief has been charged with felony accessory and conspiracy in connection with helping his son - a convicted rapist - flee the country to Mexico.

March 20, 2013 | | State


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Measure would cut public pensions

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A proposed ballot measure unveiled Thursday would aim to reduce government pension spending for state and local employees in the nation's most populous state by requiring voters to approve new benefits.

June 04, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers advance right-to-die legislation

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who want the nation's most populous state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives under doctor's care.

June 04, 2015 | | State


Immigrant lawyer finally gets his green card 21 years after applying

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California attorney who successfully fought a legal battle to practice law despite his immigration status got his green card Thursday and can now live in the U.S. legally as well.

June 04, 2015 | | State


Suit targets California’s handling of water in drought , impact on fish

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mismanagement of state water networks has brought some vital native fish species close to extinction during the California drought, environmental organizations and a sports-fishing group claimed in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

June 04, 2015 | | State


California takes 1st step to regulate medical marijuana

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California took the first step Thursday to regulate its nearly 20-year-old medical marijuana industry, one that lawmakers said currently resembles something out of the "wild, wild West."

June 04, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PROTESTS DRESS CODE IN YEARBOOK QUOTE: SAN MATEO (AP) - A California student's yearbook quote protesting the dress code at her school is approaching 100,000 interactions online.

June 04, 2015 | | State


Los Angeles closes in on approving $15 minimum wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15 an hour by 2020, but a second vote is required for final approval because the tally was not unanimous.

June 03, 2015 | | State


Yahoo lands rights to show NFL game on Internet this fall

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL is teaming up with Yahoo to show a game live on the Internet this fall.

June 03, 2015 | | State


California’s largest lake threatened

SALTON CITY (AP) - Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.

June 03, 2015 | | State


California lawmakers advance aggressive climate change plans

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed through an ambitious climate change package to further reduce the state's carbon footprint and boost the use of renewable energy to 50 percent in 15 years.

June 03, 2015 | | State


Trees being razed ion ritz Oakland Hills

OAKLAND (AP) - City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.

June 03, 2015 | | State


Google defends accident records of self-driving cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google co-founder Sergey Brin says he sees little reason to release the accident reports involving the Internet company's self-driving cars because he believes there's nothing new in documents withheld to protect the privacy of other motorists.

June 03, 2015 | | State


Texas man dies abalone diving in Tomales Bay

SANTA ROSA (AP) - A Texas man has become the sixth fatality this year tied to abalone diving off the Northern California coast.

June 03, 2015 | | State


Bay Bridge steel to become public art

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Bay Bridge has connected Oakland and San Francisco and been part of the Bay Area skyline for almost 80 years.

June 03, 2015 | | State


Cemetery annual meeting tonight

The East Union Memorial Cemetery will have its annual meeting tonight at 7 o'clock at 7 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center on Moffat Boulevard.

June 03, 2015 | | State


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