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State prisons still giving poor care

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A scathing inspector general's report released Wednesday finds medical care remains "markedly inadequate" at a Northern California state prison, as more than a third of the prisons inspected since last year still are deemed to be providing poor care.

May 19, 2016 | | State

Revamped SF Modern Art museum reopens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The revamped San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopened Saturday with a marching band, jumbo red balloons and red confetti raining down from the top of the new 10-story white building with a bulging side.

May 15, 2016 | | State

How to help principals do a better job? Train bosses

OAKLAND (AP) - It's rare for school district big-wigs to spend time in a classroom. But Oakland is one of a growing number of districts trying to get superintendents out of their offices and reconnected to the kids they serve to help improve student performance and close achievement gaps.

May 15, 2016 | | State

Angry bees kill two dogs, sting people

CONCORD (AP) - A California neighborhood overtaken by a swarm of aggressive bees suspected of killing two dogs and stinging several people is considerably safer after the insects didn't make it back to their cluster, a bee expert said Sunday.

May 15, 2016 | | State

Ministry of Caring hosts lunch for Valley CAPS

One of the fun features of Sister Ann's Ministry of Caring events with those of Valley CAPS are some of the old recess games.

May 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | State

Man attempts to rob car wash with potato chip bag

ROHNERT PARK (AP) - Authorities say a man tried to rob a car wash in Northern California with an empty potato chip bag and an alleged handgun.

May 15, 2016 | | State

Schools offer tips on accommodating transgender pupils

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From locker rooms and sex education classes to dress codes and overnight field trips, many U.S. public schools already are balancing the civil rights of transgender students with any concerns that classmates, parents and community members might have.

May 15, 2016 | | State


ROCKLIN . (AP) - Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1½ years ago.

May 15, 2016 | | State

Crowds honor fallen SEAL

CORONADO (AP) - Thousands of people - including motorcycle-riding combat veterans, schoolchildren waving flags and mothers with strollers - lined the streets of this military town Friday as the funeral procession of a Navy SEAL killed in Iraq passed by on its way to a national cemetery.

May 14, 2016 | | State

Suicide sparks misconduct probe

OAKLAND (AP) - An officer's suicide prompted an investigation into allegations that Oakland police officers committed sexual misconduct with a minor, the department's police chief said Friday.

May 14, 2016 | | State

Mom giets week to keep toddler on life support

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge in California on Friday granted a one-week extension for a mother's request to keep her toddler on life support to give an appeals court time to weigh in.

May 14, 2016 | | State

Driver runs onto sidewalk, injuries 9 children in SoCal

DEL MAR . (AP) - San Diego police say a car drove onto a sidewalk and struck nine children in front of a Del Mar school.

May 14, 2016 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A policy that would nearly triple the number of University of California student-athletes guaranteed continued financial aid in the event of a career-ending sports injury received unanimous approval Wednesday from a committee of the university's governing board.

May 11, 2016 | | State

SoCal water wholesaler ends drought cutbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's water wholesaler for cities and districts serving 19 million people will see water deliveries restored to their previous levels in another sign that the state's deep drought is easing.

May 11, 2016 | | State

Mud Run on the Farm taking place on May 22 in Lathrop

Advance registration for the 206 Mud Run on the Farm ends Monday, May 16.

May 11, 2016 | | State

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Bill to increase farm overtime moves to California governor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Four decades after he signed the nation's first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word "scapegoat" when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Congressmen blast California’s high- speed rail plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's $64 billion high-speed rail plan lacks reliable funding sources and is in danger of ending up with only one line ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Strict child vaccination law in effect

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Bullet hits officer’s badge; fleeing suspect dies in fiery wreck

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - A bullet fired by a fleeing domestic violence suspect deflected off a responding police officer's badge in an exchange of gunfire ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

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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