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State’s sweeping new social policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California ends its legislative season having enacted some of the country's most aggressive social policies: Laws requiring student vaccinations, granting terminally ill people the right to take life-ending medications, and mandating equal pay for women were among dozens approved.

October 13, 2015 | | State


Forest Service sued over permit for water bottling firm

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Environmental and public interest groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the U.S. Forest Service is letting Nestle Waters North America bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

October 13, 2015 | | State


California drops plan to let violent inmates fight fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California corrections officials on Tuesday dropped a plan to include prisoners with violent backgrounds in the nation's largest and oldest inmate firefighting unit, a day after the proposal was first reported by The Associated Press.

October 13, 2015 | | State


Alleged triggerman ID’d in killing of tourist, hiker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday identified the alleged triggerman among the three transients charged with the shooting deaths of a Canadian backpacker and a yoga instructor in Northern California last week.

October 13, 2015 | | State


Officers sue gun store for their injuries

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A lawyer for a pair of Milwaukee police officers suing a gun shop for negligence told jurors Monday that the store should have to pay several million dollars in damages for selling a gun that was used to wound his clients.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Man dies trying to get into clothing bin

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A man whose body was found dangling from a clothing donation bin in New Jersey was a drifter who was apparently scavenging for clothes, police said.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Student sorry for mac & cheese meltdown, says he’s ashamed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A University of Connecticut student who went on an obscenity-laced tirade against food service workers when they refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese has apologized.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Indigenous day proclamation leads to City Council infighting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A City Councilman who introduced a proclamation for Albuquerque to join other cities in observing Indigenous Peoples Day on Columbus Day faced a censure motion Monday over how the declaration was handled.

October 12, 2015 | | State


El Nino: Too big to fail?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the state's punishing drought but also bringing the risk of chaotic storms like those that battered the region in the late 1990s.

October 12, 2015 | | State


California may use inmate firefighters with violent pasts

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns about public safety.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Governor bans Redskins name at public schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four California high schools will be forced to change mascots after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation making the state the first to bar public schools from using the Redskins name for sports teams.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Pumpkin winner weighs 1,969 pounds

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - A rippled white whopper weighing in at 1,969 pounds took the title Monday for plumpest pumpkin at an annual San Francisco Bay Area contest.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Transients charged with killing of tourist, hiker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California prosecutor said Monday he has filed murder charges that could lead to the death penalty for three young transients accused of gunning down a Canadian backpacker and a yoga instructor walking his dog.

October 12, 2015 | | State


California adopts strictest limits on livestock

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has adopted the toughest limits in the nation on the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock, barring their routine use to prevent illness or promote growth.

October 11, 2015 | | State


Brown rejects labor-backed laws in sweeping bill package

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown barred public schools from using the Redskins name, strengthened the state's vaccine rules by requiring mandatory vaccination for day care workers and handed a win to the business community by vetoing two bills on the Chamber of Commerce list of so-called "job killers" as he took action on dozens of pieces of legislation Sunday.

October 11, 2015 | | State


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California lawmakers return with full plate of heady issues

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday facing two of the most vexing problems from last year: a looming $1 billion hole in ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


Storms to bring rain, snow to state all week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Light rain began falling north of San Francisco on Sunday in what forecasters said was the first sign of a series of ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


Forest Service reviews Nestle bottling plant

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has begun an environmental review of Nestle Waters North America's bottling operations in Southern California's ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


Amid drought, LA eyes ‘swamp cooler’ upgrades

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Old-school cooling systems on the roofs of larger Los Angeles buildings may be wasting billions of gallons of water each year.

January 03, 2016 | | State


Housing costs cerate teacher shortages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As the days get shorter, first grade teacher Esmeralda Jiménez watches the dimming afternoon sky outside her classroom window the way ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


Security concerns, temperatures don’t take fun out of parade

PASADENA (AP) - The flower-drenched Rose Parade rolled with few hitches Friday under cloudless blue skies to the delight of hundreds of thousands of fans, some ...

January 01, 2016 | | State


Dungeness crabs safe to eat in parts of California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - People in Southern and Central California were able to feast on Dungeness and rock crabs on New Year's Day.

January 01, 2016 | | State


California condor that helped save species released

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Banking into the wind and then gliding out of sight, a male California condor flew back into the wild after a captive ...

January 01, 2016 | | State


Mom of ‘affluenza’ teen is jailed in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a fugitive Texas teen known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident will likely remain jailed ...

January 01, 2016 | | State


No muscle to wildfire safety rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Amid the most destructive wildfire season in more than a decade, California's firefighting agency amped up its warnings to thousands of property ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


San Bernardino Shooter’s friend indicted on gun, terrorism charges

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A friend of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre that killed 14 people was indicted Wednesday on charges that include ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


California snowpack at 136 percent of normal

ECHO SUMMIT (AP) - The water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack in drought-stricken California was 136 percent of normal Wednesday when officials took the winter ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


California gets more time to meet federal ID Act rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted a last-minute extension giving California more time to comply with the federal Real ID Act ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


Magnitude-4.4 earthquake shakes south state suburbs

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A moderate earthquake shook an inland area of Southern California near San Bernardino on Tuesday night, giving a start to thousands across ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


LA County ends ‘potty watch’ for jail inmates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County jail has ended a policy of chaining inmates to a wall - sometimes for as long as 11 hours ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


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