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Atkins picked\to serve as next speaker

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Majority Democrats chose Assemblywoman Toni Atkins of San Diego on Wednesday to take over as Assembly speaker later this year, making it likely that the incoming leaders of both legislative chambers will come from the same half of California for the first time in nearly two decades.

January 22, 2014 | | State

News from around california

MADERA FAMILY CLAIMS FUNERAL HOME MISHANDLED BODY: MADERA (AP) - A family is suing a Central California funeral home claiming it disfigured the body of their loved one and prepared the wrong body for viewing.

January 21, 2014 | | State

Emergency SJ River drought bill proposed

FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 | | State

BART: Officer fatality first in agency's history

DUBLIN (AP) - A Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accidentally shot and killed a fellow officer Tuesday in the first on-duty fatality in the department's 40-year history, authorities said.

January 21, 2014 | | State

Phone calls unanswered at state’s jobless agency

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Most callers needing help with unemployment benefits just get a recording at the California Employment Development Department, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 | | State

Oakland woman loses two sons to gunfire weeks apart

OAKLAND (AP) - A Northern California mother pleaded for justice Tuesday, two days after her eldest teenage son was fatally shot and just three weeks after her youngest son suffered a similar fate.

January 21, 2014 | | State

Head of bank bailout running for governor

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who was the architect of the nation's bank bailout at the height of the recession, said Tuesday he is running for governor of California with a campaign that will focus on boosting jobs and improving public schools.

January 21, 2014 | | State

California home foreclosure activity plummets 52.6%

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home foreclosure activity plummeted to an eight-year low in the fourth quarter as price gains left fewer owners owing more money than their properties were worth, a real estate research firm said Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 | | State

CHP shoots, kills man following Oakland chase

OAKLAND, (AP) - Police say the California Highway Patrol shot and killed a man in Oakland after he ran from his vehicle waving a gun following a chase.

January 21, 2014 | | State

Shortage of EV charge stations creates animosity

PALO ALTO (AP) - An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to access car-charging stations at work, creating incidents of "charge rage" among drivers.

January 20, 2014 | | State

News from around california

FISHERMAN DIES AFTER BEING SWEPT TO SEA IN NORCAL: POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE (AP) - A fisherman is dead after getting dragged into the ocean by large, strong surf while trying to retrieve an ice chest.

January 20, 2014 | | State

Tech industry: Obama’s reforms ‘insufficient’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step in the right direction, but chided him for not embracing more dramatic reforms to protect people's privacy and the economic interests of American companies that generate most of their revenue overseas.

January 20, 2014 | | State

Deadline Jan. 31 for hundreds of state bills

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.

January 19, 2014 | | State

Fallon and Crystal among Leno’s final guests

PASADENA . (AP) - Jay Leno will close out his 22-year run as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" with a nod to the future and to the past.

January 19, 2014 | | State

Manteca Youth Focus seeking participants for competitions

Share your talents. Give back to the community. Earn money for college. Expand your leadership skills. Learn how to write a résumé. Gain confidence in public speaking. Make new friends. Wear a cool crown.

January 19, 2014 | | State

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$400M settlement tied to closed nuke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The operator of the defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California announced Thursday that it reached a $400 million insurance ...

October 23, 2015 | | State

EU Cemetery still needs clean-up day volunteers

East Union Cemetery supporters are seeking volunteers for a big fall clean-up day set for Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p ...

October 22, 2015 | | State

Manteca couple adds organic feel & look to Mac keyboards

A Manteca husband and wife team are adding beauty to function when it comes to Mac keyboards.

October 22, 2015 | | State

Man found buried in mud

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man found dead in a van buried under several feet of mud at the scene of last week's flash flood ...

October 22, 2015 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A student government election at a mostly Hispanic San Francisco middle school turned into a debate about the democratic process when the ...

October 21, 2015 | | State

NASA: 99 percent probability of LA quake within 3 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There is a 99.9 percent chance of a magnitude-5 or greater earthquake striking within three years in the greater Los Angeles ...

October 21, 2015 | | State

DMV worker indicted in ID theft probe

SANTA ANA (AP) - A clerk at the California Department of Motor Vehicles and five other people have been indicted on charges involving the creation of ...

October 21, 2015 | | State

Ex-NBA star won’t seek 3rd term as Sacramento mayor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Calling it a tough decision, former NBA star and current Sacramento, California, Mayor Kevin Johnson said Wednesday he will not seek a third ...

October 21, 2015 | | State

Odom, Kardashian call off their divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have decided to stay married as the former NBA star continues his recovery a week after he ...

October 21, 2015 | | State

Stockton mayor to get electronics back

STOCKTON. (AP) - The attorney for the mayor of a Northern California city whose two laptops and cell phone were seized by federal investigators says the ...

October 21, 2015 | | State

Columbia staging Lamplight Tour; hotel package offered

COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia are proud to present this year's Lamplight Tour, "The Thing That Saved Columbia".

October 21, 2015 | | State

Table settings benefit mansion

MODESTO - The McHenry Mansion Foundation is staging its annual Table Setting Event on Monday-Tuesday, Oct, 24-25, at the Seasons Event Center, 945 McHenry Ave,

October 21, 2015 | | State

IBM revenue Continues to slump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - IBM's latest earnings report shows a continued sales slump, as weak hardware sales and a strong dollar brought revenue down for ...

October 20, 2015 | | State

Lawsuit over disabled access to San Diego beach

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge has declined to dismiss a federal civil rights lawsuit that claims a beach in the ritzy San Diego neighborhood ...

October 18, 2015 | | State

Governor, legislators punt tough tax questions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While Gov. Jerry Brown approved high-profile legislation addressing social issues such as aid-in-dying, animal antibiotics and the gender wage gap this year, he ...

October 18, 2015 | | State

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