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OAKLAND MAY HIRE CONTRACT POLICE OFFICERS: OAKLAND (AP) - The undermanned Oakland Police Department may contract with outside law enforcement agencies to patrol its crime-ridden streets.

October 18, 2012 | | State


Pioneering pol Dymally remembered at service

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mervyn Dymally, who in a four-decade career served in every corner of California government and eventually became the state's highest-ranking black politician, was honored at a funeral Wednesday attended by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the elite of California state government.

October 17, 2012 | | State


Fire threatens 100 homes near Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A California wildfire in the rugged hills overlooking Santa Barbara threatened about 100 homes Wednesday in an area where a fire in 1990 killed one person and burned about 550 homes.

October 17, 2012 | | State


Fired 'Gangnam Style' lifeguards to get jobs back in El Monte

EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) - Fourteen lifeguards fired last month after appearing in uniform at the city pool in a parody of "Gangnam Style," the Korean pop music video that has been viewed hundreds of millions of time online, are getting their jobs back.

October 17, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

BAY AREA GAY BOY SCOUT TO DELIVER PROTEST PETITIONS: PLEASANT HILL (AP) - A Northern California Boy Scout who was denied the opportunity to become an Eagle Scout after he came out as gay plans to present a petition to his troop's regional council demanding his reinstatement.

October 17, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

BORDER PATROL FINDS LIQUID METH WORTH $800K IN SUV: MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) - Border Patrol agents have found $844,000 worth of liquid methamphetamine hidden in a sport utility vehicle at a Southern California checkpoint.

October 17, 2012 | | State


California foreclosure notices fall to5-year low from July thru September

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Home foreclosure activity in California fell to a new five-year low in the third quarter as rising prices eased pressure on homeowners and lenders, a research firm said Wednesday.

October 17, 2012 | | State


Sen. Mitchell appointment in PG&E blast opposed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A group of city officials, consumer advocates and a state lawmaker on Wednesday attacked California regulators' decision to hire former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell to oversee private settlement talks over a deadly pipeline explosion, calling the process an unfair backroom deal.

October 17, 2012 | | State


LA County assessor arrested in corruption case involving lowering property taxes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County assessor John Noguez, a top aide and a campaign contributor were arrested Wednesday as part of an investigation into influence peddling and slashing of property taxes for political allies.

October 17, 2012 | | State


SEC launches inquiry of bankrupt San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Federal regulators are looking into the finances of San Bernardino as the city makes its way through bankruptcy proceedings.

October 17, 2012 | | State


Brown pushes college students to back tax hike via Prop 30 on Nov. 6 ballot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Facing a high-risk election next month, Gov. Jerry Brown kicked off a campaign swing Tuesday to win support for a proposed tax increase that he promises will invigorate California universities trapped in cycles of cutbacks and tuition increases.

October 16, 2012 | | State


Conservation groups sue over fracking

OAKLAND (AP) - Conservation groups are suing California's oil and gas drilling regulators over hydraulic fracturing, charging officials with failing to properly study the practice's environmental impacts.

October 16, 2012 | | State


Health shift will affect 860,000 children

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's top health care official told lawmakers Tuesday she is confident the state can eliminate a health insurance program serving more than 860,000 children from low-income families without disrupting the quality of their care.

October 16, 2012 | | State


Court hears arguments in clean fuels case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a case seeking to stop California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, federal justices on Tuesday focused their questions on whether the law discriminates against out-of-state businesses.

October 16, 2012 | | State


SF phonebook ban in trouble after ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court decision striking down restrictions on the distribution of Yellow Pages in Seattle has imperiled San Francisco's own phonebook ban.

October 16, 2012 | | State


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Articles by Section - State


Why did pine tree fall on kids?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An investigation began Wednesday into why a 75-year-old, 75-foot-tall pine tree fell on a group of kids from a summer camp at ...

July 29, 2015 | | State


Firefighters hold Napa blaze that jumped line

NAPA (AP) - Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground Wednesday, keeping a blaze east of California's Napa ...

July 29, 2015 | | State


Twitter tumbles, user growth stalls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tepid user growth and ongoing uncertainty about its leadership dragged Twitter's stock to its lowest level in over a year Wednesday ...

July 29, 2015 | | State


Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without ...

July 29, 2015 | | State


Feinstein changes focus of new drought bill to help California

SAN FRANCSICO AP) - Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California introduced a new drought relief bill Wednesday that emphasizes long-term investments in desalination, recycling and new ...

July 29, 2015 | | State


Big cities say June water- saving goals were met

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest cities said water conservation goals ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown were met or exceeded in June - the first month of ...

July 29, 2015 | | State


Sacramento calls outdoor pot water wasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento County supervisors are standing by their decision to label outdoor marijuana cultivation as a waste of water.

July 29, 2015 | | State


UC pays 28 more than $1M each annually

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California had 28 employees who made more than $1 million last year - an elite group comprised of athletic coaches ...

July 29, 2015 | | State


Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento

OLD SACRAMENTO - Gold Rush Days return to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend -Friday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 7.

July 29, 2015 | | State


Asleep at the Wheel performs Aug. 20 at Black Oak Casino

TUOLUMNE – Nine-time Grammy Award-winning band Asleep at the Wheel will be performing at Black Oak Casino Resort on Thursday, Aug. 20.

July 29, 2015 | | State


‘Footloose the Musical’ on stage at Community Theatre of Linden

LINDEN - This summer Community Theatre of Linden is staging their most ambitious musical yet, "Footloose the Musical", that opens Friday, July 31.

July 29, 2015 | | State


Violin ensemble plays at Haggin

STOCKTON – The Gleason Park Electric Violin Ensemble returns to The Haggin Museum on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m.

July 29, 2015 | | State


Administration wants to give prisoners access to student grants

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.

July 28, 2015 | | State


Twitter 2Q revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter even as revenue grew sharply, feeding ...

July 28, 2015 | | State


Intel chip thousand times faster

SAN JOSE (AP) - Chipmakers Intel and Micron Technologies say they've made a major breakthrough by creating a new kind of memory chip that's ...

July 28, 2015 | | State


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