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California commission says Uber driver is employee, not contractor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A ruling in the case of a single Uber driver could have much broader implications for the popular ride-hailing service and for companies like it that rely on workers they see as independent contractors for on-demand services.

June 17, 2015 | | State


Spike in meth seen from Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Border officers have seized more methamphetamine in Arizona this fiscal year than they did the entire previous year, continuing an upward trend for the drug that officials say is much easier and cheaper to manufacture in Mexico.

June 16, 2015 | | State


New state budget expands welfare

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A $115.4 billion budget deal would make California the first in the nation to offer state-subsidized health care to children who are in the country illegally while expanding other social welfare programs, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders said Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | | State


6 killed when balcony collapse during a party

BERKELEY (AP) - A 21st-birthday party thrown by a group of visiting Irish college students turned tragic early Tuesday when the fifth-floor balcony they were crammed onto collapsed with a sharp crack, spilling them about 50 feet onto the pavement. Six people were killed and seven seriously injured.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Woman told to take down her lost dog signs

CLOVIS (AP) - A Clovis woman whose dog has been missing for two months is being told by the city to remove her lost dog signs.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers cut reporting rules for high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A measure approved by legislative Democrats this week cuts the reporting requirements for the agency that oversees California's $68 billion high-speed rail program, requiring spending reports to the Legislature every two years instead twice per year, prompting critics to charge that oversight is being scaled back.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Coalition: Farmers illegally taking water

FRESNO (AP) - A group of public water agencies that serves millions of Californians asked the state on Tuesday to order farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to stop irrigating their crops amid the relentless drought.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Legislature OKs record $117.5 billion budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers passed a record $117.5 billion spending plan with overwhelming support Monday, but the budget that would send more money to public schools and establish a new tax credit for the working poor is unlikely to go into effect.

June 15, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• OWNER OF MARIJUANA FARM FINED FOR FOULING CREEK: REDDING (AP) - Water regulators in California have fined the owner of a former marijuana farm and a licensed excavation contractor $297,400 for fouling a creek while preparing a piece of land in Shasta County for pot-growing.

June 15, 2015 | | State


Court rules for city in affordable housing fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California cities have broad authority to require builders to set aside a percentage of units in new projects for affordable housing, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.

June 15, 2015 | | State


Photos aim counter ‘black dog’ theory

MAYNARD, Mass. (AP) - It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn't shake off.

June 14, 2015 | | State


DRIVER’S LICENSES

SANTA ANA (AP) - Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally say getting a California driver's license under a new program this year has helped them on the roads - and off.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers voting on $117.5B budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As a roomful of lawmakers and staff grinded through the last line items of the Legislature's spending plan late one night, it became clear there would be no easy deal even though California's budget is being crafted solely by Democrats and state coffers are awash in cash.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Giant purple sea slugs slime Bay Area beaches

ALAMEDA (AP) - A giant purple blob from the sea - a slug - is invading East Bay beaches and waterways this summer, and some experts say it may be caused by warmer temperatures near coastal waters.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Gun blamed for rise in shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of accidental shootings by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies has more than doubled in two years as the department switches to a new handgun.

June 14, 2015 | | State


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LinkedIn caps rough week for social

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - It hasn't been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp.

July 30, 2015 | | 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


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