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State Senate approves 2017 minimum wage hike to $17

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate on Monday approved a plan to again raise the state's minimum wage, lifting it to $13 an hour in 2017, then tying it to the rate of inflation after that.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Google still struggling to diversify beyond white, Asian men

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google isn't making much headway diversifying its workforce beyond white and Asian men, even though the Internet company hired women to fill one out of every five of its openings for computer programmers and other high-paying technology jobs last year.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Bill prohibits crackdown on sleeping in cars

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Assembly is advancing legislation to protect homeless people who live in their cars from fines and vehicle impounds.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Farmers submit plans to save water

FRESNO (AP) - Dozens of farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta submitted plans Monday to the state saying they intend to plant less thirsty crops and leave some fields unplanted to meet voluntary water conservation targets amid the relentless California drought, officials said.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Ex-Moreno Valley councilman sentenced in $2 million sting

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A former Moreno Valley city councilman was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Monday for accepting more than $2 million bribes during a sting operation but no charges will be filed in an unrelated corruption investigation involving the entire council, it was reported.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Muir Woods’s tallest is mere 777 years old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An analysis found that the tallest redwood tree in Muir Woods in California is 777 years old - not the 1,500 years once assumed.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Celebrities make splash with awareness

LOS ANGELES (AP) - From drought-shaming to eco-boasting, willing or not, celebrities are playing a role in raising awareness about California's debilitating drought.

May 31, 2015 | | State


SF lawmakers try new tactics to curb soda drinking & sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco lawmakers are taking another stab at curbing soda consumption seven months after local voters rejected taxing sugary drinks in the name of public health.

May 31, 2015 | | State


New fire station stands empty due to ASA issues

SANTA ROSA (AP) - A $4 million fire station that was supposed to open in Santa Rosa in April remains unused while city inspectors figure out if the structure's kitchen, dining room and bathrooms need to be wheelchair-accessible.

May 31, 2015 | | State


Woman tosses Apple computer that turns out to be worth $200K

MILPITAS (AP) - Her electronic waste is someone else's treasure.

May 31, 2015 | | State


Google files new plans for futuristic complex

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google has introduced a new proposal for expanding its Mountain View headquarters after city officials rejected most of its earlier proposal for a canopied campus addition.

May 31, 2015 | | State


May pushes Lake Tahoe back up to natural rim

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - A wet May has pushed Lake Tahoe back up to its natural rim, but the lake will soon start dropping again because of the four-year drought.

May 31, 2015 | | State


Massage providers say bans are hurting business

MODESTO (AP) - Massage therapists and day spa owners in Modesto say they are being hurt by a 45-day moratorium city lawmakers imposed on the opening, expansion and relocation of bodywork businesses.

May 31, 2015 | | State


LA Sheriff seeks to hire 1,300 deputies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is looking for more than a few good men and women.

May 31, 2015 | | State


State mandates low-water lawns on renovated, new homes & buildings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Driven by a historic drought, California regulators on Friday mandated that lawns and other landscaping on new and renovated homes and buildings across the parched state guzzle less water.

May 29, 2015 | | State


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Lawmakers OK plan to borrow $6B for pensions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday approved a plan to borrow $6 billion from a state savings account to pay down massive debt in the ...

June 26, 2017 | | State


Man killed missing son, 5, after taking him to Disneyland

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators suspect the father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months killed the child after a family ...

June 26, 2017 | | State


Tax board buying $1.7M in furniture, equipment

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An embattled California tax-collecting agency is spending $1.7 million on furniture and equipment for a new Los Angeles County office.

June 26, 2017 | | State


River swelling from snowmelt forces evacuation of 90 homes

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say 90 homes remain under mandatory evacuation orders following levee breaches along a river in California, the result of the state's ...

June 26, 2017 | | State


8 injured after man drives into LA pool

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say eight people were injured after an SUV crashed into a motel swimming pool, KABC TV reports.

June 25, 2017 | | State


New Lake Tahoe lodge praised

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - More than two decades after developers first faced a series of stringent regulations, a $100 million lodge has opened on the south ...

June 25, 2017 | | State


Wet winter ups the ante for hikers on Pacific Crest Trail

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the ...

June 25, 2017 | | State


Snowmelt triggers flooding in SJ Valley

KINSBURG (AP) - People living along a swelling river in Central California were ordered to evacuate after levee breaches along the Kings River, authorities said Saturday.

June 25, 2017 | | State


LAPD chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police Chief Charlie Beck told graduating cadets on Saturday to "be strong. Be ethically correct. Do the right thing" after a scandal ...

June 25, 2017 | | State


SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite ...

June 25, 2017 | | State


The G League replacing the NBA’s D-League

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June 20, 2017 | | State


No retirement talk from Feinstein, oldest Senator

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's oldest U.S. senator looks like she's sticking around.

June 18, 2017 | | State


With budget done, lawmakers turn to other issues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After approving a $125 billion budget last week, California lawmakers are turning their attention to other matters for the last three months ...

June 18, 2017 | | State


Tourists descend as temperatures climb toward 120 in Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY (AP) - Desert dwellers in the western U.S. see temperatures topping 120 degrees as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up ...

June 18, 2017 | | State


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