Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal estimates that California owes about $355 billion in debts and unfunded liabilities for benefits promised to former and current state employees. The chart below summarizes the debts and liabilities, as estimated by the Department of Finance:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - How's this for an employee perk? Google workers commuting from San Francisco to the company's Silicon Valley campus can now make part of the trek on an 83-foot, Wi-Fi-equipped catamaran.
LIVINGSTON . (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down a Central California chicken plant after federal inspectors found it infested with cockroaches.
Stockton (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's budget for the coming fiscal year includes several proposals to help comply with a federal court order requiring the state to reduce prison overcrowding by mid-April to improve medical and mental health care for inmates.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown said he would meet Thursday with his recently formed drought task force to determine if an emergency declaration is necessary as California faces a serious water shortage.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A robust economic recovery and surging revenue propelled by voter-approved tax increases have sent California's general fund spending to a record high, marking a dramatic turn-around from the state's days as the nation's poster child of fiscal dysfunction.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Opponents of a new California law that spells out the rights of transgender students in public schools have cleared the next hurdle in their effort to repeal the law at the ballot box, state elections officials said Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will have no choice but to move 4,000 more inmates to private prisons in other states if federal judges refuse to postpone a court-ordered population cap, state Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said Wednesday.
EUREKA (AP) - A man charged with murder in the death of a California priest in a church rectory beat him with a wooden stake and rusty metal pipe then made two unsuccessful attempts to set the body and building on fire, police said in a court document obtained Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles risks becoming a city in decline as it struggles with poverty, poor schooling, traffic jams and a crisis of leadership, a citizens' panel warned Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An advocacy group is facing sharp criticism for using the case of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead in a bid to raise money for a proposed ballot initiative.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and four other California mayors were cleared Tuesday to start gathering signatures to get their proposed statewide pension reform initiative on voter ballots in November.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Talk about mind over matter: A quirky new study suggests patients' expectations can make a big difference in how they feel after treatment for a migraine.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's budget for the coming fiscal year calls for an 8.5 percent increase in general fund spending coupled with a dedication to pay down the state's debt by more than $11 billion, according to a copy of the document obtained late Wednesday by The Sacramento Bee.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a "bias-free language guide" that warned against using the word "American ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento County supervisors are standing by their decision to label outdoor marijuana cultivation as a waste of water.
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 ...
OLD SACRAMENTO - Gold Rush Days return to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend -Friday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 7.
TUOLUMNE – Nine-time Grammy Award-winning band Asleep at the Wheel will be performing at Black Oak Casino Resort on Thursday, Aug. 20.
LINDEN - This summer Community Theatre of Linden is staging their most ambitious musical yet, "Footloose the Musical", that opens Friday, July 31.
STOCKTON – The Gleason Park Electric Violin Ensemble returns to The Haggin Museum on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.