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SF sheriff pleads not guilty to domestic violence, ordered to stay away from family

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's new sheriff pleaded not guilty to domestic violence and other charges Thursday as a judge ordered him to stay away from his wife and toddler son despite her tearful pleas not to keep the family apart.

January 19, 2012 | | State


Judge continues to block cuts to in-home care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday prohibited the state from reducing funding for California's in-home supportive services program, which serves about 435,000 low-income seniors and the disabled.

January 19, 2012 | | State


Brown defends tax increase to business group contending it won’t be a burden to Californians

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday defended his ballot proposal to raise taxes, arguing that Californians paid more in taxes in 2009 and 2010 than they would under his plan if it's approved by voters.

January 19, 2012 | | State


Legislature stops GOP override bill that would have allowed locals government to run parks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Republican lawmakers on Thursday failed to override Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of a bill that would have allowed local governments to take over the operations of state parks forced to close this summer because of budget cuts.

January 19, 2012 | | State


Do UC, CSU campuses condone anti-semitism?

Imagine the outcry if students on a university campus in California set up "checkpoints" to find out whether students with tan complexions are really African-Americans, or whether students heard conversing in Spanish are citizens or illegal immigrants. Screams of protest would rise if students set up similar barriers to check whether olive-complected schoolmates are outfitted with suicide bombs, or if anyone stopped students of any type demanding to know their sexual orientation.

January 19, 2012 | | State


N. Calif. crabbers getting high price for catch

CRESCENT CITY (AP) - After a delayed start to the Dungeness crab season fisherman off California's far north coast are hauling in lots of it, and getting a high price.

January 19, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

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January 19, 2012 | | State


SOUTH COUNTY LAWMAKERS REACT

Assembly member Bill Berryhill

January 18, 2012 | | State


California home sales rise last month, prices fall

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Bargain hunters lifted homes sales in California last month, snapping up foreclosed and other distressed properties as prices continued to fall, a research firm reported Wednesday.

January 18, 2012 | | State


Bounty hunter called Herzog before suicide

SUSANVILLE (AP) - The apparent suicide of a parolee suspected of killing as many as 19 people occurred after a bounty hunter called him earlier in the day with an ominous warning.

January 18, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

MAN ARRESTED IN SALIDA TEEN'S HOURSLONG KIDNAP: SALIDA (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine why a man kidnapped a 16-year-old girl from her Stanislaus County home in front of her family.

January 18, 2012 | | State


State hopes for end to court oversight of prisons

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has likened it to the "Sword of Damocles," the sense of foreboding and uncertainty that has hung over California government since the federal courts assumed control over the state's massive prison medical operations.

January 18, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Cat rescuer facing criminal cruelty charges

January 18, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

LANDLORD CONVICTED OF SETTING PIPE BOMB UNDER SUV: SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California landlord is facing decades in prison after a federal jury convicted him of detonating a homemade bomb beneath a former tenant's SUV.

January 17, 2012 | | State


Judge to end prison system receivership

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered California officials to prepare for the end of a six-year, court-ordered oversight of the prison system that has cost taxpayers billions of dollars and helped force a shift of lower-level criminals from state prisons to county jails.

January 17, 2012 | | State


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Manteca Ford earns Assembly business honors

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, honored Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford and Exotic High Line as 2014 Small Business of the Year at an event held in Manteca.

July 02, 2014 | | State


Poll finds Californians see wealth gap growing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A majority of Californians are unhappy with income distribution in the state, but they are divided over whether the government should do more to intervene or further raise the minimum wage, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 | | State


Oak Valley paying dividend

OAKDALE – On July 1, 2014, the Board of Directors of Oak Valley Bancorp, the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, has declared the payment of a cash dividend of $0.065 per share of common stock to its shareholders of record at the close of business on July 14. In aggregate, the distribution will amount to approximately $524,000. The payment date will be July 28.

July 02, 2014 | | State


Water sale prices shatter records

FRESNO (AP) - Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

July 01, 2014 | | State


Assembly GOP picks Kristin Olsen of Modesto as new caucus leader

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly GOP caucus on Tuesday chose Kristin Olsen, a former Modesto college administrator, as its new leader.

July 01, 2014 | | State


Protesters block bus carrying illegal immigrants

MURRIETA (AP) - A flight carrying migrants from overcrowded facilities on the Texas border with Mexico arrived Tuesday in Southern California but protesters blocked immigration authorities from taking the group to a suburban Border Patrol facility for processing.

July 01, 2014 | | State


Grandma arrested after toddler drinks meth tea

IDYLLWILD (AP) - Authorities in Southern California say a 51-year-old woman has been arrested after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank tea with methamphetamine in it.

July 01, 2014 | | State


San Bernardino County reports ‘jury duty’ scam

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Authorities in San Bernardino County are warning of a phone scam seeking to bilk residents out of phony fines for supposedly missing jury duty.

July 01, 2014 | | State


Arrest after home invasion, sexual assault

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police say a teenage boy is in custody and another remains at large after they broke into a couple's home and sexually assaulted an 85-year-old woman.

July 01, 2014 | | State


Yosemite marks 150th year as national park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Yosemite National Park on Monday marked 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln signed an act protecting the park for generations of visitors.

June 30, 2014 | | State


Minimum wage rising to $9 today

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour when a new law takes effect today and provides workers with the first such increase since 2008.

June 30, 2014 | | State


Supreme Court clears ban on gay conversion therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for enforcement of a first-of-its-kind California law that bars psychological counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.

June 30, 2014 | | State


State recognizes use of bitcoins

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that recognizes bitcoins and other virtual currencies in California.

June 30, 2014 | | State


Child at Boy Scout camp dies from gunshot

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 12-year-old boy at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego died from a gunshot wound to the head Monday morning, and police were investigating whether the shooting was self-inflicted or accidental.

June 30, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS BAY AREA

• OYSTER FARM OWNERS EYE OPTIONS AFTER RULING: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider the appeal of a popular oyster farm that federal officials want to shutter and return to wilderness along the coast of Northern California.

June 30, 2014 | | State


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