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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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3 being inducted Aug. 12 into Mexican American Hall of Fame

STOCKTON - Three individuals are being inducted into the Mexican American hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.

August 07, 2017 | | State


Heart-stopping mountain lion encounter caught on video

LONE PINE (AP) - A nerve-rattling encounter with a mountain lion started with a fleeting glimpse of the big cat's tail on a High Sierra ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


Palm Springs fed up with insect thriving after winter rains

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - It may be small, but an insect known as the charcoal seed bug has started to get under the skin of people ...

August 06, 2017 | | State


Democrats attacking each other

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democrats control every lever of power in California state government, and free from worrying about major losses to Republicans, they're training fire ...

August 06, 2017 | | State


Suspect shot in struggle with Los Banos police dies

LOS BANOS- A man who broke into his estranged wife's home died and two police officers were wounded after a shooting erupted Monday inside ...

July 31, 2017 | | State


Diocese of Stockton secures 4 new teachers thru Notre Dame

Bishop Stephen Blaire has announced the launch of the latest program for the Diocese of Stockton in partnership with the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE ...

July 31, 2017 | | State


California considers lower bar for its tough lawyer exam

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The State Bar of California on Monday proposed lowering the minimum score on the most recent licensing exam for attorneys amid an ...

July 31, 2017 | | State


State’s minor life-without- parole law blasted as unfair

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Leif Taylor was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole not once, but twice, for killing a man while stealing ...

July 31, 2017 | | State


Homeless sex offender rate growing state issue

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has as many homeless sex offenders now as it did 2½ years ago, when a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned restrictions ...

July 30, 2017 | | State


Ex UC Davis chancellor returns to teaching for $318,000 a year

DAVIS (AP) - The former chancellor of the University of California, Davis, who resigned after being placed on leave amid allegations of misconduct, will return to ...

July 30, 2017 | | State


SoCal beach community sees surge in homeless

DANA POINT (AP) - A California coastal community is eager to attract more tourists, but at the same time it's struggling with an unwelcome jump ...

July 30, 2017 | | State


Plan to start school after 8:30 a.m. gets mixed grades

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California school kids could be getting more time to sleep.

July 30, 2017 | | State


PBS CEO: Federal cuts may close stations

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The chief executive for PBS is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting's future if federal funding is axed as called for ...

July 30, 2017 | | State


Trump’s travel ban keeps orphan kids from foster families in USA

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tianna Rooney has already bought the poster board for the sign she'll wave when the 16-year-old refugee boy her family is ...

July 30, 2017 | | State


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