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California drops plan to let violent inmates fight fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California corrections officials on Tuesday dropped a plan to include prisoners with violent backgrounds in the nation's largest and oldest inmate firefighting unit, a day after the proposal was first reported by The Associated Press.

October 13, 2015 | | State


Alleged triggerman ID’d in killing of tourist, hiker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday identified the alleged triggerman among the three transients charged with the shooting deaths of a Canadian backpacker and a yoga instructor in Northern California last week.

October 13, 2015 | | State


Officers sue gun store for their injuries

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A lawyer for a pair of Milwaukee police officers suing a gun shop for negligence told jurors Monday that the store should have to pay several million dollars in damages for selling a gun that was used to wound his clients.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Man dies trying to get into clothing bin

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A man whose body was found dangling from a clothing donation bin in New Jersey was a drifter who was apparently scavenging for clothes, police said.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Student sorry for mac & cheese meltdown, says he’s ashamed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A University of Connecticut student who went on an obscenity-laced tirade against food service workers when they refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese has apologized.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Indigenous day proclamation leads to City Council infighting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A City Councilman who introduced a proclamation for Albuquerque to join other cities in observing Indigenous Peoples Day on Columbus Day faced a censure motion Monday over how the declaration was handled.

October 12, 2015 | | State


El Nino: Too big to fail?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the state's punishing drought but also bringing the risk of chaotic storms like those that battered the region in the late 1990s.

October 12, 2015 | | State


California may use inmate firefighters with violent pasts

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns about public safety.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Governor bans Redskins name at public schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four California high schools will be forced to change mascots after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation making the state the first to bar public schools from using the Redskins name for sports teams.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Pumpkin winner weighs 1,969 pounds

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - A rippled white whopper weighing in at 1,969 pounds took the title Monday for plumpest pumpkin at an annual San Francisco Bay Area contest.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Transients charged with killing of tourist, hiker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California prosecutor said Monday he has filed murder charges that could lead to the death penalty for three young transients accused of gunning down a Canadian backpacker and a yoga instructor walking his dog.

October 12, 2015 | | State


California adopts strictest limits on livestock

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has adopted the toughest limits in the nation on the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock, barring their routine use to prevent illness or promote growth.

October 11, 2015 | | State


Brown rejects labor-backed laws in sweeping bill package

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown barred public schools from using the Redskins name, strengthened the state's vaccine rules by requiring mandatory vaccination for day care workers and handed a win to the business community by vetoing two bills on the Chamber of Commerce list of so-called "job killers" as he took action on dozens of pieces of legislation Sunday.

October 11, 2015 | | State


2 dead after plane crashes near house

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed next to a house in Northern California shortly after takeoff.

October 11, 2015 | | State


Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier set to go out to bid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Golden Gate Bridge officials are set to begin looking for a construction firm for a suicide barrier on the landmark span, a newspaper reported.

October 11, 2015 | | State


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Uber passenger killed in crash

PACIFICA (AP) - A wrong-way driver collided head-on with the car of an Uber driver in northern California, killing two.

December 25, 2015 | | State


SF Bay Area transit officer shot, wounded

HAYWARD (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area transit officer was shot in the arm by a fleeing suspect Friday who was then shot by a ...

December 25, 2015 | | State


Social Security update for 2016

It has been my custom for most of the last 18 years to write a year-end column that summarizes the Social Security changes and updates ...

December 25, 2015 | | State


Drive to bar prison cellphones hits snag

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's high-tech solution to rid prisons of illegal cellphones may be unable to keep up with advances in technology quickly enough, so ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


100 Mexicans seek return to US under suit

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nearly 100 Mexicans have sought to return to the U.S. by Wednesday's deadline under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


Snowpack above average for December

FRESNO (AP) - The Sierra Nevada snowpack measured above average for this time of year, but it's not enough to make a dent in California ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


State Senate raises employees ‘pay just a year after layoffs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California state Senate is giving all its employees pay raises just one year after laying off several dozen employees due to financial ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


Officer who killed transient initially said he saw no weapon

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego police officer who shot and killed a transient within seconds of exiting his car initially told investigators that he ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


Church, artist can’t agree on gun protest in Nativity display

CLAREMONT . (AP) - For the last eight years, a Southern California church has hosted an artist's socially provocative Nativity scenes addressing issues such as homelessness ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


Final curtain for junkyard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's not just a junkyard - or even a really big junkyard - but a living, breathing monument to Los Angeles pop culture ...

December 22, 2015 | | State


Black students persuade UC to sell prison shares

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California has decided to unload at least $25 million worth of stock in three private prison companies following a ...

December 22, 2015 | | State


Video shows San Diego police officer shooting man in April

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County district attorney released a video Tuesday that shows a police officer fatally shooting a transient seconds after the ...

December 22, 2015 | | State


America’s power grid vulnerable to hacking

SAN JOSE (AP) - Security researcher Brian Wallace was on the trail of hackers who had snatched a California university's housing files when he stumbled ...

December 21, 2015 | | State


State regulators propose relaxing water conservation

FRESNO - California regulators on Monday proposed relaxing water conservation targets that have required communities statewide to cut use by 25 percent during historic drought.

December 21, 2015 | | State


Luxury hotel cleaning firm owners charged with $7M fraud

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The owners of a janitorial company serving luxury hotels in Southern California and Nevada are charged with running a $7 million workers ...

December 21, 2015 | | State


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