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Lawmakers considering creating statewide sanctuary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers return Monday from a month-long break with a busy agenda that includes tackling bail reform and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S.

August 20, 2017 | | State


Housing a top priority for lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California's affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this year by pushing a package that includes regulatory reforms and money for low-income housing.

August 20, 2017 | | State


Brown commutes nine state prison sentences

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has commuted the lengthy prison sentences of nine inmates serving time for violent crimes, including a former prostitute convicted with her abusive pimp of first-degree murder.

August 18, 2017 | | State


Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state's growing reliance on energy from the sun.

August 18, 2017 | | State


State senator recall organizers have enough valid signatures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three counties have received enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election that could remove a Southern California senator from office and end a Democratic supermajority in the California Legislature, according to counts released Friday.

August 18, 2017 | | State


Navy anticipates housing crunch in San Diego region

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Navy is facing a looming housing crunch in the San Diego region, where high home prices and rents are already a problem.

August 18, 2017 | | State


‘Meet a Muslim’ events hope to dispel misconceptions

FREMONT (AP) - When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in a California newspaper: "Questions and answers about being Muslim."

August 13, 2017 | | State


Lawyer: Livestreamed, deadly crash caused by blown tire

MERCED (AP) - The defense attorney for a teenage driver accused of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister says a mechanical problem may have caused the accident in Los Banos.

August 13, 2017 | | State


LA deputies’ private body cams raise transparency questions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - America's largest sheriff's department still lacks a policy for body cameras after years of studying the issue, so hundreds - perhaps thousands - of its deputies have taken matters into their own hands and bought the cameras themselves.

August 13, 2017 | | State


LA sheriff reported inaccurate jail violence statistics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest sheriff's department in the U.S. uses unsound methods to compile data about violence in Los Angeles County jails and provided inaccurate statistics about jailhouse assaults to news organizations and its oversight agency, according to a report released Wednesday.

August 09, 2017 | | State


Google gender debacle underscores tech culture wars, politics

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - The Google engineer who blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech had every right to express his views. And Google likely had every right to fire him, workplace experts and lawyers say.

August 09, 2017 | | State


Campaign watchdog met Democratic lawyer before changing state recall rule

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A member of California's independent political watchdog commission coordinated behind the scenes with a lawyer for state Senate Democrats before voting to overturn a longstanding precedent that would have limited fundraising by a Democratic lawmaker facing a recall, records show.

August 09, 2017 | | State


3rd Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on Texas lake

AVINGER, Texas (AP) - A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of Dallas, an official with Texas Parks & Wildlife said.

August 07, 2017 | | State


Transgender camp teaches kids they’re ‘normal, not alone’

EL CERRITO (AP) - In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs and get silly. But it is also unique, from the moment campers arrive each morning.

August 07, 2017 | | State


Cougar makes rare successful crossing of LA-area freeway

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Researchers recently documented a rare case of a cougar from the Santa Monica Mountains successfully crossing U.S. Highway 101 and moving into a range less hemmed in by Southern California sprawl, the National Park Service said Monday.

August 07, 2017 | | State


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Judge likely to strike down ballot title for gas tax repeal

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's attorney general wrote a misleading description of a ballot initiative to repeal the recently approved gas tax increase, a judge concluded ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Great Valley Academy suspends 5-year-old for ‘terroristic’ threat

MODESTO (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old boy in central California say their son's school suspended him for a day for allegedly making a ...

September 20, 2017 | | State


Lodi skydiver dies from crash injuries

LODI (AP) - A skydiver who crashed last week in Northern California after a parachute malfunction has died.

September 20, 2017 | | State


Hepatitis A outbreak seen in LA; homeless at great risk

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


Did CPUC fire whistleblower in PG&E investigation?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The former chief administrative law judge at California's powerful utility regulator said Tuesday she was fired for cooperating with investigators looking into ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


SJ County sues over Twin Tunnels bond plan

SACRAMENTO - A regionally diverse coalition of Northern California counties, water resource management and flood control agencies, and reclamation and water storage districts filed legal action ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


WESTLANDS SAYS NO TO TWIN TUNNELS

FRESNO - A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday for re-engineering the state's water system with a pair of massive, $16 billion ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


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