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State’s low community college fees face scrutiny

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The fees to attend California's community colleges are by far the lowest in the United States - less than half the national average - yet at least 40 percent of the 2.4 million students in the largest U.S. system of higher education do not pay them.

November 10, 2013 | | State


New research on shallow shoreline waters

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE. (AP) - For more than 40 years, scientists have carefully scrutinized the cobalt waters in the middle of Lake Tahoe, documenting a steady and disturbing decline in the lake's famed clarity.

November 08, 2013 | | State


Google's Bay Area barge to hoist sails

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google plans to include a dozen or so massive sails on its four-story barge under construction in the heart of the San Francisco Bay, creating a floating artistic structure the Internet giant promises will "stand out," a newspaper reported Friday.

November 08, 2013 | | State


State workers get $516M in bonus pay

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Many California state employees received a boost this year after complaining of furloughs and salary cuts during the recession, with some of the largest bargaining units agreeing to raises of 2 to 3 percent annually over the next few years.

November 08, 2013 | | State


4 charged in 'virtual kidnappings'

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants for ransom money under the guise that loved ones had been kidnapped, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.

November 08, 2013 | | State


4 charged in severing pot clinic owner's penis during his torture

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Four people were charged with kidnapping a California marijuana dispensary owner, torturing him with a blowtorch and cutting off his penis during a robbery because they thought he was burying piles of cash in the desert, authorities said Friday.

November 08, 2013 | | State


BONUSES KEEP INCREASING

The AP's analysis finds that the total payout for bonus pay has been increasing even as the number of employees collecting it has shrunk:

November 08, 2013 | | State


News from around california

$25M AWARDED FOR HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT HURT GIRL: RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California jury has awarded $25 million to the family of a 4-year-old girl who was run over twice by a hit-and-run driver.

November 08, 2013 | | State


UC Berkeley inaugurates its 10th chancellor

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley, has formally inaugurated its 10th chancellor in a ceremony marked by pageantry and brief moments of protest.

November 08, 2013 | | State


Judge weighs penalty for high speed rail

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Attorneys for the California High-Speed Rail Authority argued Friday that Central Valley residents who sued the state over its bullet train plan have no grounds to stop the project, despite a judge's ruling that the state violated the promises made to voters in a 2008 ballot proposition.

November 08, 2013 | | State


School dons skirts in honor of burn victim

BERKELEY (AP) - Students and staff members at a small private high school in California wore skirts to class on Friday to show solidarity with an 18-year-old senior who suffered serious burns when his clothes were set on fire on a public bus.

November 08, 2013 | | State


High-speed rail officials bless 2nd segment

HA NFORD (AP) - The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project endorsed a 114-mile route for the second segment of the bullet train from Fresno to Bakersfield during its meeting Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | | State


FEMA denies aid to Tuolumne County hit by Rim Fire

SONORA (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied continued aid to a Northern California county struck hard by the Rim Fire that raged in August and September.

November 07, 2013 | | State


News from across California

SF BAY BRIDGE BOLTS TO TAKE A MONTH LONGER TO FIX: OAKLAND (AP) - State transportation officials say it will take a month longer to complete the permanent fix for the giant steel bolts that snapped on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

November 07, 2013 | | State


Feds investigate school harassment in Richmond

RICHMOND (AP) - A federal investigation of a Northern California school district revealed a widespread environment of sexual harassment and assaults by students that district officials failed to adequately address, the U.S. Department of Education said.

November 07, 2013 | Nina Frisby | State


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Orange County sheriffs accused of poaching fire rescue calls

SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County Sheriff's Department helicopters have been poaching rescue calls sent to the Fire Authority for several months in a costly ...

May 07, 2017 | | State


Cuts put spotlight on student race questions on school forms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After volunteering at her children's Los Angeles middle school for nearly a decade, Carol Convey was told the number of teachers ...

May 07, 2017 | | State


GOV. BROWN SLAMS DENHAM

SACRAMENTO (AP) - All 14 California Republicans in Congress voted for the GOP's health care bill. Half represent districts that supported Hillary Clinton in the ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Slaying of camp workers on NorCal beach may be solved

SANTA ROSA (AP) - California authorities believe they have solved the slayings of two young Bible-camp counselors found shot to death as they slept on a ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Pre-existing conditions and health plan: Who’s covered?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Can chronic meth use lead to psychosis?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Over the past seven years, Los Angeles jail officials have seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of mentally ill ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


LA peace parades mark anniversary of Rodney King riots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


Orca attacks on gray whales up in Monterey bay

MONTEREY (AP) - Killer whales are on an unprecedented killing spree in California's Monterey Bay, attacking and feeding on gray whale calves, a marine biologist ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


Shark attacks woman wading at SoCal beach

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


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