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Nonpartisan analysis: Brown’s approach on right track for state

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown received praise from the Legislature's nonpartisan analyst Wednesday for producing a plan that could ultimately balance the state's perennially deficit-ridden budget, but the governor also received a sobering reminder that his proposal faces a number of obstacles in the months ahead.

January 11, 2012 | | State


Report: Reclaimed wastewater could expand water supply by 12 billion gallons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. can safely increase its drinking water supply by reusing some of the 12 billion gallons of wastewater that pours down sewers and into the ocean each day, a panel of experts concludes in a new report.

January 11, 2012 | | State


Mars-bound rover begins trajectory maneuver

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA's latest rover to Mars fired its thrusters Wednesday to adjust its course to the red planet for a landing in August.

January 11, 2012 | | State


Judge removed for fixing traffic tickets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A long-serving and well-respected Orange County Superior Court judge was ordered removed from the bench Wednesday for fixing traffic tickets of family and friends.

January 11, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Santa Clara approves 49ers stadium parking

January 11, 2012 | | State


Ex-welfare kids won't face parents' old debts

OAKLAND (AP) - California will no longer allow counties to seek refunds from former welfare recipients who were minors when their caregivers were overpaid.

January 10, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

Driver gets prison in deadly Ceres crash

January 10, 2012 | | State


California community college leaders call for system overhaul

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California community college leaders have signed off on major policy changes aimed at boosting graduation and transfer rates in the 112-campus system, despite concerns the measures could hurt disadvantaged students.

January 10, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

BART to San Jose set for federal OK

January 10, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

Man arrested for death threat against Oakdale mayor

January 10, 2012 | | State


More retirements point to new era in California House of Representative races

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long-serving U.S. Rep. Wally Herger announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in November, the latest sign that a political shake-up is under way in California that will have implications from Washington to Sacramento.

January 10, 2012 | | State


State revenue drops even farther than when Brown rolled out figures last week

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Just a week after Gov. Jerry Brown made his pitch for tax hikes and more spending cuts, the state controller on Tuesday reported that California is collecting less tax revenue than the governor projected and warned lawmakers that more cuts may be needed if the slide continues.

January 10, 2012 | | State


Rescue owner arrested in Kern County; hundreds of animals seized by officers

ROSAMOND (AP) - A man says he never expected to be arrested when he called for help at the animal rescue where he was facing eviction.

January 10, 2012 | | State


Euthanasia to control shelter population unpopular in poll

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be adopted.

January 09, 2012 | | State


US Supreme Court rejects appeal in Skid Row killings based on jailhouse informant’s lies

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected California's plea to reinstate murder convictions in the 1970s-era Skid Row Stabber case in Los Angeles.

January 09, 2012 | | State


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Los Angeles man arrested in brother’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police arrested a man on suspicion of murder after his brother was fatally shot during a weekend family birthday celebration in South Los Angeles.

June 15, 2014 | | State


Meth pours into SJ Valley as liquid

FRESNO (AP) - In methamphetamine's seedy underworld, traffickers are disguising the drug as a liquid to smuggle it into the United States from Mexico.

June 15, 2014 | | State


Casey Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic.

June 15, 2014 | | State


Daughter runs over dad when he tried to stop her

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Authorities in Southern California say a 69-year-old man who was trying to prevent his daughter from driving drunk was run over and killed by the woman in her driveway.

June 15, 2014 | | State


Salinas man nabbed for online fireworks sales

SALINAS AP) - Authorities have arrested a Salinas man on suspicion of selling about 1,800 pounds of illegal fireworks through Facebook.

June 15, 2014 | | State


Salinas man nabbed for online fireworks sales

SALINAS AP) - Authorities have arrested a Salinas man on suspicion of selling about 1,800 pounds of illegal fireworks through Facebook.

June 15, 2014 | | State


Condor makes rare flight to NorCal

PESCADERO (AP) - A California condor that was released into the wild last year has been spotted in a part of Northern California where the endangered species hasn't been seen in more than a century.

June 15, 2014 | | State


Kern County wildfire threatening 500 homes

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened 500 homes in Central California as they raced to control the fast-moving blaze before hotter, drier weather sets in, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.

June 15, 2014 | | State


Assembly approves $108B state budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline, the state Assembly on Sunday approved the main bill for California's $108 billion general fund spending plan for the coming fiscal year.

June 15, 2014 | | State


Details of state’s proposed $156M spending plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, all Democrats, have agreed on the main points of a state budget for the fiscal year that will start July 1. Not all budget figures were available Friday because the administration and legislative staff were still finalizing the details. Because the budget needs only a simple majority to pass the Legislature, support from minority Republicans is not required. The Assembly and Senate have scheduled floor sessions for 4 p.m. Sunday to begin voting on the budget.

June 13, 2014 | | State


California reports whooping-cough epidemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of whooping-cough cases in California is now at an epidemic level, state health officials said Friday.

June 13, 2014 | | State


San Francisco thrilled to be in Olympics hunt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he is thrilled that his city is one of four U.S. cities still in the running to possibly host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

June 13, 2014 | | State


Janitor accused of recording women

ANAHEIM (AP) - Authorities say a janitor for a contract cleaning company has been arrested on suspicion of secretly recording women in a restroom at Anaheim City Hall.

June 13, 2014 | | State


Ethics expert hired after high school scandals

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has hired an ethics consultant to work at a high school where some students allegedly hacked into computers and others held a controversial "prom draft."

June 13, 2014 | | State


Man freed in jury mistake killed hour later

FRESNO (AP) - A burglary defendant who won his freedom because of a jury's mistake lost his life a few hours later when he was stabbed to death in a fight.

June 12, 2014 | | State


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