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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


Donation center gets rare painting valued at $20,000

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A donation center in San Diego has received a landscape painting that turned out to be a rare work by early 20th century wildlife artist John Fery that's worth more than $20,000.

June 14, 2015 | | State


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$1.5M FINE FOR ALLEGEDLY TAKING WATER

MOUNTAIN HOUSE (AP) - California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking ...

July 21, 2015 | | State


Shares of PayPal rise on 1st day

SAN JOSE (AP) - PayPal shares jumped in its first day as a separate and publicly traded company as the firm outlined plans to capitalize on ...

July 21, 2015 | | State


California’s first West Nile death of 2015

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California health officials say a senior citizen is the state's first person to have died from the West Nile virus this year.

July 21, 2015 | | State


Rain calms California fire that jumped freeway, burned cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare summer storm allowed firefighters to contain 60 percent of a wildfire that swept across a California interstate, torching vehicles and ...

July 19, 2015 | | State


California universities battle over Alzheimer’s research expertise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One university's effort to poach a star faculty member at another Southern California university has devolved into a legal battle that ...

July 19, 2015 | | State


Japanese firm apologizes to POWs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," executives from a major Japanese corporation gave an unprecedented ...

July 19, 2015 | | State


Health enrollment surpasses projections

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California has enrolled 2.3 million people under an optional expansion of the state's Medicaid program - nearly three times more than the ...

July 19, 2015 | | State


Baby believed kidnapped near Los Angeles found safe

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 13-month-old girl believed to have been kidnapped from a California motel was found safe, and two men were arrested on suspicion ...

July 19, 2015 | | State


Police arrest father of girl found dead with four others

MODESTO (AP) - A man was arrested Sunday in the deaths of his daughter, two other girls and two women whose bodies were found in a ...

July 19, 2015 | | State


5th drowning in 3 weeks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Authorities in Northern California are working to recover the body of a man they say drowned near the The victim is a 24-year-old ...

July 19, 2015 | | State


Demi Moore ‘in shock’ after man drowns in her pool

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Demi Moore said she is stunned and saddened by the death of a 21-year-old man Sunday in the backyard pool of a ...

July 19, 2015 | | State


More rain hits SoCal on 2nd day of storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A second day of showers and thunderstorms in southern and central California was expected to bring heavy rain and set more rainfall ...

July 19, 2015 | | State


HITCHHIKING ROBOT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With its thumb raised skyward and a grin on its digital face, the robotic creation of two researchers in Canada embarked on ...

July 17, 2015 | | State


Final beach fouled by oil spill reopened

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - The last of several Southern California beaches soiled by last spring's massive oil spill reopened Friday to enthusiastic crowds that quickly ...

July 17, 2015 | | State


Bus-safety mandates introduced after deadly California crash

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California state lawmaker proposed sweeping bus-safety reforms Friday that were recommended by federal officials who investigated a fiery bus crash that killed ...

July 17, 2015 | | State


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