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Governor signs bills to help those in foster care

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he signed a package of bills to help foster children in California by encouraging early placement with relatives and extending support to finish college.

September 29, 2014 | | State

Fresno man sentenced for pointing laser at plane

FRESNO (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 22-year-old Fresno man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for aiming a laser pointer at a California Highway Patrol airplane.

September 29, 2014 | Nina Frisby | State


BODY FOUND ON SHORE IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY: MARTINEZ (AP) - Authorities are investigating the discovery of a woman's body that was found washed up on the shore at Lone Tree Point in the San Francisco Bay area.

September 29, 2014 | | State

Bills vetoed that promoted transparency

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed on Saturday a group of bills aimed at promoting transparency in governance and greater disclosure in political campaigns, saying existing laws on those matters are enough.

September 28, 2014 | | State

ATM, checking account overdraft fees surge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Banks are reaping bigger fees whenever customers overdraw their checking accounts or use ATMs that are not affiliated with their lender, a new survey shows.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Crop harvest much smaller than usual

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With harvest time across California, many of the state's once-robust crops - from the grapes that make world-famous wines to popular almonds - are anticipated to be smaller than usual this year due to the state's historic drought.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Brown signs bill to reform initiative process

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Saturday a bill that he said will modernize California's century-old initiative process and provide better information to voters on ballot measures.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Brown signs ‘yes means yes’ sex-assault rule

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Governor signs bill for lawyers for immigrant kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill to fund lawyers for unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings following a surge in the arrival of Central American children on the border.

September 28, 2014 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - As California's severe drought continues, state and local agencies are looking at budgeting water use by creating a daily water allocation for each household.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Crews make more progress in King Fire

POLLOCK PINES (AP) - Additional rain and high humidity allowed crews to make even more progress toward taming a massive wildfire in Northern California, officials said Sunday.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Grower finds way to sell pumpkins for $125 each by using plastic molds

FILLMORE (AP) - Pumpkins grown inside plastic molds to resemble Frankenstein's head are in high demand for Halloween.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Man gets 3-years for torturing puppy

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Northern California man convicted of torturing and killing a puppy in front of his 4-year-old daughter has been sentenced to three years in jail.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Brown vetoes $100m boost for UC, Cal State due to fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Saturday that would have given the University of California and California State University systems a $100 million financial boost.

September 28, 2014 | | State

Uber driver charged in hammer attack on passenger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A driver for ride-sharing company Uber is accused of striking a passenger with a hammer during a dispute over the route he was taking.

September 26, 2014 | | State

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Pension proposal cast similarly to failed bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris is using the same words to describe a public pension proposal as she did on a previous failed ...

August 11, 2015 | | State

Blaze explodes in size, wildfires roast West

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Wildfires are charging through several states in the parched West, scorching homes and forcing people to flee. Flames are plaguing some California ...

August 11, 2015 | | State

SF Sheriff’s license suspended after traffic accident

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco sheriff had his driver's license suspended in February after failing to properly report a minor car accident to ...

August 11, 2015 | | State

Shields speaking about water Thursday at Manteca Patriots

South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Jeff Shields is the speaker for the Manteca patriots gathering on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p ...

August 11, 2015 | | State

Man shoots himself in neck at gun range

FRESNO . (AP) - A man shot himself in the neck during target practice at a Central California shooting range.

August 11, 2015 | | State

Homeless man target manhunt

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - A homeless man with a long criminal history was identified Tuesday as the target of a two-week-old manhunt for a gunman thought to ...

August 11, 2015 | | State

Google becoming part of new holding company, ‘Alphabet’

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - One of tech's biggest names, Google, is reorganizing under a new moniker - "Alphabet" - in a move underscoring its founders' ambitions to ...

August 10, 2015 | | State

‘Jackass’ star arrested after climbing crane in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Jackass" star Steve-O was arrested after climbing a crane in Hollywood to protest SeaWorld and drawing dozens of emergency responders to a ...

August 10, 2015 | | State

Bernie Sanders talks with SF Bay nurses

OAKLAND (AP) - A national nurses union warmly welcomed Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders to Oakland on Monday, along with his message of taxing the wealthy, better ...

August 10, 2015 | | State


TRUCKEE (AP) - Scientists in the Sierra Nevada have started tracking a mule deer herd north of Lake Tahoe with radio collars to try to learn ...

August 10, 2015 | | State

Woman completes record-breaking swim to Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco resident became the first woman to swim the 30-mile stretch from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge ...

August 09, 2015 | | State

SoCal turf rebate program paid out nearly $57 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California shelled out nearly $57 million during a popular program that paid homeowners and businesses to ...

August 09, 2015 | | State

River that runs thru San Jose goes dry

SAN JOSE (AP) - The river that runs through America's 10th-largest city has dried up, shriveling a source of civic pride that had welcomed back ...

August 09, 2015 | | State

Forest Service abandons Lake Tahoe logging plan

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has abandoned logging plans it suspended in the mountains above Lake Tahoe nearly two years ago after ...

August 09, 2015 | | State

Accessing care especially difficult for Latino patients

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Miriam Uribe enrolled in California's low-income health insurance program last November, and she still hasn't found a primary care doctor 10 ...

August 09, 2015 | | State

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