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TEEN ATTACKED AFTER KNOCKING DOWN MOTORCYCLISTS: BELMONT (AP) - A teenage driver is banged up after police say he was attacked by a group of motorcyclists after he knocked down two motorcyclists on Highway 101 Sunday morning.

May 20, 2012 | | State


Eastwood's family gets real on new E! series

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dina Eastwood has heard the question repeatedly: Why put her family and superstar husband Clint Eastwood on display for a reality TV show, generally the province of D-list or wannabe celebrities?

May 18, 2012 | | State


Eastwood's family gets real on new E! series

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dina Eastwood has heard the question repeatedly: Why put her family and superstar husband Clint Eastwood on display for a reality TV show, generally the province of D-list or wannabe celebrities?

May 18, 2012 | | State


Man's defibrillator stops knife during attack

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man's implanted heart defibrillator may have saved his life in an unexpected way - by stopping a knife.

May 18, 2012 | | State


Mad cow quarantines lifted at 2 dairies

HANFORD (AP) - Quarantines were lifted on two Central California dairies associated with a case of mad cow disease after investigators found no link between the illness and food the diseased bovine might have consumed, federal officials said Friday.

May 18, 2012 | | State


Suspect dead after shooting Sacramento police dog

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Sacramento police officer shot and killed a suspected vehicle thief after the man shot his police dog.

May 18, 2012 | | State


Analyst calls Brown revenue projections reasonable; expects bigger deficit though

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's nonpartisan legislative analyst said Friday the state's budget deficit could be higher than Gov. Jerry Brown estimated earlier this week but also found the administration's economic and revenue forecasts were reasonable.

May 18, 2012 | | State


UMEMPLOYMENT RATE

JURISDICTION APRIL JANUARY MOVE

May 18, 2012 | | State


Driver who was hero in '76 bus kidnap dies

CHOWCHILLA. (AP) - The nation called Ed Ray a hero when he led a terrified group of children to safety after they were kidnapped aboard their school bus and held underground for ransom in the summer of 1976.

May 18, 2012 | | State


Federal officials announces 20K youth summer jobs

MALIBU (AP) - More than 20,000 new summer jobs will give young people an opportunity to work in America's forests, national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands, federal officials announced Friday.

May 18, 2012 | | State


California jobless rate dips slightly to 10.9%

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate dipped slightly in April to 10.9 percent, the state said Friday, as a federal survey showed 20,000 new jobs were created.

May 18, 2012 | | State


Probation for builder of Phonehenge West

LANCASTER (AP) - The man who built an eccentric Mojave Desert compound known as Phonehenge West was placed on five years' probation on Friday and ordered to serve 63 days community service, five of them at the county morgue.

May 18, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

MAN WHO FELL OFF HIGHWAY FABRICATED CARJACK STORY: SAN MATEO (AP) - A Northern California man seriously hurt when he plunged off an elevated freeway ramp fabricated a story about fleeing an armed carjacker.

May 18, 2012 | | State


Richmond puts soda tax on November ballot

RICHMOND (AP) - Voters in Richmond are set to decide whether to make the San Francisco Bay area city the nation's first municipality to tax soda and other sugary beverages to help fight childhood obesity.

May 17, 2012 | | State


LA museum gets big gift to build shuttle exhibit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Science Center said it has raised nearly half of the $200 million needed to build a permanent exhibit for the space shuttle Endeavour.

May 17, 2012 | | State


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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MOUNTAIN LION FOUND IN BACKYARD: SACRAMENTO (AP) - A mountain lion is back in the wild after it was found in the backyard of a Sacramento home. The Sacramento Bee reports that the animal was discovered on Saturday night inside the fenced in yard. Sacramento police and a California Department of Fish and Wildlife warden helped tranquilize and capture it. It was released back into the wild on Sunday. The young male mountain lion weighed 70 pounds and was about 1 and ½ years old.

June 23, 2014 | | State


VA falls short on female medical issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.

June 22, 2014 | | State


Checking in: ABA says lawyers allowed to scour jurors’ social media sites

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors.

June 22, 2014 | | State


US overseas missile test a direct hit

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) - The U.S. military intercepted a target over the Pacific Ocean on Sunday in a test of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System.

June 22, 2014 | | State


Alleged San Diego vandal accused of tagging court

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County authorities have filed new charges against a suspected vandal they believe scrawled graffiti in the courtroom where he was being prosecuted.

June 19, 2014 | | State


LA law that bars living in cars overtuned

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down a 31-year-old Los Angeles law that bars people from living in parked vehicles, saying the vaguely written statute discriminates against the homeless and poor.

June 19, 2014 | | State


US revamps screening of sponsors

SANTA ANA (AP) - The federal government has resumed checking the fingerprints of people other than parents who step forward to care for migrant children detained at the border amid concern by immigrant advocates that skipping the screening could put children at risk.

June 19, 2014 | | State


Is state illegally sterilizing inmates?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's medical board and Department of Public Health have been asked to investigate 17 doctors and eight hospitals involved in the illegal sterilizations of female prison inmates, based on a critical state audit released Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | | State


State board awards $29 million in tax credits

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A newly created state board awarded nearly $29 million in income tax credits on Thursday for companies that have agreed to expand and retain jobs in California.

June 19, 2014 | | State


Lawmakers sneak in solar tax deal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The last thing lawmakers did as they passed California's $108 billion general fund budget this week was take up a mysterious tax break for the solar industry.

June 18, 2014 | | State


Women reach $14M deal in sex case

MORAGA (AP) - Two women who alleged they were sexually abused by a teacher at a San Francisco Bay Area school reached a $14 million settlement with the district.

June 18, 2014 | | State


Stowaway can’t believe he survived

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Somali immigrant who survived an arduous flight to Hawaii stowed away in a jet's wheel well says he was trying to reach his mom, a refugee in Ethiopia who says her teenage son broke down in tears this week during their first call since his ordeal.

June 18, 2014 | | State


State Supreme Court justice to retire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter announced Wednesday that he will retire after serving more than 24 years, possibly giving Gov. Jerry Brown a significant hand in reshaping a high court that has leaned right politically for decades.

June 18, 2014 | | State


Burning bannedon 31 million acres

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Open burning is being banned on 31 million acres of land throughout California because of the threat wildfires due to the lengthening drought.

June 18, 2014 | | State


State funding wildfire prevention

SACRAMENTO (AP) - For the first time, California forestry officials intend to give counties and organizations money raised through a contested assessment on property in wildfire-prone areas to be used for fire-prevention projects.

June 17, 2014 | | State


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