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State awards $500M for jail rehab programs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California awarded $500 million on Thursday to 15 counties to pay for new classrooms, mental health facilities and other projects intended to help rehabilitate prisoners.

November 12, 2015 | | State


Campus marches over student debt held coast-to-coast

BERKELEY (AP) - Students at the University of California, Berkeley and more than a hundred other colleges and universities staged marches Thursday in support of free tuition, a $15 minimum wage for campus workers and the cancellation of debt from student loans.

November 12, 2015 | | State


Court rejects challenge to death penalty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's death penalty survived a legal challenge Thursday when a federal appeals court reversed a lower court ruling that had found it was unconstitutional because of excessive delays.

November 12, 2015 | | State


Ballot proposal would divert high-speed rail money to water

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two well-known Republican state lawmakers submitted language Thursday for a ballot initiative that would ask California voters to redirect about $8 billion in bond money from the state's high-speed rail project to build water storage.

November 12, 2015 | | State


3 students arrested after LA County school brawl

HAWTHORNE (AP) - Officials at Los Angeles County's Hawthorne High School beefed up security Thursday following a nearly hourlong brawl between students that forced police to restore order and ended in three arrests.

November 12, 2015 | | State


Legendary stripper Carol Doda dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary San Francisco stripper Carol Doda, whose splashy act helped introduce topless entertainment to the city more than 50 years ago, died at age 78.

November 11, 2015 | | State


San Francisco considers $290K payout for Journey wedding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors are considering a $290,000 payout to settle a lawsuit by the guitarist of rock band Journey over his lavish 2013 wedding to a former reality television star.

November 11, 2015 | | State


Extreme fire weather in store for SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gusty Santa Ana winds and bone-dry weather will bring extreme fire danger to Southern California - while mountains father north enjoy early winter snow.

November 11, 2015 | | State


California OKs $44M in tax credits

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state economic development board approved nearly $44 million in new tax credits Tuesday for companies promising to create more than 7,000 jobs in California.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Playboy settles golf-injury lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Playboy Enterprises has settled a lawsuit by a model who claimed she was hurt when an employee whacked her in the buttocks with a golf club during a Southern California event.

November 10, 2015 | | State


School police feared for safety before Las Vegas park shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two Las Vegas school district police officers feared for themselves and people in a busy park around them when they fired 14 shots into a vehicle, killing a 55-year-old former New York City jail guard who appeared to have deliberately steered toward them, a Clark County schools police captain said Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Ski resorts open early in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - At least three ski resorts have opened early and several more will open this week as fresh powder blanketed parts of the Sierra on Monday following a winter-like storm.

November 10, 2015 | | State


California breaks the law on sex offender website

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is breaking the law by failing to include updates about sex offenders on its Megan's Law website, leading some offenders to be targeted by vigilantes, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Plan designates 380,000 acres of desert land for power use

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A sweeping plan released Tuesday to regulate development of renewable energy in Southern California deserts designates nearly 400,000 acres for potential solar, wind and geothermal plants and millions more acres for conservation and recreation.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Gunman killed, Woman found dead in San Jose standoff

SAN JOSE (AP) - Police say a woman was found dead inside a home after officers killed a gunman in a shootout following an hours-long standoff.

November 10, 2015 | | State


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Judges hike rates for music streamers; Pandora shares jump

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A panel of copyright judges on Wednesday raised the amount Internet music streaming services like Pandora must pay to record labels next ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


Emergency declaration for gas leak in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County officials have declared a state of emergency over a leaking natural gas well above a neighborhood that has forced ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


SF police brass say pointing gun is use of force

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police officers must tell supervisors when they point guns at suspects under a new policy implemented by the police chief.

December 16, 2015 | | State


California may allow self-driving cars by 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have unveiled a roadmap that would let consumers begin using self-driving cars, though manufacturers would have to prove the emerging ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


Probationers found with theft ‘to-do’ list

ENCINITAS . (AP) - They were making a list but police say it was more naughty than nice.

December 16, 2015 | | State


Social workers had visited home of killing suspect

QUINCY (AP) - Child welfare workers repeatedly visited the California home of a woman now under investigation in the deaths of two children to check on ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


‘Terrorist’ email threat closes LA schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's two biggest school systems - New York City and Los Angeles - received threats Tuesday of a large-scale jihadi attack with ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Investigation leads to 2 dead kids in storage

REDDING (AP) - A child abuse investigation led to the bodies of two young children inside a commercial storage unit in Northern California, along with a ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Truckee climbers buy rock wall to preserve as trust

TRUCKEE (AP) - A group of California rock climbers have purchased a wall at Donner Summit to preserve it as a land trust.

December 15, 2015 | | State


‘Star Wars’ premiere crowd cheers for familiar faces

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The VIP audience at "The Force Awakens" world premiere began cheering from the moment the movie's first words appeared on screen ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Father of girl declared brain-dead sues hospital

OAKLAND (AP) - The biological father of a girl who remains on a ventilator to keep her heart beating after she was declared brain-dead nearly two ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


Anti-Muslim hate crimes investigated

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A 40-year-old Southern California man accused of pulling a knife and threatening a Muslim woman at a car wash in the city ...

December 15, 2015 | | State


LIVING NEAR SCHOOLS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three-quarters of paroled sex offenders in California who were previously banned from living near parks, schools and other places where children congregate now ...

December 14, 2015 | | State


Microsoft picks Manteca teacher to serve an innovative educator

Manteca Unified School District teacher Tammy Brecht Dunbar was selected to be a member of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Regional Lead Program for 2015-2016.

December 14, 2015 | | State


Fatal police shooting in LA suburb was different from others

LYNWOOD (AP) - When deputies confronted a man carrying a handgun in a Los Angeles suburb, the fatal shooting that unfolded was notably different from other ...

December 14, 2015 | | State


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