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Deal updates cap/trade makes tax, fee changes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Legislation to renew California's cap-and-trade program through 2030 and boost local monitoring of air quality are expected to be up for hearings and a vote this week.

July 11, 2017 | | State

NorCal: Hell and high water

OROVILLE . (AP) - With looming floods and roaring flames, Chuck Wilsey's year sounds more like ancient scripture than modern living in Northern California.

July 10, 2017 | | State

Rescuers robbed at gunpoint trying to reach hiker

TEHACHAPI (AP) - Add armed robbery to the threats facing hikers this year on the Pacific Crest Trail.

July 10, 2017 | | State

Deal struck on plan to extend cap and trade

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have struck a deal to extend California's cap-and-trade program through 2030, but it still needs backing from two-thirds of lawmakers.

July 10, 2017 | | State

Head of new state tax agency will make $190K

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has named a former chief of staff for the U.S. Small Business Administration to head a newly created California agency tasked with collecting roughly $60 billion in sales, tobacco, gas and dozens of other taxes.

July 10, 2017 | | State

Greta Garbo fortune heiress dies at age 85

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gray Gustafson Reisfield, the sole heiress to her aunt Greta Garbo's estate and a woman who was a long-time companion to the late Swedish-born actress, has died, a family member said Monday.

July 10, 2017 | | State

Chocolate milk off the menu at San Francisco’s schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco school kids who learned to live without soda and candy will soon have to give up chocolate milk too.

July 10, 2017 | | State

Surfers paddle out to honor wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Thousands of surfers have taken to the waters off California in tribute to wetsuit pioneer Jack O'Neill.

July 10, 2017 | | State

Tesla provides first look at Model 3 sedan

PALO ALTO (AP) - Electric automaker Tesla has produced its first Model 3 sedan, a highly anticipated car because it carries a relatively low sticker price.

July 09, 2017 | | State

Power restored after LA outage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Electricity was restored Sunday to tens of thousands of customers who lost service when a power station in suburban Los Angeles caught fire amid a blistering heat wave.

July 09, 2017 | | State

Thousands flee burning wildfires

SANTA MARIA (AP) - Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S., destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a California campground.

July 09, 2017 | | State

LA Freedom Sculpture to be unveiled at Fourth of July party

LOS ANGELES (AP) - New York has the Statue of Liberty.

July 04, 2017 | | State

Survivors of California freeway plane crash identified

SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities have identified the couple whose small plane crashed and burst into flames on a Southern California freeway.

July 04, 2017 | | State

Governor pushes for cap-and trade deal as deadline looms

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is working with lawmakers, business groups and environmentalists to reach a deal on extending cap and trade, California's landmark program aimed at slowing global warming.

July 04, 2017 | | State

Museum exhibits lowrider cars, the artwork they’ve inspired

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lowrider cars these days are far more than tricked-out automobiles with gravity-challenged rear suspensions and ear-rattling exhaust systems that seem to cry out for police to ticket the drivers.

July 04, 2017 | | State

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California hero firefighter Bill Clayton passes away

CARLSBAD. (AP) - Bill Clayton, a firefighter who helped rescue hundreds of people and twice received California's highest honor, has died.

January 30, 2018 | | State

State may create taxpayer backed bank for pot sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California officials announced Tuesday that they will take a detailed look at the possibility of creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle what ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

Stanford drops sex assault plaque idea

PALO ALTO (AP) - Stanford University is canceling plans to put a plaque on the campus site where a woman was sexually assaulted by a former ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at age 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Case of shackled kids revives home-school regulation debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just over a week after California officials found 13 siblings allegedly held captive and younger children apparently not missed by schools because ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Congressmen criticize end of free checking accounts at BofA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Democratic U.S. congressmen want Bank of America to explain its decision to eliminate a popular free-checking account.

January 28, 2018 | | State

Thousands march in SF pro life event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of people who want to outlaw abortion marched Saturday in San Francisco in the 14th annual Walk for Life.

January 28, 2018 | | State

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