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Lawmakers OK $687 million drought plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $687 million plan to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities, a package that includes emergency money for communities running low on drinking water and farming communities where fallowed fields are leading to sky-high unemployment.

February 27, 2014 | | State


California snowpack still well below normal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Department of Water Resources says its latest survey shows the Sierra Nevada snowpack is still well below normal - bad news for the drought-stricken state.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Hard times drive adult kids to return home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 2.3 million adult children are living with their parents in California, a 63 percent increase since the Great Recession began seven years ago and a phenomenon straining budgets and pushing some families to the brink of poverty, according to a study released Thursday.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Gov. Jerry Brown will seek re-election

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown formally launched his re-election campaign Thursday, stepping into a contest that the former three-time presidential candidate is expected to dominate.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Brothers in country illegally face federal charges for illegal weapons

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two Sacramento brothers were charged Thursday with making hundreds of illegal, untraceable firearms as part of what law enforcement officials said was a wide-ranging network designed to skirt federal laws.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Committees OK $687M in drought relief

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A $687 million drought relief plan is headed for floor votes in the Legislature after winning quick approval Wednesday in legislative committees.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Olsen fears $13 an hour minimum wage will cost 500,000 Californians their jobs

California Assembly member Kristin Olsen isn't wild about the loss of jobs that raising the minimum wage to $13 could trigger.

February 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | State


Storms bring rain, threat of flooding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Much-needed rain fell on downtown San Francisco and elsewhere in California on Wednesday at the outset of what the parched state hopes is the start to a one-two punch of stormy weather.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Police officers’ arrests shake King City folks

KING CITY (AP) - A California farming town was grappling Wednesday with a profound violation of trust after learning the acting police chief and a handful of officers were charged with selling or giving away the impounded cars of poor Hispanic residents and other crimes.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Redding home incineration costs more than $170K

REDDING (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in far Northern California say the operation that ended in the incineration of an explosive-laden mobile home cost the county more than $170,000.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Refinery blocks federal inquiry into accident

MARTINEZ (AP) - Federal officials are firing back at a Northern California refinery after the company blocked them from investigating a chemical release that seriously injured two workers.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Court rules against protester at California military base

VANDENBERG (AP) - A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against an anti-war activist who was barred from a protest area near the main gate at a California Air Force base.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Santa Monica considers saving anti-war sculpture

SANTA MONICA (AP) - The two-year chain reaction of controversy that a gigantic sculpture of a nuclear mushroom cloud has set off across Santa Monica's otherwise friendly shores may finally be ending.

February 25, 2014 | | State


Child dies from infected rat; family sues Petco

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego family is suing Petco after the death of their 10-year-old son from a bacterial infection they say he contracted from his pet rat.

February 25, 2014 | | State


Police arrested in car impound scheme

KING CITY (AP) - Police officers in a Central California town took part in a scheme in which more than 200 cars belonging to poor Hispanic people were impounded, towed and later sold when the car owners couldn't pay the fees, authorities said Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | | State


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SF hospital suspends kidney donations after patient’s death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the nation's most prominent medical centers has voluntarily suspended its living donor program for kidney transplants after a living ...

December 20, 2015 | | State


Officer kills man reaching for gun

TORRANCE (AP) - A man brought to a hospital after attacking police was shot to death by a Los Angeles officer in the emergency room after ...

December 20, 2015 | | State


Families shield terrorists from detection

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The San Bernardino attack that left 14 people dead represented a type of extremist plot law enforcement authorities consider exceedingly difficult to ...

December 20, 2015 | | State


Open house for retiring fire employee

Manteca Fire Department Debbie Williams administrative assistant Debbie Williams is retiring.

December 19, 2015 | | State


Special program Sunday at LDS church

A special Christmas program is planned for this Sunday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ...

December 18, 2015 | | State


They wanted to massacre motorists

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When the FBI went to speak with a man accused of buying the assault rifles used by his friend in the San ...

December 18, 2015 | | State


Religious colleges seek waivers on transgender students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly three dozen religious colleges and universities in 20 U.S. states have received federal waivers allowing them not to accommodate transgender ...

December 18, 2015 | | State


Cleanup from 2 NorCal wildfires may top $243M

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Cleaning up from two destructive Northern California wildfires this fall will cost at least $243 million, far exceeding the cost for other recent ...

December 18, 2015 | | State


Sister of governor on board of firm in gas leak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's sister is a paid board member of the company that owns a natural-gas well whose leak is forcing ...

December 18, 2015 | | State


Facebook adding ‘Photo Magic’

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is trying to make it easier to send photos as the holiday season's picture-taking frenzy escalates with the arrival of ...

December 17, 2015 | | State


Court issues ruling in fight over state environment reviews

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Thursday limited the scope of the state's environmental review law, saying public agencies generally don't ...

December 17, 2015 | | State


Buyer of guns charged with terrorism count

RIVERSIDE . (AP) - The man who bought the assault rifles used by his friend in the San Bernardino massacre was charged Thursday with terrorism-related counts for ...

December 17, 2015 | | State


Jury convicts man in double killing case

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California man who killed two people and dismembered one in a scheme to steal money and cover his tracks was ...

December 17, 2015 | | State


Mistrial in officer’s trial in Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) - The first effort to convict an officer in Freddie Gray's death from a broken neck in a Baltimore Police van ended Wednesday ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


Alarming abuses seen at remote prison

SUSANVILLE. (AP) - Guards at an isolated state prison have created a "culture of racism," engage in alarming use of force against inmates and have a ...

December 16, 2015 | | State


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