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Twin tunnels will cost taxpayers

STOCKTON (AP) - Giant tunnels that Gov. Jerry Brown wants to build to haul water across California are economically feasible only if the federal government bears a third of the nearly $16 billion cost because local water districts may not benefit as expected, according to an analysis that the state commissioned last year but never released.

September 15, 2016 | | State


Gov. Brown approves $900M for air quality

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved $900 million in funding for environmental programs, signing legislation that frees up an unusually large influx of cash for wide-ranging initiatives aimed at cleaning up California's notoriously dirty air.

September 15, 2016 | | State


COURT FILING ON FANT’S BEHALF

Editor's note: The following is the filling made in San Joaquin County Superior Court on behalf of Manteca Unified School District trustee Sam Fant who is fighting election fraud charges. Fant claims there is racism in the San Joaquin County District Attorney's office and wants them removed from prosecuting the case. The body of the filing appears word-for-word as it was submitted to the court.

September 13, 2016 | | State


Study: California’s albino redwoods filter soil toxins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A researcher may have figured out that albino redwoods - long considered freeloaders - contribute to the health of California's deep green redwood forests by clearing toxins.

September 13, 2016 | | State


Football player suspended after knocking out referee

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California community college football player was suspended for five years on Monday after knocking out a referee during a game, but his school said the punch was accidental and the penalty will be appealed.

September 13, 2016 | | State


Farmworkers OT pay expanded

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Farmworkers in the nation's largest agricultural state will be entitled to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers under a law that California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he had signed.

September 12, 2016 | | State


Court: Yelp not liable for negative rating ‘stars’ on site

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Online review site Yelp's star rating system does not make it responsible for negative reviews of businesses because it is based on user input, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, dismissing a libel lawsuit filed against Yelp by a Washington state locksmith company owner.

September 12, 2016 | | State


California turns to civilians as inmate ranks to fight fires dwindle

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Faced with a shrinking pool of inmates to help fight major wildfires, California is increasingly turning for new recruits to its state Conservation Corps, a program with roots in the Great Depression and a motto that promises "hard work, low pay, miserable conditions ... and more!"

September 12, 2016 | | State


Jim Anderson & The Rebels will rock 2016 Pumpkin Fair

Jim Anderson & The Rebels will close both days of the 2016 Pumpkin Fair on the Community Stage at Wilson Park in downtown Manteca.

September 12, 2016 | | State


Authorities ID body found by whale watcher

MOSS LANDING (AP) - Authorities say a body found floating in the Monterey Bay by people on a whale watching tour belongs to a man reported missing.

September 12, 2016 | | State


Man pulled from attic by K-9 after wild chase

SANTA ANA (AP) - An armed suspect accused of leading Southern California police on a wild chase has been arrested after being dragged from a Santa Ana family's basement by a police dog.

September 12, 2016 | | State


Convicted Los Angeles killer won’t fight death penalty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who was found guilty of arranging the murder of a witness from his jail cell has refused to defend himself against the death penalty.

September 12, 2016 | | State


Stranded cargo ship finally unloads

LONG BEACH (AP) - A Hanjin container ship that was stranded off the California coast for more than a week began unloading Saturday after a judge protected the global shipping giant from having its assets seized in the U.S. as it struggles to avoid bankruptcy.

September 11, 2016 | | State


Yosemite adding 400 acres

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. (AP) - Visitors to Yosemite National Park will soon have more room to roam after officials on Wednesday announced a 400-acre expansion, the largest in nearly 70 years.

September 08, 2016 | | State


Great Valley Museum plans science festival

MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum is holding the 6th annual Wild Planet Day family science festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Science Community Center on the Modesto Junior College West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto.

September 08, 2016 | | State


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Security tightened for Rose Parade

PASADENA (AP) - Acknowledging they have learned valuable lessons from this year's terrorist attack in Brussels, authorities said Wednesday they are tightening security at the ...

December 28, 2016 | | State


Brown appoints two to CPUC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appointed two former top aides Wednesday to a state panel that has been roiled by allegations of lax oversight ...

December 28, 2016 | | State


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