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State’s sweeping new social policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California ends its legislative season having enacted some of the country's most aggressive social policies: Laws requiring student vaccinations, granting terminally ill people the right to take life-ending medications, and mandating equal pay for women were among dozens approved.

October 13, 2015 | | State


Forest Service sued over permit for water bottling firm

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Environmental and public interest groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the U.S. Forest Service is letting Nestle Waters North America bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

October 13, 2015 | | State


California drops plan to let violent inmates fight fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California corrections officials on Tuesday dropped a plan to include prisoners with violent backgrounds in the nation's largest and oldest inmate firefighting unit, a day after the proposal was first reported by The Associated Press.

October 13, 2015 | | State


Alleged triggerman ID’d in killing of tourist, hiker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday identified the alleged triggerman among the three transients charged with the shooting deaths of a Canadian backpacker and a yoga instructor in Northern California last week.

October 13, 2015 | | State


Officers sue gun store for their injuries

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A lawyer for a pair of Milwaukee police officers suing a gun shop for negligence told jurors Monday that the store should have to pay several million dollars in damages for selling a gun that was used to wound his clients.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Man dies trying to get into clothing bin

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A man whose body was found dangling from a clothing donation bin in New Jersey was a drifter who was apparently scavenging for clothes, police said.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Student sorry for mac & cheese meltdown, says he’s ashamed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A University of Connecticut student who went on an obscenity-laced tirade against food service workers when they refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese has apologized.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Indigenous day proclamation leads to City Council infighting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A City Councilman who introduced a proclamation for Albuquerque to join other cities in observing Indigenous Peoples Day on Columbus Day faced a censure motion Monday over how the declaration was handled.

October 12, 2015 | | State


El Nino: Too big to fail?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the state's punishing drought but also bringing the risk of chaotic storms like those that battered the region in the late 1990s.

October 12, 2015 | | State


California may use inmate firefighters with violent pasts

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns about public safety.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Governor bans Redskins name at public schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four California high schools will be forced to change mascots after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation making the state the first to bar public schools from using the Redskins name for sports teams.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Pumpkin winner weighs 1,969 pounds

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - A rippled white whopper weighing in at 1,969 pounds took the title Monday for plumpest pumpkin at an annual San Francisco Bay Area contest.

October 12, 2015 | | State


Transients charged with killing of tourist, hiker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California prosecutor said Monday he has filed murder charges that could lead to the death penalty for three young transients accused of gunning down a Canadian backpacker and a yoga instructor walking his dog.

October 12, 2015 | | State


California adopts strictest limits on livestock

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has adopted the toughest limits in the nation on the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock, barring their routine use to prevent illness or promote growth.

October 11, 2015 | | State


Brown rejects labor-backed laws in sweeping bill package

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown barred public schools from using the Redskins name, strengthened the state's vaccine rules by requiring mandatory vaccination for day care workers and handed a win to the business community by vetoing two bills on the Chamber of Commerce list of so-called "job killers" as he took action on dozens of pieces of legislation Sunday.

October 11, 2015 | | State


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5 people die in abandoned house fire

FRESNO (AP) - Fire officials say five people are dead after a fire broke out at an abandoned home in Fresno early Sunday.

December 13, 2015 | | State


Mother of man shot dead by SF police sues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The grieving mother of a young black man shot dead by San Francisco police has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, saying ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


Third storm in a week brings more rain, snow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third winter-like storm in a week brought rain and strong winds to much of Northern California and snow to the Sierra ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


‘Force Awakens’ premieres tonight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood is preparing for what could be the largest movie premiere in its history t night when the hugely anticipated "Star Wars ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


Rich athletes top Bay Area’ water users

OAKLAND (AP) - Maybe it's something in the Gatorade.

December 11, 2015 | | State


Hearing loss top chronic issue for older adults

Hearing loss is the most common chronic health condition affecting older adults.

December 11, 2015 | | State


Wintry storm dumps snow on snow-starved Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE (AP) - The biggest storm to hit the slopes of the Sierra Nevada this season triggered cheers Friday from the snow-starved ski resorts of California ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


State Senate candidate slammed on Islam remarks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate was sharply criticized Friday after suggesting that as many as two of 10 Muslims ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Fire at SoCal mosque; cause being investigated

COACHELLA . (AP) - A Southern California mosque was damaged Friday in a fire reported to authorities as a possible arson.

December 11, 2015 | | State


Big snow storm slams Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - It's shaping up as the biggest snowstorm to hit the Sierra mountains this year, with wind gusts of up to 100-plus miles ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Moreno takes over as board president for Delta College

STOCKTON - Claudia Moreno, representing Area 2, Central Stockton, was selected as San Joaquin Delta College's 2015-16 President of the Board at the Dec. 8 ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Funerals for 14 that died in massacre begin

COVINA (AP) - On the morning of Dec. 2, Yvette Velasco got dressed up and flat-ironed her hair. It was an important day: The 27-year-old was ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


SF police chief urges stun gun use after shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is one of only two of the nation's largest cities in the country that do not equip officers with ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Fresno trying something new to combat asthma

FRESNO (AP) - Stephani Pineda, a program coordinator for the Central California Asthma Collaborative, has walked through dozens of homes in Fresno County making recommendations to ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


10 years later state panel OKs five home project

MONTEREY (AP) - The California Coastal Commission has finally approved a five-home development in the mountains overlooking Malibu that was proposed years ago by U2 guitarist ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


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