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Edison utility sued over $140K pot power bill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two women are suing Southern California Edison, claiming their electricity was cut off for refusing to pay a nearly $140,000 bill racked up by a marijuana grower.

February 19, 2014 | | State


Criminal records to be accessed on smartphones

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Attorney General Kamala Harris says her office has designed a mobile application that will allow law enforcement officers to download criminal records and other information to their smartphones.

February 19, 2014 | | State


State pension board hikes contributions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's government will increase the amount it contributes to state employees' pensions starting this summer, and cities and other government agencies will follow suit in two years, to help cover the cost of benefits for retirees who are living longer.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Police: Bizarre 911 calls lead to pot discovery

MODESTO (AP) - Authorities say a series of bizarre and false emergency calls led them to the discovery of a marijuana garden in a Northern California home.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Post-nuke power grid could cost consumers more

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A $2.3 billion proposal to rewire portions of Southern California's transmission grid following the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant could mean higher electricity bills for consumers, the state's power transmission agency said Tuesday.

February 18, 2014 | | State


More California students seek college financial aid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As tuition costs rose over the last six years, a record number of California college students applied for financial aid, according to federal data reported by a newspaper.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Leading groups won’t seek pot legalization in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A coalition of leading drug reform groups has decided against pursuing a ballot initiative this year to legalize the adult use of marijuana in California.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Deaf man sues police over confrontation

HAWTHORNE (AP) - A deaf man who said Hawthorne police roughed him up when he tried to communicate with them through sign language has sued the department, alleging federal civil rights violations.

February 18, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

uDOGS ATTACK OWNER'S DEAD BODY: CALPELLA (AP) - Northern California authorities stopped two dogs from attacking the dead body of their owner as it lay on the ground in a clearing beside the road.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Major parties lose more ground among voters

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new report says California's two major political parties are losing ground as more voters decline to state a party preference.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Achdiocese to settle priest abuse cases for $13M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will pay $13 million to settle 17 clergy abuse lawsuits, including 11 that involve a visiting Mexican priest who fled prosecution and remains a fugitive more than 25 years later, plaintiffs' attorneys said Tuesday.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Judges may alter liability in liquor cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's highest court is considering a case that could crack a legal shield that has long protected party hosts in the state from most alcohol-related lawsuits, a newspaper reported Monday.

February 17, 2014 | | State


Mom wants memorial to daughter saved

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Long Beach mother wants the city to permit a memorial to her daughter, who was stabbed to death in 2012, to remain on public property.

February 17, 2014 | | State


SF police search for downtown gunman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police said Monday they hope video from nearby surveillance cameras will help in their search for a gunman who shot another man outside a crowded mall in downtown San Francisco.

February 17, 2014 | | State


Two CHP officers die in crash

KINGSBURG (AP) - The California Highway Patrol was mourning the loss of two officers Monday after their squad car flipped over while responding to a multi-vehicle crash.

February 17, 2014 | | State


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San Diego awarded $188 million in major water charge dispute

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California judge gave San Diego a big victory Wednesday in its quest for water independence, ruling that the region's water ...

July 15, 2015 | | State


State softens approach to curtailing water

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State water officials on Wednesday softened their approach to telling thousands of California farmers to stop pumping from rivers to irrigate crops during ...

July 15, 2015 | | State


Uber fined $7M for keeping info from California regulators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber picked up a hefty tab Wednesday when a judge fined the taxi-alternative's California subsidiary $7.3 million for refusing to ...

July 15, 2015 | | State


Agency sets low-water lawn rules in drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California extended its drought-inspired purge of idyllic emerald lawns from new developments, with state officials voting Wednesday to adopt more stringent water limits ...

July 15, 2015 | | State


Uber settles suit over 6-year-old’s death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber is settling lawsuit with the family of a 6-year-old girl who died when a company driver hit her with his SUV.

July 15, 2015 | | State


Republicans lash homeland security chief over SF killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - House Republicans lashed the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to deport an immigrant who allegedly murdered a woman in San Francisco, and ...

July 14, 2015 | | State


LA skyscraper owner adding observation deck

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tourists will soon be able to take in 360-degree views of metropolitan Los Angeles from an observation deck, bar and restaurant atop ...

July 14, 2015 | | State


California authorities suspend search for baby

REDDING (AP) - Northern California authorities said Tuesday they've stopped actively searching for an infant who's been missing for 11 days, but they'll ...

July 14, 2015 | | State


Man charged in California kidnapping had bright resume

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matthew Muller had a resume built for success - a U.S. Marine veteran, Harvard Law School graduate and member of the California ...

July 14, 2015 | | State


Judge orders video released of police killing unarmed man

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge ordered a suburban Los Angeles city on Tuesday to release video of police fatally shooting an unarmed man two ...

July 14, 2015 | | State


Fake story on buyout sends Twitter stock briefly higher

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's stock briefly spiked on Tuesday after a fake story said the short messaging service received a $31 billion buyout offer.

July 14, 2015 | | State


Disney worker charged with seeking sex

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Disney hotel dishwasher has been charged with trying to trade Disneyland tickets for sex with a 14-year-old girl.

July 14, 2015 | | State


Brown approves legislation preventing brown lawn fines

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to protect California residents who let their lawns go brown during the drought.

July 14, 2015 | | State


Farmers cut water use 31%

By DENNIS WYATT

July 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | State


Top 10 questions Delta tunnels boosters don’t want to be asked

By BRIAN SMITH

July 13, 2015 | BRIAN SMITH | State


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