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Demos gather for Pebble Beach fundraiser

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assembly Democrats will be enjoying golf and fine food as they are being lobbied by top telecommunications donors during their annual Pebble Beach fundraiser, known as the Speaker's Cup, which began Friday.

May 04, 2012 | | State


Pelosi criticizes federal medical pot crackdown on California dispensaries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said she is concerned that the Obama administration's crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries is hurting patients with a legitimate need for the drug.

May 04, 2012 | | State


GOP launches campaign against governor's proposed tax hikes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Republican Party and anti-tax groups kicked off a campaign Thursday against Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed tax hikes before the initiative has even qualified for the November ballot.

May 03, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

ASSEMBLY BILL WOULD BAN THE OPEN CARRY OF RIFLES: SACRAMENTO AP) - A year after the Legislature approved a ban on the public display of handguns, the Assembly on Thursday passed a similar prohibition for rifles.

May 03, 2012 | | State


Teachers protest removal after sex abuse scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Teachers at the school where two teachers were arrested on child lewdness charges demanded on Thursday that they be returned to their classrooms, saying they are being unfairly punished.

May 03, 2012 | | State


3 agents shot, injured in S.F. Bay incident

3 agents shot, injured in S.F. Bay incident

May 03, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

Shasta woman convicted in revenge beating of boy

May 03, 2012 | | State


Scientists use airship to look for meteorites

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group of scientists took to the skies in a slow-moving airship Thursday in search of meteorites that rained over California's gold country last month.

May 03, 2012 | | State


UC seeks to cut costs by consolidating operations

RIVERSIDE (AP) - In a move aimed at cutting costs, the University of California will open a new service center in Riverside that will handle administrative duties for its 10 campuses and five medical centers, school officials said Thursday.

May 03, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Needy teen gets free tickets to school from others

May 03, 2012 | | State


‘Rare bacteria appears to have killed SF researcher

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Health officials were trying to determine how a rare strain of bacteria infected and may have led to the death of a researcher at a Veteran's Affairs infectious diseases lab in San Francisco.

May 03, 2012 | | State


Kutcher ad is called racist, yanked offline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An online ad featuring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man has been pulled offline after viewers called it racist.

May 02, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

NO NEW REMAINS FOUND IN SPEED FREAK KILLERS SEARCH: LINDEN (AP) - Authorities say they did not find any new human remains during a search of private property in the Central Valley that authorities felt may have been linked to the so-called Speed Freak Killers.

May 02, 2012 | | State


Cal State University workers authorize strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California State University employees voted overwhelmingly to authorize their union to declare a two-day strike if a new contract cannot be reached with the administration, labor leaders announced Wednesday.

May 02, 2012 | | State


Transit worker fired after giving discarded passes to needy teen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Transit worker Jim Stanek thought he was doing a good deed when he gave a needy teenager $300 in discarded train passes. But he said the decision led to his firing.

May 02, 2012 | | State


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Fight against King Fire is California’s 2nd most costly

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A massive blaze in California that threatens thousands of homes has become the second-most expensive blaze to fight in the state this year, officials said Wednesday.

September 24, 2014 | | State


91 arrests, 12 rescues in SoCal sex trafficking

LONG BEACH (AP) - A crackdown on sex trafficking in Southern California has led to 91 arrests and the rescue of nearly two dozen children who had been forced into prostitution, authorities announced Wednesday.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Judge rules against billionaire in dispute

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Northern California judge ruled Wednesday against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had shut down public access to a beach beloved by surfers and swimmers, ordering him to reopen his private road to the beach.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Renewable plan hinges on huge caverns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Pot legalization effort begins in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Prisons toughen screenings of visitors

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Starting next month, California will begin implementing one of the nation's toughest protocols for access to state prisons in an attempt to reduce the flow of illegal drugs to inmates.

September 24, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

DISTRICT DROPS PROGRAM THAT CUT AC DURING HEAT: LAKE FOREST (AP) - A week after air-conditioning was cut off to some campuses during a heat wave, an Orange County school district is dropping out of an energy-savings program run by Southern California Edison.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.

September 23, 2014 | | State


SLANTED DOOR

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There were a few raised eyebrows when Charles Phan unveiled his concept of a simple but stylish restaurant serving Vietnamese food with a modern, Californian twist. After all, this was the mid-'90s, when the predominant trend in Asian food was cheap and basic.

September 23, 2014 | | State


Manpower added to fight wildfire as winds expected

PLACERVILLE (AP) - Nearly 2,000 firefighters were added Tuesday to battle a massive Northern California wildfire that threatened thousands of homes and fouled the air 50 miles away in Reno, Nevada, which was blanketed by smoke.

September 23, 2014 | | State


Yosemite Park’s black bears going high tech

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials at Yosemite National Park in California say a boost in technology will help them better understand the black bears that live throughout the park.

September 23, 2014 | | State


Plans for $200M for drought relief released

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State water officials on Tuesday released plans for spending almost a third of the $687 million emergency drought relief package approved by lawmakers earlier this year.

September 23, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

Woman bound with duct tape found in car's trunk

September 23, 2014 | | State


Wildfire crews brace for weather shift

POLLOCK PINES (AP) - Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago.

September 22, 2014 | | State


Southern California water wholesaler: Cutbacks possible

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has drained two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought, officials said Monday.

September 22, 2014 | | State


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