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Brother: Painter Kinkade relapsed into alcoholism

MONTE SERENO (AP) - Painter Thomas Kinkade battled alcoholism over the past several years and had a relapse just before his death this month at his home in Santa Clara County, his brother, Patrick, said.

April 13, 2012 | | State


Charred body found in burned out home in Modesto standoff

MODESTO (AP) - The body of a man suspected of gunning down a deputy and a locksmith when they tried to serve eviction papers was discovered Friday in the rubble of an apartment that was gutted by fire during a standoff with authorities.

April 13, 2012 | | State


Brown tells state lawmakers time to 'man up' on budget cuts

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown urged lawmakers on Friday to "man up" and pass his proposed spending cuts, a choice of words that rankled some female lawmakers and advocates for the needy.

April 13, 2012 | | State


State treasurer's saga takes odd twist with email about supplying drugs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A personal drama involving state Treasurer Bill Lockyer took a strange turn this week after a newspaper received an email from his wife's account that said Lockyer had supplied her with drugs.

April 13, 2012 | | State


More than 90 rounds fired at freeway chase suspect

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officers fired more than 90 rounds at a motorist who was killed on a San Fernando Valley freeway after a wild car chase, police said.

April 13, 2012 | | State


Deal protects 7-mile North Coast property

VENTURA . (AP) - A pristine swath of California coast that includes redwood groves, agricultural fields and picturesque ocean bluffs west of State Route 1 has been sheltered from developers in a deal approved by the California Coastal Commission.

April 13, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

Officials scramble to keep Lucas studio

April 13, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

METEOROLOGIST: TORNADO NEAR STOCKTON NOT UNUSUAL: STOCKTON (AP) - The National Weather Service says the tornado that struck five miles outside of Stockton on Wednesday was not unusual for this time of year.

April 12, 2012 | | State


Lawmakers pass bill inspired by Penn State

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In California's first legislative response to the Penn State sex abuse scandal, the state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would require all higher education employees to report suspected instances of child sexual abuse.

April 12, 2012 | | State


Rail authority passes plan for bullet train

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The authority overseeing efforts to build a high-speed rail system in California approved its revised business plan on Thursday, sending the ambitious project to an uncertain fate in the Legislature.

April 12, 2012 | | State


Court: Managers don't have to ensure workers take lunch breaks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that employers are under no obligation to ensure that workers take legally mandated lunch breaks in a case that affects thousands of businesses and millions of workers.

April 12, 2012 | | State


More wear found on tubes at ailing San Onofre nuclear power plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The operator of an idled nuclear plant on the California coast announced Thursday that more unusual wear has been found on tubing that carries radioactive water, the latest disclosure in a mystery involving the plant's steam generators.

April 12, 2012 | | State


State game official avoids fine from cougar hunt

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators on Thursday issued a warning letter to the president of the state Fish and Game Commission over a mountain lion hunting trip he took earlier this year, but they decided against issuing a fine.

April 12, 2012 | | State


Push launched to keep Silicon Valley above water

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Business leaders and Sen. Dianne Feinstein launched a $1 billion, 10-year fundraising goal on Thursday that is aimed at preventing some of Silicon Valley's leading technology companies from going underwater - literally.

April 12, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

1 dead, 1 injured in Fairfield bar fight

April 12, 2012 | | State


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Vacation rental firm sues SF over law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A vacation-home rental website has sued San Francisco, claiming a new law making it legal for residents to rent out their homes online for short periods unfairly gives rivals such as Airbnb an advantage.

November 05, 2014 | | State


$7.5B water bond gets OK; now what?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Passing a $7.5 billion water bond may turn out to be the easy part. Agreeing on how to spend all the money could be much harder.

November 05, 2014 | | State


GOP close to ending Demo supermajority

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republicans on Wednesday moved closer to preventing Democratic supermajorities in both chambers of the state Legislature as a few races remain too close to call.

November 05, 2014 | | State


Fracking ban passes in 2 of 3 California counties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Voters in California's Santa Barbara County rejected a ban on fracking and most other intensive drilling in the oceanside county's more than century-old oil fields, while two other California coastal communities with comparatively little oil adopted stringent prohibitions.

November 05, 2014 | | State


California measures to tax medical pot win by big margins

SANTA ANA (AP) - Californians are eager to tax medical marijuana, but they want limits on who can grow it and sell it.

November 05, 2014 | | State


Coastal residents use far less water

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Residents in coastal communities use far less water than their inland counterparts, but still find ways to cut back even more, residential per-capita water use figures released for the first time Tuesday show.

November 04, 2014 | | State


Woman gets 16 years for running fake university

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area woman was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for running what prosecutors said was a sham university that served as a front for an immigration scam.

November 04, 2014 | | State


Man charged in hit-run deaths

SANTA ANA (AP) - Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against a driver charged with fleeing in his SUV after fatally striking three Southern California teenage girls as they were trick-or-treating on Halloween.

November 04, 2014 | | State


National cemetery planned

ALAMEDA (AP) - The U.S. Navy has transferred hundreds of acres of land to the Department of Veterans Affairs for an outpatient clinic and national cemetery that will eventually house the remains of 300,000 veterans.

November 04, 2014 | | State


No one hurt when gunshots hit SoCal mosque

COACHELLA (AP) - No one was hurt when gunfire struck a mosque in the desert city of Coachella before dawn Tuesday, authorities in Southern California said.

November 04, 2014 | | State


Feinstein may ask Obama to protect Mojave sites

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to create two national monuments in the Mojave Desert, and she's considering asking the White House to act without Congress' approval.

November 04, 2014 | | State


Unanswered questions in spaceship crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal accident investigators have an early sense of what went wrong before an experimental spaceship designed to ferry tourists beyond the Earth's atmosphere broke apart during a test flight. But they still don't know why the craft prematurely shifted its shape prior to the deadly crash.

November 04, 2014 | | State


Sheriff: Mom drove off cliff to try to kill her two young sons

UKIAH (AP) - Authorities allege a Northern California mother tried to kill her two young sons by intentionally driving off a 300-foot cliff, injuring both children.

November 03, 2014 | | State


Ho, hum: Low election turnout expected

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Trendsetting California is where you look for the next new thing. But on Election Day, expect to see mostly the same old thing.

November 03, 2014 | | State


Halloween hit- and-run driver convicted before

SANTA ANA (AP) - A California driver who police say struck and killed three teenage trick-or-treaters on Halloween before fleeing with his own children had recently pleaded guilty to a separate hit-and run, authorities said Monday.

November 03, 2014 | | State


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