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BERKELEY (AP) - Talk about a loyal employee: Elena Griffing has just celebrated her 70th year working for the same San Francisco Bay Area hospital, and she has no plans to retire anytime soon.

April 11, 2016 | | State

BART, unions reach 4-year contract extension

OAKLAND AP) - The Bay Area Rapid Transit and three of its major unions reached a four-year contract extension that includes raises and avoids strikes like those that frustrated commuters in 2013, officials announced Monday.

April 11, 2016 | | State

UK’s Daily Mail in hunt to buy Yahoo

SUNNYVALE (AP) - The owner of Britain's Daily Mail is in early discussions over a bid for the ailing U.S. internet company Yahoo.

April 10, 2016 | | State

State medical pot czar never smoked marijuana

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's medical marijuana czar says she believes there's a need for weed, although she's never smoked pot herself.

April 10, 2016 | | State

Schools not immune to lead

FRESNO (AP) - Since the beginning of the school year, the drinking fountains have been off limits for students at Foothill Intermediate School.

April 10, 2016 | | State

California protects pay by gender, is race next?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Just as California businesses begin to implement a law requiring equal pay for workers regardless of their gender, already the toughest of its kind in the nation, a state lawmaker is seeking to expand it to protect employees from racial discrimination.

April 10, 2016 | | State

Immigrant students blocked from enrolling in schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Immigrant children living in the U.S. without legal status have been blocked from registering for school and accessing the educational services they need, according to a report on school districts in four states by Georgetown University Law Center researchers.

April 10, 2016 | | State

17 lawmakers double dip

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A search of pension system records has found 17 California lawmakers collect government pension checks on top of their monthly salaries, a newspaper reported Sunday.

April 10, 2016 | | State

Swift dominates iHeartRadio Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the second year in a row, the iHeartRadio Awards became the iHeartTaylorSwift show.

April 04, 2016 | | State

California nut farm’s move to Arizona raises water concerns

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A farm operation that is moving from California to Arizona to raise almonds and other nuts has raised concern about whether it will deplete water supplies in Mohave County.

April 03, 2016 | | State

Plane crash kills 1 on freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A small plane that made headlines when it landed safely on a Southern California freeway years ago crashed on the same stretch of road, slamming into a car and killing a woman in the vehicle.

April 03, 2016 | | State

Special election to fill Fresno seat in state Assembly

FRESNO (AP) - A physician whose father left the California Legislature six years ago is competing with a Fresno city councilman for a vacant seat in the state Assembly that's critical to Democrats' goal for a two-thirds majority.

April 03, 2016 | | State


ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Charles Edwards is a merry self-described hillbilly from Tennessee who knows much about Victorian-era railroads and not so much about political campaigning.

April 03, 2016 | | State

Lawmakers OK highest statewide minimum wage

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it was hailed by Democrats as an example to the nation as it struggles with a growing gap between rich and poor.

March 31, 2016 | | State

Plan offered to divide funds among victims

SAN BERNARDINO. (AP) - Eighty percent of the nearly $2.5 million donated to the United Way following the San Bernardino terror attack that killed 14 would go to deceased victims' families under a proposed plan.

March 31, 2016 | | State

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Bill to increase farm overtime moves to California governor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Four decades after he signed the nation's first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word "scapegoat" when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Congressmen blast California’s high- speed rail plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's $64 billion high-speed rail plan lacks reliable funding sources and is in danger of ending up with only one line ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

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