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Call to reform wrker-run pension boards

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A rift between Gov. Jerry Brown and the board overseeing the nation's largest public pension fund over rising liabilities tied to longer retiree life expectancies highlights a concern about how decisions are made at an agency with tremendous influence over state finances.

February 16, 2014 | | State


Most GPS anklet alerts bombarding probation officers are ignored in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officers in the nation's largest probation department are being bombarded with alerts from GPS ankle monitors, potentially masking true alarms of danger.

February 16, 2014 | | State


State senator pushes bill that insur s people in US illegally

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigrants living in the country illegally would be able to buy health insurance through the state of California under a bill introduced by a state senator.

February 16, 2014 | | State


Heavenly protests Forest Service plan

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Heavenly Mountain Resort is protesting portions of the U.S. Forest Service's 15-year land management plan for Lake Tahoe.

February 16, 2014 | | State


California health officials deem Mexican cactus a health risk

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California health officials are warning people not to eat cactus sold in several stores around the state due to the presence of unapproved pesticides.

February 16, 2014 | | State


LA breaks record for largest concrete pour

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles project laying the foundation for the tallest building west of the Mississippi has broken the world record for the largest continuous concrete pour, a Guinness World Records adjudicator said Sunday.

February 16, 2014 | | State


California water politics complicate Brown’s decisions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As California struggles to cope with its historic drought, Gov. Jerry Brown is facing increasing pressure to tackle longstanding problems in the state's water storage and delivery systems at a time when the politics of the issue have never been more tangled.

February 16, 2014 | | State


Republican challengers see opportunity in water crisis

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's drought is providing an opportunity to the two Republicans vying to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown's expected re-election campaign this fall, highlighting what they say are government failures to prepare the state for a foreseeable crisis.

February 16, 2014 | | State


Wine-grape growers celebrate bumper 2013 California crop

MODESTO (AP) - California agriculture officials reported good news for wine lovers and vineyard operators alike: a record harvest of wine grapes.

February 16, 2014 | | State


Flu deaths in California jump to 243

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California health officials warned that 243 people in the state have died from the flu this season, and authorities are investigating an additional 41 deaths this year as possibly flu-related.

February 16, 2014 | | State


Obama contends entire country concerned about Calif. drought

FIREBAUGH (AP) - Conveying the concern of the entire nation, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. will have to make difficult choices about how it uses and conserves water as he paid a visit to drought-stricken California.

February 15, 2014 | | State


LET’S GO BANANAS

LATHROP – Janice Bowlin wanted to create a safe, family-friendly environment where kids – small and tall – could literally bounce of the walls.

February 14, 2014 | James Burns | State


GECAC offers $9,000 in scholarships

Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is offering the Service Challenge Scholarship.

February 14, 2014 | | State


Probe into Lodi police shooting could take a year

LODI (AP) - Police say it could be a year before an investigation is complete into the death of an Army veteran who was shot and killed by Lodi officers.

February 14, 2014 | | State


School district sued over tug- of-war lost fingers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two former high school students who lost fingers in a tug-of-war accident have sued a Southern California school district.

February 14, 2014 | | State


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LA subway dig finds prehistoric stash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists have long known that long before hipsters and tourists were crowding Los Angeles' trendy Miracle Mile district, prehistoric animals were doing the same.

March 16, 2014 | | State


Man Googles self; finds he’s wanted

SAN LEANDRO (AP) - A Northern California man was "egosurfing" Google when a search of his name yielded a startling result: He was wanted by police.

March 16, 2014 | | State


Court ruling could delay Twin Tunnels water project

STOCKTON (AP) - A state appellate court has ruled that California water officials cannot go onto private property for soil testing and other studies related to construction of two massive tunnels that would siphon water from the Sacramento River.

March 14, 2014 | | State


High speed rail board gets court’s OK to seize eight more properties

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The agency overseeing California's high-speed rail project won permission Friday from a separate state board to begin eminent domain proceedings against eight properties in Fresno that are needed to build the line's initial segment.

March 14, 2014 | | State


San Jose mayor abandons pension- reform initiative until 2016 ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed announced Friday that he's abandoning an attempt to place an initiative on the November state ballot that would have enabled governments in California to cut future pension benefits for current workers.

March 14, 2014 | | State


Teen father arrested for biting nose off infant

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A teenage father in Northern California is under arrest after police say he bit the nose off his 1-month-old son because he was frustrated with the infant's crying.

March 14, 2014 | | State


Man who threatened shooting for retweets arrested by LAPD

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police have arrested a 20-year-old Los Angeles man who allegedly threatened to shoot a random pedestrian if his Twitter post was retweeted a hundred times.

March 14, 2014 | | State


Audit ordered over denied state claims

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California lawmakers have ordered an audit to look into a state agency's handling of unemployment claims and why so many are denied.

March 13, 2014 | | State


Court OKS Delta smelt protections

FRESNO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday largely upheld a 2008 plan that called for restrictions on water deliveries from California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect a tiny, threatened fish.

March 13, 2014 | | State


2 arrested after explosives found in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two San Francisco Bay Area men were in custody on suspicion of manufacturing and selling large quantities of explosives, authorities said Thursday.

March 13, 2014 | | State


California health exchange enrolls 900,000 so far

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About 924,000 people have picked insurance plans through California's health care exchange as the race continues to attract more Latinos and younger people ahead of the enrollment deadline later this month.

March 13, 2014 | | State


Suspect’s lawyer says officer was shot by partner

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A lawyer for the suspect arrested following the shooting of a San Francisco police officer says his client did not have a gun on him when the officer was shot.

March 13, 2014 | | State


Jury says man who killed 2 for car deserves to die

SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County jury has recommended death for a man convicted of shooting and killing two people while stealing a car.

March 13, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AREA

• STUDENT, 16, ARRESTED FOR HANDING OUT POT BROWNIES : HAYWARD (AP) - A Northern California high school student has been arrested after several of her classmates became ill in school from eating marijuana-laced brownies that authorities say she gave them.

March 13, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• GOP MOVE TO EXPEL SENATOR FAILS TO GAIN TRACTION: SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Republican resolution seeking to expel from the California Legislature a Democratic state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud is essentially dead, lawmakers said Wednesday after the issue failed to make a committee agenda.

March 13, 2014 | | State


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