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• Occupy protestors outside San Quentin: SAN QUENTIN (AP) - As many as 700 peaceful Occupy demonstrators gathered outside San Quentin State Prison this afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to call for prison reform.

February 20, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

• WHITNEY HOUSTON'S DRESS, EARRINGS UP FOR AUCTION: LOS ANGELES (AP) - There had to be an auction, but so soon?

February 20, 2012 | | State


Westbound Bay Bridge opens Sunday some two days ahead of Caltrans’ targeted schedule

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Work has gone so smoothly on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that the westbound direction of the bridge will be open Sunday night, well ahead of Tuesday morning's expected opening, a Caltrans official said.

February 19, 2012 | | State


Scouts to turn over files in sex abuse case

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A judge overseeing a lawsuit brought by the family of a California boy molested by his troop leader in 2007 has ordered the Boy Scouts of America to hand over confidential files detailing allegations of sexual abuse by Scout leaders around the nation.

February 19, 2012 | | State


Group seeks to protect Lake Tahoe tributary

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - An anglers' group is asking the federal government to protect a stretch of the Upper Truckee River south of Lake Tahoe with a "wild and scenic" designation.

February 19, 2012 | | State


State news in brief

• PLANE, COPTER COLLIDE NEAR RIO VISTA: RIO VISTA (AP) - Officials say a small plane and a helicopter landed safely after making contact in the air in the Sacramento Delta with both pilots sustaining slight injuries injuries.

February 19, 2012 | | State


Lawmakers switch days to collect payments; picket $65,000 on Friday

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Both houses of the Legislature met for less than an hour Friday, offering eulogies to departed constituents, introducing guests and commemorating Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II.

February 17, 2012 | | State


Chinese leader Xi, Biden promote trade in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping began the last day of his U.S. visit Friday by urging closer ties and arguing that Americans benefit from their trade relationship with China.

February 17, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

District didn't notify state of teacher dismissal

February 17, 2012 | | State


SoCal congressional race heats up over acceptance of PG&E campaign money

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Southern California congressman is invoking the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion in his bitter primary fight with another incumbent, saying it was wrong for his opponent to accept help from a political action committee that took money from Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

February 17, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

UC DAVIS CHANCELLOR FACES FACULTY CONFIDENCE VOTE:DAVIS (AP) - The chancellor of the University of California, Davis faces a faculty vote Friday on her ability to lead the campus following the widely condemned pepper-spraying of student protesters.

February 17, 2012 | | State


State gangs a force in Central American prisons

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The deadliest prison blaze in a century has drawn attention to an unfortunate U.S. export to Central America: street gangs.

February 17, 2012 | | State


Federal agent opened fire during job discussion about job assignment before being shot to death

LONG BEACH . (AP) - It had all the ingredients of workplace violence: a manager, an angry employee, a discussion about job performance and at least one gun.

February 17, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Westbound Bay Bridge set for weekend closure

February 17, 2012 | | State


California winemakers eye Chinese market

NAPA (AP) - California winemakers think the days of rice wine in China are waning as vintners find success marketing high-end cabernets to a new generation of upscale consumers.

February 16, 2012 | | State


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Articles by Section - State


Firearms checks sought after rampage

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Law enforcement officers would be required to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks under legislation proposed Wednesday in the wake of the deadly rampage last month near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

June 11, 2014 | | State


10-year-old graduates high school with 4.0 grade point

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 10-year-old Northern California boy is celebrating a milestone most people don't reach until they are in their late teens.

June 11, 2014 | | State


Mental health key in corrections budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democrats in the Legislature want the state corrections budget to spend tens of millions of dollars more on mental health services as a way to improve treatment and increase rehabilitation options.

June 10, 2014 | | State


State plans death row mental health unit

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Responding to a federal court order, California prison officials plan to build a mental health unit for condemned inmates at San Quentin State Prison, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

June 10, 2014 | | State


Northern California tribe in tense dispute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities were back Tuesday at a Native American casino in Northern California that's at the center of an ongoing tense tribal dispute.

June 10, 2014 | | State


Perry brings fight for Tesla factory to California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bid by Texas to lure a Tesla battery factory brought that state's salesman-in-chief to the doorstep of California's state Capitol on Tuesday - and to underscore the point, he arrived in one of the automaker's sleek, all-electric vehicles.

June 10, 2014 | | State


Asparagus Festival calls it quits

STOCKTON (AP) - Organizers of Stockton's Asparagus Festival say they're calling it quits after 29 years.

June 10, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• TRANSIENT ARRESTED IN DOG DEATH: BELMONT (AP) - A man has been arrested after his German shepherd was found unresponsive in a hot truck in the San Francisco Bay Area and later died.

June 10, 2014 | | State


Judge strikes down teacher tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students - especially poor and minority ones - by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible to fire.

June 10, 2014 | | State


Close races remain a week after primary

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The race for state controller, in which two Democrats are vying for second place, remained up in the air on Tuesday along with several other contests, a week after California's statewide primary.

June 10, 2014 | | State


Tehama County voters OK advisory secession measure

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tehama County voters have approved an advisory measure about whether to create a 51st state.

June 10, 2014 | | State


Tenure foe says public schools must improve

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The man behind the successful lawsuit to declare California's teacher-tenure laws unconstitutional is a wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneur who says he has no gripe with teachers unions, only with incompetent teachers.

June 10, 2014 | | State


Dunkin’ Donuts building Modesto location

MODESTO (AP) - Dunkin' Donuts is moving ahead on its plan to expand into California.

June 10, 2014 | | State


Demos, governor debate budget total

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As budget talks enter the final week, Democratic state lawmakers have been pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to accept higher revenue projections so more money can go toward restoring social services.

June 09, 2014 | | State


Teacher suspended after arrest for kidnapping students

ALTADENA (AP) - A veteran Southern California high school teacher accused of asking three students for a ride, holding a knife on them and ordering them to take him to a fast-food restaurant, was suspended Monday and remained in custody, officials said.

June 09, 2014 | | State


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