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California lawmaker proposes 300 percent tax for water guzzlers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's worst water-guzzling residents and businesses could get slapped with 300 percent taxes on their bills under drought-inspired legislation that was proposed Tuesday but faces a tough path before it could actually affect local water bills.

June 09, 2015 | | State


Riverside sues over water restrictions

RIVERSIDE (AP) - The city of Riverside has sued a state agency over water restrictions intended to combat the drought, claiming the rules are unfair because the city has ample groundwater supplies.

June 09, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• TRAFFIC FINE POLICY BANNED IN CALIFORNIA COURT SYSTEM: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Motorists in some California counties will no longer have to pay traffic tickets before they can contest them in court under a new rule adopted Monday by the state court system's governing body.

June 08, 2015 | | State


Dublin starts work on water park during

DUBLIN (AP) - In the midst of the California drought, construction has started on a city water park in Dublin, a suburb of San Francisco.

June 08, 2015 | | State


Death penalty sought in fatal bank robbery

STOCKTON (AP) - Prosecutors will seek a death sentence against a man charged with killing a bank-robbery hostage that he used as a human shield in a shootout with police, officials said Monday.

June 08, 2015 | | State


Demos push $2B higher spending plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With California's budget deadline a week away, Democratic state lawmakers are using higher revenue estimates to bolster their argument for spending more on social programs for the poor despite Gov. Jerry Brown's cost concerns.

June 08, 2015 | | State


Kaiser, workers reach tentative contract

MANHATTAN BEACH (AP) - Kaiser Permanente and unions representing 105,000 health care workers across the United States have reached a tentative labor agreement.

June 08, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

NEW PACT WITH CASINO TRIBE: JACKSON. (AP) - State lawmakers are ratifying a new agreement with an Indian tribe that runs a popular Northern California casino.

June 08, 2015 | | State


Drought speeds decline of beloved California Joshua tree desert species

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the California desert, Joshua tree seedlings are shriveling up and dying before they get the chance to put down strong roots, and ecologist Cameron Barrows wants the details.

June 07, 2015 | | State


Cultural taboo, property-value worries hit veterans cemetery

IRVINE (AP) - Residents concerned about cultural taboos and property values are opposing a move to convert a former air base into the Southern California Veterans Cemetery.

June 07, 2015 | | State


Truck hits tree, bees attack; 3 injured, deputy stung

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three people were critically injured and a sheriff's deputy badly stung after a catering truck lost control and jumped a curb, hitting a tree and triggering a swarm of angry displaced bees.

June 07, 2015 | | State


Apple wants a lead role in streaming music

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple's iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well underway, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer.

June 07, 2015 | | State


FOSTER CARE CHALLENGE

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tucked below the Hollywood sign, on a street where tourists stop to pose for pictures, is Beachwood House, a pale blue two-story home for foster kids without one. It's known as the place you go if you are good.

June 07, 2015 | | State


Are wind turbines killing birds?

LIVERMORE (AP) - While everyone agrees huge numbers of birds are dying in the wind turbines of Northern California's Altamont Pass, they don't agree on how and why they are dying.

June 07, 2015 | | State


Student accepted to every Ivy League school

FULLERTON (AP) - It would have been a success story if Fullerton High School senior Fernando Rojas, the son of Mexican immigrants whose schooling stopped in the eighth grade, was accepted to college. But the 17-year-old achieved a surprising clean sweep - he was accepted to every Ivy League school.

June 07, 2015 | | State


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Former Tulare dairy farmer leads Trump- Russia investigation

TULARE (AP) - Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm.

March 19, 2017 | | State


BID TO SAVE SALTON SEA

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown's administration on Thursday proposed spending nearly $400 million over 10 years to slow the shrinking of the ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


Conservative 9th district judge slams ‘personal attacks’ on courts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A conservative federal appellate court judge who was a key author of the so-called torture memos under the Bush administration criticized personal ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


School settles sex abuse suit

MORGAN HILL (AP) - An $8.25 million settlement between a California school district and the families of three girls who were sexually molested by a ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


San Bernardino deputy survives shooting

HESPERIA (AP) - A Southern California sheriff's deputy was shot in the chest Thursday but his body armor stopped the bullet and a robbery suspect ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


County employees charged with stealing from the dead

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say five county employees in central California are charged with stealing from dead people and their families.

March 16, 2017 | | State


Queen Mary ship corroded, fixes could near $300M

LONG BEACH (AP) - The Queen Mary is so corroded that it's at urgent risk of flooding or collapse, and the price tag for fixing ...

March 14, 2017 | | State


Auditors fault state social service background checks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California does a poor job of screening social services workers and sometimes allows people with arrests or convictions to work in facilities that ...

March 14, 2017 | | State


Ben Affleck says he’s finished treatment for alcohol addiction

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Affleck says he has recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

March 14, 2017 | | State


Hiker dies after falling from trail on Mt. Baldy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a hiker was killed and a second was injured after both fell off a trail on the 10,046-foot Mt ...

March 12, 2017 | | State


Lefties, techies long at odds in SF, team up against Trump presidency

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Before Donald Trump's election, Laurence Berland viewed political protest as a sort of curiosity. He was in a good place to ...

March 12, 2017 | | State


Pack of 7 gray wolves missing in NorCal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wildlife advocates say they are searching Northing California for seven gray wolves that haven't been spotted in months.

March 12, 2017 | | State


Mother plans to file claim over son’s killing by cops

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a man who was shot by police after witnesses said he chased children with a broken bottle at a ...

March 12, 2017 | | State


Push for healthier nail salons is finding success

OAKLAND (AP) - It was the swag-bags that convinced community health organizer Julia Liou to redraw the battle plan in a fight to reduce the hazardous ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


Seeking release of Honduran teen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Attorneys say they're seeking the release of a 14-year-old Honduran boy who has been locked up in a Northern California juvenile ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


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