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Bill would add ‘parent’ box to birth certificates

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate approved legislation Thursday that would make California the latest state to modify birth certificates to accommodate same-sex couples who become parents, but not before generating criticism from a Republican lawmaker.

August 14, 2014 | | State

Assembly passes $7.5B water bond, sending it to state Senate

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Legislature on Wednesday was on the verge of placing a revamped water bond on the November ballot, a package that includes billions of dollars to build new reservoirs in a state enduring its third year of drought.

August 13, 2014 | | State

Sheriff defends Williams’ death details release

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Sheriff's officials in the San Francisco Bay Area defended their decision to release details about how actor Robin Williams killed himself, saying state law requires they be disclosed to the public.

August 13, 2014 | | State

Immigration judge sues over recusal from Iranian cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An immigration judge has sued the Justice Department, alleging that an order recusing her from hearing the cases of Iranian immigrants because of her involvement in the Iranian-American community is discriminatory.

August 13, 2014 | | State


• TOE DISPUTE PROMPTS ARREST OF BEAUTY CONTESTANT: RIVERSIDE (AP) - Officials say a 22-year-old beauty pageant contestant has been arrested in California after being caught on video walking comfortably in high heels while collecting workers' compensation benefits after saying she had a broken toe.

August 13, 2014 | | State

Candidate’s first vote is one for himself

FRESNO (AP) - The first time Art Moore cast a ballot, he filled in the bubble next to his name in California's June primary for a seat in the U.S. House.

August 13, 2014 | | State

Prosecutor charged with misconduct

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - State Bar officials have filed disciplinary charges against a Central California prosecutor accused of changing a transcript to make it sound like a suspected child molester had acknowledged he was guilty.

August 13, 2014 | | State

San Francisco transit workers facing sanctions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of San Francisco transit workers who participated in a sickout that stalled the city's world-famous cable cars and disrupted bus and light-rail service are facing possible financial penalties.

August 13, 2014 | | State

Judge: Teach English learners

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles judge Tuesday ordered the state of California to educate all children who don't speak English, saying it needs to take action after reports showed a quarter of school districts failed to meet that state and federal requirement.

August 12, 2014 | | State

Man pleads not guilty to Rim Fire

FRESNO (AP) - A Northern California man accused of starting one of the state's largest wildfires - the devastating Rim Fire - when he lost control of his campfire last year can leave jail while the criminal case plays out in court, a federal judge said Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 | | State

Apple’s tech jobs mostly filled by white & Asian men

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.

August 12, 2014 | | State

Authorities: Man admits killing four family members

GOLETA (AP) - A Southern California man told authorities he stabbed his parents, his two young sons and the family dog to death in their home because he believed it was his destiny, authorities said Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 | | State

Demos make public push for water bond

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders made a public push Tuesday for their latest plan to pay for water projects a day ahead of scheduled votes in the Legislature.

August 12, 2014 | | State

Coroner: Robin Williams died by hanging

SAN RAFAEL (AP) - Struggling with depression, Robin Williams tried to cut his wrist and hanged himself in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 | | State

State offers workers generous plans

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Health insurance plans offered to state employees in California and elsewhere are relatively generous, with government picking up a large share of deductibles and co-pays, according to a report released Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 | | State

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Seasonal workers flock to California to process marijuana

WILLITS (AP) - The annual march of migrant marijuana workers throughout California's pot-rich North Coast is in full swing but, like the pot industry itself ...

November 22, 2015 | | State

Whale-watchers on lookout for entangled humpback

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California whale watchers are on the lookout for a humpback entangled in netting and what looks to be a buoy.

November 22, 2015 | | State

Woman waved knife and whip at neighbors

FAIRFIELD (AP) - Police in Northern California say a 23-year-old woman was arrested at an apartment complex, where residents claim she terrorized them with a whip ...

November 22, 2015 | | State

Coach’s journey to the 50-yard line

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - When Joe Kennedy arrived at the Flying H Youth Ranch for troubled boys, he was mad at the world.

November 20, 2015 | | State

High school Sex Ed teaching ‘Yes means yes’ rape prevention

BELMONT (AP) - This is the new look of high school sex ed: A roomful of teens, 14-year-olds mostly, is told that a girl and boy ...

November 20, 2015 | | State

Group collects signatures in bid to end death penalty

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Death penalty opponents led by former "M-A-S-H" star Mike Farrell can begin collecting signatures for their latest attempt to repeal the ultimate penalty ...

November 20, 2015 | | State

Cash for grass: Not bet bang for buck?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Turf removal rebates rewarding Los Angeles property owners for tearing out their lawns saved less water per dollar than other conservation measures ...

November 20, 2015 | | State

Trial of ‘Shield’ actor will include talk of wife’s affair

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of an actor known for his role on "The Shield" was having an affair before she was fatally shot by ...

November 20, 2015 | | State

Tesla recalling all Model S sedans

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors is recalling its entire fleet of Model S sedans to check their front seat belts after one passenger's seat belt ...

November 20, 2015 | | State

Facebook tries to ease heartache of breakups

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is trying to ease the heartache of breaking up.

November 19, 2015 | | State

Officer killed during botched robbery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California police officer was shot to death in his own car as he was getting off work in what investigators said ...

November 19, 2015 | | State

Two in sex triangle get life for killing

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two members of a sadomasochistic sex triangle were sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for murdering the wife of a ...

November 19, 2015 | | State

Human-bear incidents reach record low

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The bears in Yosemite National Park are behaving better than they have in 40 years.

November 19, 2015 | | State

California: $12B rainy day fund?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California could end fiscal 2016 with nearly $12 billion in its rainy day fund if the state's economic recovery continues and lawmakers ...

November 18, 2015 | | State

Judge: Divorced couple’s embryos can be discarded

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A woman must abide by an agreement with her ex-husband to destroy five frozen embryos if they got a divorce, despite her ...

November 18, 2015 | | State

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