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SWEARING IN CELEBRATIONS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Organizers of last fall's swearing-in celebration for Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said no taxpayer money was used to put on the event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, but a review by The Associated Press found taxpayers subsidized more than $25,000 for legislative staff and security to attend.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Plastic bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's first-in-the-nation statewide ban on plastic shopping bags was put on hold Tuesday when state election officials confirmed a trade group had turned in enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Agency reduces gas tax by 6 cents

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's tax board on Tuesday approved a 6-cent cut in the state gas tax because of lower gas prices, but it isn't likely to affect drivers' wallets.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Former LA Mayor Villaraigosa opts out of Senate bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided against running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, leaving state Attorney General Kamala Harris, the only announced candidate so far, as the heavy favorite to succeed the retiring Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Abandoned truck’s driver arrested after train crash

OXNARD . (AP) - A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup truck after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Former state GOP chair may run for US Senate seat

LAFAYETTE (AP) - Tom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, said Tuesday he has formed an exploratory committee for potentially entering the 2016 U.S. Senate race to succeed Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers blast overuse of psychiatric drugs on foster kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the overuse of psychiatric drugs on the state's foster children and pledged to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable teens after more than a decade of government inaction.

February 24, 2015 | | State


No charges filed against LAPD officers who fatally shot man

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors have declined to file charges against three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed, disabled man on live television after a car chase.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Water thefts on the rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As California's drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with meters to access one of the state's precious commodities - water.

February 23, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• JUDGE ORDERS 3 FORMER EXECS TO PAY $1.8M IN ASBESTOS CASE: FRESNO (AP) - Three former executives of a now-defunct non-profit have been ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution to 65 people who were exposed to airborne asbestos after their company directed workers to illegally remove debris containing asbestos from a former air force base in Northern California.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Shoot-out at grow-house kills 1, wounds 1

SANTA ROSA (AP) - One man was killed and another wounded during a gun battle at a Northern California marijuana grow-house.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Trial nears in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A jury was picked Monday to determine whether a venerable Silicon Valley venture capital firm is liable in a sexual discrimination lawsuit or is the victim of a former employee forced out because of poor performance.

February 23, 2015 | | State


2 Californians get 25 years in federal prison for terror try

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Two California men were sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for conspiring to support terrorists and kill Americans overseas, federal prosecutors said.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Girl Scout robbed of cash records plate

SAN JOSE (AP) - Police say a quick-thinking Girl Scout wearing her badge for cleverness recorded the license plate number of a man who swiped her money box from outside a San Francisco Bay Area supermarket.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Tiny crab species invades Southern California shores

NEWPORT BEACH ( AP) - Thousands of tiny crabs rarely seen north of Mexico washed ashore with the high tide in Southern California.

February 22, 2015 | | State


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In wake of Weinstein, men wonder if hugging women still OK at work

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Wyard thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he's not so sure.

December 04, 2017 | | State


Ex-lawmaker charged with aiding suicide

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A former California state lawmaker was charged with providing a gun to his wife so she could kill herself last year.

December 04, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers look at wildfire warning failures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The failure of cellphone and other privately owned systems crippled emergency-warning efforts during California's deadly October wildfires, and the state lacks authority ...

December 04, 2017 | | State


Los Angeles, NYC, London chase growing sex cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in London, Los Angeles and New York are working to untangle an ever-growing mass of sexual assault and harassment complaints against ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


SF defends sanctuary status, backlash grows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The attacks on San Francisco and other cities with similar immigration policies began moments after a jury acquitted a Mexican man of ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


Police investigating video of boy throwing cat onto street

ONTARIO (AP) - Authorities say an animal cruelty investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy was seen on video throwing a cat onto the street.

December 03, 2017 | | State


Police: Teen admits to molesting 50 kids in SoCal

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A teenager who turned himself in to police confessed to molesting some 50 children over the past several years across Southern California, authorities ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


Lawyers walking fine line to navigate competing pot laws

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


Uber sinks deeper into trade-secret theft allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A top Uber lawyer struggled to explain to a federal judge why the company reached a $7.5 million settlement with a ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Trump to nominate economics professor to Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump intends to nominate Marvin Goodfriend, a Carnegie Mellon University economics professor, for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, the ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Conservatives slam GOP proposal to automatically raise taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative groups and lawmakers are lining up against a proposal by Senate Republicans to impose automatic tax increases on millions of Americans - if ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Snapchat seeks to attract more users by redesigning app

NEW YORK (AP) - Snapchat is separating what friends share and what media organizations publish in an attempt to appeal to a broader range of users.

November 29, 2017 | | State


Boston’s City Council approves ban on plastic shopping bags

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ban single-use plastic shopping bags throughout the city.

November 29, 2017 | | State


2 big Uber investors agree to sell shares in SoftBank deal

DETROIT (AP) - At least two big Uber stakeholders have agreed to sell part of their private shares to a group led by Japanese technology conglomerate ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Child pornography charges against doctor dismissed

SANTA ANA (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed the child pornography charges against a Southern California doctor after much of the evidence was thrown out.

November 29, 2017 | | State


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