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UC campuses will add ‘gender-neutral’ restrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the system's 10 campuses on Monday to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records with a preferred name that does not necessarily match their legal name.

September 30, 2014 | | State


California exhausts firefighting budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration said Monday, requiring the drought-plagued state to shift $70 million from a reserve fund as it enters what is traditionally the worst of its fire season.

September 29, 2014 | | State


Brown OKs local development financing tools

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he had signed a bill allowing local governments a partial replacement tool for financing infrastructure projects such as water systems, transit facilities and affordable housing.

September 29, 2014 | | State


Shooing birds could cost $30 million

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Efforts to relocate protected birds so the old eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge can be torn down could cost the state more than $30 million, a newspaper said Monday.

September 29, 2014 | | State


Governor signs bills to help those in foster care

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he signed a package of bills to help foster children in California by encouraging early placement with relatives and extending support to finish college.

September 29, 2014 | | State


Fresno man sentenced for pointing laser at plane

FRESNO (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 22-year-old Fresno man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for aiming a laser pointer at a California Highway Patrol airplane.

September 29, 2014 | Nina Frisby | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFONRIA

BODY FOUND ON SHORE IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY: MARTINEZ (AP) - Authorities are investigating the discovery of a woman's body that was found washed up on the shore at Lone Tree Point in the San Francisco Bay area.

September 29, 2014 | | State


Bills vetoed that promoted transparency

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed on Saturday a group of bills aimed at promoting transparency in governance and greater disclosure in political campaigns, saying existing laws on those matters are enough.

September 28, 2014 | | State


ATM, checking account overdraft fees surge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Banks are reaping bigger fees whenever customers overdraw their checking accounts or use ATMs that are not affiliated with their lender, a new survey shows.

September 28, 2014 | | State


Crop harvest much smaller than usual

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With harvest time across California, many of the state's once-robust crops - from the grapes that make world-famous wines to popular almonds - are anticipated to be smaller than usual this year due to the state's historic drought.

September 28, 2014 | | State


Brown signs bill to reform initiative process

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Saturday a bill that he said will modernize California's century-old initiative process and provide better information to voters on ballot measures.

September 28, 2014 | | State


Brown signs ‘yes means yes’ sex-assault rule

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

September 28, 2014 | | State


Governor signs bill for lawyers for immigrant kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill to fund lawyers for unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings following a surge in the arrival of Central American children on the border.

September 28, 2014 | | State


LIMITING DAILY USE

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As California's severe drought continues, state and local agencies are looking at budgeting water use by creating a daily water allocation for each household.

September 28, 2014 | | State


Crews make more progress in King Fire

POLLOCK PINES (AP) - Additional rain and high humidity allowed crews to make even more progress toward taming a massive wildfire in Northern California, officials said Sunday.

September 28, 2014 | | State


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Gov. Brown approves $900M for air quality

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved $900 million in funding for environmental programs, signing legislation that frees up an unusually large influx of ...

September 15, 2016 | | State


COURT FILING ON FANT’S BEHALF

Editor's note: The following is the filling made in San Joaquin County Superior Court on behalf of Manteca Unified School District trustee Sam Fant ...

September 13, 2016 | | State


Study: California’s albino redwoods filter soil toxins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A researcher may have figured out that albino redwoods - long considered freeloaders - contribute to the health of California's deep green redwood ...

September 13, 2016 | | State


Football player suspended after knocking out referee

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California community college football player was suspended for five years on Monday after knocking out a referee during a game ...

September 13, 2016 | | State


Farmworkers OT pay expanded

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Farmworkers in the nation's largest agricultural state will be entitled to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers under a ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Court: Yelp not liable for negative rating ‘stars’ on site

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Online review site Yelp's star rating system does not make it responsible for negative reviews of businesses because it is based ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


California turns to civilians as inmate ranks to fight fires dwindle

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Faced with a shrinking pool of inmates to help fight major wildfires, California is increasingly turning for new recruits to its state Conservation ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Jim Anderson & The Rebels will rock 2016 Pumpkin Fair

Jim Anderson & The Rebels will close both days of the 2016 Pumpkin Fair on the Community Stage at Wilson Park in downtown Manteca.

September 12, 2016 | | State


Authorities ID body found by whale watcher

MOSS LANDING (AP) - Authorities say a body found floating in the Monterey Bay by people on a whale watching tour belongs to a man reported ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Man pulled from attic by K-9 after wild chase

SANTA ANA (AP) - An armed suspect accused of leading Southern California police on a wild chase has been arrested after being dragged from a Santa ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Convicted Los Angeles killer won’t fight death penalty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who was found guilty of arranging the murder of a witness from his jail cell has refused to defend himself ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Stranded cargo ship finally unloads

LONG BEACH (AP) - A Hanjin container ship that was stranded off the California coast for more than a week began unloading Saturday after a judge ...

September 11, 2016 | | State


Yosemite adding 400 acres

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. (AP) - Visitors to Yosemite National Park will soon have more room to roam after officials on Wednesday announced a 400-acre expansion, the ...

September 08, 2016 | | State


Great Valley Museum plans science festival

MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum is holding the 6th annual Wild Planet Day family science festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 ...

September 08, 2016 | | State


Rose Wood marks her 90th birthday

Rose turned 90 years old on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

September 07, 2016 | | State


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