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Proposal would commit state to act on shrinking Salton Sea

EL CENTRO (AP) - Five months after California outlined a $383 million plan to slow the shrinking of the state's largest lake, agencies will try to make sure officials honor the commitment, according to a report.

August 20, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers considering creating statewide sanctuary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers return Monday from a month-long break with a busy agenda that includes tackling bail reform and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S.

August 20, 2017 | | State


Housing a top priority for lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California's affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this year by pushing a package that includes regulatory reforms and money for low-income housing.

August 20, 2017 | | State


Brown commutes nine state prison sentences

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has commuted the lengthy prison sentences of nine inmates serving time for violent crimes, including a former prostitute convicted with her abusive pimp of first-degree murder.

August 18, 2017 | | State


Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state's growing reliance on energy from the sun.

August 18, 2017 | | State


State senator recall organizers have enough valid signatures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three counties have received enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election that could remove a Southern California senator from office and end a Democratic supermajority in the California Legislature, according to counts released Friday.

August 18, 2017 | | State


Navy anticipates housing crunch in San Diego region

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Navy is facing a looming housing crunch in the San Diego region, where high home prices and rents are already a problem.

August 18, 2017 | | State


‘Meet a Muslim’ events hope to dispel misconceptions

FREMONT (AP) - When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in a California newspaper: "Questions and answers about being Muslim."

August 13, 2017 | | State


Lawyer: Livestreamed, deadly crash caused by blown tire

MERCED (AP) - The defense attorney for a teenage driver accused of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister says a mechanical problem may have caused the accident in Los Banos.

August 13, 2017 | | State


LA deputies’ private body cams raise transparency questions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - America's largest sheriff's department still lacks a policy for body cameras after years of studying the issue, so hundreds - perhaps thousands - of its deputies have taken matters into their own hands and bought the cameras themselves.

August 13, 2017 | | State


LA sheriff reported inaccurate jail violence statistics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest sheriff's department in the U.S. uses unsound methods to compile data about violence in Los Angeles County jails and provided inaccurate statistics about jailhouse assaults to news organizations and its oversight agency, according to a report released Wednesday.

August 09, 2017 | | State


Google gender debacle underscores tech culture wars, politics

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - The Google engineer who blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech had every right to express his views. And Google likely had every right to fire him, workplace experts and lawyers say.

August 09, 2017 | | State


Campaign watchdog met Democratic lawyer before changing state recall rule

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A member of California's independent political watchdog commission coordinated behind the scenes with a lawyer for state Senate Democrats before voting to overturn a longstanding precedent that would have limited fundraising by a Democratic lawmaker facing a recall, records show.

August 09, 2017 | | State


3rd Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on Texas lake

AVINGER, Texas (AP) - A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of Dallas, an official with Texas Parks & Wildlife said.

August 07, 2017 | | State


Transgender camp teaches kids they’re ‘normal, not alone’

EL CERRITO (AP) - In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs and get silly. But it is also unique, from the moment campers arrive each morning.

August 07, 2017 | | State


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State regulators reject new lethal injection method

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators for the second time Monday rejected a proposed new method of carrying out the death penalty by lethal injection, another move ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


Pence raises campaign funds for Republicans

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence visited Southern California on Monday to raise money for endangered Republican congressional candidates, hoping to foil Democrats' hopes ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


State to require advance notice on drug price hikes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Drug companies doing business in California will soon have to notify the public two months in advance of dramatic price spikes under ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


4.1 earthquake shakes San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - A small earthquake in Silicon Valley was felt by many thousands of people, but there were no reports of damages or injuries.

October 09, 2017 | | State


Plenty of free Pumpkin Fair entertainment

There are two stages of free entertainment today and Sunday during the 33rd Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


California sues Trump over rollback of birth control rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's attorney general sued the Trump administration Friday over new rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


BART fined $220,000 in workers deaths

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California judge fined the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency $220,000 on Friday for the deaths of two workers accidentally ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


ICE will make arrests at California’s worksites

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In another sign of escalating tensions between President Donald Trump's administration and California, the nation's top immigration official said Friday ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


Yosemite Park rock falls don’t mean more danger

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Rock falls that killed a British tourist and injured two other people in Yosemite National Park aren't stopping climbers intent ...

October 02, 2017 | | State


SoCal schools warn flutes could be tainted with semen

FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) - Parents were warned Saturday that a music teacher with a nonprofit group may have handed out flutes to schoolchildren that were tainted ...

October 01, 2017 | | State


‘Let’s Make a Deal’ host, philanthropist Monty Hall dies

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Monty Hall, the genial TV game show host whose long-running "Let's Make a Deal" traded on love of money and merchandise ...

October 01, 2017 | | State


Government jobs sprouting as legal pot sales draw near

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. And more scientists.

October 01, 2017 | | State


State reviews LA’s 30-year-old beach curfew

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators will consider relaxing a 30-year-old curfew at Los Angeles beaches after the city agreed to seek a permit to close ...

October 01, 2017 | | State


No increased danger after El Capitan rocks fall in Yosemite park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A geological analysis Friday found there was no more danger than usual of another giant rock fall after two huge slides ...

September 29, 2017 | | State


Old military explosives found in yard of California home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About 100 people were forced from their Los Angeles-area homes Thursday night after sheriff's deputies discovered a cache of World War ...

September 29, 2017 | | State


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