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Legislature withholds nepotism report

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - Citing broad exemptions under California's legislative records law, the state Senate is keeping secret a taxpayer-funded report about Capitol staff hiring friends and relatives despite calls by lawmakers, statewide candidates and public interest groups that it be released.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Tribe’s casino plan to go before voters

MADERA (AP) - A Native American tribe's plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation has drawn opposition from other casino-owning tribes in the state.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Girl’s family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive, the family's lawyer said Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Men wearing GPS devices indicted for killings

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two sex offenders were indicted Thursday after authorities said they raped and killed four women while the men wore GPS tracking monitors.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Ex-firefighter to stand trial for fatal wildfire

REDDING (AP) - A former firefighter charged with setting a Northern California wildfire that left one person dead and destroyed hundreds of structures has been ordered to stand trial for homicide and other charges.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths

FRESNO (AP) - Deputies have arrested four young men - one adult and three juveniles - suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club in California.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Stockton pensions like other debt

STOCKTON (AP) - Striking at the sanctity of public pensions in California, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. bankruptcy law allows the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, meaning the city could trim benefits.

October 01, 2014 | | State


San Francisco to pay $15M in fatal park hit-and-run

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was fatally struck by a city pickup truck last year while she lay with her baby in a public park.

October 01, 2014 | | State


Monterey law bans sitting, lying on sidewalks

MONTEREY (AP) - People who sit or lie on sidewalks in Monterey's commercial areas can now face $100 fines.

October 01, 2014 | | State


SF expands free public Wi-Fi

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google.

October 01, 2014 | | State


Caltrans: Bay Bridge tower rods exposed to water

OAKLAND (AP) - State officials say hundreds of steel rods on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have been exposed to water that could cause corrosion.

October 01, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• 920 CHICKENS KILLED WITH GOLF CLUB: FRESNO (AP) - Authorities in central California are searching for one or more suspects who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killed more than 900 birds with a golf club.

October 01, 2014 | | State


Police nab suspect after he’s invited into home

PALO ALTO (AP) - Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal.

September 30, 2014 | | State


Man convicted in 1994 nicotine-poison death

SANTA ANA (AP) - A former nuclear engineer on Tuesday was convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with a lethal dose of nicotine in Southern California in 1994.

September 30, 2014 | | State


What’s PayPal’s first solo move?

SAN JOSE (AP) - PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division.

September 30, 2014 | | State


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Body may be from crash that killed eight

MENDOCINO (AP) - A body was recovered Saturday in the vicinity where an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff last month, killing a family of ...

April 08, 2018 | | State


Yosemite reopens after flooding

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Yosemite National Park reopened Sunday after flooding that washed out roads during a strong Pacific storm, park officials said.

April 08, 2018 | | State


Pot grow houses tied to China gang

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 Northern California houses purchased with money wired to the United States ...

April 04, 2018 | | State


YouTube shooter calm efore attack

MENIFEE (AP) - Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her ...

April 04, 2018 | | State


What causes YouTube to take down videos?

SAN BRUNO (AP) - YouTube often takes action against videos that violate its guidelines , and has well-established procedures for doing so. The "YouTubers" who produce videos ...

April 04, 2018 | | State


Four Marines killed in SoCal helicopter crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Four Marines were killed when their helicopter crashed while they were practicing desert landings in Southern California, the Miramar air station in ...

April 04, 2018 | | State


Warriors’ Kerr questioned on not attending Sacramento rally

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr found himself on the defensive for not attending a rally in California's capital city after he ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


SoCal voters to choose new Assembly reps

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Los Angeles-area voters go to the polls Tuesday in special elections to fill three open Assembly seats. Two spots are vacant because lawmakers ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


Tesla: SUV in crash was on Autopilot

PALO ALTO (AP) - The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


Trump slams Brown’s immigrant pardons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Donald Trump blasted California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday for his pardon of five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who fled ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


Family of man killed by police joins reform rally

SACRAMENTO AP) - The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds of people at a rally urging California's capital city not to let his memory or ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


2 dead in homebuilt plane crash

SANTA PAULA (AP) - Officials say two people have been killed after a homebuilt airplane crashed into a shed outside the Southern California city of Santa ...

April 01, 2018 | | State


Self-taught rocket scientist blasts off into California sky

AMBOY (AP) - He finally went up - just like the self-taught rocket scientist always pledged he would.

March 25, 2018 | | State


Gas prices rise 7 cents a gallon over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO (AP) - The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up 7 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.66.

March 25, 2018 | | State


Police investigate 3-story fall from SoCal apartment

FULLERTON (AP) - Police are investigating whether drugs or alcohol may have played a role in a 19-year-old man's plunge from a third-floor apartment balcony ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


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