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State to say how it will cut prison crowding

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is housing thousands of inmates out of state and sentencing thousands more to county jails instead of prison, but the draw-down in population is still not enough for the federal courts.

May 02, 2013 | | State


Rail contractor gets additional $96M

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project voted Thursday to give its largest private contractor another $96 million and two more years to oversee architectural and engineering work, but warned that it will exercise rigorous oversight.

May 02, 2013 | | State


Judge axes federal suit filed by LA over new Owens Lake dust control measures

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Los Angeles against air quality regulators who are requiring the city to do more to control dust on a lake that was siphoned dry a century ago to provide water for the booming metropolis.

May 02, 2013 | | State


Governor signs bill to speed up gun seizures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he has signed legislation expanding the ability of state agents to seize firearms from nearly 20,000 Californians who are not allowed to have them.

May 01, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

COMMERCIAL SALMON FISHING SEASON OPENS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Commercial salmon fishermen are heading to sea from San Francisco and other area ports in what is expected to be a strong fishing season.

May 01, 2013 | | State


Police doubt kidnapping try in Placerville linked to killing of girl in Valley Springs

PLACERVILLE (AP) - Investigators were trying Wednesday to determine if there's a link between a brazen kidnapping attempt involving a 15-month-old California girl and the killing of an 8-year-old girl in her home - though they acknowledged the likelihood is slim.

May 01, 2013 | | State


Monster suing SF over energy drinks

SAN FRANCSCIO (AP) - Monster Beverage is suing San Francisco's city attorney over demands that the company reduces the amount of caffeine in its energy drinks and stop marketing to minors.

April 30, 2013 | | State


Woman faces attempted murder charges for tainting OJ at Starbucks

SAN JOSE (AP) - A California woman faces attempted murder charges after police say she tried to sneak orange juice bottles spiked with a lethal amount of rubbing alcohol inside a Starbucks.

April 30, 2013 | | State


Inmate-removal order over Valley Fever complicates Calif. prison plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Already facing a potential contempt order, Gov. Jerry Brown now must leap another hurdle to meet a court-ordered deadline this week to say how he will reduce crowding in California prisons.

April 30, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

NO BACKPACKS ALLOWED AT 2013 BAY TO BREAKERS IN SF: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - No backpacks, large bags or containers will be allowed at this year's Bay to Breakers footrace in San Francisco as officials heighten security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 30, 2013 | | State


Vulnerable inmates ordered out of 2 Central Valley prisons

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The federal official who controls medical care in California prisons on Monday ordered thousands of high-risk inmates out of two Central Valley prisons in response to dozens of deaths due to Valley fever, which is caused by an airborne fungus.

April 29, 2013 | | State


Nesting swallows could delay Petaluma bridge work

SONOMA (AP) - State transportation officials' inability keep swarms of swallows off a Sonoma County bridge is threatening to delay an $82 million project to replace the bridge structure.

April 29, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

SANTA CLARA THREATENS AMBULANCE TERMINATION: SAN JOSE. (AP) - Santa Clara County officials are threatening to terminate the contract of an ambulance company that they say has repeatedly responded too slowly to emergencies.

April 29, 2013 | | State


Killer on the loose: Valley Springs on lockdown

VALLEY SPRINGS . (AP) - A region of oak-studded hills in California, where big-city dwellers come to get away from crime, was on lockdown on Monday, two days after a mysterious intruder stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death at home before being spotted by her 12-year-old brother.

April 29, 2013 | | State


Lawmakers consider moratorium on oil fracking in San Joaquin Valley

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Efforts to place a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in California receive their first public hearing Monday as opponents try to ensure that the oil drilling technique does not endanger public health.

April 29, 2013 | | State


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VidCon showcased online video stars

ANAHEIM (AP) - A swarm of spontaneous selfie sessions has commenced in the lobby of the Anaheim Convention Center as hundreds of fans have gathered for ...

July 25, 2015 | | State


Retired detective faces charges

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a retired Los Angeles police detective with bank robbery after members of his family called authorities with information ...

July 25, 2015 | | State


SCREAMING KIDS

NEW YORK (AP) - What went down at Marcy's Diner in Portland, Maine, between the vacationing parents of an antsy toddler and the annoyed, profanity-prone ...

July 25, 2015 | | State


Authorities take custody of baby born to mom lost in forest

PARADISE . (AP) - A woman who became stranded and gave birth in a Northern California national forest says she took methamphetamine to get an energy boost ...

July 25, 2015 | | State


PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


Schools chief presents blueprint for cradle to career education

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California should provide a cradle-to-career education system in which children are provided learning opportunities from a young age and given support and ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


Man pleads in murders of 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles man has unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the samurai sword stabbing and bludgeoning deaths of a woman, her two children ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


State senators heading to Mexico

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic members of the California state Senate are heading to Mexico for a four-day trip to improve government relations.

July 24, 2015 | | State


PRIMARY CARE

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Mary Venturacci is 98 years old and lives by herself in her northeast Salem home.

July 24, 2015 | | State


Future of children’s program up in air

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Children's health advocates are wary of the state's plans to redesign the California Children's Services program with a managed care ...

July 24, 2015 | | State


ROGUE DAIRY QUEEN

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite ...

July 23, 2015 | | State


Cracking down on ‘sanctuary cities’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House passed legislation Thursday cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning ...

July 23, 2015 | | State


University of California OKs top execs pay raises

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fifteen of the University of California's highest-paid executives are getting a 3 percent raise to keep pace with the cost of ...

July 23, 2015 | | State


Environmentalists decry latest tunnel plan as ‘water grab’

SACRAMENTO - Conservation groups in California warned regulators Wednesday that their rush to approve construction of massive water-diversion tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta violates state ...

July 22, 2015 | | State


Special Olympics athletes sleep on gym floor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Special Olympics competitors arriving in Southern California were greeted by a logistics mess that forced many to sleep on a gymnasium floor ...

July 22, 2015 | | State


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