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Google's Bay Area barge to hoist sails

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google plans to include a dozen or so massive sails on its four-story barge under construction in the heart of the San Francisco Bay, creating a floating artistic structure the Internet giant promises will "stand out," a newspaper reported Friday.

November 08, 2013 | | State


State workers get $516M in bonus pay

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Many California state employees received a boost this year after complaining of furloughs and salary cuts during the recession, with some of the largest bargaining units agreeing to raises of 2 to 3 percent annually over the next few years.

November 08, 2013 | | State


4 charged in 'virtual kidnappings'

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants for ransom money under the guise that loved ones had been kidnapped, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.

November 08, 2013 | | State


4 charged in severing pot clinic owner's penis during his torture

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Four people were charged with kidnapping a California marijuana dispensary owner, torturing him with a blowtorch and cutting off his penis during a robbery because they thought he was burying piles of cash in the desert, authorities said Friday.

November 08, 2013 | | State


BONUSES KEEP INCREASING

The AP's analysis finds that the total payout for bonus pay has been increasing even as the number of employees collecting it has shrunk:

November 08, 2013 | | State


News from around california

$25M AWARDED FOR HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT HURT GIRL: RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California jury has awarded $25 million to the family of a 4-year-old girl who was run over twice by a hit-and-run driver.

November 08, 2013 | | State


UC Berkeley inaugurates its 10th chancellor

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley, has formally inaugurated its 10th chancellor in a ceremony marked by pageantry and brief moments of protest.

November 08, 2013 | | State


Judge weighs penalty for high speed rail

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Attorneys for the California High-Speed Rail Authority argued Friday that Central Valley residents who sued the state over its bullet train plan have no grounds to stop the project, despite a judge's ruling that the state violated the promises made to voters in a 2008 ballot proposition.

November 08, 2013 | | State


School dons skirts in honor of burn victim

BERKELEY (AP) - Students and staff members at a small private high school in California wore skirts to class on Friday to show solidarity with an 18-year-old senior who suffered serious burns when his clothes were set on fire on a public bus.

November 08, 2013 | | State


High-speed rail officials bless 2nd segment

HA NFORD (AP) - The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project endorsed a 114-mile route for the second segment of the bullet train from Fresno to Bakersfield during its meeting Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | | State


FEMA denies aid to Tuolumne County hit by Rim Fire

SONORA (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied continued aid to a Northern California county struck hard by the Rim Fire that raged in August and September.

November 07, 2013 | | State


News from across California

SF BAY BRIDGE BOLTS TO TAKE A MONTH LONGER TO FIX: OAKLAND (AP) - State transportation officials say it will take a month longer to complete the permanent fix for the giant steel bolts that snapped on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

November 07, 2013 | | State


Feds investigate school harassment in Richmond

RICHMOND (AP) - A federal investigation of a Northern California school district revealed a widespread environment of sexual harassment and assaults by students that district officials failed to adequately address, the U.S. Department of Education said.

November 07, 2013 | Nina Frisby | State


High school asked to abandon Arab mascot

THERMAL (AP) - Attend a Coachella Valley High School football game, and you may be surprised to see belly dancers performing at halftime shows.

November 07, 2013 | | State


Suspect in bus passenger fire charged as adult

OAKLAND (AP) - A 16-year-old Northern California boy is being charged as an adult with hate crimes after authorities say he set another teenage boy wearing a skirt on fire on a public bus because of homophobia, authorities said Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | | State


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Suit hits city’s restrictions on recreational pot growers

FONTANA (AP) - A lawsuit filed against a California city claims an ordinance makes it unreasonably difficult and expensive for adult residents to grow up to ...

June 08, 2017 | | State


California businesses join, pay for Brown’s China trip

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has company on his trip to China to further his climate change agenda: About 30 California business leaders are along ...

June 08, 2017 | | State


US joins suit against LA over disabled accessibility

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The federal government is taking over a lawsuit that alleges Los Angeles received hundreds of millions of dollars to develop housing accessible ...

June 08, 2017 | | State


Fear of deportation drives people off food stamps in US

NEW YORK (AP) - A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Prosecutor: Teen in texting suicide case wanted attention

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - A teenager charged with using text messages to encourage her boyfriend to kill himself played a "sick game" with another person's ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Rescuers chip fallen climber from ice on Alaska mountain

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man trying to climb North America's highest mountain fell 40 feet (12.2 meters) into a glacier crevasse and got ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Accused leaker shared harsh opinions on Trump before arrest

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Before she was charged with leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter, Reality Leigh Winner shared sometimes scathing opinions on President ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Trump wishes Comey luck as allies take aim at his credibility

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and its allies are scrambling for ways to offset potential damage from fired FBI Director James Comey's highly anticipated ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Police: 3 dead in possible robbery at Fresno home

FRESNO (AP) - A gun battle Tuesday at a Fresno home left three men dead and another wounded in what may have been a home-invasion robbery ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Irregularities alleged in Democratic chair race

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The losing candidate in the race for California Democratic Party chair said Monday she was cheated out of the party's top job ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Judge allows California bullet train greenhouse gas funding

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators did not abuse their discretion when they decided to pay for the state's high-speed rail project with money from a ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Collector charged in Star Wars items theft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the first "Star Wars" film, Obi-Wan Kenobi said, "in my experience there is no such thing as luck." Steve Sansweet thinks ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


SF issues subpoenas for Uber, Lyft driver records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's city attorney issued subpoenas Monday to ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft for records about their drivers and service in ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


CLIMBER CONQUERS EL CAPITAN

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years ...

June 04, 2017 | | State


Prison costs $75,560 a year per inmate

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The cost of imprisoning each of California's 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year ...

June 04, 2017 | | State


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