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Arborists try to clone Muir's Bay area tree

MARTINEZ (AP) - More than 100 years after John Muir helped conserve thousands of acres of California wilderness, arborists are trying to clone a dying tree the naturalist brought to the San Francisco Bay area in the 19th century.

June 20, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

MAN CONVICTED FOR DEATH OF GIRLFRIEND IN TRASH CAN: PLEASANTON (AP) - A man in Northern California has been convicted in the death of his live-in girlfriend whose body was found in a trash can.

June 20, 2013 | | State


Panel restores some pay for lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers will get a pay raise of nearly $5,000 this year while the governor will see an increase of nearly $9,000 after a citizens' panel voted Wednesday to restore some of the cuts it made during the recession.

June 19, 2013 | | State


Legislature creates confusion over records bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Legislature's Democratic leaders are pledging to address a budget bill that threatens public access to information held by local governments, but to do so in different ways.

June 19, 2013 | | State


LA to give every student an iPad; $30M order

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles' school system, the second largest in the United States, is ordering iPads for all its students, handing Apple a major success in its quest to make the tablet computer a replacement for textbooks.

June 19, 2013 | | State


BART police chief wants reform review

OAKLAND (AP) - The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police chief said Wednesday he's asked the department's former auditor to review progress in meeting reforms instituted after the controversial fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white transit officer.

June 19, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

JUDGE MAY EXPAND CALIF. PRISON MENTAL HEALTH CASE: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Attorneys who represent California inmates asked a federal judge Wednesday to expand the court's oversight of prison mental health care to include the Department of State Hospitals.

June 19, 2013 | | State


Pay Box

The California Citizens Compensation Commission voted Wednesday to restore some pay cuts to state lawmakers and statewide elected officials, amounting to a raise of more than 5 percent from current salaries. Here are the current base salaries and the salaries after the raises take effect Dec. 1:

June 19, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SF 'LANDLORDS FROM HELL' PLEAD GUILTY TO FELONIES: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A couple that prosecutors dubbed the "landlords from hell" for going to scary lengths to drive tenants from a San Francisco apartment building have pleaded guilty to several felonies.

June 19, 2013 | | State


Bill would honor Buffalo Soldiers' role in parks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In the decades after the Civil War, the nation's first black Army regiments guarded Yosemite and Sequoia national parks against poaching and timber thefts, a role that in hindsight made them some of the United States' first park rangers.

June 18, 2013 | | State


Unattended campfire caused Mariposa fire

MARIPOSA (AP) - An unattended campfire near a main route into Yosemite National Park has grown into a blaze that has led to the evacuations of 800 homes and 1,500 people, officials said Tuesday.

June 18, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

SURFER SHOT AT AMID EX-LAPD COP HUNT FILES LAWSUIT: LOS ANGELES (AP) - A surfer who was shot at by police during the manhunt for rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner has filed a lawsuit against a Los Angeles suburb and its police department.

June 18, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

BOY, 6, KILLED BY RELATIVE'S DOG AT UNION CITY HOME: UNION CITY (AP) - A 6-year-old San Francisco Bay area boy died after he was attacked by a relative's dog, authorities said Tuesday.

June 18, 2013 | | State


Judge considers effect of fungus on inmates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney representing inmates at two California state prisons told a federal judge on Monday that an airborne fungus occurring in the San Joaquin Valley presents the deadly threat of valley fever and that thousands should be transferred immediately.

June 17, 2013 | | State


Apple details nearly 500 government requests for user data over six months

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple says it received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data for the six months ended in May.

June 17, 2013 | | State


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Ministry of Caring hosts lunch for Valley CAPS

One of the fun features of Sister Ann's Ministry of Caring events with those of Valley CAPS are some of the old recess games.

May 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | State


Man attempts to rob car wash with potato chip bag

ROHNERT PARK (AP) - Authorities say a man tried to rob a car wash in Northern California with an empty potato chip bag and an alleged ...

May 15, 2016 | | State


Schools offer tips on accommodating transgender pupils

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From locker rooms and sex education classes to dress codes and overnight field trips, many U.S. public schools already are balancing ...

May 15, 2016 | | State


SHOPLIFTING SKYROCKETS

ROCKLIN . (AP) - Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1½ years ...

May 15, 2016 | | State


Crowds honor fallen SEAL

CORONADO (AP) - Thousands of people - including motorcycle-riding combat veterans, schoolchildren waving flags and mothers with strollers - lined the streets of this military town Friday as ...

May 14, 2016 | | State


Suicide sparks misconduct probe

OAKLAND (AP) - An officer's suicide prompted an investigation into allegations that Oakland police officers committed sexual misconduct with a minor, the department's police ...

May 14, 2016 | | State


Mom giets week to keep toddler on life support

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge in California on Friday granted a one-week extension for a mother's request to keep her toddler on life support ...

May 14, 2016 | | State


Driver runs onto sidewalk, injuries 9 children in SoCal

DEL MAR . (AP) - San Diego police say a car drove onto a sidewalk and struck nine children in front of a Del Mar school.

May 14, 2016 | | State


PROTECTING STUDENT-ATHLETES

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A policy that would nearly triple the number of University of California student-athletes guaranteed continued financial aid in the event of a ...

May 11, 2016 | | State


SoCal water wholesaler ends drought cutbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's water wholesaler for cities and districts serving 19 million people will see water deliveries restored to their previous levels ...

May 11, 2016 | | State


Mud Run on the Farm taking place on May 22 in Lathrop

Advance registration for the 206 Mud Run on the Farm ends Monday, May 16.

May 11, 2016 | | State


Move to extend income tax increases

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group of unions, hospitals and doctors said Wednesday it will turn in more than enough signatures to qualify a ballot initiative asking ...

May 11, 2016 | | State


Man convicted in blocked parking spot beating

TORRANCE (AP) - A man will be sentenced in the beating of a mother over a parking spot she was blocking while putting her 6-month-old son ...

May 11, 2016 | | State


From drag queens to aliens

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At first glance, it has all the trappings of San Diego Comic-Con.

May 10, 2016 | | State


Trump campaign faults computer error for state delegate mix-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Trump's campaign said Tuesday that a computer problem resulted in a prominent white nationalist being mistakenly included on a list ...

May 10, 2016 | | State


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