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California takes lead in implementing ‘Obamacare’ effort

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's major health care plans is racing to translate materials into Spanish. A small businessman in Burbank is perplexed over what "Obamacare" will mean for him and his workers. Home Depot Inc., Trader Joe's and other large employers are slashing health benefits for part-time workers and directing them into the nation's reordered health insurance marketplace.

September 29, 2013 | | State


Father of stabbed Dodgers fan searching for witnesses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The father of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan stabbed to death after a San Francisco Giants game last week asked on Sunday for witnesses who may have captured the chaotic melee on mobile devices to come forward.

September 29, 2013 | | State


LAPD chief still believes in car impound exception

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Saturday he is "disappointed" in a judge's ruling striking down a policy that made it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars following traffic stops. He added he looks forward to the ruling being appealed.

September 29, 2013 | | State


News from around the Bay Area

DOG GETS REPRIEVE AFTER BITING FIREFIGHTER: PETALUMA (AP) - A dog that bit a Northern California firefighter has been granted a reprieve by animal control officers.

September 27, 2013 | | State


Hollywood is less gay-friendly off-screen

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new study suggests the proliferation of gay and transgender characters in films and television shows has not prevented gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood.

September 27, 2013 | | State


Wind farm eagle protection plan released

RIO VISTA (AP) - A wind energy farm in Northern California could become the first in the nation to agree to protect golden eagles under a conservation plan being worked out with federal officials.

September 27, 2013 | | State


Law address prescription of drug overdoses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed legislation that would have required county coroners to report drug overdose deaths to the California medical board but signed two other bills intended to address abuse of prescription drugs.

September 27, 2013 | | State


State. establishes mattress-recycling program & fees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown is designed to deter the illegal dumping of old mattresses and keep them out of landfills by creating a recycling system.

September 27, 2013 | | State


Artists to retrace 'Grapes of Wrath' journey

SALINAS (AP) - A trio of artists soon will travel from Oklahoma to California, retracing the steps the Joad family from "The Grapes of Wrath" took as part of the upcoming 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck's novel-turned-film.

September 27, 2013 | | State


Davis mother arrested in death of girl in trunk

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Authorities say a woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her 4-year-old daughter, who was found clinging to life in the trunk of a parked car in a quiet Sacramento neighborhood.

September 27, 2013 | | State


Study’s target: In the end, will Obamacare work?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A national health policy nonprofit on Thursday announced it is making California the focal point of a long-term research project to examine whether the Affordable Care Act lives up to expectations for the uninsured.

September 26, 2013 | | State


Arrest in Miss Teen USA extortion try

SANTA ANA (AP) - A 19-year-old man has appeared in a California courtroom to face charges of hacking webcams at the home of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other women then trying to extort nude photos from them.

September 26, 2013 | | State


OT coming for domestic workers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill that will temporarily require overtime pay for domestic workers in California, after he vetoed a broader measure last year that critics said would have opened the door for government regulation of part-time baby-sitting.

September 26, 2013 | | State


Farmers face labor shortages in fields

FRESNO (AP) - With the harvest in full swing on the West Coast, farmers in California and other states say they can't find enough people to pick high value crops such as grapes, peppers, apples and pears.

September 26, 2013 | | State


Media watchdogs to challenge radio station's license renewal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two media watchdog groups will challenge the broadcast license renewal of a Sacramento radio affiliate held financially responsible for the death of a woman participating in a water-drinking contest.

September 26, 2013 | | State


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Young immigrants shout down Pelosi

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, was shouted down Monday by young immigrants at an event in her ...

September 18, 2017 | | State


Legislators approve ‘sanctuary state’ bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers approved a "sanctuary state" bill on Saturday that would put new restrictions on interactions between local law enforcement and federal immigration ...

September 17, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers approve presidential primary in March

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers voted early Saturday to set the state's presidential primary in March, a move that would force candidates to mount expensive ...

September 17, 2017 | | State


Record heat hit impacts wine regions during harvest

NAPA (AP) - The record head that baked Northern California over the Labor Day weekend left wine grapes shriveling on the vines, reducing many of them ...

September 10, 2017 | | State


Big Sur road work over landslide will cost $40 million

BIG SUR (AP) - A plan to build a road over a massive t landslide that closed the world-famous scenic California coastal highway leading to Big ...

September 10, 2017 | | State


Mexico’s diplomat to embrace Dreamers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Mexico's top diplomat will make a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California amid strained relations between his country and the U.S. over ...

September 10, 2017 | | State


Housing, immigration await state lawmakers in last week

SACRAMENTO .(AP) - Hundreds of bills await action by California lawmakers as the Legislature begins its last week of business this year.

September 10, 2017 | | State


Directive sparks criticism among transgender troops

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed and indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting ...

August 27, 2017 | | State


LA sheriff’s psychologist convicted in child sex case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former psychologist with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been convicted of molesting a young boy and girl.

August 27, 2017 | | State


Final prayers said at SoCal sailors’ chapel

LONG BEACH (AP) - After more than 30 years, the final prayers have been said at a chapel where sailors from around the world worshipped when ...

August 27, 2017 | | State


LEFT WINGERS ASSAULT 4 AT RALLY

BERKELEY (AP) - Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least four people, including ...

August 27, 2017 | | State


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 18, 2017 | | State


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