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Bay Bridge’s older span is now the Willie Brown Bridge

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Legislature on Thursday approved naming the iconic western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, a towering California political figure who is both revered and reviled.

September 12, 2013 | | State


Illegals driver's license bill in limbo

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Immigrants who are in the country illegally would be able to get California driver's licenses under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate, but it was not immediately certain whether it would be sent to the governor this year.

September 12, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

BAY AREA SCHOOL TO NAME LIBRARY FOR SLAIN AMBASSADOR: PIEDMONT (AP) - A Northern California high school will name its library after the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed by insurgents in Benghazi last year.

September 12, 2013 | | State


Bill would expand role of pharmacists in Calif.

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Assembly has approved a bill that would expand the services California pharmacists can provide to patients.

September 11, 2013 | | State


Forecast: California to outpace nation in job growth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California will continue to outpace the nation in job growth over the next few years, narrowing an unemployment rate gap in a slow but uneven economic recovery that will leave unskilled workers behind, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast released Thursday.

September 11, 2013 | | State


Bill grants overtime for domestic workers

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - Employers would have to temporarily pay overtime to domestic workers under a bill approved Wednesday by the state Senate, but the mandate would expire in a few years unless the Legislature renews it.

September 11, 2013 | | State


Richmond moves ahead with eminent domain plan

RICHMOND (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area city voted Wednesday to try to expand a first-in-the-nation plan to use its power of eminent domain to seize hundreds of mortgages that exceed the value of homes.

September 11, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

THIEF HITS SF BAY AREA FIREHOUSE WHILE CREWS AWAY: WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Fire officials say crews battling a wildfire at a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park became burglary targets.

September 11, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

LEGISLATURE SENDS BROWN BILL ON CALIF. PRISON DEAL: SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Legislature approved a compromise plan Wednesday to deal with California's prison crowding crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend a deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.

September 11, 2013 | | State


Valley fever hospitalizations increase

FRESNO (AP) - The annual rate of hospitalizations for valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease, has doubled over the past 12 years in California, according to a study published on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 11, 2013 | | State


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SACRAMENTO (AP) - Oil and gas drillers that use a technique known as fracking would face new rules in California under legislation that is one step away from the governor's desk.

September 11, 2013 | | State


Senate approves dropping STAR tests

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would end traditional standardized testing of students in reading, math and social science, as the top federal education official threatened to withhold federal funds if the measure becomes law.

September 10, 2013 | | State


New state energy rates possible?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is close to passing a sweeping overhaul of its energy regulations that could affect electrical rates for millions of customers and rewrite rules on solar power usage.

September 10, 2013 | | State


Rim Fire’s cost reaches $100M

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Federal fire officials say the cost of fighting the Rim Fire that has burned across nearly 400 square miles in and around Yosemite National Park has reached $100 million.

September 10, 2013 | | State


Big jump in containment for Mt. Diablo wildfire

CLAYTON (AP) - Fire officials say crews made considerable progress overnight against a wildfire in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park, more than doubling containment and reducing the number of threatened homes.

September 10, 2013 | | State


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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


Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than ...

August 18, 2017 | | State


State senator recall organizers have enough valid signatures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three counties have received enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election that could remove a Southern California senator from office and end ...

August 18, 2017 | | State


Navy anticipates housing crunch in San Diego region

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Navy is facing a looming housing crunch in the San Diego region, where high home prices and rents are already a ...

August 18, 2017 | | State


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