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Court: Cities can ban medical pot shops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries, a decision likely to further diminish the network of storefront pot shops and fuel efforts to have the state regulate the industry.

May 06, 2013 | | State


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May 06, 2013 | | State


Background on the case, recent developments and what happens next: What is the court case at issue?

A special panel of three federal judges ruled in 2009 that a reduction in the population of California's crowded prisons was necessary to bring treatment of sick and mentally ill inmates up to constitutionally acceptable standards. Some of the state's 33 adult prisons had housed more than double the number of inmates they were designed to hold. After weighing experts' recommendations, the judges ordered that the statewide average be reduced to 137.5 percent of design capacity. The original deadline for reducing the population to that level was June 30, 2013, but the judges extended the deadline to ...

May 06, 2013 | | State


CPUC: PG&E should pay $2.25B for blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California agency investigating the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a $2.25 billion fine for its negligence leading to the blast.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Crews mop up coastal mountain wildfire as rain falls

CAMARILLO (AP) - Rain showers moved across Southern California on Monday, dousing remnants of a wildfire that blackened thousands of acres in coastal mountains and bringing much-needed moisture to a region left parched by a dry winter.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Truckee River flows peak, 3rd lowest in four decades

TRUCKEE (AP) - Some of the lowest season flows in the Truckee River in four decades are raising concerns about Nevada's lingering drought.

May 06, 2013 | | State


If you buy over Internet you’re probably a tax cheat

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Buy anything on the Internet lately without paying sales tax? In all but a few states, you're probably a tax cheat.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Central Coast rancher wins right to help homeless after court fight

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - A Central Coast rancher and local hero to the homeless vowed to finally to build the Sunny Acres sober living facility after more than a decade in court and conflicts.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Rolling Stones launch tour with energetic set; youngest member now 65 years old

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Rolling Stones must have passed through a time machine before taking the Staples Center stage to kick off their "50 and Counting" anniversary tour.

May 06, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

• 2 DEAD, 5 HURT AFTER VAN CRASHES ON HIGHWAY 99: FRESNO (AP) - Two men died and five others were hospitalized with injuries early Saturday after a van carrying farmworkers overturned on a Fresno highway, authorities said.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Brown, Demos in Medicaid expansion tiff

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California was an early booster of President Barack Obama's health care reform law and was the first state to authorize a health insurance exchange in 2010. It also was quick to commit to the optional Medicaid expansion that has been rejected by some Republican states.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Divers search reservoirs for murder clues

VALLEY SPRINGS (AP) - Divers are searching two reservoirs and detectives are knocking on doors in Calaveras County as the investigation continues into the killing of 8-year-old Leila Fowler.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Fourth abalone diver dies in NorCal waters

SANTA ROSA (AP) - A diver died Saturday in the quest for abalone that has claimed three other lives in the waters off Northern California the past week.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Cellphone thefts accounts for half of all SF robberies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials across the country are looking to the wireless industry to help find a cure.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Beach bonfire spat gets hot in Southern California

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - Anna Abderhalden and her siblings woke before dawn to stake a claim to a coveted beachfront spot where bonfires blaze each night as a rite of summer in this surf-crazy Southern California city.

May 06, 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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