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Tahoe snowboarders can ride White’s halfpipe

TRUCKEE (AP) - Having an Olympic champion call your local ski resort home has its privileges.

January 08, 2012 | | State


Election reforms, tax initiatives shape 2012

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While California is likely to remain out of the presidential spotlight in 2012, the state will undergo dramatic political changes that will alter elections and potentially transform the Legislature. At the same time, voters likely will be asked to consider tax increases even as the state's economy remains stalled by slow growth and high unemployment.

January 08, 2012 | | State


Oakland sees homicide total spike in rough 2011

OAKLAND (AP) - Staring at a colorful display of balloons, flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial in East Oakland, Todd Walker estimated he went to at least 50 of the funerals for this city's 110 homicide victims in 2011.

January 08, 2012 | | State


SF sheriff sworn in amid domestic violence inquiry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's new sheriff has been sworn into office amid controversy over a domestic abuse investigation.

January 08, 2012 | | State


California news briefs

Police arrest 6 at Oakland protest: OAKLAND (AP) - Six people are facing charges after Oakland police say they broke the windows of police cars, vandalized a television news van and threw bottles at police officers.

January 08, 2012 | | State


Lawmaker pleads no contest in shoplift case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California lawmaker pleaded no contest Friday to stealing leather pants and other merchandise from a Neiman Marcus store in an incident her attorney blamed on a benign brain tumor.

January 06, 2012 | | State


Amid budget cuts, Brown still dreaming

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While most other states are limiting expectations as they try to recover from the recession, Gov. Jerry Brown is dreaming of a bright future for his native California.

January 06, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

EFFORT TO BLOCK CALIFORNIA 'DREAM ACT' FALLS SHORT: SACRAMENTO (AP) - The attempt to block a California law that allows public financial aid for college students who are in the country illegally has failed to collect enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, the leading proponent said Friday.

January 06, 2012 | | State


12-year-old girl who blogged cancer fight has died

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - A Southern California girl who became a nationally recognized face of child cancer with a blog that chronicled her fight against brain tumors has died. Jessica Joy Rees was 12 years old.

January 06, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

2ordered to stand trial in Richmond gang rape

January 06, 2012 | | State


Brown promises funds for police in tax push

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown told county officials Thursday that he will make good on his promise to provide adequate funding for a new law that sends inmates convicted of lower-level offenses to county jails instead of state prison.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

OAKLAND (AP) - Police have arrested members of Occupy Oakland who were demonstrating in front of City Hall.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Brown warns of $5 billion in school cuts if taxes rejected

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California faces a smaller budget deficit in the coming fiscal year but will require nearly $5 billion in cuts to public education if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to raise taxes in the fall, the governor said Thursday in releasing its budget proposal for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

January 05, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

POLICE SAY FAST FOOD CASHIER STOLE FROM DISABLED: IRVINE (AP) - Police say a Southern California fast food restaurant cashier repeatedly stole change from a mentally disabled woman.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Proposed funding cuts in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget

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January 05, 2012 | | State


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Retail outlets celebrate legal marijuana sales

OAKLAND (AP) - It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the ...

January 01, 2018 | | State


Some lawsuits can proceed over cigarettes touted as being natural

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A U.S. judge in New Mexico has dismissed more than two dozen complaints against the maker of American Spirit cigarettes ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


Trump looks at delivering more water to farmers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Trump administration said Friday it will look at revving up water deliveries to farmers from California's Central Valley Project, the ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


2 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at SoCal law firm

LONG BEACH (AP) - A man walked into the Southern California law firm where he worked and shot two men Friday before turning the gun on ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


DMV cracks down on improper use of car placards

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California officials plan to crack down on thousands of "dead" drivers.

December 29, 2017 | | State


Medley of agencies enforcing pot laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Licensed businesses around California can begin legally growing and selling marijuana for recreational use Monday, and a hodgepodge of enforcement agencies will ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


Legal pot in brings host of environmental rules for California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - At a state briefing on environmental rules that await growers entering California's soon-to-be-legal marijuana trade, organic farmers Ulysses Anthony, Tracy Sullivan and ...

December 22, 2017 | | State


FBI: Modesto man planned Christmas attack on Pier SF’s 39

MODESTO (AP) - The FBI said Friday that it found a martyrdom letter and several guns in the home of a former Marine who said he ...

December 22, 2017 | | State


Nature Conservancy buys California coastal ranchland

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A huge swath of coastal California ranch lands will become a vast preserve through an acquisition funded by a $165 million gift ...

December 22, 2017 | | State


Ongoing SoCal wildfire largest in state history

VENTURA (AP) - The massive wildfire that plagued a wide swath of the Southern California coast for 2½ weeks is now the largest in state history.

December 22, 2017 | | State


‘Celebration of Life’ for San Francisco mayor who died at 65

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was remembered Sunday for his humility, integrity and infectious smile during a public celebration of his life ...

December 17, 2017 | | State


Flames threatening SoCal coastal communities as firefighters mourn

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession ...

December 17, 2017 | | State


Pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - That legal weed you'll be able to buy in California on New Year's Day may not be as green as ...

December 17, 2017 | | State


1/4 of California kids seen as gender nonconforming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than a quarter of California schoolchildren between 12 and 17 believe their peers see them as "gender nonconforming," meaning those boys ...

December 14, 2017 | | State


State lawmakers propose health coverage for illegals

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in ...

December 14, 2017 | | State


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