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BROWN OKS BILL ALLOWING MORE THAN 2 LEGAL PARENTS: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation making California the fifth state to allow judges to declare a child has more than two legal parents.

October 04, 2013 | | State


West Nile death reported in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - San Bernardino County health officials say a person has died after being infected with the West Nile virus.

October 04, 2013 | | State


Stockton bankruptcy exit plan clears city council; court next

STOCKTON (AP) - The city of Stockton's plan to emerge from bankruptcy has cleared the city council.

October 04, 2013 | | State


Davis rejects fluoride in city drinking water

DAVIS (AP) - Davis' City Council has rejected a proposal to add fluoride to the city's drinking water, after facing strong opposition from residents.

October 03, 2013 | | State


Driver’s licenses for illegals by 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California on Thursday joined the growing list of states that allow immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver's licenses - a measure supported not only by Latino activists but by police chiefs and insurance authorities.

October 03, 2013 | | State


Driver’s licenses for illegals by 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California on Thursday joined the growing list of states that allow immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver's licenses - a measure supported not only by Latino activists but by police chiefs and insurance authorities.

October 03, 2013 | | State


Shiny new Apple headquarters plan in Cupertino clears hurdle

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple Inc.'s plans for a massive new campus in Silicon Valley that former CEO Steve Jobs likened to a spaceship are moving forward.

October 03, 2013 | | State


Slight progress made in long BART labor dispute

OAKLAND (AP) - With about a week to go before a possible second strike, BART officials and labor leaders say they made slight progress in negotiations but remain far on wages.

October 03, 2013 | | State


Calif. exchange website had 514K visitors

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Officials with California's health insurance exchange on Thursday clarified the level of initial interest shown in the website, saying more than 514,000 people visited the online marketplace on its first day.

October 03, 2013 | | State


Weather raises fire danger in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forecasters warned Thursday of an onslaught of gusty, dry conditions that will dramatically raise fire danger in large swaths of California as surface high pressure builds into the Pacific Northwest.

October 03, 2013 | | State


I-80 freeway revamp project over Sierra nears completion

AUBURN (AP) - State officials are celebrating the imminent completion of what is being billed as the biggest freeway renovation project in California in years.

October 03, 2013 | | State


THE APPLE CAMPUS PLAN

CUPERTINO (AP) - Officials in the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino endorsed Apple Inc.'s plans for a new, 176-acre campus in the city. The plan now goes to the City Council for approval. Here are some of its highlights:

October 03, 2013 | | State


Man gets death for LA shooting killing 2

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 48-year-old man has been sentenced to death for killing two people and injuring three others during a gang dispute at a crowded Compton transit station in 2008.

October 03, 2013 | | State


AC Transit workers vote, reject second contract proposal

OAKLAND (AP) - Union officials say workers for a San Francisco Bay Area bus system have rejected a second tentative contract agreement in less than two months.

October 02, 2013 | | State


California ending current standardized tests

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill ending the standardized tests that California public school students have taken in reading, math and social science since 1999 received Gov. Jerry Brown's signature on Wednesday, despite a threat by the U.S. secretary of education to withhold federal funds if the state moved forward with the plan.

October 02, 2013 | | State


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Choosing wind energy over winged species

FRESNO (AP) - A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | | State


Case of beaten Giants fan in jury’s hands

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors in a high-profile negligence lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt were asked Thursday to decide who was responsible for a beating that left a San Francisco Giants fan with devastating brain damage.

June 26, 2014 | | State


‘Broken Heart’ nets 275 child predators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities throughout Southern California Thursday announced the arrests of more than 275 child predators that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a retired sheriff's deputy, a U.S. Army soldier and a Los Angeles Fire Department explorer.

June 26, 2014 | | State


‘Superstar’ beach in OC

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County beach is the only one in California to get a "superstar" rating from the Natural Resources Defense Council in its annual water quality report card. The NRDC says 38th Street beach in Newport Beach didn't exceed bacteria levels a single time over the course of 50 tests. The Orange County Register reports the nonprofit released its 24th annual beach ranking on Wednesday.

June 26, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• DA: Shooting of Calif. college student justified: SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Prosecutors say two campus police officers at Cal State University, San Bernardino, were justified when they shot a graduate student to death while trying to detain him. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's office says the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Bartholomew Williams on Dec. 8, 2012, was justified because campus police officers feared for their lives and acted in self-defense. In a report released Thursday, prosecutors say Williams suffered from bipolar disorder and was off of his medication when he fought with three officers who were trying to take ...

June 26, 2014 | | State


Early poll favors Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The first public opinion poll since California's June 3 primary shows Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown maintaining a 20-point lead over his general election challenger, Republican Neel Kashkari.

June 25, 2014 | | State


DASHING DOGS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Shih Tzu is a whirl of fur on a course studded with obstacles, flying through tunnels, leaping over bars, scrambling up bridges and zigzagging through poles as its owner tears alongside, calling out commands and flashing hand signals. At the finish line, there are hugs, treats and lots of slobber.

June 25, 2014 | | State


Michaels leaving ‘Loser’ for 3rd time

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jillian Michaels is exiting "The Biggest Loser," NBC and the producer of the weight-loss competition series said Wednesday.

June 25, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE STATE

• SUBWAY PROJECT REACHES MILESTONE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The construction of a $1.6 billion subway through San Francisco's Chinatown has reached a milestone. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that crews finished digging the tunnel for the Central Subway earlier this month. John Funghi, the subway's project manager, says the excavation was completed on time and within budget. The 1.7-mile subway will connect the city's South of Market and North Beach neighborhoods. Next up is station construction and the installation of tracks, overhead wires and electronic systems. Train service through the tunnel is expected to start in ...

June 25, 2014 | | State


NEWS ACROSS THE STATE

• Suspect in Northern California standoff found dead: FAIRFIELD (AP) - Police in Northern California say officers found a man suspected of shooting multiple rounds in his neighborhood dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a roughly eight-hour standoff. The Fairfield police SWAT team entered the suspect's home at 8:39 p.m. Monday. They killed an aggressive dog after a stun gun failed to subdue it and then found the man dead upstairs. He has not been identified.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Court rejects appeal of gay jury selection case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to reconsider its ruling granting heightened legal protections to gays and lesbians, prompting three dissenting judges to warn of far-reaching implications in same-sex marriage cases in the Western United States.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Attorney defends security officer who hit student

OAKLAND (AP) - A student in a wheelchair who was seen on surveillance footage being repeatedly slapped by a Northern California high school security officer bears some responsibility for the incident, the security officer's attorney said.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Brown signs bill to fully fund teachers’ pensions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California's $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities.

June 24, 2014 | | State


15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fifteen doctors, pharmacists and others medical professionals in Southern California have been charged in a $25 million workers' compensation scam that prosecutors say was linked to the death of a baby.

June 24, 2014 | | State


NTSB faults pilot in Asiana flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mismanagement by the pilots of Asiana Flight 214, including confusion over whether one of the airliner's key controls was maintaining airspeed, caused the plane to crash while landing in San Francisco last year, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | | State


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