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California commission says Uber driver is employee, not contractor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A ruling in the case of a single Uber driver could have much broader implications for the popular ride-hailing service and for companies like it that rely on workers they see as independent contractors for on-demand services.

June 17, 2015 | | State


Spike in meth seen from Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Border officers have seized more methamphetamine in Arizona this fiscal year than they did the entire previous year, continuing an upward trend for the drug that officials say is much easier and cheaper to manufacture in Mexico.

June 16, 2015 | | State


New state budget expands welfare

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A $115.4 billion budget deal would make California the first in the nation to offer state-subsidized health care to children who are in the country illegally while expanding other social welfare programs, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders said Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | | State


6 killed when balcony collapse during a party

BERKELEY (AP) - A 21st-birthday party thrown by a group of visiting Irish college students turned tragic early Tuesday when the fifth-floor balcony they were crammed onto collapsed with a sharp crack, spilling them about 50 feet onto the pavement. Six people were killed and seven seriously injured.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Woman told to take down her lost dog signs

CLOVIS (AP) - A Clovis woman whose dog has been missing for two months is being told by the city to remove her lost dog signs.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers cut reporting rules for high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A measure approved by legislative Democrats this week cuts the reporting requirements for the agency that oversees California's $68 billion high-speed rail program, requiring spending reports to the Legislature every two years instead twice per year, prompting critics to charge that oversight is being scaled back.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Coalition: Farmers illegally taking water

FRESNO (AP) - A group of public water agencies that serves millions of Californians asked the state on Tuesday to order farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to stop irrigating their crops amid the relentless drought.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Legislature OKs record $117.5 billion budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers passed a record $117.5 billion spending plan with overwhelming support Monday, but the budget that would send more money to public schools and establish a new tax credit for the working poor is unlikely to go into effect.

June 15, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• OWNER OF MARIJUANA FARM FINED FOR FOULING CREEK: REDDING (AP) - Water regulators in California have fined the owner of a former marijuana farm and a licensed excavation contractor $297,400 for fouling a creek while preparing a piece of land in Shasta County for pot-growing.

June 15, 2015 | | State


Court rules for city in affordable housing fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California cities have broad authority to require builders to set aside a percentage of units in new projects for affordable housing, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.

June 15, 2015 | | State


Photos aim counter ‘black dog’ theory

MAYNARD, Mass. (AP) - It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn't shake off.

June 14, 2015 | | State


DRIVER’S LICENSES

SANTA ANA (AP) - Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally say getting a California driver's license under a new program this year has helped them on the roads - and off.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers voting on $117.5B budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As a roomful of lawmakers and staff grinded through the last line items of the Legislature's spending plan late one night, it became clear there would be no easy deal even though California's budget is being crafted solely by Democrats and state coffers are awash in cash.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Giant purple sea slugs slime Bay Area beaches

ALAMEDA (AP) - A giant purple blob from the sea - a slug - is invading East Bay beaches and waterways this summer, and some experts say it may be caused by warmer temperatures near coastal waters.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Gun blamed for rise in shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of accidental shootings by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies has more than doubled in two years as the department switches to a new handgun.

June 14, 2015 | | State


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Judge: Trump deportation order for man ‘inhumane’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Trump administration order to deport a man who entered the country illegally nearly three decades ago and became a respected businessman ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


DA secures food stamp $30,000 fraud conviction

STOCKTON- A San Joaquin County Jury found 31-year-old Stockton resident , Cindy Berry guilty of welfare fraud, grand theft and perjury on May 24.

May 31, 2017 | | State


Kathy Griffin apologizes for Trump photo

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kathy Griffin says she went way too far when she appeared in a brief video Tuesday holding what looked like President Donald ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


Bank of Stockton exec tapped for UOP board

STOCKTON - Bank of Stockton executive Mary-Elizabeth Eberhardt has been named to University of the Pacific's Board of Regents, continuing the family's long tradition ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


California law may require pet shops sell only rescue dogs, cats

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California may ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits unless they are rescue animals under a bill passed by the state ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


Uber fires autonomous car researcher involved in suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber has followed through on threats to fire star autonomous-car researcher Anthony Levandowski, whose hiring touched off a bitter trade-secrets fight with ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


Members of motorcycle gang indicted for high-tech auto theft

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nine members of a motorcycle gang known as the Hooligans have been indicted in the high-tech theft of more than 150 Jeep ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


‘Migrant Mother’ photographer’s images of oppressed resonate

OAKLAND (AP) - Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers' camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many ...

May 21, 2017 | | State


California Demo chair race angers ‘Berniecrats’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic activists loyal to the Sen. Bernie Sanders aren't ready to give up after their favored candidate came tantalizingly close but fell ...

May 21, 2017 | | State


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