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Supreme Court asked to let Trump travel ban take effect

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having so far failed to persuade judges to allow its travel ban to take effect, the Trump administration is turning to the nation's highest court with its slim conservative majority.

June 02, 2017 | | State

Fresno 12-year-old wins National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Ananya Vinay never looked all that impressed by any of the words she was given in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

June 02, 2017 | | State

Modesto’s American Graffiti Car Show & Festival June 9-11

MODESTO -The North Modesto Kiwanis Club expects almost 1,300 classic vehicles – vintage 1979 and older – for its 19th annual American Graffiti Car Show and Festival June 9 -11 in Modesto.

June 02, 2017 | | State

Senate blesses single-payer care bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate voted Thursday to advance a longshot single-payer health care plan that would replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for everyone in the state.

June 02, 2017 | | State

Lack of warning at NorCal dam raises alarm

OROVILLE (AP) - The sudden collapse of spillways at the nation's highest dam has raised alarm among those building, running and regulating big dams around the world because it seemed to come with little warning the spillways were on the verge of failing, dam experts investigating the crisis at California's Oroville Dam said Thursday.

June 02, 2017 | | State

Police: Video backs officer’s story in fatal teen shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Surveillance video corroborates an off-duty federal law enforcement officer's account that he was being robbed when he killed a 15-year-old boy and wounded another teen last week, authorities said Thursday.

June 02, 2017 | | State

California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won't let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite President Donald Trump decision to withdraw from an international pact.

June 02, 2017 | | State

California lawmakers pass bills to address housing shortage

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers took steps to address the state's affordable housing shortage Thursday by passing bills to speed construction and generate money for subsidized housing.

June 02, 2017 | | State

Nurses seek $106B in new state taxes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all of the state's residents could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue, according to a report released Wednesday.

June 01, 2017 | | State

Massive Big Sur landslide added 13 acres to coast

BIG SUR (AP) - A massive landslide that engulfed Central California's Highway 1 has added 13 acres to the coastline.

June 01, 2017 | | State

Homeless up 23% to 11,000 in LA County

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Volunteers who spread out across Los Angeles County counted about 58,790 homeless people, a 23 percent increase from a year earlier, according to report released Wednesday that found homelessness jumped among veterans and young people.

June 01, 2017 | | State

Principal accused of firing BB gun at students resigns

TULELAKE (AP) - A Northern California high school principal has resigned amid accusations that he shot at students with a BB gun during a school function.

June 01, 2017 | | State

Gender-inclusive locker room planned for UC Berkeley

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley plans to build a gender-inclusive locker room at its campus gym.

June 01, 2017 | | State

Santa Barbara reactivates seawater desalination plant

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Santa Barbara has completed a $71 million reactivation of its seawater desalination plant to bolster its water supplies.

June 01, 2017 | | State

Google expands paid Waze carpooling throughout California

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is expanding its paid carpool service throughout California, building on an effort to get more traffic-weary drivers to share their rides to work - and to collect data that could be useful for future transportation services.

June 01, 2017 | | State

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California hero firefighter Bill Clayton passes away

CARLSBAD. (AP) - Bill Clayton, a firefighter who helped rescue hundreds of people and twice received California's highest honor, has died.

January 30, 2018 | | State

State may create taxpayer backed bank for pot sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California officials announced Tuesday that they will take a detailed look at the possibility of creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle what ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

Stanford drops sex assault plaque idea

PALO ALTO (AP) - Stanford University is canceling plans to put a plaque on the campus site where a woman was sexually assaulted by a former ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at age 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Case of shackled kids revives home-school regulation debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just over a week after California officials found 13 siblings allegedly held captive and younger children apparently not missed by schools because ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Congressmen criticize end of free checking accounts at BofA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Democratic U.S. congressmen want Bank of America to explain its decision to eliminate a popular free-checking account.

January 28, 2018 | | State

Thousands march in SF pro life event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of people who want to outlaw abortion marched Saturday in San Francisco in the 14th annual Walk for Life.

January 28, 2018 | | State

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