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Santa Clara approves 49ers stadium parking

January 11, 2012 | | State


Ex-welfare kids won't face parents' old debts

OAKLAND (AP) - California will no longer allow counties to seek refunds from former welfare recipients who were minors when their caregivers were overpaid.

January 10, 2012 | | State


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Driver gets prison in deadly Ceres crash

January 10, 2012 | | State


California community college leaders call for system overhaul

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California community college leaders have signed off on major policy changes aimed at boosting graduation and transfer rates in the 112-campus system, despite concerns the measures could hurt disadvantaged students.

January 10, 2012 | | State


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BART to San Jose set for federal OK

January 10, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

Man arrested for death threat against Oakdale mayor

January 10, 2012 | | State


More retirements point to new era in California House of Representative races

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long-serving U.S. Rep. Wally Herger announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in November, the latest sign that a political shake-up is under way in California that will have implications from Washington to Sacramento.

January 10, 2012 | | State


State revenue drops even farther than when Brown rolled out figures last week

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Just a week after Gov. Jerry Brown made his pitch for tax hikes and more spending cuts, the state controller on Tuesday reported that California is collecting less tax revenue than the governor projected and warned lawmakers that more cuts may be needed if the slide continues.

January 10, 2012 | | State


Rescue owner arrested in Kern County; hundreds of animals seized by officers

ROSAMOND (AP) - A man says he never expected to be arrested when he called for help at the animal rescue where he was facing eviction.

January 10, 2012 | | State


Euthanasia to control shelter population unpopular in poll

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be adopted.

January 09, 2012 | | State


US Supreme Court rejects appeal in Skid Row killings based on jailhouse informant’s lies

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected California's plea to reinstate murder convictions in the 1970s-era Skid Row Stabber case in Los Angeles.

January 09, 2012 | | State


185 California cities, counties just say no to medical pot sales

More and more states are saying yes to medical marijuana. But local governments are increasingly using their laws to just say no, not in our backyard.

January 09, 2012 | | State


Death sentence for 1998 killing overturned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Monday reversed the death sentence for a man who was convicted of killing a woman who was robbed, raped, tortured and beaten while walking to a Long Beach store to use $6 worth of food stamps.

January 09, 2012 | | State


Dad pleads guilty to tossing son off boat who missed getting hot by another boat

SANTA ANA (AP) - A drunken father who tossed his 7-year-old son overboard in a busy Orange County harbor, forcing another boat to veer to avoid hitting the boy, pleaded guilty Monday to felony child abuse and endangerment.

January 09, 2012 | | State


Marine accused of losing control in war crime that left 24 Iraqis dead including unarmed kids

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - A Marine sergeant charged in the biggest criminal case against U.S. troops in the Iraq war made a series of fatal assumptions and lost control of himself when he and his squad killed 24 Iraqis, including unarmed women and children, a military prosecutor said Monday.

January 09, 2012 | | State


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UPS driver charged with stealing dozens of guns

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California UPS delivery driver was arrested Friday for stealing dozens of shipped guns that were sold on the black market, federal prosecutors said.

July 25, 2014 | | State


State senator facing additional charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.

July 25, 2014 | | State


Suspect sought in good Samaritan’s punch death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for a man who fatally punched another man who intervened while he was screaming at a 3-year-old boy.

July 25, 2014 | | State


DO AS WE SAY. . .

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

July 25, 2014 | | State


California to have 4 (acting) governors in 4 days

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will have four governors in four days next week as top officials take turns temporarily leaving the state.

July 25, 2014 | | State


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don’t need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | | State


TRANSIENT WITH TB SOUGHT

STOCKTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Judge argues for return of firing squad executions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states including California and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.

July 24, 2014 | | State


California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a sometimes criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Man shot burglar who said she was pregnant

LONG BEACH (AP) - Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Google offers electric shuttle buses for pilot Mountain View program

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is proposing to fund four electric shuttles that will provide free transportation to residents of Mountain View, where the technology giant is headquartered, a newspaper reported.

July 23, 2014 | | State


Former LA councilman may receive 6 years for lying about where he lived

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of perjury and voting fraud for living outside the district he was elected to represent.

July 23, 2014 | | State


Obama: Republicans bamboozle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite.

July 23, 2014 | | State


California seeks final ruling on teacher tenure

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown refused to say Wednesday if he plans to appeal a Los Angeles judge's closely watched decision to strike down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.

July 23, 2014 | | State


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