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Lawmakers OK $687 million drought plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $687 million plan to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities, a package that includes emergency money for communities running low on drinking water and farming communities where fallowed fields are leading to sky-high unemployment.

February 27, 2014 | | State


California snowpack still well below normal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Department of Water Resources says its latest survey shows the Sierra Nevada snowpack is still well below normal - bad news for the drought-stricken state.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Hard times drive adult kids to return home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 2.3 million adult children are living with their parents in California, a 63 percent increase since the Great Recession began seven years ago and a phenomenon straining budgets and pushing some families to the brink of poverty, according to a study released Thursday.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Gov. Jerry Brown will seek re-election

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown formally launched his re-election campaign Thursday, stepping into a contest that the former three-time presidential candidate is expected to dominate.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Brothers in country illegally face federal charges for illegal weapons

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two Sacramento brothers were charged Thursday with making hundreds of illegal, untraceable firearms as part of what law enforcement officials said was a wide-ranging network designed to skirt federal laws.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Committees OK $687M in drought relief

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A $687 million drought relief plan is headed for floor votes in the Legislature after winning quick approval Wednesday in legislative committees.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Olsen fears $13 an hour minimum wage will cost 500,000 Californians their jobs

California Assembly member Kristin Olsen isn't wild about the loss of jobs that raising the minimum wage to $13 could trigger.

February 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | State


Storms bring rain, threat of flooding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Much-needed rain fell on downtown San Francisco and elsewhere in California on Wednesday at the outset of what the parched state hopes is the start to a one-two punch of stormy weather.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Police officers’ arrests shake King City folks

KING CITY (AP) - A California farming town was grappling Wednesday with a profound violation of trust after learning the acting police chief and a handful of officers were charged with selling or giving away the impounded cars of poor Hispanic residents and other crimes.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Redding home incineration costs more than $170K

REDDING (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in far Northern California say the operation that ended in the incineration of an explosive-laden mobile home cost the county more than $170,000.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Refinery blocks federal inquiry into accident

MARTINEZ (AP) - Federal officials are firing back at a Northern California refinery after the company blocked them from investigating a chemical release that seriously injured two workers.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Court rules against protester at California military base

VANDENBERG (AP) - A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against an anti-war activist who was barred from a protest area near the main gate at a California Air Force base.

February 26, 2014 | | State


Santa Monica considers saving anti-war sculpture

SANTA MONICA (AP) - The two-year chain reaction of controversy that a gigantic sculpture of a nuclear mushroom cloud has set off across Santa Monica's otherwise friendly shores may finally be ending.

February 25, 2014 | | State


Child dies from infected rat; family sues Petco

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego family is suing Petco after the death of their 10-year-old son from a bacterial infection they say he contracted from his pet rat.

February 25, 2014 | | State


Police arrested in car impound scheme

KING CITY (AP) - Police officers in a Central California town took part in a scheme in which more than 200 cars belonging to poor Hispanic people were impounded, towed and later sold when the car owners couldn't pay the fees, authorities said Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | | State


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BART fined $220,000 in workers deaths

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California judge fined the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency $220,000 on Friday for the deaths of two workers accidentally ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


ICE will make arrests at California’s worksites

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In another sign of escalating tensions between President Donald Trump's administration and California, the nation's top immigration official said Friday ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


Yosemite Park rock falls don’t mean more danger

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Rock falls that killed a British tourist and injured two other people in Yosemite National Park aren't stopping climbers intent ...

October 02, 2017 | | State


SoCal schools warn flutes could be tainted with semen

FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) - Parents were warned Saturday that a music teacher with a nonprofit group may have handed out flutes to schoolchildren that were tainted ...

October 01, 2017 | | State


‘Let’s Make a Deal’ host, philanthropist Monty Hall dies

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Monty Hall, the genial TV game show host whose long-running "Let's Make a Deal" traded on love of money and merchandise ...

October 01, 2017 | | State


Government jobs sprouting as legal pot sales draw near

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. And more scientists.

October 01, 2017 | | State


State reviews LA’s 30-year-old beach curfew

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators will consider relaxing a 30-year-old curfew at Los Angeles beaches after the city agreed to seek a permit to close ...

October 01, 2017 | | State


No increased danger after El Capitan rocks fall in Yosemite park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A geological analysis Friday found there was no more danger than usual of another giant rock fall after two huge slides ...

September 29, 2017 | | State


Old military explosives found in yard of California home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About 100 people were forced from their Los Angeles-area homes Thursday night after sheriff's deputies discovered a cache of World War ...

September 29, 2017 | | State


Home-threatening Southern California wildfires on wane

LOMPOC (AP) - A trio of wildfires that threatened at least 100 homes on California's Central Coast appeared to be easing Friday night. But some ...

September 29, 2017 | | State


Second video shows man punching officer before shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new video surfaced Saturday that appears to show a man throwing punches at a California police officer during a scuffle before ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers look to free older, younger inmates

SACRAMENTO (AP) - To ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state's older prisoners and more of the inmates ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


Right-wing activist holds short, small Berkeley rally

BERKELEY (AP) - A weeklong conservative free speech showcase at famously liberal University of California, Berkeley was supposed to start Sunday. But it apparently ended the ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


A’s catcher first MLB player to kneel during anthem

OAKLAND (AP) - Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport ...

September 24, 2017 | | State


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