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Move afoot to dissolve CPUC

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Southern California lawmaker said Wednesday that he will seek to bypass Gov. Jerry Brown and ask voters to break apart California's utilities regulator following allegations of wrongdoing.

February 03, 2016 | | State

SF law requires people to lock up guns in vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday requiring strict lock-up of firearms in vehicles parked in San Francisco.

February 02, 2016 | | State

California AG sues utility for massive natural gas leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's attorney general added her name Tuesday to the long list of parties suing a utility company for the massive nonstop natural gas leak that has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes and spewed more than 2 million tons of climate-changing methane.

February 02, 2016 | | State

Fresno County responsible for explosion

FRESNO. (AP) - The California Public Utilities Commission determined that Fresno County was responsible for a deadly April pipeline explosion at a shooting range in Fresno.

February 02, 2016 | | State

California teacher pension changes may need fix

SACRAMENTO AP) - State lawmakers should consider changing a plan they adopted two years ago to stabilize the finances of California's teacher pension system, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office said Tuesday.

February 02, 2016 | | State

California misses water savings target

FRESNO (AP) - Residents of drought-stricken California used 18 percent less water in December and for a third straight month fell short of the 25 percent conservation mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown, state officials said Tuesday.

February 02, 2016 | | State

Chipotle: Criminal investigation widens, sales plunge 14.6 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - The E. coli outbreak that was linked to Chipotle restaurants may be over, but the burrito chain's indigestion continues.

February 02, 2016 | | State

VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to California officials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Volkswagen Group of America submitted its proposal Tuesday to bring Porsches, Audis and Volkswagen cars with six-cylinder, 3.0-liter diesel engines up to California's air quality standards after state regulators found the vehicles were programmed to emit cleaner emissions on government treadmill tests than on the real road.

February 02, 2016 | | State

Motorist killed by falling tree in south state storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A motorist was fatally struck by a tree that toppled as a winter storm moved across California, bringing powerful winds, heavy rain and snow, authorities said Sunday.

January 31, 2016 | | State

Daughters of Casey Kasem, Peter Falk tackle elder visitation

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The daughters of two late celebrities are seeking easier ways for family and friends to visit ailing elders, and have brought separate legislation to Washington state in memory of their fathers' end-of-life struggles.

January 31, 2016 | | State

SAG: ‘Spotlight’ wins best ensemble

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Screen Actors Guild Awards were not so white.

January 31, 2016 | | State

Police search for woman who stole Campbell patrol car

CAMPBELL (AP) - Police in Northern California are searching for a woman and a man accused of ramming into a patrol car, injuring an officer and stealing his patrol car.

January 31, 2016 | | State

University admits liability in Cal player Ted Agu’s death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California has acknowledged its negligence was a substantial factor in the death of former California football player Ted Agu.

January 31, 2016 | | State

Wet winter storm moves into Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California was drenched Sunday as the latest winter storm brought downpours, heavy winds and mountain snow.

January 31, 2016 | | State

SF police recite pledge to root out intolerance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women.

January 31, 2016 | | State

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Judge refuses to suspend California’s assisted death law

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Brown signs bill banning coal-export funding at ports

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals.

August 26, 2016 | | State

Tank explodes at SoCal refinery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sulfur storage tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Protections imposed for endangered frogs, toads in Sierra Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two types of yellow-legged frogs, and a kind of toad found in Yosemite National Park, won extra protection Thursday when federal authorities ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Audit IDs state waste, misuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state district engineer approved $3.9 million in payments to the firm that employed the worker's spouse and the ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a swift end to a long legal battle, a brain-dead California toddler died Thursday after being taken off life support.

August 25, 2016 | | State

Activists: Will police be charged in sex scandal?

OAKLAND (AP) - Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases

SAN JOSE (AP) - A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

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