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New law will require temporary vehicle license plates in California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday requiring that newly purchased vehicles display temporary license plates, approving the bill despite objections from social justice activists who say it will lead to more fines and economic hardships for poor people.

July 25, 2016 | | State

Airbnb sues San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings - or face steep fines.

July 24, 2016 | | State

952K gallons of sewage spilled into Bay

SAN JOSE (AP) - An employee released 952,000 gallons of partially treated sewage - enough to fill 50 backyard swimming pools - by accident into the San Francisco Bay but the spill didn't cause any harm to public health or the environment, officials said.

July 24, 2016 | | State

State to levy fee on rail cars carrying dangerous chemicals

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California plans to levy a $45 fee later this year on rail cars carrying dangerous chemicals across the state.

July 22, 2016 | | State

Immigration agents arrest 112 ex-convicts in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigration agents have arrested 112 people in a four-day sweep in Southern California aimed at deporting ex-convicts from other countries.

July 22, 2016 | | State

Obama nod in California race gets retort from rival

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Senate candidate Kamala Harris was endorsed Tuesday by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, further strengthening her front-runner status in a November contest with fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez.

July 19, 2016 | | State

Tom Sizemore arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Sizemore was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, a setback for the actor attempting a comeback following a career derailed by addiction, abuse allegations and more than a year in prison.

July 19, 2016 | | State

Man charged in spate of San Diego homeless killings

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness was charged Tuesday with a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire.

July 19, 2016 | | State

California beaches closed after massive sewage spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities closed a stretch of popular Southern California ocean amid fears that raw sewage from a massive spill miles away might have made it to the coast.

July 19, 2016 | | State

New homeowner finds dead body in Southern California house

SIMI VALLEY (AP) - A new homeowner who stopped by his Southern California property expecting to find its previous owners packing up, instead stumbled on the owner's dead body in the bedroom.

July 19, 2016 | | State

Southern California water district finalizes land purchase

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Southern California's largest water supplier has bought sprawling farmland that could be used to help build twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Judge rejects plea deal of ex-LA County sheriff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes after former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged failing the public by lying to federal authorities investigating jail beatings, a judge overseeing his corruption case shocked a packed courtroom Monday by rejecting the ex-lawman's plea agreement as too lenient.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Hawaiian Electric, NextEra walk away from merger plans

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's largest utility and Florida-based NextEra Energy are walking away from their plans to merge, following months of hearings and deliberations on what would have been one of the largest business deals in Hawaii history.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Tobacco companies give $17 M to defeat tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tobacco companies are giving about $17 million to defeat a proposed cigarette tax that's quickly attracting some of the highest spending among the initiatives on California's November ballot.

July 18, 2016 | | State

Mountain lion spotted, not detained in San Mateo

SAN MATEO (AP) - Experts say a suspected mountain lion spotted roaming through a residential neighborhood is a rather large domestic cat.

July 18, 2016 | | State

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Bill to increase farm overtime moves to California governor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Four decades after he signed the nation's first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word "scapegoat" when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Congressmen blast California’s high- speed rail plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's $64 billion high-speed rail plan lacks reliable funding sources and is in danger of ending up with only one line ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

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