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Move to extend income tax increases

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group of unions, hospitals and doctors said Wednesday it will turn in more than enough signatures to qualify a ballot initiative asking Californians to extend for another 12 years a tax increase on the wealthy that was pitched to voters four years ago as temporary.

May 11, 2016 | | State

Man convicted in blocked parking spot beating

TORRANCE (AP) - A man will be sentenced in the beating of a mother over a parking spot she was blocking while putting her 6-month-old son in a car seat.

May 11, 2016 | | State

From drag queens to aliens

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At first glance, it has all the trappings of San Diego Comic-Con.

May 10, 2016 | | State

Trump campaign faults computer error for state delegate mix-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Trump's campaign said Tuesday that a computer problem resulted in a prominent white nationalist being mistakenly included on a list of his potential California delegates, an embarrassment for a candidate who has been criticized before for being too slow to distance himself from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

May 10, 2016 | | State

It’s a fight for second place in US Senate race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Campaigns are usually about winning. California's U.S. Senate race is a fight for No. 2.

May 08, 2016 | | State

SF demonstrators end hunger strike after 17 days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Five demonstrators who stopped eating to demand the firing of San Francisco's police chief say they have ended their hunger strike after 17 days.

May 08, 2016 | | State

Small plane crashes on building’s roof

POMONA, Calif. (AP) - A small plane has crashed onto the roof of a building in Southern California, sending at least one person to the hospital.

May 08, 2016 | | State

Measure would allow lawmakers to dock pay for suspensions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California voters will decide in June whether to allow state lawmakers to revoke their colleagues' pay following the Legislature's 2014 ethics crisis that saw three senators put on leave as they faced felony allegations.

May 08, 2016 | | State

Ruling may limit federal pot prosecutions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rolland Gregg and his family have fought federal marijuana charges for more than three years, arguing that the roughly 70 marijuana plants investigators found on their Washington property were for their own medicinal use and fully complied with state law.

May 08, 2016 | | State

State’s almond acres jumps 1.1% in 2015

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reports California's almond acreage increased in 2015.

May 01, 2016 | | State

Ripon-based almond advocacy organization changes vision & name

The Ripon-based Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) has a new vision and a brand new identity that was unveiled to those attending its' annual convention April 27. AHPA will now be the Almond Alliance of California (AAC).

May 01, 2016 | | State

Judge: Police improperly targeted gays in restroom

LONG BEACH (AP) - A judge who said police improperly targeted gay men in sting operations has dismissed charges of lewd conduct and indecent exposure against a man who was arrested in a public bathroom.

May 01, 2016 | | State

Uber, blind riders reach legal settlement over service animals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals, an advocacy group announced Saturday.

May 01, 2016 | | State

State convention homecoming of sorts for vp hopeful Fiorina

BURLINGAME (AP) - When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it was a brief homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate.

May 01, 2016 | | State

GOP race shifts political fault lines

BURLINGAME (AP) - The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity. But the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party's political fault lines in advance of its pivotal June primary, forging unexpected alliances that blur those longstanding divisions.

May 01, 2016 | | State

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Disabled man seeks to have voting rights restored

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to ...

August 23, 2016 | | State

Demand sags for state credits that target greenhouse gases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's latest carbon auction brought disappointing results Tuesday as litigation and lagging support by lawmakers weigh down the state's landmark ...

August 23, 2016 | | State

Stanford bans hard liquor from undergraduate campus parties

PALO ALTO (AP) - Stanford University officials say hard liquor is now prohibited in undergraduate on-campus parties.

August 23, 2016 | | State

Last resident of historic Chinese Bay Area shrimping village dies

CHINA CAMP STATE PARK (AP) - The last remaining resident of a shrimping village established by Chinese immigrants on the northern shore of San Francisco Bay ...

August 22, 2016 | | State

Split court protects teacher tenure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a victory for teacher unions, a divided California Supreme Court decided Monday to let the state's teacher tenure law stand.

August 22, 2016 | | State

Talks fail to resolve dispute over Yosemite site names

YOSEMITE VALLEY (AP) - A trademark dispute over the names of historic hotels and other beloved landmarks at Yosemite National Park won't likely end without ...

August 22, 2016 | | State

State lawmakers revive farmworker overtime bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state Senate on Monday revived a bill that would make the state the first in the United States to give farmworkers ...

August 22, 2016 | | State

Court upholds gold dredging ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th ...

August 22, 2016 | | State

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