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State Senate offers 24-hour rides for drunken members

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California senators too drunk to drive can turn to a 24-hour ride service funded by taxpayers, a local newspaper reports.

May 29, 2015 | | State


Battle over ownership of giant emerald may be over

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The legal battle over ownership of a 752-pound emerald may have been settled after six years and millions of dollars in legal and other costs.

May 29, 2015 | | State


Competency trial for 2012 mass shooting

OAKLAND (AP) - A judge has ruled that an Alameda County jury will have the final say on whether a mentally ill man is competent enough to stand trial for a 2012 massacre at a small nursing college.

May 29, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | State


Arrest in Ripon attempted murder

A Ripon man has been arrested on charges he stabbed a relative,

May 29, 2015 | | State


Cemetery annual meeting Wednesday

The East Union Memorial Cemetery will have its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center on Moffat Boulevard.

May 29, 2015 | | State


State to vote on water limits for new lawns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators are expected to vote today on water limits for new lawns as the historic drought persists in parched California.

May 29, 2015 | | State


After security scandal, a tech firm says it’s changing focus

PALO ALTO (AP) - A Silicon Valley startup says it's shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ads - and hackers.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Rebates drive grass removal frenzy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a torrent of Californians taking advantage of rebates for ripping out water-guzzling lawns during the drought, and that's providing a big boost to landscapers.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Cupertino cancels fireworks

CUPERTINO. (AP) - The Cupertino sky will be free of July 4 fireworks this year.

May 28, 2015 | | State


New tech is changing restaurant reservations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Bills reinstating penalties for some crimes shelved

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A key legislative panel on Thursday shelved several attempts to scale back a ballot measure that California voters approved to reduce penalties for some crimes, including stalling a bill that would have made stealing firearms a felony once again.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Steel rod fails test on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A second steel rod anchoring a tower along the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge failed a critical strength test, marking the latest problem for the replacement structure, a newspaper reported Thursday.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Training turns into real deal

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst - an oil spill - when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.

May 28, 2015 | | State


California awards $250M for career prep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California is betting big - $1.4 billion over five years - that connecting high school studies to specific careers will get more students to graduate, go on to college and find well-paying jobs.

May 27, 2015 | | State


US high court: California county drug disposal law stands

OAKLAND (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a Northern California county's drug disposal law stand, paving the way for similar ordinances elsewhere.

May 27, 2015 | | State


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Plan for floating installation is all wet

LAGUNA (AP) - State officials say a California museum's plan to install a floating streetlight as a temporary art installation off the coast is all ...

November 05, 2017 | | State


San Francisco police get OK for officers to use stun guns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Police Commission has voted to arm police officers with electric stun guns in the wake of a deadly shooting.

November 05, 2017 | | State


Sticker shock coming with pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's legal marijuana marketplace is coming with a kaleidoscope of new taxes and fees that could influence where it's grown ...

November 05, 2017 | | State


Fire victims seek housing in tight, pricey NorCal market

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Raj Sodhi, his wife, Lucia Cascio and their 11-year-old twins turned into nomads for more than three weeks after a wildfire gutted ...

November 02, 2017 | | State


24 Hour Fitness settles lawsuit for $1.3 million

SANTA ANA . (AP) - The 24 Hour Fitness gym chain will pay $1.3 million to settle allegations that it misled people about its membership fees.

November 02, 2017 | | State


Sewage from Mexico sickens beachgoers in Southern California

IMPERIAL BEACH, (AP) - The mayor of a Southern California coastal city says he was among several beachgoers sickened from sewage that flowed north from Mexico ...

November 02, 2017 | | State


Man fatally shot by Sacramento sheriff’s deputy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who was armed with a pitchfork in North Sacramento.

November 02, 2017 | | State


Southern California man held in 1994 killing of his mother

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California man was arrested Thursday on a charge of killing his mother for financial gain in 1994.

November 02, 2017 | | State


Bergdahl apologizes to those hurt looking for him

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - In an unexpected and emotional statement, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl apologized in court Monday to all the military personnel who ...

October 30, 2017 | | State


Initiative expands DNA gathering, restrict early parole for sex offenders

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker on Monday proposed a ballot measure that would bar certain convicted rapists and sex traffickers from being eligible for early ...

October 30, 2017 | | State


Teen girl dies dies of wildfire burn injuries

REDWOOD VALLEY (AP) - A teenage girl died in a hospital three weeks after she was severely burned in a fire that tore through Mendocino County ...

October 30, 2017 | | State


Musk gives world peek at ‘skate’ tunnel for cars

HAWTHORNE (AP) - Billionaire Elon Musk has released a photograph of a tunnel he's building under a Los Angeles suburb to test a novel transportation ...

October 30, 2017 | | State


Fires destroy part of HP tech archives

SANTA ROSA (AP) - California's deadly wildfires destroyed much of an archive from tech pioneers William Hewlett and David Packard, such as a decades-old memo ...

October 30, 2017 | | State


Police: Five times deported suspect pointed gun at Steinle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Guns don't go off without someone pulling the trigger, a retired police investigator testified Monday at the San Francisco murder trial ...

October 30, 2017 | | State


Sinise named Rose Parade grand marshal

PASADENA (AP) - Gary Sinise has been named grand marshal of the 2018 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme "Making a Difference."

October 30, 2017 | | State


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