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Public-worker payroll increases 7% or $1.1 billion post-recession

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's public-employee payroll increased again last year as the state emerged from the recession that shrank salaries and the size of its taxpayer-supported workforce, a newspaper reported Saturday.

January 25, 2015 | | State


Bird flu found at Foster Farms turkey ranch

LIVINGSTON (AP) - Hundreds of turkeys at a Central California ranch are being killed to prevent the spread of a type of avian flu that is not a threat to people but can decimate poultry flocks.

January 25, 2015 | | State


State employee brought loaded gun into work

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol said Friday that it has arrested a state employee who is accused of bringing a loaded gun to work at the secretary of state's office.

January 23, 2015 | | State


Treasurer John Chiang nixes run for US Senate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Treasurer John Chiang has decided not to seek Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, the latest prominent Democrat to sidestep the unfolding 2016 contest.

January 23, 2015 | | State


Boy fatally stabbed with scissors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 15-year-old boy has been fatally stabbed with scissors in front of an East Los Angeles middle school, and authorities are looking for another boy who attacked him.

January 23, 2015 | | State


California unemployment falls to 7 %

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell to 7 percent last month, a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point from a month earlier, but the state added just 700 jobs in December, a disappointing number after good job gains in November.

January 23, 2015 | | State


Fewer kindergarteners skip vaccinations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show.

January 23, 2015 | | State


$300,000 in stolen fine wine recovered

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of the country.

January 23, 2015 | | State


CPUC fines PG&E $530,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Public Utilities Commission has fined Pacific Gas & Electric $530,000 for safety violations it says it found during audits that began in 2012.

January 23, 2015 | | State


California billionaire to skip senate race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer announced Thursday that he will not enter the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in California, a move that reshaped the early contest that has attracted a pack of potential candidates.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Old phone unveiled 100 years after first coast-to-coast call

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In true San Francisco irony, smartphones were used Thursday to snap pictures of a historic phone that was used to make the first coast-to-coast phone call 100 years ago.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Yosemite climber says he hopes historic feat inspires others

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Kevin Jorgeson's hands still bear souvenirs from the historic climb Dawn Wall of El Capitan he completed with his partner last week. The scabs on his fingertips are so thick that track pads on computers and phones don't register his touch.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Authorities charge inmate with two 1976 ‘Gypsy Hill’ murders

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - Northern California prosecutors on Thursday charged an Oregon prison inmate with two counts of murder in the serial killings of six young women that terrified the region nearly 40 years ago.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Beautician to stars cleared of murder plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A skin-care specialist to the stars was acquitted Thursday of charges that she plotted to murder a rival beautician she mistakenly blamed for stalking her.

January 22, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

8 ARRESTED AS SAN JOSE POLICE SHUT DOWN HOME-BASED CASINO: SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police say eight people have been arrested after officers broke up a home-based casino with roughly 15 video gambling machines.

January 22, 2015 | | State


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Facebook questioned about pulling data from Android devices

MENLO PARK (AP) - On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


California Gov. Brown’s top adviser dies after cancer battle

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nancy McFadden, chief of staff for California Gov. Jerry Brown and a driving force behind his agenda, died Thursday in her home after ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


FBI seeks motive for fiery van crash at Travis AFB

FAIRFIELD (AP) - Investigators said Friday that they are stumped as to why a man who emigrated 25 years ago from India drove a flaming minivan ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


POWERFUL STORM BRINGS RAIN

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The storm that drenched California this week brought much-needed rain to the state, which has been slipping back into drought conditions ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


Parents raffle off gun for graduation party fundraiser

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group of parents raffling off a gun to support a Maine high school graduation celebration is receiving backlash online.

March 22, 2018 | | State


Officers shot 2, believing escaped inmate was in car

DENVER (AP) - Denver police officers who opened fire killing one man and injuring another after a high-speed car chase erroneously believed an escaped inmate was ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


PG&E to cut power in areas at grave fire risk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will start switching off power to minimize sparks in vulnerable areas during times of extreme fire ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Suspect dies following shootout with SF police

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 21-year-old suspected gunman died after a shootout with police in a barbershop, San Francisco authorities said Thursday.

March 22, 2018 | | State


Protest over shooting of unarmed black man spills onto nearby freeway

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Lawyers for Marine call serviceman’s stabbing an accident

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Defense attorneys for a Marine accused of fatally stabbing a fellow military member on a California Marine Corps base are arguing the ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A powerful storm dropped more rain across California on Thursday, swelling rivers, flooding streets and causing some mudslides but so far sparing ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Students plan abortion protest after debate on shooting walkout

ROCKLIN (AP) - Students at a California high school are organizing an anti-abortion rights protest that was inspired by the recent nationwide student walkout for gun ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


YouTube bans some firearm videos

SAN BRUNO (AP) - YouTube has tightened its restrictions on firearms videos.

March 22, 2018 | | State


Authorities investigate cause of SF building fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Several San Francisco residents remained displaced Sunday as fire authorities continued investigating the cause of a massive building blaze that broke out ...

March 18, 2018 | | State


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