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Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.

October 24, 2014 | | State


Prisons to take new balance after riots

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prison officials will have to balance safety concerns with the need to avoid racial stereotypes after the state agreed to end a long-standing policy that had been challenged in court and deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Department of Justice.

October 23, 2014 | | State


Firm fined for underpaying workers

FREMONT (AP) - A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U.S.

October 23, 2014 | | State


Steinbeck heirs fight over movie rights

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - John Steinbeck's heirs say a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author's books.

October 23, 2014 | | State


Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Neighborhood residents attacked the driver of an ice cream truck after it struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

October 23, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

VIDEO SHOWS BIKERS TAUNTING CHP OFFICER: MILPITAS (AP) - A group of motorcycle riders alternately taunted and ignored an officer trying to pull them over while they popped their front wheels in the air and weaved on a California highway, a recently posted video shows.

October 23, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MAGIC JOHNSON READY TO ASSIST TECH IN DIVERSITY: SAN JOSE (AP) - Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.

October 22, 2014 | | State


1000 plus SF inmates to get computer tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some San Francisco jail inmates were expected to get computer tablets Wednesday to do homework, read novels and prepare for their criminal cases.

October 22, 2014 | | State


Study looks at lane splitting

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California study of a driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by going between lanes finds the practice poses no more danger than riding a motorcycle in general.

October 22, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• CALIFORNIA PRISONS END RACE POLICY: SACRAMENTO (AP) - California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way of preventing further violence.

October 22, 2014 | | State


Malpractice cap proposal generates big spending

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.

October 22, 2014 | | State


Transgenders, gays isue over jail rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn't give them equal access to rehabilitation services and work programs that could shorten their incarceration and help them learn job skills.

October 22, 2014 | | State


CALIFORNIA’S SILCON BEACH

LOS ANGELES (AP) - So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."

October 22, 2014 | | State


LA detective fired over insult-filled rant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A veteran police detective was fired for giving an obscenity- and insult-filled rant during a training session, his attorney said Wednesday.

October 22, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

COACH FIRED OVER WATERMELON, APE-LIKE CELEBRATIONS: CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A high school football coach was fired because of postgame victory celebrations the district superintendent said involved players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds.

October 21, 2014 | | State


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Irregularities alleged in Democratic chair race

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The losing candidate in the race for California Democratic Party chair said Monday she was cheated out of the party's top job ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Judge allows California bullet train greenhouse gas funding

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators did not abuse their discretion when they decided to pay for the state's high-speed rail project with money from a ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Collector charged in Star Wars items theft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the first "Star Wars" film, Obi-Wan Kenobi said, "in my experience there is no such thing as luck." Steve Sansweet thinks ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


SF issues subpoenas for Uber, Lyft driver records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's city attorney issued subpoenas Monday to ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft for records about their drivers and service in ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


CLIMBER CONQUERS EL CAPITAN

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years ...

June 04, 2017 | | State


Prison costs $75,560 a year per inmate

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The cost of imprisoning each of California's 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year ...

June 04, 2017 | | State


Immigration, health care bills advance in California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Efforts to resist President Donald Trump's border wall, create a government-run health care system and tackle a statewide housing shortage have cleared ...

June 04, 2017 | | State


Critic says Assembly broke law on transparency

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Assembly is being accused of violating a transparency law by voting on 95 bills without making them public three days in ...

June 04, 2017 | | State


Supreme Court asked to let Trump travel ban take effect

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having so far failed to persuade judges to allow its travel ban to take effect, the Trump administration is turning to the nation ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Fresno 12-year-old wins National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Ananya Vinay never looked all that impressed by any of the words she was given in the finals of the Scripps ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Modesto’s American Graffiti Car Show & Festival June 9-11

MODESTO -The North Modesto Kiwanis Club expects almost 1,300 classic vehicles – vintage 1979 and older – for its 19th annual American Graffiti Car Show and ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Senate blesses single-payer care bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate voted Thursday to advance a longshot single-payer health care plan that would replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Lack of warning at NorCal dam raises alarm

OROVILLE (AP) - The sudden collapse of spillways at the nation's highest dam has raised alarm among those building, running and regulating big dams around ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Police: Video backs officer’s story in fatal teen shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Surveillance video corroborates an off-duty federal law enforcement officer's account that he was being robbed when he killed a 15-year-old boy ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won't let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


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