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• BILL INCREASES FINES FOR TEXTING WHILE DRIVING: SACRAMENTO (AP) - California drivers would face tougher consequences for chatting and texting on their cellphones while driving under a bill that passed the California Assembly.

May 15, 2014 | | State


Will drought trigger earthquakes?

FRESNO (AP) - Excessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California's agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Brown seeks money to fix big Stockton prison hospital

STOCKTON (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking millions of dollars more to fix problems at an $839 million prison medical complex that was built to help end years of federal court oversight.

May 14, 2014 | | State


SF’s landmark Coit Tower reopens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's landmark Coit Tower reopened to the public on Wednesday after a six-month, $1.7 million upgrade that included the restoration of its famed murals.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Move afoot to ban plastic bags

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill to make California the first in the nation to impose a statewide ban on plastic bags at certain retailers passed a key legislative committee on Wednesday, but the legislation faces staunch opposition from bag manufacturers working to stem a flood of local bans meant to end clutter in landfills and beaches.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Anti-tax group OK with closing Proposition 13 ax law loophole

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A prominent anti-tax group says it won't oppose a bill that would close a loophole in California's Proposition 13, effectively approving a bid to change the landmark law for the first time since voters passed it 36 years ago.

May 14, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AREA

• POLICE RAID SAN FRANCISCO HELLS ANGELS' CLUBHOUSE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police have raided a Hells Angels' clubhouse and arrested one person in connection with an assault.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Google resumes Glass sales

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is once again selling its Internet-connected eyewear to anyone in the U.S. as the company fine-tunes a device that has sparked intrigue and disdain for its potential to change the way people interact with technology.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Wildfire burns homes in San Diego County

CARLSBAD (AP) - Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in the worst of a half-dozen blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Google to release diversity data about workforce composition

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is planning to release statistics documenting the diversity of its workforce for the first time amid escalating pressure on the technology industry to hire more minorities and women.

May 14, 2014 | | State


LA police investigating Justin Bieber

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber is under investigation after a woman accused the embattled pop singer of trying to steal her cellphone at a family entertainment center, police said Wednesday.

May 14, 2014 | | State


State paying off Schwarzenegger budget bond

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California is on track to pay off a $15 billion bond that was championed a decade ago by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of his first major actions in office.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Records fall during persistent California heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California has sweltered through another record-breaking day in the midst of a spring heat wave.

May 14, 2014 | | State


California GOP worried over top-two governor competition

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Republicans who have been trying to rebrand their party as more inclusive and attuned with the issues that Californians care about had hoped this year to offer a candidate for governor who fit that image.

May 14, 2014 | | State


Judge: Yeagers must pay $40K in fees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, has been ordered by a California judge to pay more than $40,000 in fees to a homeowners association.

May 13, 2014 | | State


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Mother plans to file claim over son’s killing by cops

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a man who was shot by police after witnesses said he chased children with a broken bottle at a ...

March 12, 2017 | | State


Push for healthier nail salons is finding success

OAKLAND (AP) - It was the swag-bags that convinced community health organizer Julia Liou to redraw the battle plan in a fight to reduce the hazardous ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


Seeking release of Honduran teen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Attorneys say they're seeking the release of a 14-year-old Honduran boy who has been locked up in a Northern California juvenile ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


Afghan family detained in LA are asking for release

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Afghan family of five who obtained special visas to relocate to the U.S. were detained by immigration officials when they ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


10 arrested at Berkeley pro-Trump rally ending with violence

BERKELEY (AP) - A rally in Berkeley, California in support of President Donald Trump turned violent and his supporters clashed with counter-protesters in several fights that ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


Offended? Then get over it

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

March 03, 2017 | | State


Rancor over development, crime shadow mayor’s race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's toughest competitor in his campaign for a second term might not be another candidate.

February 26, 2017 | | State


Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in ...

February 26, 2017 | | State


Celebrities launch pot brands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of ...

February 26, 2017 | | State


US government ends detention contract with California city

SANTA ANA (AP) - The federal government is ending a contract to house immigration detainees in a Southern California city that recently declared itself a sanctuary ...

February 25, 2017 | | State


Ex-LA sheriff with Alzheimer’s faces trial on corruption counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca went on trial on federal corruption charges Friday stripped of a ceremonial badge and unable ...

February 25, 2017 | | State


2 arrested for running over evacuee

BIGGS (AP) - Authorities have arrested two people accused of carjacking and running over a man preparing to flee when authorities ordered those living downstream from ...

February 19, 2017 | | State


Japanese Americans order marking 75th anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced ...

February 19, 2017 | | State


Two dams illustrate challenge of upkeep on older designs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to ...

February 19, 2017 | | State


Water flow slowing over emergency Oroville Dam spillway

OROVILLE (AP) - Water will continue to flow over an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam for another day or so, officials said Sunday.

February 12, 2017 | | State


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