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Kern County wildfire threatening 500 homes

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened 500 homes in Central California as they raced to control the fast-moving blaze before hotter, drier weather sets in, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.

June 15, 2014 | | State


Assembly approves $108B state budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline, the state Assembly on Sunday approved the main bill for California's $108 billion general fund spending plan for the coming fiscal year.

June 15, 2014 | | State


Details of state’s proposed $156M spending plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, all Democrats, have agreed on the main points of a state budget for the fiscal year that will start July 1. Not all budget figures were available Friday because the administration and legislative staff were still finalizing the details. Because the budget needs only a simple majority to pass the Legislature, support from minority Republicans is not required. The Assembly and Senate have scheduled floor sessions for 4 p.m. Sunday to begin voting on the budget.

June 13, 2014 | | State


California reports whooping-cough epidemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of whooping-cough cases in California is now at an epidemic level, state health officials said Friday.

June 13, 2014 | | State


San Francisco thrilled to be in Olympics hunt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he is thrilled that his city is one of four U.S. cities still in the running to possibly host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

June 13, 2014 | | State


Janitor accused of recording women

ANAHEIM (AP) - Authorities say a janitor for a contract cleaning company has been arrested on suspicion of secretly recording women in a restroom at Anaheim City Hall.

June 13, 2014 | | State


Ethics expert hired after high school scandals

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has hired an ethics consultant to work at a high school where some students allegedly hacked into computers and others held a controversial "prom draft."

June 13, 2014 | | State


Man freed in jury mistake killed hour later

FRESNO (AP) - A burglary defendant who won his freedom because of a jury's mistake lost his life a few hours later when he was stabbed to death in a fight.

June 12, 2014 | | State


Brown, lawmakers face budget deadline

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to work out the final details of a budget for the coming fiscal year that largely adheres to the governor's call for fiscal prudence while providing a modest boost to social and education programs.

June 12, 2014 | | State


Woman who drove with dying man on car gets prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A substance-abuse counselor was sentenced Thursday to 55 years to life in prison for hitting a pedestrian with her car and driving through a Los Angeles suburb with the dying man on her windshield.

June 12, 2014 | | State


Woman dies in overgrown yard

SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County firefighters wearing hazmat suits had to climb over vegetation and trash piled 5 feet high to get to a yard where a woman died in a chair amid debris with a kitten in a carrier on her lap.

June 11, 2014 | | State


Brain-dead girl on ventilator getting diploma

OAKLAND (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.

June 11, 2014 | | State


Democrats replace ‘spend’ with ‘invest’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As billions of dollars in unexpected tax revenue pour into California, Democratic lawmakers have proposed all kinds of ways to distribute the windfall after years of recession-era budget cuts.

June 11, 2014 | | State


San Francisco voters to decide on $15 minimum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2018.

June 11, 2014 | | State


Groups allege abuse of child immigrants by border staff

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Unaccompanied children arrested by U.S. border authorities are packed in frigid cells and sleep on hard floors without enough food or medical care, advocacy groups said in a complaint Wednesday that alleges widespread abuses amid a surge of illegal crossings by young immigrants from strife-torn Central American countries.

June 11, 2014 | | 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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