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California’s flawed water system can’t track usage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's drought-ravaged reservoirs are running so low that state water deliveries to some metropolitan areas have all but stopped, and cutbacks are forcing growers to fallow fields. But 19th-century laws allow almost 4,000 companies, farms and others to use an unmonitored amount of water for free - and in some cases, to sell what they don't need.

May 25, 2014 | | State


California water rights records riddled with numerous errors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly 4,000 corporations, farms and others hold senior water rights in California, exempting them from government-mandated cuts in water use during the third year of drought. Here is a look at five of them, along with how they obtained the right to draw water from waterways and how they use it:

May 25, 2014 | | State


‘Be happy with what you have’

Editor's note: Mario Vernali is now a Manteca resident.

May 25, 2014 | By PEPPER NOBLE | State


Brock Elliot staff raises money for troop support

Bulletin staff reports

May 25, 2014 | | State


Great Valley Museum plans planetarium shows

MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College will open the Planetarium on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, for 12 shows scheduled on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the American Graffiti Festival and Car Show on the MJC West Campus. The planetarium is located in the new Science Community Center.

May 25, 2014 | | State


Magnelos signs books at Costco

The Manteca Costco is hosting a book signing for Ripon author John Mangelos of his pictorial history of Ripon on Saturday, June 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

May 25, 2014 | | State


Rampage near UCSB campus

GOLETA. (AP) - Elliot Rodger pounded on the sorority house front door while, inside, the young women he yearned to slaughter were preparing for another Friday night.

May 25, 2014 | | State


Candidate on probation for shoplifting eyes Senate seat

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 2011 surveillance video shows a woman with a bag walking into a Neiman Marcus store and trying on clothes. She buys some items and returns others before being stopped outside the high-end department store by security workers.

May 25, 2014 | | State


Board wants low-risk sex offenders taken off register after 10 to 20 years

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state board overseeing California's sex offender registration laws wants to overhaul the registry because they claim it has grown too big and does not help law enforcement or the public differentiate between offenders who pose significant risks and those not likely to reoffend.

May 25, 2014 | | State


Killing suspects fled more than once

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two convicted sex offenders charged with killing four California women while wearing electronic ankle bracelets fled parole supervision - and the state - together more than once before they were arrested and accused in the recent slayings, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.

May 23, 2014 | | State


Diocese criticized over teacher contract

OAKLAND (AP) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland is under fire for a new contract clause that requires teachers to conform to church teachings in their private lives.

May 23, 2014 | | State


Workers in tech case likely to get $4K each

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly refused to recruit each other's engineers.

May 23, 2014 | | State


Record-low rainfall means cleaner beach water

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Record-low rainfall during California's lingering drought has resulted in less runoff and cleaner water at beaches up and down the coast, according to a new report.

May 23, 2014 | | State


Bill would ban plastic microbeads in cosmetics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Assembly on Friday passed a bill banning the use of plastic microbeads in soaps and cosmetics, following actions already being taken by manufacturers and other state legislatures to keep the products out of waterways.

May 23, 2014 | | State


Cash: Kashkari far outpaces Donnelly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari has $1.4 million on hand to surpass fellow Republican Tim Donnelly's cash-starved campaign in California's June 3 primary, according to campaign finance filings released Thursday.

May 22, 2014 | | State


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Lawyers walking fine line to navigate competing pot laws

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


Uber sinks deeper into trade-secret theft allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A top Uber lawyer struggled to explain to a federal judge why the company reached a $7.5 million settlement with a ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Trump to nominate economics professor to Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump intends to nominate Marvin Goodfriend, a Carnegie Mellon University economics professor, for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, the ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Conservatives slam GOP proposal to automatically raise taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative groups and lawmakers are lining up against a proposal by Senate Republicans to impose automatic tax increases on millions of Americans - if ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Snapchat seeks to attract more users by redesigning app

NEW YORK (AP) - Snapchat is separating what friends share and what media organizations publish in an attempt to appeal to a broader range of users.

November 29, 2017 | | State


Boston’s City Council approves ban on plastic shopping bags

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ban single-use plastic shopping bags throughout the city.

November 29, 2017 | | State


2 big Uber investors agree to sell shares in SoftBank deal

DETROIT (AP) - At least two big Uber stakeholders have agreed to sell part of their private shares to a group led by Japanese technology conglomerate ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Child pornography charges against doctor dismissed

SANTA ANA (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed the child pornography charges against a Southern California doctor after much of the evidence was thrown out.

November 29, 2017 | | State


Stolen Ferrari trashed; man arrested after seeking gas money

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California man suspected of stealing a $300,000 Ferrari was arrested after asking for gas money, authorities said.

November 29, 2017 | | State


Parole OK’d for ‘evil twin’ convicted in plot to kill sister

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California woman convicted of conspiring to kill her identical twin sister in the 1990s has been recommended for parole after ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy, suspect wounded in shootout

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and a suspect were both shot and wounded in a gun battle late Tuesday, authorities ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


San Francisco’s love of neighborhood input slowed legal pot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials adopted recreational marijuana rules favored by pot advocates, but not without heated discussions over local control in a tightly ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Uber facing federal probe on allegations of espionage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal prosecutors are investigating allegations that Uber deployed an espionage team to plunder trade secrets from its rivals. The revelation triggered a ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


Big California dam’s new spillway

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Small cracks have appeared in a new concrete spillway at Oroville Dam, a development state officials say was expected but an engineering ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


“Hacker-for-hire” pleads guilty to Yahoo breach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Canadian man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities say was directed by two ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


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