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Bill extends various fees to fund air quality programs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Thursday advanced a bill extending a series of fees to pay for programs aimed at improving air quality.

June 27, 2013 | | State


Brown’s plan: K-12 schools won’t get ax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state spending plan for the coming fiscal year Thursday that makes budget-busting deficits a distant memory, funnels billions of additional dollars to K-12 schools and begins restoring social service programs that were cut during the recession.

June 27, 2013 | | State


Brown’s plan: K-12 schools won’t get ax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state spending plan for the coming fiscal year Thursday that makes budget-busting deficits a distant memory, funnels billions of additional dollars to K-12 schools and begins restoring social service programs that were cut during the recession.

June 27, 2013 | | State


New reality dawns for LBGT community

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Palm Springs Tourism Bureau was ready when the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California. Within an hour of the high court handing down its decision Wednesday, the bureau launched a wedding web site featuring photographs of same-sex couples and spotlighting the desert city's gay and lesbian resorts.

June 27, 2013 | | State


BART to offer union new deal

OAKLAND (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials said Thursday they will offer two of their largest unions a new contract proposal to avert a possible rail strike that would cause chaos for commuters.

June 27, 2013 | | State


Senate approves Madera Co. casino

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Central Valley Indian tribe will be allowed to build a casino along a major highway north of Fresno under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate, despite concerns that the compact sets a precedent of allowing off-reservation gambling.

June 27, 2013 | | State


Around the State

GOVENORS' LOVERS DUSTUP: A Sacramento artist whose exhibit of mistresses and girlfriends of California governors was censored before it opened will show the paintings after all. The S Gallery downtown will feature Maren Conrad's oil-and-lacquered paintings of singer Linda Ronstadt, actress Piper Laurie, and actress Nancy Davis before she was a Reagan, among others. The gala opened Thursday night. The exhibit was supposed to be part of a permanent collection inside a new Capitol-area nightclub. But when one of the city's top female lobbyists complained to the owners, the exhibit came down. The censorship ignited a debate in ...

June 27, 2013 | | State


Gay marriages start again in 25 days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for gay marriages to resume in California following a bitter, five-year legal battle, but the nation's most populous state might have to wait at least 25 days before joining the 12 other states where gay couples already have the right to wed.

June 27, 2013 | | State


Immigration bill cruising to passage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Far-reaching immigration legislation cruised toward passage in the Senate as House Republicans pushed ahead Wednesday on a different approach that cracks down on millions living in the United States illegally rather than offering them a chance at citizenship.

June 26, 2013 | | State


Around the State

ASPCA USES PHOTOS IN FIGHT OVER PUPPY MILLS: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is bolstering its campaign against puppy mills by showing photos of sick puppies and harsh kennel conditions taken by the federal agency that licenses commercial breeders. The organization has added 10,000 photos to its "NoPetStorePuppies" website showing dogs at breeders across the U.S. with matted hair, bloody stool, long nails, injured eyes and dental disease. The pictures were taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the past few years and were obtained through a public-records ...

June 26, 2013 | | State


Marine murder conviction overturned

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The military's highest court overturned a murder conviction Wednesday against a Camp Pendleton Marine in one of the most significant cases against American troops from the Iraq war.

June 26, 2013 | | State


Gay marriages start again in 25 days Court ruling makes California same-sex unions legal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for gay marriages to resume in California following a bitter, five-year legal battle, but the nation's most populous state might have to wait at least 25 days before joining the 12 other states where gay couples already have the right to wed.

June 26, 2013 | | State


Obama aims to tackle climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming.

June 25, 2013 | | State


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JUDGE TAKING NO ACTION IN JACKSON GUARDIANSHIP: LOS ANGELES - A judge said Tuesday he will make no changes to the guardianship of Michael Jackson's children after receiving an investigator's report on their well-being and meeting with attorneys for their caretakers. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ordered the inquiry after Paris Jackson was hospitalized on June 5 for taking Motrin pills and cutting her arm with a kitchen knife. Beckloff ordered an investigator to interview Jackson's children, including Prince and Blanket, and report back to him.

June 25, 2013 | | State


LA plans to slash imported water use

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The thirsty metropolis of Los Angeles plans to slash its use of imported water and instead spend up to $800 million to create drinking water pulled from one of the nation's largest Superfund pollution sites.

June 24, 2013 | | State


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Authorities ID body found by whale watcher

MOSS LANDING (AP) - Authorities say a body found floating in the Monterey Bay by people on a whale watching tour belongs to a man reported ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Man pulled from attic by K-9 after wild chase

SANTA ANA (AP) - An armed suspect accused of leading Southern California police on a wild chase has been arrested after being dragged from a Santa ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Convicted Los Angeles killer won’t fight death penalty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who was found guilty of arranging the murder of a witness from his jail cell has refused to defend himself ...

September 12, 2016 | | State


Stranded cargo ship finally unloads

LONG BEACH (AP) - A Hanjin container ship that was stranded off the California coast for more than a week began unloading Saturday after a judge ...

September 11, 2016 | | State


Yosemite adding 400 acres

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. (AP) - Visitors to Yosemite National Park will soon have more room to roam after officials on Wednesday announced a 400-acre expansion, the ...

September 08, 2016 | | State


Great Valley Museum plans science festival

MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum is holding the 6th annual Wild Planet Day family science festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 ...

September 08, 2016 | | State


Rose Wood marks her 90th birthday

Rose turned 90 years old on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

September 07, 2016 | | State


Mantecan wins $785K via Powerball

As she scanned a handful of Scratchers tickets and draw game receipts on July 31, it wasn't looking good for Denice Harvey – literally.

September 07, 2016 | | State


VFW roasting Pastor Dillman

Jimmie Connors Post 6311 Veterans of Foreign Wars located in Manteca will be conducting their 3rd Annual Roast. This year they will be roasting Pastor ...

September 07, 2016 | | State


Black Lives Matter partners with charity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Black Lives Matter, which two years ago grew out of street protests and a social-media hashtag, has quietly established a legal partnership ...

September 07, 2016 | | State


FBI renews search for Cal Poly student after 20 plus years

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - An FBI team prepared Tuesday to excavate a site on the edge of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in ...

September 07, 2016 | | State


Stalemate on debates shadows Senate race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Candidate debates are usually routine events on the political calendar. But not in California's U.S. Senate contest.

September 07, 2016 | | State


Obama cancels meeting with Duterte

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - President Barack Obama called off a planned meeting Tuesday with new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, seeking distance from a U.S. ally ...

September 05, 2016 | | State


More CO2 doesn’t make plants greener

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the course of a 17-year experiment on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world ...

September 05, 2016 | | State


Armed officers placed inside Fresno jail lobby

FRESNO (AP) - An armed deputy and an armed correctional officer have been stationed in the lobby of the central California jail where an ex-convict opened ...

September 05, 2016 | | State


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