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Drake’s Bay could be named as explorer's landing place

PT. REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE (AP) - The U.S. government is poised to settle the long-running historical dispute over where British explorer Sir Francis Drake stopped on the West Coast to repair and restock his ship during his 16th century journey around the world.

March 20, 2012 | | State


Brown calls his tax 'superior,' tackles budget gap

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The governor on Tuesday countered new ads airing in Los Angeles and San Francisco for a tax proposal that competes with one he is proposing for the November ballot, saying his measure is superior because it would help fund schools and address California's $9.2 billion budget deficit.

March 20, 2012 | | State


Lawyer: San Francisco sheriff won't resign office

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A lawyer for San Francisco's sheriff said Tuesday he has no plans to resign despite the threat of an ethics probe over a domestic violence case.

March 20, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

CAL STATE TRUSTEES OK PAY HIKES FOR 2 PRESIDENTS: LONG BEACH (AP) - The California State University trustees have approved 10 percent pay hikes for two campus presidents after hearing that the system faces sweeping funding and enrollment cuts.

March 20, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

VIGIL TO BE HELD FOR MISSING NORTHERN CALIF. TEEN: MORGAN HILL. (AP) - A candlelight vigil will be held for a missing 15-year-old Northern California girl who disappeared while on her way to school.

March 20, 2012 | | State


Storm-weakened tree kills sleeping 8-year-old girl in her Arnold home

ARNOLD (AP) - A storm-weakened tree crashed down on a house, killing a sleeping 8-year-old girl, as a fierce winter storm blew through California over the weekend, leaving thousands without power Monday.

March 19, 2012 | | State


Porn makers dismiss Santorum attack as pandering

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. porn industry's movers and shakers accused Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Monday of pandering to conservative voters when he vowed to crack down on their business if elected.

March 19, 2012 | | State


Senate confirms Guard leader amid problems

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's choice to head the California National Guard was approved Monday with bipartisan support in the state Senate, with members saying it was the right move to correct financial fraud, poor morale and other problems.

March 19, 2012 | | State


California chief justice warns of 'dangerous delays' in court system due to budget cuts

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's chief justice warned Monday that hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts to the state court system at a time of rising need have led to potentially dangerous delays in the administration of justice.

March 19, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

COUNTY DA CANDIDATE SUES RIVAL OVER BALLOT: lOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney may be the city's top prosecutor but he's nobody's chief.

March 19, 2012 | | State


Disney says 'John Carter' to lose $200 million making it one of the biggest flops of all time

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "John Carter" is now officially a flop of galactic proportions.

March 19, 2012 | | State


Cal State plans to reduce enrollment next year if voters reject Brown’s tax proposal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California State University system plans to close spring admissions at most campuses next year, and deep enrollment cuts are planned if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown's measure to raise taxes, a top school official said Monday.

March 19, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

SF sheriff sentenced for false imprisonment

March 19, 2012 | | State


California. sees snow, wind in late winter storm during chilly weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A winter storm tracking across California on Sunday delighted skiers with more than a foot of fresh snow in the mountains, but made conditions especially chilly for runners in the Los Angeles Marathon and left thousands without power.

March 18, 2012 | | State


California's stem cell agency ponders its future after $3 billion runs out

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The creation of California's stem cell agency in 2004 was greeted by scientists and patients as a turning point in a field mired in debates about the destruction of embryos and hampered by federal research restrictions.

March 18, 2012 | | State


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Cities crack down on ride-sharing firms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ride-sharing companies Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are being threatened with legal action in San Francisco and Los Angeles over how they screen drivers and charge passengers, along with other business practices.

September 26, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• WIFE OF RANDY JACKSON OF 'IDOL' FAME SEEKS DIVORCE: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson has filed for divorce after nearly 19 years of marriage.

September 26, 2014 | | State


Rain gives firefighters big help

POLLOCK PINES (AP) - Nearly an inch of rain, with more wet weather forecast for the weekend, has helped firefighters gain the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning in the mountains east of Sacramento, officials said Friday.

September 26, 2014 | | State


Cal releases report on student- athlete grad rates

BERKELEY (AP) - California will raise the academic requirements of incoming student-athletes as part of an effort to improve graduation rates for football players and other athletes.

September 26, 2014 | | State


Powerball winner claims $228.4M

SAN MATEO (AP) - Nail technician Vinh Nguyen says he just wants to be a normal man, but he's going to have a lot more to spend than most people after winning the $228.4 million Powerball ticket this week. California lottery officials said Friday that Nguyen bought the winning ticket at Dehoff's Key Market in San Mateo on Wednesday and showed up at their offices Thursday.

September 26, 2014 | | State


Turlock man, son drown at Ocean Beach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A father and son have died after being pulled from storm-driven waves off a San Francisco beach, authorities said Friday.

September 26, 2014 | | State


Challenger would drop tenure-ruling appeal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The challenger in the unexpectedly tight race for California's elected schools chief said Thursday that if he wins in November he would immediately withdraw the state superintendent from an appeal of a landmark legal decision that struck down teacher-tenure laws and other job protections.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Chase, police shooting snarl SF traffic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officers shot and killed a man Thursday after he led them on a lengthy high-speed chase, crashed in downtown San Francisco and then fired a gun at good Samaritans who tried to help him, authorities said.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Farmers may have to stop using grape, nut pesticide

FRESNO (AP) - California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | State


Rain helps efforts to control King Fire

PLACERVILLE (AP) - Firefighters are taking advantage of rainy weather to make progress on a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, authorities said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Woman hit by CHP officer gets $1.5M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Bodies found during search for source of odor

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Authorities investigating a noxious odor that prompted evacuations in a San Francisco Bay Area city discovered two bodies inside a residence.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Prison guard union leader to retire

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The leader of the union representing state prison guards is retiring, leaving an organization that had sparred with then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger before making peace with Gov. Jerry Brown.

September 25, 2014 | | State


State sales of Confederate flag banned

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Fight against King Fire is California’s 2nd most costly

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A massive blaze in California that threatens thousands of homes has become the second-most expensive blaze to fight in the state this year, officials said Wednesday.

September 24, 2014 | | State


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