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Lawmakers face budget strife, election challenges as they return to session

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Legislature reconvened Wednesday for a year of diminished expectations set against a background of intense partisanship and election-year politics.

January 04, 2012 | | State


Assemblywoman declines comment on shoplifting charge at Neiman Marcus

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay area lawmaker facing a felony shoplifting charge made her first appearance in the Assembly on Wednesday since she was arrested at a Neiman Marcus store in October.

January 04, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

CITIES CONSIDER UNIFORM PLASTIC BAG BAN: SAN JOSE (AP) - Several San Mateo County cities will meet to consider drafting a uniform law banning plastic bags.

January 04, 2012 | | State


Man shoots wife, self, near Hemet court

HEMET (AP) - A man shot to death his estranged wife Wednesday in a parking lot near a Riverside County courthouse and then killed himself ahead of a child-support hearing, police said.

January 04, 2012 | | State


Assemblyman cited after TSA finds loaded gun at Ontario Airport

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Republican state legislator who is an outspoken advocate for gun rights was cited Wednesday for trying to bring a loaded handgun onto a flight.

January 04, 2012 | | State


California bishop resigns, says he has 2 kids

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The pope has accepted the early resignation of a Los Angeles bishop who recently acknowledged being the father of two teenagers.

January 04, 2012 | | State


Parasitic fly could explain bee die-off

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January 04, 2012 | | State


BART track extension work underway to Oakland Airport despite criticism

OAKLAND (AP) - Construction has begun on the Bay Area Rapid Transit's extension to Oakland International Airport despite criticism of the project's $500 million price tag and potential to create jobs.

January 03, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

CALIF. MEETS FIRST INMATE TARGET SET BY COURT: SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California prison officials say they have met the first target set by a federal court to reduce inmate overcrowding.

January 03, 2012 | | State


LA arson suspect's captor patrols for $1 a year

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January 03, 2012 | | State


Dry start to winter leaves Sierra without snow with water content at 19% of normal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A dry start to winter made it tough for state water engineers to find snow Tuesday during their first survey of the season.

January 03, 2012 | | State


Backers of Calif millionaire tax target model Kardashian

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January 03, 2012 | | State


‘Panel says lawmakers should hold off on high speed rail bonds

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An independent panel says California lawmakers should not authorize $2.7 billion in bonds to build the initial section of the state's high-speed rail system.

January 03, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SF sees drop in crime for 3rd year

January 03, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

PRISONER STEALS FIRE ENGINE TO ESCAPE: SAN DIEGO (AP) - An official says an inmate escaped from a state prison in San Diego County by stealing the prison fire engine on New Year's Day.

January 02, 2012 | | State


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Big-rig crash scatters McDonald’s fries by freeway

IRVINE (AP) - All that was missing was the ketchup after a crashed big-rig truck scattered thousands of french fries bound for a McDonald's restaurant ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


Grenades found in LA home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The bomb squad was called out to a Los Angeles neighborhood after people cleaning out the house of a relative who had ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


Sharpton attending funeral of black shot by Sacramento police

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton says he plans to attend Thursday's funeral for an unarmed black man shot to death by Sacramento police ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


Facebook questioned about pulling data from Android devices

MENLO PARK (AP) - On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social ...

March 25, 2018 | | State


California Gov. Brown’s top adviser dies after cancer battle

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nancy McFadden, chief of staff for California Gov. Jerry Brown and a driving force behind his agenda, died Thursday in her home after ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


FBI seeks motive for fiery van crash at Travis AFB

FAIRFIELD (AP) - Investigators said Friday that they are stumped as to why a man who emigrated 25 years ago from India drove a flaming minivan ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


POWERFUL STORM BRINGS RAIN

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The storm that drenched California this week brought much-needed rain to the state, which has been slipping back into drought conditions ...

March 23, 2018 | | State


Parents raffle off gun for graduation party fundraiser

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group of parents raffling off a gun to support a Maine high school graduation celebration is receiving backlash online.

March 22, 2018 | | State


Officers shot 2, believing escaped inmate was in car

DENVER (AP) - Denver police officers who opened fire killing one man and injuring another after a high-speed car chase erroneously believed an escaped inmate was ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


PG&E to cut power in areas at grave fire risk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will start switching off power to minimize sparks in vulnerable areas during times of extreme fire ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Suspect dies following shootout with SF police

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 21-year-old suspected gunman died after a shootout with police in a barbershop, San Francisco authorities said Thursday.

March 22, 2018 | | State


Protest over shooting of unarmed black man spills onto nearby freeway

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


Lawyers for Marine call serviceman’s stabbing an accident

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Defense attorneys for a Marine accused of fatally stabbing a fellow military member on a California Marine Corps base are arguing the ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A powerful storm dropped more rain across California on Thursday, swelling rivers, flooding streets and causing some mudslides but so far sparing ...

March 22, 2018 | | State


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