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State awards $500M for jail rehab programs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California awarded $500 million on Thursday to 15 counties to pay for new classrooms, mental health facilities and other projects intended to help rehabilitate prisoners.

November 12, 2015 | | State


Campus marches over student debt held coast-to-coast

BERKELEY (AP) - Students at the University of California, Berkeley and more than a hundred other colleges and universities staged marches Thursday in support of free tuition, a $15 minimum wage for campus workers and the cancellation of debt from student loans.

November 12, 2015 | | State


Court rejects challenge to death penalty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's death penalty survived a legal challenge Thursday when a federal appeals court reversed a lower court ruling that had found it was unconstitutional because of excessive delays.

November 12, 2015 | | State


Ballot proposal would divert high-speed rail money to water

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two well-known Republican state lawmakers submitted language Thursday for a ballot initiative that would ask California voters to redirect about $8 billion in bond money from the state's high-speed rail project to build water storage.

November 12, 2015 | | State


3 students arrested after LA County school brawl

HAWTHORNE (AP) - Officials at Los Angeles County's Hawthorne High School beefed up security Thursday following a nearly hourlong brawl between students that forced police to restore order and ended in three arrests.

November 12, 2015 | | State


Legendary stripper Carol Doda dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary San Francisco stripper Carol Doda, whose splashy act helped introduce topless entertainment to the city more than 50 years ago, died at age 78.

November 11, 2015 | | State


San Francisco considers $290K payout for Journey wedding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors are considering a $290,000 payout to settle a lawsuit by the guitarist of rock band Journey over his lavish 2013 wedding to a former reality television star.

November 11, 2015 | | State


Extreme fire weather in store for SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gusty Santa Ana winds and bone-dry weather will bring extreme fire danger to Southern California - while mountains father north enjoy early winter snow.

November 11, 2015 | | State


California OKs $44M in tax credits

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state economic development board approved nearly $44 million in new tax credits Tuesday for companies promising to create more than 7,000 jobs in California.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Playboy settles golf-injury lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Playboy Enterprises has settled a lawsuit by a model who claimed she was hurt when an employee whacked her in the buttocks with a golf club during a Southern California event.

November 10, 2015 | | State


School police feared for safety before Las Vegas park shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two Las Vegas school district police officers feared for themselves and people in a busy park around them when they fired 14 shots into a vehicle, killing a 55-year-old former New York City jail guard who appeared to have deliberately steered toward them, a Clark County schools police captain said Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Ski resorts open early in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - At least three ski resorts have opened early and several more will open this week as fresh powder blanketed parts of the Sierra on Monday following a winter-like storm.

November 10, 2015 | | State


California breaks the law on sex offender website

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is breaking the law by failing to include updates about sex offenders on its Megan's Law website, leading some offenders to be targeted by vigilantes, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Plan designates 380,000 acres of desert land for power use

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A sweeping plan released Tuesday to regulate development of renewable energy in Southern California deserts designates nearly 400,000 acres for potential solar, wind and geothermal plants and millions more acres for conservation and recreation.

November 10, 2015 | | State


Gunman killed, Woman found dead in San Jose standoff

SAN JOSE (AP) - Police say a woman was found dead inside a home after officers killed a gunman in a shootout following an hours-long standoff.

November 10, 2015 | | State


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LA-area Democratic lawmaker now opposes high-speed rail

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democratic state Assemblywoman Patty Lopez of San Fernando said she is withdrawing support for California's high-speed rail project amid opposition in ...

December 09, 2015 | | State


San Jose, San Francisco OK extra beds for homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee plans to add 1,100 temporary beds to shelter the homeless during the El Niño storms ...

December 09, 2015 | | State


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