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California prisons end controversial visitor strip searches

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prison officials are ending visitor strip searches in response to a recent change in state law, but visitors will face increased scrutiny for a year if traces of drugs are detected by dogs or airport-style scanners.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Last survivor of Great SF Quake dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The last survivor of the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 has died, a relative confirmed Monday.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Tesla software update allows self-parking & limits speed

FREMONT (AP) - Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Gas leak drives people from upscale LA community

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Laura Gideon and her family endured the sickening stench from an out-of-control natural gas leak for about a month before they could no longer tolerate the nausea, headaches and nosebleeds.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Homeless woman, 70, dies of exposure during storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a 70-year-old homeless woman who refused services died of exposure during last week's fierce El Nino-driven storms dumped several inches of rain across the region.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Police search for man who fatally shot BART passenger

OAKLAND (AP) - Police on Sunday were searching for a man who fatally shot a passenger on a packed Bay Area Rapid Transit train and then fled when the train stopped at the West Oakland station, causing panic among riders who thought it was a terrorist attack.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Manteca Unified open enrollment underway

Manteca Unified School District currently has five comprehensive high schools and twenty elementary schools. All comprehensive high schools offer the same courses of study, curriculum, and co-curricular activities. All elementary schools offer the same curriculum. All Manteca Unified School District schools will be accepting intra-district transfer requests for grades 1 through 12, through the Open Enrollment process.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Money flows back into schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spending in California beyond where it stood before the recession, but even the record sum proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown is unlikely to reverse the state's standing as a comparative miser when it comes to investing in public schools, advocates and education officials said.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Move to capture rainwater

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Much of the torrential rain that fell on Southern California this week flowed right into the ocean, just like it did before the state's epic drought.

January 08, 2016 | | State


3 pleading no contest in SoCal student bullying attack

ROWLAND HEIGHTS (AP) - Three students from China who attend high school in Southern California will plead no contest to criminal charges and spend years in jail for bullying a classmate they allegedly stripped, kicked with high heels, slapped and burned with cigarettes.

January 08, 2016 | | State


Democrats, advocates eye California’s rising revenues

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $122.6 billion California budget plan would seem to please Democratic interests by pumping billions of tax dollars generated by the booming state economy into public schools and universities, health care for the poor and public infrastructure.

January 08, 2016 | | State


Couple charged in deaths of 2 kids found in storage

SALINAS (AP) - A California couple appeared briefly in court Friday to face charges they killed two young children in the woman's custody, stuffed their bodies in a plastic bin and stashed them in a rental storage unit.

January 08, 2016 | | State


LA River banks will Be raised for El Nino

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin work next week to temporarily raise the banks along nearly three miles of the Los Angeles River to improve flood protection during El Nino storms, officials announced Friday, just days after the watercourse roared to life during heavy rains.

January 08, 2016 | | State


Brown proposes $122.6B budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $122.6 billion budget plan for California on Thursday that includes billions more in spending for education, health care and state infrastructure, increases the state rainy day fund to $8 billion and takes steps to pay down debts.

January 07, 2016 | | State


$10,000 reward offered for info in Sikh’s death

FRESNO (AP) - A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the killing of a Sikh man in Fresno.

January 07, 2016 | | State


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Measure would allow lawmakers to dock pay for suspensions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California voters will decide in June whether to allow state lawmakers to revoke their colleagues' pay following the Legislature's 2014 ethics crisis ...

May 08, 2016 | | State


Ruling may limit federal pot prosecutions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rolland Gregg and his family have fought federal marijuana charges for more than three years, arguing that the roughly 70 marijuana plants ...

May 08, 2016 | | State


State’s almond acres jumps 1.1% in 2015

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reports California's almond acreage increased in 2015.

May 01, 2016 | | State


Ripon-based almond advocacy organization changes vision & name

The Ripon-based Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) has a new vision and a brand new identity that was unveiled to those attending its' annual ...

May 01, 2016 | | State


Judge: Police improperly targeted gays in restroom

LONG BEACH (AP) - A judge who said police improperly targeted gay men in sting operations has dismissed charges of lewd conduct and indecent exposure against ...

May 01, 2016 | | State


Uber, blind riders reach legal settlement over service animals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and ...

May 01, 2016 | | State


State convention homecoming of sorts for vp hopeful Fiorina

BURLINGAME (AP) - When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it was a brief homecoming of ...

May 01, 2016 | | State


GOP race shifts political fault lines

BURLINGAME (AP) - The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its ...

May 01, 2016 | | State


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