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Measure would give voters say on mega-projects over $2 billion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A proposition that a prosperous farmer brought to the California ballot would threaten two ambitious water and rail projects that Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing, requiring voters' OK before launching any state building project requiring $2 billion or more in revenue bonds.

October 09, 2016 | | State


Democrats look to bolster majority in state Legislature

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Democrats are looking to regain supermajorities in the state Legislature that would allow them to govern without Republicans, an endeavor that will play out this November in a handful of swing districts where Republicans and Democrats are close to evenly matched.

October 09, 2016 | | State


Gun or stun gun? Different police responses

SAN DIEGO (AP) - When Alfred Olango pulled out an object from his right pocket last month and assumed a shooting stance in a strip mall parking lot in a San Diego suburb, one officer opened fire with his pistol. The other officer simultaneously stunned Olango using his Taser.

October 09, 2016 | | State


LA judge blocks Jewish ceremony involving killing of chicken

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal court judge issued a temporary restraining order banning a Southern California synagogue from carrying out a Yom Kippur-Rosh Hashanah ceremony involving the slaughter of a chicken.

October 09, 2016 | | State


5-year-old boy revived after boat capsizes off San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two children pulled out of the San Francisco Bay in critical condition after a recreational sailboat carrying 30 people capsized are doing well, and one has been released from the hospital, officials said Sunday.

October 09, 2016 | | State


Lawsuit says California could have stopped slaying

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal lawsuit claims California officials could have stopped what it says was the "assassination" of a notorious California inmate who was stabbed 19 times just days after he was released into the general prison population last year.

October 06, 2016 | | State


BACKPAGE OFFICES RAIDED

DALLAS (AP) - State agents raided the Dallas headquarters of adult classified ad portal Backpage and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer on Thursday following allegations that adult and child sex-trafficking victims had been forced into prostitution through escort ads posted on the site.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Judge questions Airbnb in fight over SF law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge expressed skepticism Thursday that a San Francisco ordinance setting fines for short-term rental websites that process bookings for unregistered units violates federal law.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Taser death victim went 14 minutes without medical care

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 66-year-old man who died this week after California police stunned him with a Taser during a struggle lay on the ground for 14 minutes without medical assistance because officers were in a standoff with his brother, who was threatening them with a gun, authorities said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Sheriff: LA County sergeant was shot execution-style

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant was the victim of "a calculated execution" by a parolee with a long history of arrests who pumped bullets into his body as he lay wounded, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


State tightens rule on popular agricultrure pesticide, citing health

FRESNO (AP) - California will tighten rules on how much farmers can use a common pesticide listed by the nation's most productive agricultural state as a chemical known to cause cancer, regulators said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Person in clown suit tried to kidnap baby girl

CONCORD (AP) - Concord police say a person dressed in a clown suit tried to abduct an infant.

October 06, 2016 | | State


Teen shot by LA officer was suicidal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 16-year-old boy shot dead last weekend as he pointed a fake gun at police wanted to kill himself, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | | State


ONCE CALLED A HOAX

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is trying to avoid a life prison sentence with a plea bargain in a kidnapping so elaborate and bizarre that police in California initially dismissed it as a hoax.

September 29, 2016 | | State


$389M spent so far on measures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Supporters and opponents of California's 17 November ballot measures have raised nearly $390 million six weeks before the election, putting the state as close as $50 million shy of record initiative fundraising with some of the heaviest spending yet to come.

September 29, 2016 | | State


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Articles by Section - State


They want to secede from union

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group calling for California to secede from the United States submitted a proposed petition Monday seeking a ballot measure that would strip ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Father suspected of drowning daughter inside Catholic church

HEALDSBURG (AP) - A Northern California man was arrested on suspicion of drowning his 4-year-old daughter in a baptismal pool in a church and then carrying ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Wesson among volunteers helping Fiji residents hear

In the poorest villages on the island of Fiji, where healthcare is not readily available, Doug Wesson – owner and founder of Wesson Hearing Aid Center ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Rain forces river rescue; mountains set for snow storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Firefighters using boats rescued four people trapped on an island of the raging Los Angeles River early Monday after a storm gorged ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Woman rescued near Sacramento after tumble down slick bluff

ORANGEVALE . (AP) - A woman was rescued from a slippery spot on a steep bluff along the American River in suburban Sacramento after tumbling about 70 ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Germany buys Mann’s former home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Germany has purchased a Los Angeles house once owned by Thomas Mann, averting demolition of the home where the Nobel Prize-winning novelist ...

November 22, 2016 | | State


Dennis Rodman charged with hit- and-run for crash

SANTA ANA (AP) - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been charged with hit-and-run for a wrong-way-related crash on a Southern California freeway.

November 22, 2016 | | State


BYPASSING PASSWORDS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It sounds like a great idea: Forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It's a convenient ...

November 21, 2016 | | State


Agent had duty to disclose discrepancy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A real estate agent who represented the seller of a Malibu mansion and worked for the same firm as the buyer's ...

November 21, 2016 | | State


8 hurt in test-drive car crash at LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man test-driving a car at the Los Angeles Auto Show plowed onto a sidewalk and hit a planter on Monday, sending ...

November 21, 2016 | | State


Camp Pendleton worker defrauded Marine Corps

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - A federal court ruled a disgruntled former Camp Pendleton worker defrauded the Marine Corps for hazardous-duty pay after convincing military officials that ...

November 20, 2016 | | State


Surfer dies while fulfilling his dream

HUNTINGTON BEACH, (AP) - A Florida surfer who dreamed of riding Southern California waves has died doing what he loved.

November 20, 2016 | | State


Kayne West rants about Trump, Beyoncé before ending concert

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Just days after telling fans at a concert that he would have voted for Donald Trump, Kanye West delivered another public screed Saturday ...

November 20, 2016 | | State


Gold Star family of slain soldier booed on flight

STOCKTON (AP) - The father of a California soldier recently killed in Afghanistan says he felt disrespected and hurt by passengers who booed him and his ...

November 20, 2016 | | State


Prop 57 may reduce prison population

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Voters' approval of Gov. Jerry Brown's sentencing reform initiative may finally give California the long-term solution it needs to end a decade-long ...

November 20, 2016 | | State


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