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Spike in meth seen from Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Border officers have seized more methamphetamine in Arizona this fiscal year than they did the entire previous year, continuing an upward trend for the drug that officials say is much easier and cheaper to manufacture in Mexico.

June 16, 2015 | | State


New state budget expands welfare

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A $115.4 billion budget deal would make California the first in the nation to offer state-subsidized health care to children who are in the country illegally while expanding other social welfare programs, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders said Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | | State


6 killed when balcony collapse during a party

BERKELEY (AP) - A 21st-birthday party thrown by a group of visiting Irish college students turned tragic early Tuesday when the fifth-floor balcony they were crammed onto collapsed with a sharp crack, spilling them about 50 feet onto the pavement. Six people were killed and seven seriously injured.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Woman told to take down her lost dog signs

CLOVIS (AP) - A Clovis woman whose dog has been missing for two months is being told by the city to remove her lost dog signs.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers cut reporting rules for high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A measure approved by legislative Democrats this week cuts the reporting requirements for the agency that oversees California's $68 billion high-speed rail program, requiring spending reports to the Legislature every two years instead twice per year, prompting critics to charge that oversight is being scaled back.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Coalition: Farmers illegally taking water

FRESNO (AP) - A group of public water agencies that serves millions of Californians asked the state on Tuesday to order farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to stop irrigating their crops amid the relentless drought.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Legislature OKs record $117.5 billion budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers passed a record $117.5 billion spending plan with overwhelming support Monday, but the budget that would send more money to public schools and establish a new tax credit for the working poor is unlikely to go into effect.

June 15, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• OWNER OF MARIJUANA FARM FINED FOR FOULING CREEK: REDDING (AP) - Water regulators in California have fined the owner of a former marijuana farm and a licensed excavation contractor $297,400 for fouling a creek while preparing a piece of land in Shasta County for pot-growing.

June 15, 2015 | | State


Court rules for city in affordable housing fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California cities have broad authority to require builders to set aside a percentage of units in new projects for affordable housing, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.

June 15, 2015 | | State


Photos aim counter ‘black dog’ theory

MAYNARD, Mass. (AP) - It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn't shake off.

June 14, 2015 | | State


DRIVER’S LICENSES

SANTA ANA (AP) - Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally say getting a California driver's license under a new program this year has helped them on the roads - and off.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers voting on $117.5B budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As a roomful of lawmakers and staff grinded through the last line items of the Legislature's spending plan late one night, it became clear there would be no easy deal even though California's budget is being crafted solely by Democrats and state coffers are awash in cash.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Giant purple sea slugs slime Bay Area beaches

ALAMEDA (AP) - A giant purple blob from the sea - a slug - is invading East Bay beaches and waterways this summer, and some experts say it may be caused by warmer temperatures near coastal waters.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Gun blamed for rise in shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of accidental shootings by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies has more than doubled in two years as the department switches to a new handgun.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Donation center gets rare painting valued at $20,000

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A donation center in San Diego has received a landscape painting that turned out to be a rare work by early 20th century wildlife artist John Fery that's worth more than $20,000.

June 14, 2015 | | State


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Full recovery from NorCal wildfires may take years

SANTA ROSA (AP) - It will take at least months and likely years to fully recover from devastating wildfires that ripped through Northern California earlier this ...

October 29, 2017 | | State


Confusion coming with legal pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1. And, mostly, it's not.

October 29, 2017 | | State


A bright (and animated) Halloween night with Michael Jackson

NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a chance to trick or treat with the eyes and ears. Catch "Michael Jackson's Halloween," a for-all-ages animated special ...

October 26, 2017 | | State


English edition of new Pope Francis book coming in March

NEW YORK (AP) - The first English language edition of Pope Francis' new book is coming out in March.

October 26, 2017 | | State


Entries sought for student film contest

TRACY - The Grand Foundation is now accepting short film submissions for its 2018 Student Film Festival taking place on March 17 at the Grand Theatre ...

October 26, 2017 | | State


MJC offers free presentation ‘Ocean Engine of Life’ Nov. 3

MDOESTO – The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) invites the community to dive into the "Ocean Engine of Life," a free, family science show by ...

October 26, 2017 | | State


It ain’t free, babe: Dylan guitar expected to fetch $300,000

DALLAS (AP) - A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s is expected to sell for more than $300,000 when it goes ...

October 26, 2017 | | State


TRUMP OPPOSES TWIN TUNNELS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Trump administration pulled support Wednesday from Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious plan to build California's biggest water project in decades ...

October 25, 2017 | | State


Brother of Vegas shooter suspected of child porn possession

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child pornography, authorities said Wednesday.

October 25, 2017 | | State


States lose push to force Trump to restart subsidies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration ...

October 25, 2017 | | State


Democrats fall short on gathering signatures to halt recall election

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Democrats fell far short of collecting enough signatures to prevent a recall election of state Sen. Josh Newman, a vulnerable Democrat targeted ...

October 25, 2017 | | State


Yosemite weekly pass may go from $30 to $70

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in ...

October 24, 2017 | | State


California’s chief justice calls for end to cash bail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's top judge said Tuesday she wants to do away with the state's cash bail system, adding a powerful voice ...

October 24, 2017 | | State


California’s chief justice calls for end to cash bail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's top judge said Tuesday she wants to do away with the state's cash bail system, adding a powerful voice ...

October 24, 2017 | | State


Judge: Trump cuts not immediate threat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Monday hammered an attorney for California over the state's push for a court order immediately reinstating "Obamacare ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


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