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Lt governor candidates see job’s potential

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lieutenant governor of California is a low-visibility position with few official duties, and officeholders have historically struggled to define their role in the job.

October 12, 2014 | | State


Tax on sodas eyed in both San Francisco, Berkeley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A tax on sodas and other sugar-laden drinks that voters and courts in other parts of the country have rejected is on the November ballots in San Francisco and Berkeley, two cities that have been open to such social-engineering initiatives in the past.

October 12, 2014 | | State


Schools chief race may end up election’s tightest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The statewide election that could end up as one of the closest and most expensive in California this fall is for an office many voters probably have only the dimmest awareness of: state schools superintendent.

October 12, 2014 | | State


Bag makers launch push to overturn ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Plastic bag manufacturers on Friday passed their first hurdle in their effort to delay and eventually repeal California's new ban on single-use plastic shopping bags before it takes effect.

October 10, 2014 | | State


Newborn girl abandoned in trash bin

MERCED (AP) - Police in Central California are searching for the mother of a newborn girl abandoned in a trash bin of an apartment complex in the city of Merced.

October 10, 2014 | | State


Blaze not showing much growth

APPLEGATE (AP) - Fire crews strengthened containment lines and put out hot spots Friday around a wildfire burning near a Northern California interstate that destroyed six homes and was threatening hundreds more.

October 10, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• TRIBAL DISPUTE CLOSES INDIAN CASINO: COARSEGOLD (AP) - An Indian casino remained closed Friday after a clash between competing factions of the Central California Native American tribe that owns it, sheriff's officials said.

October 10, 2014 | | State


Historic drought is backdrop for $7.5B water bond vote

FRESNO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are hoping California's worsening drought persuades voters to approve borrowing billions of dollars for new water projects, treatment systems and conservation measures.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Proposition 47 lowers penalties for crimes such as drug possession

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A projected 40,000 offenders each year would face lower penalties for crimes such as drug possession and petty theft if California voters approve Proposition 47 on the Nov. 4 ballot.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Student held in school threat in California

YUCCA VALLEY (AP) - A student with a cache of weapons arrested for investigation of threatening to shoot, stab and assault staff members at his high school in the California desert community of Yucca Valley, authorities said.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Peevey departing CPUC in 3 months

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's chief utility regulator, under fire over emails showing secret dealings with the state's largest utility, said Thursday that he will not seek reappointment when his term ends at the end of the year.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Apply now: Obama gets a job offer

SANTA MONICA (AP) - He's still got two years left on his current contract, but President Barack Obama is already fantasizing about the day he can go to work in sweatpants.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Vehicle sparks caused Yosemite wildfire that killed air-tanker pilot

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Sparks from a vehicle caused a wildfire at the edge of Yosemite National Park that led to the death of a firefighting air-tanker pilot this week, officials said Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | | State


King fire fully contained after weeks

POLLOCK PINES (AP) - A massive California wildfire that burned more than 150 square miles, destroyed a dozen houses and drove thousands from their homes has finally been fully contained nearly a month after it broke out.

October 09, 2014 | | State


Prison guard arrested in pot case

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state prison guard was among five people arrested following an eight-month investigation into marijuana cultivation activities in Sacramento.

October 09, 2014 | | State


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Opponents fight California gun measure, count on Donald Trump

SACRAMENTO AP) - California voters' approval of even tougher gun restrictions leaves opponents trying to contain the damage within the most populous state and across the ...

November 13, 2016 | | State


Trump’s in, California’s out?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Donald Trump's election as president is giving a big social-media boost to an unlikely effort in the nation's most populous state ...

November 11, 2016 | | State


Villaraigosa running for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Thursday that he is running for California governor, joining a competitive field for the 2018 ...

November 11, 2016 | | State


Record injuries in LA police chases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police chases injured more bystanders in 2015 than in any other year in a decade, renewing calls for the Police ...

November 11, 2016 | | State


La Nina is here, may last through winter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - La Nina has arrived and could hang around through winter, government weather forecasters said Thursday.

November 11, 2016 | | State


California legalizes recreational marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The marijuana legalization movement scored its biggest victory yet Tuesday as voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational pot, making the ...

November 09, 2016 | | State


Measure on state mega- projects in near-dead heat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California ballot measure that could put two of Gov. Jerry Brown's legacy projects on the line was in a near-dead ...

November 09, 2016 | | State


Measure to hike cigarette taxes leads in early returns

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California ballot measure that would increase taxes on cigarettes by $2 a pack and start taxing electronic cigarettes was leading in ...

November 09, 2016 | | State


Californians favoring reform of death penalty over repeal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians were leaning Tuesday toward reforming the state's broken death penalty rather than getting rid of it.

November 09, 2016 | | State


Governor’s initiative allowing earlier paroles passes muster

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Voters approved a proposition Tuesday giving California prison officials more say in the release of prisoners.

November 09, 2016 | | State


Prescription drug pricing measure trails in early returns from election

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A ballot measure that would cap how much California spends on prescription medications for millions of retirees, poor people and prisoners trailed ...

November 09, 2016 | | State


Tax the rich for education? California voters says ‘yes’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters approved a ballot proposition Tuesday to continue taxing the rich at a higher rate to raise billions of dollars for ...

November 09, 2016 | | State


Limited bilingual education repealed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly repealed a nearly two-decade-old law that limited bilingual education in public schools.

November 09, 2016 | | State


Holiday events at McHenry Mansion set

MODESTO - Two holiday events will benefit the McHenry Mansion.

November 06, 2016 | | State


Yuletide Feast choral concert Dec. 9 at MJC

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents "A Yuletide Feast: Dickens to Rock" choral concert on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m ...

November 06, 2016 | | State


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