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Bill will reduce challenges to prospective jurors

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Prosecutors and defense attorneys would be able to reject fewer jurors in misdemeanor trials under a bill passed Tuesday by the California state Senate.

January 28, 2014 | | State

Pellet gun proposal responds to shooting tragedies with kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - BB guns and pellet guns would have to look clearly different from those that fire bullets to be sold in California under a bill approved Tuesday by the state Senate in response to several recent shooting tragedies involving children.

January 28, 2014 | | State

Lawmaker convicted of voter fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California state Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday of perjury and voter fraud for falsely claiming he lived in an apartment in the district he represents when he actually lives elsewhere.

January 28, 2014 | | State

Napa Valley vintners prepare for drought

NAPA (AP) - With California in the grips of severe drought, Napa Valley wine grape growers on Tuesday said some vines are ripening early and that farmers are planning fewer crops to save water.

January 28, 2014 | | State

Woman, 81, shot during home invasion

OAKLAND (AP) - An 81-year-old Oakland woman was shot and wounded Tuesday by an intruder in her usually tranquil neighborhood.

January 28, 2014 | | State

As drought continues, feds could seize water

FRESNO (AP) - With no end in sight to California's drought, farmers in the San Joaquin Valley fear federal officials could seize water in the San Luis Reservoir intended for their crops.

January 28, 2014 | | State

Punjabi Americans flex political muscle, open wallets in Manteca

The biggest money contributors in the 2010 Manteca mayoral candidates weren't developers. It was members of the Punjabi American community.

January 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | State

Female ranks declining in legislature

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Legislature is generally regarded as a fairly progressive institution, with a sizable gay and lesbian caucus and lawmakers representing an array of racial and ethnic groups. But one group has been dropping steadily in representation for nearly a decade - women.

January 26, 2014 | | State

Dry winter means bad air in SJ Valley

FRESNO (AP) - The winter air is so bad in the San Joaquin Valley that even healthy people are being urged to stay indoors.

January 26, 2014 | | State

Drought is forcing ranchers to sell cattle

AROMAS (AP) - In January, business at the 101 Livestock Market's cattle auction on California's Central Coast is usually slow. The busy season is normally in June or July, when ranchers have had time to fatten their animals for weeks on spring grasses.

January 26, 2014 | | State

Californians of Indian descent are rising force in state politics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When Neel Kashkari announced he was running for governor last week, he became the latest Californian of Indian descent to step onto the political stage, the most recent example of a rising trend in one of the nation's most ethnically diverse states.

January 26, 2014 | | State

Parents wants teen son to surrender after sister slain

OAKLAND AP) - Police sought a 14-year-old California boy on Friday in the fatal shooting of his 17-year-old sister as the family of the teenager pleaded for him to surrender.

January 24, 2014 | | State

Hearing focuses on Bay Bridge mistakes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After numerous delays and cost overruns, pressure to complete the new $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge led to pieces being created with cracked welds and other subpar work, government and private engineers told a state Senate commission on Friday.

January 24, 2014 | | State

Appeals court rejects docking of lawmakers' pay

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state appeals court ruled Friday that state Controller John Chiang overstepped his constitutional powers in 2011 when he withheld state lawmakers' paychecks after he decided they had not passed a balanced budget.

January 24, 2014 | | State

Feds sign off on San Francisco hospital's reforms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal regulators have approved a San Francisco hospital's plans to beef up its security procedures after the a patient was found dead in a locked stairwell more than two weeks after she went missing from her room, hospital officials said Friday.

January 24, 2014 | | State

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Murder suspect mistakenly freed found

STOCKTON (AP) - Stockton authorities have arrested an Abbeville man who had been mistakenly released from a Louisiana jail while awaiting trial on a first-degree murder ...

September 27, 2015 | | State

Modi touts social media, tech

MENLO PARK (AP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the power of social media and his own goals for developing India's tech economy on ...

September 27, 2015 | | State

Unlicensed worker did surgeries

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A physician assistant who wasn't licensed or trained to perform surgery operated on hundreds of patients while the orthopedic surgeon who ...

September 25, 2015 | | State

Report : Expand SeaWorld killer whale tanks

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld should be allowed to build a much larger facility for its killer whales, a state government report recommended Friday in a ...

September 25, 2015 | | State

Hundreds of deported illegals could return

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who were deported from the U.S. after representing themselves in court may be allowed to ...

September 25, 2015 | | State

Dramatic response to wildfire

MIDDLETOWN (AP) - A daughter was worried about her elderly parents trying to flee a massive California wildfire on horseback.

September 24, 2015 | | State

Top-ranking Mormon leader dies at 86

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon leader Richard G. Scott died Tuesday at the age of 86 - leaving the religion with three openings on its top ...

September 22, 2015 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer ...

September 22, 2015 | | State

Panel proposes emergency funds for homelessness

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's no secret to people who walk or drive the streets of Los Angeles that homeless people - tens of thousands of ...

September 22, 2015 | | State

Judge largely upholds Berkeley cellphone law

BERKELEY (AP) - A federal judge has mostly upheld a new Berkeley ordinance that requires cellphone sellers to warn customers about keeping their cellphones too close ...

September 22, 2015 | | State

District eyes building huge recycling plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's largest water provider said it's looking into partnering with sanitation districts to create what officials say could be ...

September 22, 2015 | | State

Fire evacuees return to little more than ash

ANDERSON SPRINGS (AP) - Krystal La Plante and her boyfriend returned to the remains of their three-bedroom home to find only a ceramic drip coffee pot ...

September 22, 2015 | | State

1 killed, 5 hurt after car smashes into health club

LIVERMORE (AP) - An 80-year-old driver accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Tuesday before plowing through the doors of a Northern California health ...

September 22, 2015 | | State

Baking SoCal may get rain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California is in for more end-of-summer heat and then a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

September 21, 2015 | | State

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