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STATE BIGGEST BENEFACTOR

SAN BRUNO (AP) - The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands to gain $950 million to spend any way it wants.

September 05, 2014 | | State


Lawmakers’ lunch shows vagueness of meetings law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - City council and school board members gathering for dinners, parties or other social affairs must guard their words or notify the public beforehand if a majority will attend and talk policy.

September 05, 2014 | | State


Army major gets medal for saving man

ORINDA (AP) - A U.S. Army officer who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq was celebrated as a hero for his actions off the battlefield.

September 05, 2014 | | State


CSU Northridge finds hazing in hiking death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hazing was involved in the death of a California State University, Northridge, student who collapsed during an 18-mile fraternity pledge hike, the school's president announced Friday.

September 05, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

QUAKE QUIRK: WATER FLOWING IN CREEKS: NAPA (AP) - Last month's earthquake in California's wine country has residents marveling at the sight and sound of water running in some local creeks again.

September 05, 2014 | | State


Quake moved fault 18 inches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Emerging data on last month's 6.0 magnitude earthquake shows it directed most of its force north toward Napa and the Napa Valley, hitting hard enough to move one side of the West Napa Fault north by 18 inches, the head of the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Science Center said Thursday.

September 04, 2014 | | State


Wildlife groups sue feds over Rim Fire logging

FRESNO (AP) - Environmentalists filed a lawsuit Thursday against a federal agency, saying it aims to protect the California spotted owl living in the burned forests marked for logging after the third-largest wildfire in state history.

September 04, 2014 | | State


10 arrested in Los Angeles fast- food wage protest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police have arrested demonstrators who blocked a downtown street near a McDonald's restaurant to protest low wages for fast-food workers.

September 04, 2014 | | State


Albino cobra captured SoCal

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - A deadly albino cobra that ran loose for days in a Southern California neighborhood was captured Thursday.

September 04, 2014 | | State


Brown maintains big lead over challenger

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new Field Poll finds that Gov. Jerry Brown has a lead of 16 percentage points over GOP challenger Neel Kashkari in the governor's race.

September 04, 2014 | | State


Comedian Joan Rivers dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

September 04, 2014 | | State


Tech IDs troubled officers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police departments across the U.S. are using technology to try to identify problem officers before their misbehavior harms innocent people, embarrasses their employer, or invites a costly lawsuit - from citizens or the federal government.

September 04, 2014 | | State


Court rules for Yelp in suit over online ratings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Online review site Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a business depending on whether it advertises with the company, a federal appeals court ruled in a lawsuit filed by small businesses claiming Yelp used the tactic to try to extort ads from them.

September 04, 2014 | | State


Five high school students sickened by pot brownies

RICHMOND (AP) - Authorities say five students got sick - including two who were rushed to the hospital unconscious - after eating marijuana brownies that were sold at a San Francisco Bay Area high school.

September 04, 2014 | | State


Brown, Kashkari debate tonight

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown doesn't have much on the line as he faces his Republican challenger in the only gubernatorial debate scheduled so far this election season.

September 03, 2014 | | State


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BID TO SAVE SALTON SEA

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown's administration on Thursday proposed spending nearly $400 million over 10 years to slow the shrinking of the ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


Conservative 9th district judge slams ‘personal attacks’ on courts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A conservative federal appellate court judge who was a key author of the so-called torture memos under the Bush administration criticized personal ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


School settles sex abuse suit

MORGAN HILL (AP) - An $8.25 million settlement between a California school district and the families of three girls who were sexually molested by a ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


San Bernardino deputy survives shooting

HESPERIA (AP) - A Southern California sheriff's deputy was shot in the chest Thursday but his body armor stopped the bullet and a robbery suspect ...

March 16, 2017 | | State


County employees charged with stealing from the dead

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say five county employees in central California are charged with stealing from dead people and their families.

March 16, 2017 | | State


Queen Mary ship corroded, fixes could near $300M

LONG BEACH (AP) - The Queen Mary is so corroded that it's at urgent risk of flooding or collapse, and the price tag for fixing ...

March 14, 2017 | | State


Auditors fault state social service background checks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California does a poor job of screening social services workers and sometimes allows people with arrests or convictions to work in facilities that ...

March 14, 2017 | | State


Ben Affleck says he’s finished treatment for alcohol addiction

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Affleck says he has recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

March 14, 2017 | | State


Hiker dies after falling from trail on Mt. Baldy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a hiker was killed and a second was injured after both fell off a trail on the 10,046-foot Mt ...

March 12, 2017 | | State


Lefties, techies long at odds in SF, team up against Trump presidency

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Before Donald Trump's election, Laurence Berland viewed political protest as a sort of curiosity. He was in a good place to ...

March 12, 2017 | | State


Pack of 7 gray wolves missing in NorCal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wildlife advocates say they are searching Northing California for seven gray wolves that haven't been spotted in months.

March 12, 2017 | | State


Mother plans to file claim over son’s killing by cops

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a man who was shot by police after witnesses said he chased children with a broken bottle at a ...

March 12, 2017 | | State


Push for healthier nail salons is finding success

OAKLAND (AP) - It was the swag-bags that convinced community health organizer Julia Liou to redraw the battle plan in a fight to reduce the hazardous ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


Seeking release of Honduran teen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Attorneys say they're seeking the release of a 14-year-old Honduran boy who has been locked up in a Northern California juvenile ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


Afghan family detained in LA are asking for release

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Afghan family of five who obtained special visas to relocate to the U.S. were detained by immigration officials when they ...

March 05, 2017 | | State


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