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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


Brown wants court rulings overturned

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's administration on Friday petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state's high-speed rail project, one of the nation's most expensive public works projects.

January 24, 2014 | | State


Sacramento clerk rejects challenge to NBA arena

SACRAMENTO. (AP) - The city clerk rejected a ballot measure Friday that would have let Sacramento voters decide whether public subsidies can help build a $448 million downtown arena intended as the future home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings.

January 24, 2014 | | State


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University admits liability in Cal player Ted Agu’s death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California has acknowledged its negligence was a substantial factor in the death of former California football player Ted Agu.

January 31, 2016 | | State


Wet winter storm moves into Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California was drenched Sunday as the latest winter storm brought downpours, heavy winds and mountain snow.

January 31, 2016 | | State


SF police recite pledge to root out intolerance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying ...

January 31, 2016 | | State


How did 3 men escaped from jail?

SANTA ANA (AP) - Now that the three violent inmates who escaped from a California jail are back in custody, the focus will turn to how ...

January 31, 2016 | | State


Crews demolishing SF house sliding off hill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crews are tearing down a multimillion-dollar San Francisco house that is sliding down a hill, threatening other homes.

January 29, 2016 | | State


California proposal would open single-stall restrooms to anyone

SACRAMENTO (AP) - All single-person bathrooms in California would become gender-neutral under legislation proposed in the state Legislature.

January 29, 2016 | | State


US agrees to environmental review of offshore oil fracking

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe ...

January 29, 2016 | | State


Regulators get input, sort of, on self-driving car rollout

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was ...

January 28, 2016 | | State


March 25 deadline for Hall of Fame

Nominations are being sought for the Manteca Hall of Fame's Class of 2016.

January 28, 2016 | | State


Lathrop Police Services staging citizens academy

Lathrop Police Services' annual Citizen's Academy is just around the corner.

January 28, 2016 | | State


Facebook to expand beyond its ‘like’ button ‘pretty soon’

MENLO PARK (AP) - It won't be long before Facebook's 1.6 billion users have more ways to quickly express their feelings on the ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Facebook posts strong 4Q; firm closes gap with Google

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is growing at an exceptional pace as it enters adolescence, propelling it into a better position to challenge Google as the ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Brown: Reduce criminal sentences

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's latest attempt to reduce the state prison population is a ballot initiative unveiled Wednesday that aims to free certain ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


Bullet train chair projects lower cost, longer timeline

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The chairman of the board that oversees California's high-speed rail project said Wednesday that the next projection will likely lower the cost ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


NEW HOUSEHOLD LED STANDARDS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California on Wednesday became the first state to set energy efficiency standards for household LEDs and smaller track-lighting-style light bulbs - a move that ...

January 27, 2016 | | State


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