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Edison utility sued over $140K pot power bill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two women are suing Southern California Edison, claiming their electricity was cut off for refusing to pay a nearly $140,000 bill racked up by a marijuana grower.

February 19, 2014 | | State


Criminal records to be accessed on smartphones

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Attorney General Kamala Harris says her office has designed a mobile application that will allow law enforcement officers to download criminal records and other information to their smartphones.

February 19, 2014 | | State


State pension board hikes contributions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's government will increase the amount it contributes to state employees' pensions starting this summer, and cities and other government agencies will follow suit in two years, to help cover the cost of benefits for retirees who are living longer.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Police: Bizarre 911 calls lead to pot discovery

MODESTO (AP) - Authorities say a series of bizarre and false emergency calls led them to the discovery of a marijuana garden in a Northern California home.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Post-nuke power grid could cost consumers more

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A $2.3 billion proposal to rewire portions of Southern California's transmission grid following the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant could mean higher electricity bills for consumers, the state's power transmission agency said Tuesday.

February 18, 2014 | | State


More California students seek college financial aid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As tuition costs rose over the last six years, a record number of California college students applied for financial aid, according to federal data reported by a newspaper.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Leading groups won’t seek pot legalization in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A coalition of leading drug reform groups has decided against pursuing a ballot initiative this year to legalize the adult use of marijuana in California.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Deaf man sues police over confrontation

HAWTHORNE (AP) - A deaf man who said Hawthorne police roughed him up when he tried to communicate with them through sign language has sued the department, alleging federal civil rights violations.

February 18, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

uDOGS ATTACK OWNER'S DEAD BODY: CALPELLA (AP) - Northern California authorities stopped two dogs from attacking the dead body of their owner as it lay on the ground in a clearing beside the road.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Major parties lose more ground among voters

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new report says California's two major political parties are losing ground as more voters decline to state a party preference.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Achdiocese to settle priest abuse cases for $13M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will pay $13 million to settle 17 clergy abuse lawsuits, including 11 that involve a visiting Mexican priest who fled prosecution and remains a fugitive more than 25 years later, plaintiffs' attorneys said Tuesday.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Judges may alter liability in liquor cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's highest court is considering a case that could crack a legal shield that has long protected party hosts in the state from most alcohol-related lawsuits, a newspaper reported Monday.

February 17, 2014 | | State


Mom wants memorial to daughter saved

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Long Beach mother wants the city to permit a memorial to her daughter, who was stabbed to death in 2012, to remain on public property.

February 17, 2014 | | State


SF police search for downtown gunman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police said Monday they hope video from nearby surveillance cameras will help in their search for a gunman who shot another man outside a crowded mall in downtown San Francisco.

February 17, 2014 | | State


Two CHP officers die in crash

KINGSBURG (AP) - The California Highway Patrol was mourning the loss of two officers Monday after their squad car flipped over while responding to a multi-vehicle crash.

February 17, 2014 | | State


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Critic says Assembly broke law on transparency

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Assembly is being accused of violating a transparency law by voting on 95 bills without making them public three days in ...

June 04, 2017 | | State


Supreme Court asked to let Trump travel ban take effect

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having so far failed to persuade judges to allow its travel ban to take effect, the Trump administration is turning to the nation ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Fresno 12-year-old wins National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Ananya Vinay never looked all that impressed by any of the words she was given in the finals of the Scripps ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Modesto’s American Graffiti Car Show & Festival June 9-11

MODESTO -The North Modesto Kiwanis Club expects almost 1,300 classic vehicles – vintage 1979 and older – for its 19th annual American Graffiti Car Show and ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Senate blesses single-payer care bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate voted Thursday to advance a longshot single-payer health care plan that would replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Lack of warning at NorCal dam raises alarm

OROVILLE (AP) - The sudden collapse of spillways at the nation's highest dam has raised alarm among those building, running and regulating big dams around ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Police: Video backs officer’s story in fatal teen shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Surveillance video corroborates an off-duty federal law enforcement officer's account that he was being robbed when he killed a 15-year-old boy ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won't let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


California lawmakers pass bills to address housing shortage

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers took steps to address the state's affordable housing shortage Thursday by passing bills to speed construction and generate money for ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Nurses seek $106B in new state taxes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all of the state's residents could be paid for ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Massive Big Sur landslide added 13 acres to coast

BIG SUR (AP) - A massive landslide that engulfed Central California's Highway 1 has added 13 acres to the coastline.

June 01, 2017 | | State


Homeless up 23% to 11,000 in LA County

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Volunteers who spread out across Los Angeles County counted about 58,790 homeless people, a 23 percent increase from a year earlier ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Principal accused of firing BB gun at students resigns

TULELAKE (AP) - A Northern California high school principal has resigned amid accusations that he shot at students with a BB gun during a school function.

June 01, 2017 | | State


Gender-inclusive locker room planned for UC Berkeley

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley plans to build a gender-inclusive locker room at its campus gym.

June 01, 2017 | | State


Santa Barbara reactivates seawater desalination plant

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Santa Barbara has completed a $71 million reactivation of its seawater desalination plant to bolster its water supplies.

June 01, 2017 | | State


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