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NYPD wrongly targeted minorities, federal judge rules

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's largest police department illegally and systematically singled out large numbers of blacks and Hispanics under its stop-and-frisk policy, a federal judge ruled Monday while appointing an independent monitor to oversee major changes, including body cameras on some officers.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Holder plans for federal prosecutors to back off mandatory drug sentences

SAN FRANCSICO (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder announced a major shift Monday in federal sentencing policies, targeting long mandatory terms that he said have flooded the nation's prisons with low-level drug offenders and diverted crime-fighting dollars that could be far better spent.

August 12, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

AUTOPSY: YOLO COUNTY INMATE HAD FATAL AMOUNT OF WATER: WOODLAND (AP) - An inmate who died after being found struggling to breathe at a Northern California jail drank a fatal amount of water, an autopsy concluded.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Suspect in Idaho shootout fired once or twice at FBI

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A close family friend suspected of abducting a 16-year old girl after killing her mother and younger brother fired his rifle at FBI agents before they killed him deep in the Idaho wilderness, authorities said Monday.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Judge dismisses pension fund suit against HP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge has dismissed a shareholders lawsuit against computer maker Hewlett-Packard and its former CEO Mark Hurd, saying that a company's standards of business conduct amount to "puffery" that can't be used in securities fraud lawsuits.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Brown signs transgender bathroom bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.

August 12, 2013 | | State


SD mayor asked to respond to recall effort

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego's beleaguered mayor faced a Monday deadline to respond to organizers of a recall effort who say he should leave office after more than a dozen women alleged he made unwanted advances or inappropriate statements to them.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Schools can administer insulin shots

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Trained school employees can administer insulin shots to diabetic students if a nurse is not available, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday.

August 12, 2013 | | State


NorCal man missing after boating accident

YUBA CITY (AP) - Authorities say one person is missing and another injured after their boat capsized in a Northern California reservoir.

August 12, 2013 | | State


'Hyperloop' : Go from SF to LA in 30 minutes

'Hyperloop' : Go from SF to LA in 30 minutes

August 12, 2013 | | State


'Hyperloop' : Go from SF to LA in 30 minutes

'Hyperloop' : Go from SF to LA in 30 minutes

August 12, 2013 | | State


Progress in battling California wildfire

BANNING (AP) - Firefighters continued to make progress overnight battling Southern California's latest destructive wildfire, which burned 26 homes and threatened more than 500 others in the San Jacinto Mountains.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Banks sue over city’s eminent domain plan

RICHMOND (AP) - Two banks are suing the working class San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond over its plan to invoke eminent domain to condemn and seize hundreds of underwater mortgages.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Teen, abductor stood out in wilderness

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The horseback riders who encountered a missing California teen and her abductor said Sunday that "red flags" went up for them because the pair seemed out of place and ill-equipped for the Idaho back country.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Environmentalists aren’t happy with carbon offsets

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A component of California's landmark offensive against greenhouse gas emissions is not sitting well with some environmental groups.

August 12, 2013 | | State


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Citizens use drones to map El Nino flooding

LONG BEACH (AP) - Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face.

January 24, 2016 | | State


Brazilian tree porcupine now at Micke Grove Zoo

Micke Grove Zoo has acquired a young male Brazilian tree porcupine from Assiniboine Park Zoo of Winnipeg, Canada.

January 24, 2016 | | State


California pot growers facing crop of local bans

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When the California Legislature passed the state's first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new ...

January 24, 2016 | | State


2 suspects flee into woods turning pursuit into rescue

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A police pursuit of two men turned into a rescue mission after they fled into a wooded area of El Dorado County and ...

January 24, 2016 | | State


Caltrans: Leaks plugged in Bay Bridge’s span

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Caltrans has found a simple and cheap solution to eliminate leaks in the Bay Bridge's new eastern span that could cause ...

January 24, 2016 | | State


California pot growers facing crop of local bans

Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman , D-Stockton, is introducing legislation to block the Governor's controversial Twin Tunnels project unless it is approved by the voters of ...

January 24, 2016 | | State


Caltrans hit with $12M valley fever suit verdict

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A Northern California jury has awarded five construction workers nearly $12 million in their lawsuit alleging the state transportation department failed to warn ...

January 22, 2016 | | State


California eyes 1-drug execution

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Californians face a watershed year as they prepare to decide whether to resume executions that stopped a decade ago or end them entirely.

January 22, 2016 | | State


Tax fight over roads could dominate state Legislature

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In his otherwise low-key State of the State address, Gov. Jerry Brown saved his most impassioned plea for transportation issues, telling lawmakers they ...

January 22, 2016 | | State


Brown rejects parole try by Manson follower

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole for a third time Friday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series ...

January 22, 2016 | | State


EL NINO HASN’T BROKEN DROUGHT

FRESNO (AP) - The recent onslaught of El Nino storms only slightly increased the levels of California reservoirs that now stand at half of historic depths ...

January 22, 2016 | | State


Assisted suicide guidelines

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With just months until the state's assisted suicide law goes into effect, the California Medical Association has issued guidelines to doctors ...

January 20, 2016 | | State


Caltrans seeks drivers for study of mileage-based driving fees

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Department of Transportation is recruiting motorists to test ways of reporting how far they drive to study the feasibility of ...

January 20, 2016 | | State


‘Bar fight’ arrest part of ROP law enforcement class

It was a return to the Star Bar for Joe Waller and students in his Careers in Law Enforcement classes last Thursday.

January 20, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | State


Baby fur seal in bushes at business park

HAYWARD (AP) - An emaciated baby northern fur seal is recovering after it was found in some bushes at a San Francisco Bay Area business park ...

January 20, 2016 | | State


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