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Feds delay threat to withhold transit funds

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The federal government on Friday delayed its threat to withhold billions of dollars in California transportation grants in a dispute over public pension reforms while negotiations continue with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration.

August 16, 2013 | | State


California jobless rate increases to 8.7 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July, the first such bump since the spring of 2011, state officials announced Friday.

August 16, 2013 | | State


GOP lawmaker seeks audit of mental health spending

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Republican lawmaker said Friday that he will introduce legislation seeking annual audits to show how California counties are spending billions of dollars in voter-approved money for mental health programs, after a state audit found there has been little oversight to ensure the money is going to those who need it most.

August 16, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

14 NEW HOTELS PLANNED NEAR DISNEYLAND: ANAHEIM (AP) - Disneyland's neighborhood may be in for a hotel boom.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Seattle investor funds drive to defeat Kings arena

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Seattle billionaire Chris Hansen is behind a secretive effort to block Sacramento's efforts to build a new downtown arena for the city's professional basketball team, California's campaign watchdog disclosed Friday after an investigation.

August 16, 2013 | | State


SJ Valley officials issue air alert

FRESNO (AP) - San Joaquin Valley air pollution officials are warning residents to cut driving and car idling as they scramble to avoid violating the federal government's ozone standard next week.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Lawmaker pulls son from class over transgender law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his local public school this fall.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Medi-Cal cut of 10% begins next month

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Long-delayed cuts to Medi-Cal reimbursements are slated to go forward, slashing doctor and medical worker payments by 10 percent, and promising to save the state $387 million, according to state advocates.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SF EXPLORATORIUM CUTS STAFF AMID POOR ATTENDANCE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's Exploratorium is laying off 18 percent of its staff because fewer people than expected are visiting its new waterfront location.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Changes proposed for Twin Tunnels

STOCKTON (AP) - California water officials are proposing changes to a multibillion-dollar plan for two water diversion tunnels for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, according to documents released Thursday.

August 15, 2013 | | State


LA judge OKs $30 million settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge approved settlements of lawsuits that claimed dozens of students were molested by former teachers at Miramonte Elementary School and the Los Angeles Unified School District has made the first of what may total $30 million in payouts.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Richmond mayor demands bank drop foreclosure lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The mayor of a financially struggling Northern California city and several supporters showed up unannounced Thursday at Wells Fargo Bank's downtown headquarters to demand it drop a lawsuit fighting a novel plan to refinance hundreds of "underwater" mortgages.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Bay Bridge open around Labor Day

OAKLAND (AP) - Despite broken earthquake-safety bolts that threatened months of delays, California transportation officials approved a plan on Thursday to open the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge around the Labor Day weekend as originally planned.

August 15, 2013 | | State


'That '70s Show' actress Lisa Robin Kelly dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "That '70s Show" actress Lisa Robin Kelly has died at age 43.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Bill outlaws problem of 'revenge porn'

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill outlawing so-called "revenge porn," which lawmakers say is an increasing problem on the Internet.

August 15, 2013 | | State


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Clashes over underground venues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The party is over at Purple 33.

December 22, 2016 | | State


90,000 page study backs twin tunnels

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two giant tunnels to send Northern California water southward moved a step closer Thursday to ...

December 22, 2016 | | State


VW owners told not to strip parts before buybacks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday warned Volkswagen owners eligible for a buyback under one of the company's emissions cheating settlements not ...

December 22, 2016 | | State


LA sheriff corruption case ends in mistrial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The corruption case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca ended in a mistrial Thursday after jurors deadlocked 11-1 to acquit ...

December 22, 2016 | | State


Wal-Mart pulls Black Lives Matter T-shirt from website

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wal-Mart has pulled a Black Lives Matter T-shirt from its online offerings amid complaints by police.

December 22, 2016 | | State


CalPERS to sell all tobacco stocks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's largest public pension system is giving up tobacco.

December 19, 2016 | | State


Truck driver fatigue cited in crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Acute fatigue and lack of familiarity with the area likely caused the driver of a work truck to turn onto train tracks ...

December 19, 2016 | | State


Academy of Art agrees to settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the nation's largest for-profit art schools has agreed to a $60 million settlement after amassing a real estate empire ...

December 19, 2016 | | State


Hits get added writers as lawsuits loom

NEW YORK (AP) - What do Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" and the Chainsmokers' "Closer" have in common?

December 18, 2016 | | State


The Force is with ‘Rogue One’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" soared to the top of the weekend box office as expected, scoring the second-best December opening ...

December 18, 2016 | | State


Interstate 5 work thru Stockton completed

STOCKTON-The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG), Caltrans District 10, the City of Stockton, and the County of San Joaquin celebrated the completion of ...

December 18, 2016 | | State


State trying to stop cellphone smuggling

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is installing nearly 1,000 sophisticated metal detectors, scanners and secret security cameras at its prisons in its latest attempt to thwart ...

December 18, 2016 | | State


NEW WATER FIGHT BREWING

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The first winter storm of 2017 to drop welcome rain over the rivers, pumps, pipes and canals that move California's water ...

December 18, 2016 | | State


Massive storm soaking NorCal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the strongest rainstorms of the season hit Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, with a small ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


California electors favor changing Electoral College

SACRAMENTO (AP) - They're the chosen few - the 55 California residents who will directly cast votes for president. But many of California's presidential electors ...

December 15, 2016 | | State


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