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MAN APPEALS FOR RELEASE AFTER 14 YEARS IN PRISON: PASADENA (AP) - An attorney says a Los Angeles man who was in prison for nearly 14 years is innocent and should stay free, despite prosecutors' argument that missed deadlines for paperwork by defense lawyers mean he should remain behind bars.

July 30, 2013 | | State


No joke: Jay Leno opposes using isolation to control prison gang violence

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Celebrities including Jay Leno and Gloria Steinem have condemned the isolation of inmates to control gang violence at California prisons - a practice that sparked a hunger strike by hundreds of inmates.

July 30, 2013 | | State


Richmond may seize, condemn bad mortgages

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A working class San Francisco Bay Area city is considering invoking eminent domain to condemn and seize hundreds of underwater mortgages to help troubled homeowners. The controversial move would be the first of its kind in the country.

July 30, 2013 | | State


Judge rejects forest fire lawsuit

QUINCY (AP) - A Plumas County Superior Court judge has dismissed a state lawsuit against California's largest timber company for a 2007 wildfire that destroyed more than 100 square miles of forest in Northern California.

July 30, 2013 | | State


Car crashes into nail salon, 7 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A car plowed through the window of a busy South Los Angeles nail salon, injuring seven people, according to firefighters and the store's owners.

July 30, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

DUAL BIDS TO RECALL SAN DIEGO MAYOR GET UNDERWAY: SAN DIEGO (AP) - Dueling efforts to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner are underway as the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city ignores mounting calls that he resign over allegations of sexual harassment.

July 29, 2013 | | State


Foreign airlines urged to use GPS at San Francisco

Foreign airlines urged to use GPS at San Francisco

July 29, 2013 | | State


1 injured in rampage after surfing contest

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - Bicycle salesman Bert Etheredge locked down the shop where he works and sent customers and co-workers into a back room when he saw a raucous mob moving up the main street of a California beach town after a popular surf contest.

July 29, 2013 | | State


Calif. groups worry over environmental law reform effort

SACRAMENTO(AP) - A coalition of business, housing and local government leaders is warning California legislative leaders that a plan to rewrite the state's landmark environmental law could lead to more lawsuits and make it harder to approve responsible projects - the opposite of what lawmakers hope to achieve with the overhaul.

July 29, 2013 | | State


Fremont offers pay-to-stay jail program

FREMONT (AP) - A Northern California police department is offering an alternative for inmates who might actually want to pay for their stay in jail.

July 26, 2013 | | State


Task force created to help combat Valley Fever

FRESNO (AP) - A California Congressman has announced a new task force to increase awareness about the potentially deadly disease known as Valley Fever.

July 26, 2013 | | State


Los Angeles DWP spent millions on excessive worker extra sick days

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A report says the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spent tens of millions of dollars on extra sick days for its employees, and some workers may have abused the system.

July 26, 2013 | | State


Public officials criticize Kaiser for rate hikes

OAKLAND (AP) - One of the state's biggest health insurers, Kaiser Permanente, is drawing complaints from employers who say the company's policies are no longer the quality care bargain they once were.

July 26, 2013 | | State


Gay bars boycotting Russian vodka

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Several gay bars in West Hollywood have boycotted Stolichnaya vodka - which is distilled from Russian ingredients - following the recent passage of anti-gay laws in Russia that ban gay pride events and "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."

July 26, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

OAKLAND CONSIDERS BANNING PROTEST 'VIOLENCE TOOLS' : OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland will consider banning so-called "tools of violence" from protests, two weeks after a waiter was struck in the face with a hammer during a demonstration against the Trayvon Martin trial outcome.

July 26, 2013 | | State


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SJ County sues over Twin Tunnels bond plan

SACRAMENTO - A regionally diverse coalition of Northern California counties, water resource management and flood control agencies, and reclamation and water storage districts filed legal action ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


WESTLANDS SAYS NO TO TWIN TUNNELS

FRESNO - A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday for re-engineering the state's water system with a pair of massive, $16 billion ...

September 19, 2017 | | State


California wants millions to fund Twin Tunnels

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dozens of water agencies and millions of families and farmers would be on the hook for building two giant tunnels to carry Northern ...

September 18, 2017 | | State


Six illegals sue over Trump’s end of deportation protection

IRVINE . (AP) - Six immigrants brought to the United States as children who became teachers, graduate students and a lawyer sued the Trump administration on Monday ...

September 18, 2017 | | State


Police investigate deer shot in SoCal neighborhood

MONROVIA (AP) - California authorities are investigating a man who was caught on camera shooting a deer with a bow and arrow within a suburban foothill ...

September 18, 2017 | | State


Young immigrants shout down Pelosi

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, was shouted down Monday by young immigrants at an event in her ...

September 18, 2017 | | State


Legislators approve ‘sanctuary state’ bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers approved a "sanctuary state" bill on Saturday that would put new restrictions on interactions between local law enforcement and federal immigration ...

September 17, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers approve presidential primary in March

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers voted early Saturday to set the state's presidential primary in March, a move that would force candidates to mount expensive ...

September 17, 2017 | | State


Record heat hit impacts wine regions during harvest

NAPA (AP) - The record head that baked Northern California over the Labor Day weekend left wine grapes shriveling on the vines, reducing many of them ...

September 10, 2017 | | State


Big Sur road work over landslide will cost $40 million

BIG SUR (AP) - A plan to build a road over a massive t landslide that closed the world-famous scenic California coastal highway leading to Big ...

September 10, 2017 | | State


Mexico’s diplomat to embrace Dreamers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Mexico's top diplomat will make a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California amid strained relations between his country and the U.S. over ...

September 10, 2017 | | State


Housing, immigration await state lawmakers in last week

SACRAMENTO .(AP) - Hundreds of bills await action by California lawmakers as the Legislature begins its last week of business this year.

September 10, 2017 | | State


Directive sparks criticism among transgender troops

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed and indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting ...

August 27, 2017 | | State


LA sheriff’s psychologist convicted in child sex case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former psychologist with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been convicted of molesting a young boy and girl.

August 27, 2017 | | State


Final prayers said at SoCal sailors’ chapel

LONG BEACH (AP) - After more than 30 years, the final prayers have been said at a chapel where sailors from around the world worshipped when ...

August 27, 2017 | | State


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