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SJ County named in lawsuit filed over death of woman

STOCKTON (AP) - The son and daughter of a woman allegedly raped and murdered by her grandson are suing the state and San Joaquin County for releasing him from the county jail after he violated parole.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Building demolition fuels quake study

HAYWARD AP) - It took just seconds for a 13-story building overlooking San Francisco Bay to implode, spewing smoke and chunks of concrete as it crumbled into a heap of rubble. But U.S. Geological Survey scientist Rufus Catchings was marveling less at the visual spectacle than what he could feel with his feet.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Principal bans streaking at Palo Alto High

PALO ALTO (AP) - The principal of a Northern California high school is putting an end to the tradition of students streaking across campus.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Ex-congressman gets OK for wife’s home burial

UKIAH (AP) - A former California congressman who buried his wife on the couple's rural property now has after-the-fact permission in a decision his attorney said sets a precedent for home burial.

August 19, 2013 | | State


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


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‘Firefighting at Christmas’ new normal in California?

FALLBROOK (AP) - A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms.

December 10, 2017 | | State


Man freed after 15 years for shaken baby death

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed Saturday, one day after a judge ...

December 10, 2017 | | State


New evacuations as fire flares up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned ...

December 10, 2017 | | State


State slammed over Oroville Dam

OROVILLE (AP) - Living in the shadow of the nation's tallest dam, the residents of this Northern California town had a complicated relationship with state ...

December 07, 2017 | | State


California Senate picks its first female leader

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins was tapped Thursday by fellow state Senate Democrats to replace Kevin de Leon and become the chamber's ...

December 07, 2017 | | State


Nearly 50 arrested during Stockton gang crackdown

STOCKTON (AP) - Nearly 50 people have been arrested in a crackdown on gangs in a Stockton that also netted nearly three-dozen firearms, the state attorney ...

December 07, 2017 | | State


‘Screw-up’ behind release of molester

MERCED (AP) - A California sheriff says a "screw-up" led to the mistaken release of an inmate who had pleaded guilty to child molestation.

December 07, 2017 | | State


Officials to update community about troubled Oroville Dam

OROVILLE (AP) - California water officials plan to update a Northern California community Wednesday about their efforts to repair the nation's tallest dam after damage ...

December 06, 2017 | | State


Carrillo wins LA seat in Assembly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democrat Wendy Carrillo of Los Angeles will be the newest member of the California Assembly in January.

December 06, 2017 | | State


Witness recalls escape from Oakland warehouse

OAKLAND (AP) - Aaron Marin was convinced his life was over as smoke engulfed a California warehouse in what was the country's deadliest building fire ...

December 06, 2017 | | State


LA will be largest US city going to rec pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles is in line to become the nation's largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday ...

December 06, 2017 | | State


Officials want to cancel red abalone fishing season

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - California wildlife officials are recommending that the 2018 abalone fishing fishing season be canceled due to concerns about declining population.

December 06, 2017 | | State


Relatives, others want remains of Charles Manson

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The body of murder mastermind Charles Manson was barely cold when competing bids began for his remains and belongings among relatives and longtime ...

December 06, 2017 | | State


Groundwater fees don’t need voter approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The state's water conservation districts don't need the approval of property owners or voters to charge their customers fees to ...

December 04, 2017 | | State


In wake of Weinstein, men wonder if hugging women still OK at work

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Wyard thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he's not so sure.

December 04, 2017 | | State


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