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More retirements point to new era in California House of Representative races

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long-serving U.S. Rep. Wally Herger announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in November, the latest sign that a political shake-up is under way in California that will have implications from Washington to Sacramento.

January 10, 2012 | | State


State revenue drops even farther than when Brown rolled out figures last week

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Just a week after Gov. Jerry Brown made his pitch for tax hikes and more spending cuts, the state controller on Tuesday reported that California is collecting less tax revenue than the governor projected and warned lawmakers that more cuts may be needed if the slide continues.

January 10, 2012 | | State


Rescue owner arrested in Kern County; hundreds of animals seized by officers

ROSAMOND (AP) - A man says he never expected to be arrested when he called for help at the animal rescue where he was facing eviction.

January 10, 2012 | | State


Euthanasia to control shelter population unpopular in poll

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be adopted.

January 09, 2012 | | State


US Supreme Court rejects appeal in Skid Row killings based on jailhouse informant’s lies

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected California's plea to reinstate murder convictions in the 1970s-era Skid Row Stabber case in Los Angeles.

January 09, 2012 | | State


185 California cities, counties just say no to medical pot sales

More and more states are saying yes to medical marijuana. But local governments are increasingly using their laws to just say no, not in our backyard.

January 09, 2012 | | State


Death sentence for 1998 killing overturned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Monday reversed the death sentence for a man who was convicted of killing a woman who was robbed, raped, tortured and beaten while walking to a Long Beach store to use $6 worth of food stamps.

January 09, 2012 | | State


Dad pleads guilty to tossing son off boat who missed getting hot by another boat

SANTA ANA (AP) - A drunken father who tossed his 7-year-old son overboard in a busy Orange County harbor, forcing another boat to veer to avoid hitting the boy, pleaded guilty Monday to felony child abuse and endangerment.

January 09, 2012 | | State


Marine accused of losing control in war crime that left 24 Iraqis dead including unarmed kids

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - A Marine sergeant charged in the biggest criminal case against U.S. troops in the Iraq war made a series of fatal assumptions and lost control of himself when he and his squad killed 24 Iraqis, including unarmed women and children, a military prosecutor said Monday.

January 09, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

TRIO RETURNS TO CRIME SCENE FOR SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Investigators say three young robbers are in jail after returning to a Southern California crime scene to retrieve liquor store surveillance camera video.

January 09, 2012 | | State


More aid for college athletes sought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An advocacy group is pushing a "bill of rights" for student-athletes aimed at increasing financial assistance to college players.

January 09, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

San Francisco launches Golden Gate anniversary

January 09, 2012 | | State


Tahoe snowboarders can ride White’s halfpipe

TRUCKEE (AP) - Having an Olympic champion call your local ski resort home has its privileges.

January 08, 2012 | | State


Election reforms, tax initiatives shape 2012

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While California is likely to remain out of the presidential spotlight in 2012, the state will undergo dramatic political changes that will alter elections and potentially transform the Legislature. At the same time, voters likely will be asked to consider tax increases even as the state's economy remains stalled by slow growth and high unemployment.

January 08, 2012 | | State


Oakland sees homicide total spike in rough 2011

OAKLAND (AP) - Staring at a colorful display of balloons, flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial in East Oakland, Todd Walker estimated he went to at least 50 of the funerals for this city's 110 homicide victims in 2011.

January 08, 2012 | | State


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Lawsuit seeks to block California desert water project

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Environmental activists sued Tuesday to halt a plan to pump water from beneath the Mojave Desert and sell it to Southern California ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


Complaints against lawmakers aren’t tracked

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Latest on legislative hearings on sexual harassment (all times local):

November 28, 2017 | | State


Remains of ancient sea cow unearthed on California island

VENTURA (AP) - Scientists say they've unearthed fossil remains of a sea cow that lived in the shallow waters off Southern California's Channel Islands ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


Lawsuit seeks to block California desert water project

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Environmental activists sued Tuesday to halt a plan to pump water from beneath the Mojave Desert and sell it to Southern California ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence

RENO, Nev. (AP) - More than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species ...

November 26, 2017 | | State


Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a telling setting for a decision on whether post-traumatic stress disorder patients could use medical marijuana.

November 26, 2017 | | State


Rush of pot grows splits rural California before legal sales

COPPEROPOLIS (AP) - The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with ...

November 24, 2017 | | State


Sexual harassment takes spotlight in California’s capital

SACRAMENTO (AP) - It's been five weeks since nearly 150 women - lobbyists, lawmakers, Republicans, Democrats - signed a letter calling out a pervasive culture of sexual ...

November 24, 2017 | | State


Record setting Thanksgiving temperatures bake SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Among the things Southern Californians had to be thankful for Thursday were record temperatures high enough to send people flocking to beaches ...

November 23, 2017 | | State


Man freed decades after double killing conviction

SACRAMENTO AP) - Simi Valley was a sleepy Southern California suburb in 1979, one frequently ranked near the top of surveys of America's safest cities ...

November 23, 2017 | | State


Cross-border wedding held as California ‘Door of Hope’ opens

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A United States man and a Mexican woman have wed between the doors of a steel border gate that is opened for ...

November 19, 2017 | | State


1,000 bikes found beneath SoCal homeless camp

SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities clearing homeless encampments along a Southern California river have found at least two makeshift underground bunkers, including one that contained more ...

November 19, 2017 | | State


Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in Bay Area

MARTINEZ (AP) - Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.

November 19, 2017 | | State


Light shines on Capitol partying

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's affecting how men and women interact.

November 19, 2017 | | State


Napa Valley wineries assess wildfires’ long- term pocketbook effects

NAPA (AP) - A month after deadly wildfires swept through California's famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


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