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Voters want details in legislator's shoplifting case at Neiman-Marcus

HAYWARD (AP) - It was just an accident, California Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi's representatives say. The lawmaker walked out of Neiman Marcus without paying $2,500 for leather pants, a skirt and a blouse because she was distracted while talking on her cell phone .

January 16, 2012 | | State


Dad of California homeless killing suspect in four homeless deaths is homeless himself

YORBA LINDA (AP) - The father of the man suspected of killing homeless men in Southern California is himself homeless and says his son last week showed him a picture of one victim as a warning of the danger of being on the streets.

January 15, 2012 | | State


FX network's takes big risk with Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ show

PASADENA (AP) - The head of the FX network said Sunday he still hasn't seen a script for Charlie Sheen's new sitcom "Anger Management," which is due to premiere in June.

January 15, 2012 | | State


California news briefs

SKI RESORT EXECS JOIN RENO-TAHOE OLYMPIC BOARD: SQUAW VALLEY (AP) - Two top ski resort executives have joined the board trying to lure the 2022 Winter Olympics to the Reno-Lake Tahoe area.

January 15, 2012 | | State


Researchers, tribes clash over bones of 160,000 unearthed Native Americans

BERKELEY (AP) - On a bluff overlooking a sweep of Southern California beach, scientists in 1976 unearthed what were among the oldest skeletal remains ever found in the Western Hemisphere.

January 15, 2012 | | State


Miss America confronted family pain with pageant

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The nation's newest Miss America is a 23-year-old Wisconsin brunette who had long conversations with her family mulling whether or not to make her father's jail time for mail fraud the heart of her campaign in the beauty pageant.

January 15, 2012 | | State


Plan to scrap kindergarten program for even younger kids draws protest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California educators and childcare advocates are protesting Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to scrap a new program for children who are no longer old enough for kindergarten.

January 13, 2012 | | State


HBO: No political agenda behind Palin film

PASADENA (AP) - In a politically polarized country, the people behind HBO's upcoming movie on Sarah Palin's vice presidential campaign are being careful not to take one side or the other.

January 13, 2012 | | State


Brown moves to revamp high-speed rail project by changing board composition

ELK GROVE (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that his appointees to the board overseeing California's embattled $98 billion high-speed rail project will fix its problems and offer a revamped business plan after the rail authority's director and its board chairman resigned a day earlier.

January 13, 2012 | | State


San Fran college's computer network compromised

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The computer networks of a San Francisco community college have been infected with software viruses that illegally transmitted personal data from students and employees overseas, school officials said Friday.

January 13, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

MAN DECAPITATED WHEN WOOD CHIPPER SUCKS UP ROPE: NEVADA CITY (AP) - A Northern California tree trimmer has been decapitated after an industrial wood chipper apparently sucked up a rope tangled around his neck.

January 13, 2012 | | State


Lawmakers propose extending redevelopment agencies to April 15

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers introduced a bipartisan measure Friday to save community redevelopment agencies from immediate elimination, but it's not certain if they have backing from legislative leaders or Gov. Jerry Brown.

January 13, 2012 | | State


LA city attorney seeks 'gentle ban' on marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney asked the city council on Friday to implement a "gentle ban" on marijuana that would shutter dispensaries but allow patients and caregivers to grow it.

January 13, 2012 | | State


New San Francisco sheriff charged with domestic violence involving his wife

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Friday charged San Francisco's newly sworn-in sheriff with three misdemeanors, including domestic violence, related to a New Year's Eve incident with his wife.

January 13, 2012 | | State


AG's cuts less severe under new plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state attorney general's office will have less severe cuts than originally anticipated if lawmakers approve Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, allowing the Department of Justice to retain more than 100 agents who were facing layoffs and salvage some high-profile programs targeting illegal drugs and gangs.

January 13, 2012 | | 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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