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Lawmakers slam officials for technology deficiencies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday accused officials from the Department of Technology of failing to protect state agencies considered vulnerable to hacking.

February 24, 2016 | | State


SF OKs condoms at middle schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Unified School District school board has unanimously approved a controversial decision to distribute condoms to middle school students.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Senate candidate Harris not taking sides in FBI, Apple fight

NORWALK (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris said Wednesday that she isn't picking sides in Apple Inc.'s fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone used by used by a gunman in the San Bernardino shootings that left 14 dead.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Stanford creates world’s biggest scholars program at $700M

PALO ALTO (AP) - Nike co-founder Phil Knight is donating $400 million to Stanford University to help create the largest fully-endowed scholarship in the world with the goal of preparing a new generation of global leaders, university officials said Wednesday.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Judge blocks Brown plans for prison initiative for ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state judge on Wednesday blocked Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed ballot initiative to reduce California's prison population, siding with district attorneys who argued that it improperly bypassed normal procedures.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Ruling releases personal student data

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A recent federal court ruling ordering the release of personal data on more than 10 million California students highlights the growing amount of information schools now collect - and the loopholes that allow it to be released.

February 24, 2016 | | State


Oil from ship that sank in 1953 keeps killing birds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fuel oil from a long-sunken freighter that previously killed thousands of birds continues to leak and recently coated more birds in the gunk along the Northern California coast, officials said.

February 23, 2016 | | State


Gas facility that had blowout will have to play by new rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The gas storage facility that spewed methane uncontrollably for almost four months, driving thousands of families from their homes, won't resume operations until it has undergone tougher tests than ever required before, a process that will take months and perhaps even longer.

February 23, 2016 | | State


Arrest made in deadly shooting of 1-year-old girl

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspected gunman was arrested on suspicion of killing a 1-year-old girl who was shot in the face as she slept in a crib in her Compton home, authorities said Tuesday.

February 23, 2016 | | State


Billionaire asks for $30M for access

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - A San Francisco Bay-area billionaire who closed an access road to a beloved beach is asking the state of California for $30 million in exchange for public access to Martins Beach at Half Moon Bay.

February 21, 2016 | | State


Lawsuit raises concerns about running cattle on federal land

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE (AP) - Concerns about running cattle on federal land are reaching livestock owners in California.

February 21, 2016 | | State


Protests planned across US to back Apple in battle with FBI order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Protesters are preparing to assemble in more than 30 cities to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December's mass shootings in Southern California.

February 21, 2016 | | State


Hear ye! Hear ye! Burlingame has first town crier in 100 years

BURLINGAME (AP) - The Northern California city of Burlingame hadn't had a town crier in more than a century but that changed this year after actor and property manager Richard Aptekar volunteered for the job.

February 21, 2016 | | State


Standards won’t ease for inmate firefighters

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's new corrections chief is backing off a plan to lower standards for inmate firefighters, focusing instead on persuading county sheriffs to send more jail prisoners to the state program.

February 21, 2016 | | State


Vatican: Pope was not singling out Trump

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A spokesman for Pope Francis insisted Friday the pontiff was "in no way" launching an attack on Donald Trump, a U.S. presidential candidate, nor was he trying to sway voters by declaring someone who advocates building walls isn't Christian.

February 19, 2016 | | State


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Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific Ocean

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A solar-powered airplane on a mission to fly around the world landed in California, completing a risky, three-day flight across a great ...

April 24, 2016 | | State


Hundreds walk pooches to protest dog-walking limits in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of dog owners walked their poodles, corgis, dachshunds and many mutts to protest the proposed limits on dog-walking in San Francisco ...

April 24, 2016 | | State


Jurors misusing Internet may face fines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jurors who threaten to derail trials by researching them on Google or posting comments about them on Twitter are often dismissed with ...

April 24, 2016 | | State


Group files suit against Santa Clara over cross in park

SANTA CLARA (AP) - An atheists' group has filed a lawsuit against the Northern California city of Santa Clara because of a large granite cross at ...

April 22, 2016 | | State


Late-season storm dumps rain, snow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season storm moving through California pounded the San Francisco Bay region with rain Friday and brought snow to the southern Cascade ...

April 22, 2016 | | State


Pet terrier-mix fatally mauls 3-day-old baby

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 3-day-old boy was mauled to death by the family dog while they were in bed with the child's parents, police ...

April 22, 2016 | | State


1996: Spreckels Sugar’s Manteca plant to close

100 years ago

April 22, 2016 | | State


EASTERN SIERRA OVERDUE

RENO (AP) - The Sierra's eastern front is long overdue for a large earthquake along the California-Nevada line, where a magnitude-7 event expected on average ...

April 19, 2016 | | State


Man faces charge for hoax devices

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who forced a standoff outside the California Capitol that shut down business for hours had fake explosives in his car, police ...

April 19, 2016 | | State


Lawmakers reject greater twin tunnels scrutiny

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have rejected legislation that would have added protections for water contractors in a massive project to ship water from Northern to ...

April 19, 2016 | | State


Standoff ends near State Capitol after man surrenders

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A standoff near the California Capitol is over after a vehicle covered in scribbled writing blocked traffic and stalled business for several hours.

April 18, 2016 | | State


California student says airline removed him for speaking Arabic

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from ...

April 18, 2016 | | State


Search continues for teen in river

AUBURN (AP) - Dive teams are continuing their search for the body of a teenage boy who went underwater in the American River in Auburn as ...

April 18, 2016 | | State


Target of spy probe is asking for new trial in child porn case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Boeing manager convicted of possessing child pornography uncovered during an unrelated investigation into Chinese espionage is asking a judge to throw ...

April 18, 2016 | | State


NYC listing of potentially violent mentally ill stirs qualms

NEW YORK (AP) - When a homeless man was taken for a psychiatric evaluation because he argued with shelter police, doctors found no reason to commit ...

April 18, 2016 | | State


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