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15-year-old Morgan Hill teen-age girl’s disappearance frustrates, unites community

MORGAN HILL (AP) - Like a lot of teenage girls, 15-year-old Sierra LaMar used her smartphone as her billboard, her diary and her mirror. She sent text messages, tweeted and composed self-portraits of a petite, dark-haired beauty who liked makeup, cheerleading and dishing about reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

March 28, 2012 | | State


Cop goes undercover to bust students in small SJ Valley town of Exeter

EXETER (AP) - On his second trip through high school, former C-student Alex Salinas got a lot of A's.

March 28, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

Tree falls on home, traps trio for short time

March 28, 2012 | | State


Civil rights passion motivates California tax proponent that Brown is opposing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - After decades as a civil rights attorney, Molly Munger has the resume to prove her devotion to education equality, children's civil rights and California's public schools. Unlike most other activists, she also has a personal fortune to pursue her causes.

March 27, 2012 | | State


LAPD defends handling of profiling claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For years, the Los Angeles Police Department has fielded several hundred complaints a year from minorities who said they were unfairly targeted for traffic stops and arrests because of their skin color.

March 27, 2012 | | State


California nuke plant to remain shut for probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The troubled San Onofre nuclear plant in Southern California will remain shut down while investigators try to solve a mystery inside its massive generators - the rapid decay of tubing that carries radioactive water, federal regulators said Tuesday.

March 27, 2012 | | State


Lorax statue taken from home of Dr. Seuss's widow

SAN DIEGO (AP) - They took the Lorax, made of bronze, the thieves they came, and now he's gone.

March 27, 2012 | | State


Assemblywoman Olsen pushing for law to punish public school student-teacher dating

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 41-year-old high school teacher exchanges a flood of text messages with his student, then leaves his wife and three children to date her. The couple then goes on national TV, saying their relationship didn't become physical until she turned 18.

March 27, 2012 | | State


Most California state parks likely to stay open thanks to federal & local agencies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Only a fraction of the 70 California parks originally slated to close this summer because of budget cuts are likely to be shut down, a senior state parks official said Tuesday.

March 27, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

SAN FRANCISCO SHERIFF CHALLENGES SUSPENSION: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on Tuesday formally challenged his suspension as he faces a misconduct charge stemming from a domestic violence case.

March 27, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

Court leaders pull plug on $2B computer system

March 27, 2012 | | State


South state storm leaves outages; motorist rescued

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians cleaned up Monday from a storm that hit many areas in frenzied bursts, flooding streets and freeways, zapping power and toppling trees and utility poles.

March 26, 2012 | | State


Mitt Romney trumpets rush of conservative endorsements during swing through California

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mitt Romney trumpeted a flurry of conservative endorsements along with backing Monday from a delegate who belonged to campaign dropout Jon Huntsman as he looks to wrap up the GOP presidential nomination.

March 26, 2012 | | State


SF slaying suspect in five killings had had been ordered deported to Vietnam

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An immigration judge in 2006 had ordered the suspect in the recent slayings of five people in San Francisco to be removed from the country, officials said Monday.

March 26, 2012 | | State


Chief: No conclusions in beating death of Iraqi-American woman

EL CAJON (AP) - Shaima Alawadi and her family fled Iraq nearly two decades ago as Saddam Hussein crushed a Shiite uprising, settling in the U.S. so they would no longer face persecution, a family friend said.

March 26, 2012 | | State


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Cops greet students at school where plot thwarted

SOUTH PASADENA (AP) - Police kept watch and jumpy parents escorted students as classes resumed Thursday at a suburban high school that authorities say was targeted for a massacre.

August 21, 2014 | | State


BOOSTING RETIREMENT PAY

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state pension board on Wednesday approved nearly 100 types of supplemental pay that can be used to boost retirement benefits for newer public employees, one of which drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 21, 2014 | | State


$93M Medi-Cal payments fraudulent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State auditors have found Medi-Cal, the nation's largest Medicaid program, was hit with more than $93 million in potentially fraudulent bills by substance abuse clinics across California.

August 21, 2014 | | State


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