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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


State news briefs

TINY PUPPY BORN IN CA COULD BE WORLD'S SMALLEST: SACRAMENTO (AP) - A puppy named after one of the world's biggest pop stars could set the world's record for tiniest dog.

March 26, 2012 | | State


Weinstein Co. to release 'Bully' without rating

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Weinstein Co. is moving past the R rating earned by its documentary "Bully" and plans to release the film unrated.

March 26, 2012 | | State


Lawmaker pleads no contest to airport gun charges

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state lawmaker pleaded no contest Monday to carrying a loaded handgun in his briefcase as he tried to board a flight to Sacramento earlier this year.

March 26, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

Federal crackdown hurts Oakland pot-growing school

March 26, 2012 | | State


State News Briefs

'HUNGER GAMES' BATTLES TO $155M OPENING WEEKEND: LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Hunger Games" has filled fan appetites with a $155 million opening weekend that puts it near the top of the domestic record book.

March 25, 2012 | | State


Hmong community launches online translator

FRESNO (AP) - When Phong Yang, a Hmong refugee from Laos, landed in California's Central Valley - via stops in Thailand and France - he was 14 years old. He learned to speak Hmong from his parents, but today he has a hard time teaching the language to his children, who are distracted by cell phones and computers.

March 25, 2012 | | State


USC/Times poll finds California GOP support for Romney grows

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mitt Romney is running away with Republican support in California, as the leader of the national presidential field enjoys a double digit lead over his competitors in the GOP, a new survey finds.

March 25, 2012 | | State


How many pot patients California has is anyone's guess based on state system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California has seven times as many residents as Colorado, but nearly nine times fewer medical marijuana users, at least on paper.

March 25, 2012 | | State


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Group files petition to idle PG&E nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

August 26, 2014 | | State


Bright-colored air gun bill passes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Assembly has approved legislation that would require imitation airsoft guns to be sold in transparent or bright colors to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

August 26, 2014 | | State


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