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$4 million fire-prevention grant ignites passions in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - A $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills has ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.

June 02, 2015 | | State


‘Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star signing bottles Saturday

LODI - Join Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville at Lodi Vintners for the release of her 2013 Unfiltered Blonde Chardonnay, Saturday, June , from noon to 3 p.m.

June 02, 2015 | | State


California considers health coverage for immigrant kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally and seek federal authorization to sell private insurance to immigrants without documentation.

June 02, 2015 | | State


California Senate OKs scaled- down travel disclosure bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California state senators on Monday advanced a scaled-down version of a political ethics bill after the initial proposal was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown, who said it would complicate campaign disclosure rather than reduce influence.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Suspects nearly run down San Jose officer

SAN JOSE . (AP) - A man and woman are facing charges after police say they tried to run over an officer and damaged a police car.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Bill seeks to dilute power of CPUC president

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Powers wielded by the president of the state's top utility regulator would be diluted under a bill moving through the California Legislature.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Bill: Cheerleading would be sport

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California would recognize competitive cheerleading as a high school sport under pending legislation.

June 01, 2015 | | State


College student killed mom in argument over grades

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama college student killed his mother during an argument over his bad grades, law enforcement officials said, and he was being held without bond in a county jail Monday.

June 01, 2015 | | State


District sued over graduation dress code

CLOVIS (AP) - A Native American student sued his California school district on Monday over its refusal to let him wear an eagle feather during his high school graduation ceremony, claiming his rights to freedom of expression and religion in the state constitution are being violated.

June 01, 2015 | | State


State Senate approves 2017 minimum wage hike to $17

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate on Monday approved a plan to again raise the state's minimum wage, lifting it to $13 an hour in 2017, then tying it to the rate of inflation after that.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Google still struggling to diversify beyond white, Asian men

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google isn't making much headway diversifying its workforce beyond white and Asian men, even though the Internet company hired women to fill one out of every five of its openings for computer programmers and other high-paying technology jobs last year.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Bill prohibits crackdown on sleeping in cars

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Assembly is advancing legislation to protect homeless people who live in their cars from fines and vehicle impounds.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Farmers submit plans to save water

FRESNO (AP) - Dozens of farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta submitted plans Monday to the state saying they intend to plant less thirsty crops and leave some fields unplanted to meet voluntary water conservation targets amid the relentless California drought, officials said.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Ex-Moreno Valley councilman sentenced in $2 million sting

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A former Moreno Valley city councilman was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Monday for accepting more than $2 million bribes during a sting operation but no charges will be filed in an unrelated corruption investigation involving the entire council, it was reported.

June 01, 2015 | | State


Muir Woods’s tallest is mere 777 years old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An analysis found that the tallest redwood tree in Muir Woods in California is 777 years old - not the 1,500 years once assumed.

June 01, 2015 | | State


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PG&E utility sued for ‘profits over safety’ in rash of deadly wildfires

BURLINGAME (AP) - Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was blamed in three lawsuits filed Tuesday for negligence in the wildfires that killed more than 40 people ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


Delay makes it unlikely SF will recreational pot Jan. 1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors delayed voting Tuesday on proposed pot regulations, making it more unlikely that people in this weed-friendly city will be ...

November 14, 2017 | | State


State looks into free DNA tests

SANTA CLARA (AP) - California officials are looking into free DNA tests that are handed out to fans at 49ers games.

November 14, 2017 | | State


Christian players frustrated by criticism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Reid and other Christian players who support Colin Kaepernick's social justice movement want believers on the opposite side of the ...

November 12, 2017 | | State


Mendoza harassment case US Senate candidate Kevin De Leon under spotlight

SACRAMENTO (AP) - News that a sitting California senator is being investigated for sexual harassment against a young female employee has put a fresh spotlight on ...

November 12, 2017 | | State


Hundreds in Hollywood protest sex harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Armed with signs, catchy phrases and a motivation to take #MeToo beyond the internet and into real life, a few hundred women ...

November 12, 2017 | | State


SoCal plant enjoying bomber boom

PALMDALE (AP) - Call it the bomber boom.

November 12, 2017 | | State


California billionaire doubles spending on anti-Trump ads

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California billionaire Tom Steyer said Thursday he'll double his spending on ads calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment to $20 million ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


State investigates senator’s behavior to female staffer

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza is facing an internal investigation over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward a young female employee, including inviting her to ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


Sheriff: Wildfires point to usefulness of old technology

UKIAH (AP) - Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled land lines, cell phones and internet service, the ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


‘Magnum, P.I.’ actor John Hillerman dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck's freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series "Magnum, P.I ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


Californians will turn ranch land into beach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Coastal Commission on Thursday agreed to carve a mile of public beach out of ranch land that has been in ...

November 09, 2017 | | State


‘Friends’ star Aniston makes TV return

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she's partnering with Reese Witherspoon.

November 08, 2017 | | State


New looks come to Snapchat , Twitter in bid for more users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook.

November 08, 2017 | | State


You may help pay $170 million so PG&E can shut down Diablo

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state judge Wednesday recommended that California's largest utility be allowed to increase customer rates by nearly $170 million for costs ...

November 08, 2017 | | State


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