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Move afoot to ban plastic bags

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill to make California the first in the nation to impose a statewide ban on plastic bags at certain retailers passed a key legislative committee on Wednesday, but the legislation faces staunch opposition from bag manufacturers working to stem a flood of local bans meant to end clutter in landfills and beaches.

May 14, 2014 | | State

Anti-tax group OK with closing Proposition 13 ax law loophole

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A prominent anti-tax group says it won't oppose a bill that would close a loophole in California's Proposition 13, effectively approving a bid to change the landmark law for the first time since voters passed it 36 years ago.

May 14, 2014 | | State


• POLICE RAID SAN FRANCISCO HELLS ANGELS' CLUBHOUSE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police have raided a Hells Angels' clubhouse and arrested one person in connection with an assault.

May 14, 2014 | | State

Google resumes Glass sales

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is once again selling its Internet-connected eyewear to anyone in the U.S. as the company fine-tunes a device that has sparked intrigue and disdain for its potential to change the way people interact with technology.

May 14, 2014 | | State

Wildfire burns homes in San Diego County

CARLSBAD (AP) - Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in the worst of a half-dozen blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave.

May 14, 2014 | | State

Google to release diversity data about workforce composition

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is planning to release statistics documenting the diversity of its workforce for the first time amid escalating pressure on the technology industry to hire more minorities and women.

May 14, 2014 | | State

LA police investigating Justin Bieber

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber is under investigation after a woman accused the embattled pop singer of trying to steal her cellphone at a family entertainment center, police said Wednesday.

May 14, 2014 | | State

State paying off Schwarzenegger budget bond

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California is on track to pay off a $15 billion bond that was championed a decade ago by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of his first major actions in office.

May 14, 2014 | | State

Records fall during persistent California heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California has sweltered through another record-breaking day in the midst of a spring heat wave.

May 14, 2014 | | State

California GOP worried over top-two governor competition

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Republicans who have been trying to rebrand their party as more inclusive and attuned with the issues that Californians care about had hoped this year to offer a candidate for governor who fit that image.

May 14, 2014 | | State

Judge: Yeagers must pay $40K in fees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, has been ordered by a California judge to pay more than $40,000 in fees to a homeowners association.

May 13, 2014 | | State

Court-order mental health care gets OK in Orange County

SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County became the second California county Tuesday to move forward with a law that allows court-ordered treatment of the severely mentally ill even if they don't want it.

May 13, 2014 | | State

Friant Dam water to be tapped for use for first time in decades

FRESNO (AP) - Officials said Tuesday that, for the first time in decades, they plan to tap water stored behind a dam east of Fresno, as they try to help California farmers through the ongoing drought.

May 13, 2014 | | State

Courts charging for online access

OAKLAND (AP) - A Northern California county has begun charging people to look at civil court records online - part of a trend at cash-strapped courthouses around the state that is raising concerns among some lawyers and public access groups, a newspaper reported.

May 13, 2014 | | State

Congressional frosh face tough challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Elections will never be cakewalks for Rep. Ami Bera. The nearly even split between Democratic and Republican voters in California's 7th Congressional District means the freshman Democrat is likely to confront a strong challenger each two-year election cycle.

May 12, 2014 | | State

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Fire evacuees return to little more than ash

ANDERSON SPRINGS (AP) - Krystal La Plante and her boyfriend returned to the remains of their three-bedroom home to find only a ceramic drip coffee pot ...

September 22, 2015 | | State

1 killed, 5 hurt after car smashes into health club

LIVERMORE (AP) - An 80-year-old driver accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Tuesday before plowing through the doors of a Northern California health ...

September 22, 2015 | | State

Baking SoCal may get rain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California is in for more end-of-summer heat and then a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Family, kid arrests at border soar 52 percent

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in ...

September 21, 2015 | | State

Man dies during attempted robbery at foothill pot grow

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say a man died after being struck by a pickup truck during a robbery attempt at a marijuana grow in Central California.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Teen pleads not guilty in 8-year-old Santa Cruz girl

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - A 15-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Monday in the kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old girl at the tight-knit artist community where ...

September 21, 2015 | | State

Deputies shoot at, injure 82-year-old brandishing gun

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say deputies in Central California shot at and injured an 82-year-old woman who brandished a handgun.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Man finds $1,300 in box, returns it

BERKELEY (AP) - A California man found $1,300 in cash in what he thought was a box full of chicken wings from Domino's, only ...

September 21, 2015 | | State

Wildfires devastate Lake County

MIDDLETON (AP) -The scope of devastation from one of California's most destructive wildfires is becoming clearer and so too is the size of the ...

September 21, 2015 | | State

California Assembly speaker to fight for State Senate seat

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins plans to fight a fellow Democrat for a state Senate seat when her tenure expires.

September 21, 2015 | | State

Emmy wins for Viola Davis, Jon Hamm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long-standing barriers fell at Sunday's Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama acting honors ...

September 20, 2015 | | State

3 officers charged with child boot camp cruelty

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - Three Southern California police officers have been charged with abusing 10 children at a boot camp for troubled youths.

September 20, 2015 | | State

Stockton Police under fire over tackled teen video

STOCKTON (AP) - A cellphone video showed police officers in Stockton grappling with and tackling a 16-year-old who allegedly refused to get out of a bus ...

September 20, 2015 | | State

Brown to sign expanded fair pay legislation for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Female employees in California are poised to get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps and receive protection from discrimination and retaliation ...

September 20, 2015 | | State

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