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Assembly leaders single-handedly dictate spending

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Assembly leaders control a large annual operations budget that they regularly tap into to boost services of their choosing without a single hearing or vote.

May 25, 2015 | | State


Sacramento boy, 11, earns three degrees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An 11-year-old Northern California boy who last year was lauded by President Barack Obama for becoming one of the youngest in the nation to graduate high school has now earned three community college degrees.

May 25, 2015 | | State


Abalone diver dies off Sonoma County coast

BODEGA BAY (AP) - Authorities say an abalone diver died in the water off the Sonoma County coast.

May 25, 2015 | | State


Grand jury probes PG&E ties with CPUC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury is investigating ties between executives with California's largest utility and state regulators, a newspaper reported Friday.

May 22, 2015 | | State


Assembly advances ban on microbeads in cosmetics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Assembly on Friday advanced one of the nation's toughest bans on plastic, exfoliating microbeads that are polluting waterways.

May 22, 2015 | | State


Biomass fire may burn thru Saturday

TRACY - Efforts to extinguish the biomass fire in Tracy that is making air quality poor in Lathrop, Manteca and Ripon are continuing with officials hoping to have it out by Saturday.

May 21, 2015 | | State


Farmers with oldest water rights face cuts

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Farmers in drought-stricken California with nearly guaranteed rights to water are bracing for historic orders to stop diverting water from rivers and streams. Regulators are expected to announce on Friday whether some farmers can avoid a total cut off if they voluntarily conserve.

May 21, 2015 | | State


California home prices hit 7.5-year high

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home prices climbed to a new 7 1/2-year high in April as low interest rates and job growth lured buyers, a research firm said Thursday. Sales were brisk.

May 21, 2015 | | State


Regulators deny request to idle PG&E nuclear plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators Thursday turned away a request from environmental activists to idle California's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant to determine if its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

May 21, 2015 | | State


5 elementary students get funds for daily water use app

FRESNO (AP) - Fresno residents should be able to download a free app measuring daily water use by the time the five boys who came up with the idea head back to school in the fall.

May 21, 2015 | | State


Man arrested after stealing dump truck

COLMA (AP) - Authorities say two people in the San Francisco Bay Area were injured when a man in a stolen dump truck crashed into a minivan.

May 21, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• FARMER HALTS HARVEST TO SAVE BABY TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS: TIPTON (AP) - A central California farmer is holding off on harvesting his fields until thousands of imperiled tricolored baby blackbirds can fly from their nests.

May 21, 2015 | | State


Appeals court delays sex change surgery for inmate

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled.

May 21, 2015 | | State


Rolling Stones rock small LA club ahead of stadium tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Rolling Stones ripped through the intimate Fonda Theatre Wednesday with enough energy to fuel their entire 15-city North American tour.

May 21, 2015 | | State


Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

GOLETA (AP) - The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels.

May 21, 2015 | | State


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Most new California licenses go to drivers in US illegally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a new law went into effect in January, more than half of all new driver's licenses issued in California this year have gone to people who are in the country illegally, the state said Friday.

July 17, 2015 | | State


Survivors of fatal crash involving pizza oven sue

PETALUMA (AP) - Survivors of a crash that left one man dead after a nearly two-ton mobile pizza oven slammed into their vehicle are suing for damages.

July 17, 2015 | | State


House passes bill to stem California drought

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Thursday passed GOP-led legislation designed to bring more water to California's farm belt amid a severe and lengthy drought.

July 16, 2015 | | State


Lawsuit :Schools breaking law in teacher evaluations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The same organization that backed a landmark case on California's teacher tenure laws is funding a lawsuit filed Thursday that takes aim at districts not enforcing an act that requires student achievement data to be used on teacher evaluations.

July 16, 2015 | | State


Thousands in Long Beach still without power for second day

LONG BEACH (AP) - Thousands of Long Beach residents remained without power Thursday and stoplights around downtown were still dark, more than 24 hours after fires in three electrical vaults knocked out electricity to a section of the beachfront-port city.

July 16, 2015 | | State


California Native American tribe plans resort & winery trigger controversy

WINDSOR (AP) - A casino-owning Native American tribe has plans for housing, a resort and a winery around a small Northern California town, and some locals are not happy.

July 16, 2015 | | State


LA votes for Uber, Lyft pickups

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has moved toward becoming the biggest city in the U.S. to allow ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at the airport.

July 16, 2015 | | State


Trump invited to attend San Francisco’s Mexican festival

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mexico's consul general in San Francisco is inviting Donald Trump to attend a festival in the Bay Area next week that will highlight Mexican food and culture.

July 16, 2015 | | State


California Senate candidate Sanchez trails rival on funds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Rep. Loretta Sanchez raised $618,000 in her first six weeks as a U.S. Senate candidate, according to figures released Wednesday, well short of the pace she will need to keep up with fundraising by her chief rival, Attorney General Kamala Harris.

July 16, 2015 | | State


San Diego awarded $188 million in major water charge dispute

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California judge gave San Diego a big victory Wednesday in its quest for water independence, ruling that the region's water agency is owed $188 million it overpaid for having Colorado River water brought to the coast.

July 15, 2015 | | State


State softens approach to curtailing water

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State water officials on Wednesday softened their approach to telling thousands of California farmers to stop pumping from rivers to irrigate crops during the drought but warned that stiff penalties still await anybody who takes water they don't have a right to use.

July 15, 2015 | | State


Uber fined $7M for keeping info from California regulators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber picked up a hefty tab Wednesday when a judge fined the taxi-alternative's California subsidiary $7.3 million for refusing to give state regulators information about its business practices, including when its drivers turn down ride requests and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders.

July 15, 2015 | | State


Agency sets low-water lawn rules in drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California extended its drought-inspired purge of idyllic emerald lawns from new developments, with state officials voting Wednesday to adopt more stringent water limits on landscapes for new homes and businesses.

July 15, 2015 | | State


Uber settles suit over 6-year-old’s death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber is settling lawsuit with the family of a 6-year-old girl who died when a company driver hit her with his SUV.

July 15, 2015 | | State


Republicans lash homeland security chief over SF killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - House Republicans lashed the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to deport an immigrant who allegedly murdered a woman in San Francisco, and advanced legislation aimed at deterring local communities from harboring immigrants who are in this country illegally.

July 14, 2015 | | State


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