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Shark attack closes beaches at California air base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) - Three beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base have been closed through the weekend after a 28-year-old surfer survived an attack by a shark, authorities said Friday.

October 03, 2014 | | State


Environmentalists divided over water bond

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposal on the November ballot to borrow billions of dollars to build reservoirs and restore watersheds has divided California's environmental community over fears that it could open the way for salmon-killing dams or giveaways to corporate fruit and nut growers.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Ruling lets Stockton cut employee pension benefits

STOCKTON (AP) - U.S. bankruptcy law allows the California city of Stockton to cut pension benefits because it can treat its obligations to the public retirement fund like other debts, a federal judge said in a ruling that could help clarify who gets paid first by financially strapped cities around the nation - pension funds or creditors.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Attorney general: Crime dropping significantly across California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Violent and property crimes dropped significantly across California last year, the state attorney general said.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Utility, others appeal $1.4 billion penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and others on Thursday appealed a proposed $1.4 billion penalty against PG&E in a deadly 2010 gas-pipeline explosion, in a case that has raised repeated accusations of cozy relations between the utility and state regulators.

October 02, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• COURT TELLS SCHOOL TRUSTEE TO AVOID SON'S SCHOOL: SAN JOSE (AP) - A Santa Clara County court has ordered a local school trustee to stay away from his son's school and the school's principal.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Legislature withholds nepotism report

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - Citing broad exemptions under California's legislative records law, the state Senate is keeping secret a taxpayer-funded report about Capitol staff hiring friends and relatives despite calls by lawmakers, statewide candidates and public interest groups that it be released.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Tribe’s casino plan to go before voters

MADERA (AP) - A Native American tribe's plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation has drawn opposition from other casino-owning tribes in the state.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Girl’s family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive, the family's lawyer said Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Men wearing GPS devices indicted for killings

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two sex offenders were indicted Thursday after authorities said they raped and killed four women while the men wore GPS tracking monitors.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Ex-firefighter to stand trial for fatal wildfire

REDDING (AP) - A former firefighter charged with setting a Northern California wildfire that left one person dead and destroyed hundreds of structures has been ordered to stand trial for homicide and other charges.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths

FRESNO (AP) - Deputies have arrested four young men - one adult and three juveniles - suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club in California.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Stockton pensions like other debt

STOCKTON (AP) - Striking at the sanctity of public pensions in California, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. bankruptcy law allows the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, meaning the city could trim benefits.

October 01, 2014 | | State


San Francisco to pay $15M in fatal park hit-and-run

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was fatally struck by a city pickup truck last year while she lay with her baby in a public park.

October 01, 2014 | | State


Monterey law bans sitting, lying on sidewalks

MONTEREY (AP) - People who sit or lie on sidewalks in Monterey's commercial areas can now face $100 fines.

October 01, 2014 | | State


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California may allow pot samples at county fairs; home delivery

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California would set standards for organic marijuana, allow pot samples at county fairs and permit home deliveries under legislation set to be considered ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


UPS workers fled gunfire that killed 4 at SF facility

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A UPS employee who had recently filed a grievance opened fire Wednesday inside one of the company's San Francisco packing facilities ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


State budget would put limits on University of California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The University of California system would face new financial restrictions and enrollment targets under a proposed state budget after an audit found administrators ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


June storm brings rain, snow to parts of NorCal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - "Well so much for summer!"

June 11, 2017 | | State


New York Times sources: Uber discussing CEO leave

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The board of Uber was meeting Sunday to consider placing the CEO of the ride-hailing company on leave, according The New York ...

June 11, 2017 | | State


$447M Powerball ticket sold in SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million and matching all six numbers was sold in Southern California, and whoever owns ...

June 11, 2017 | | State


California AG slams Trump, defenders

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's top law enforcement official blasted his former congressional colleague, House Speaker Paul Ryan, on Friday for suggesting that a lack of ...

June 10, 2017 | | State


Fresno man killed by officers had ‘death wish’

FRESNO (AP) - Police described a dramatic and scary scene as they explained their decision Wednesday to shoot and kill a heavily armed man they said ...

June 08, 2017 | | State


Suit hits city’s restrictions on recreational pot growers

FONTANA (AP) - A lawsuit filed against a California city claims an ordinance makes it unreasonably difficult and expensive for adult residents to grow up to ...

June 08, 2017 | | State


California businesses join, pay for Brown’s China trip

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has company on his trip to China to further his climate change agenda: About 30 California business leaders are along ...

June 08, 2017 | | State


US joins suit against LA over disabled accessibility

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The federal government is taking over a lawsuit that alleges Los Angeles received hundreds of millions of dollars to develop housing accessible ...

June 08, 2017 | | State


Fear of deportation drives people off food stamps in US

NEW YORK (AP) - A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Prosecutor: Teen in texting suicide case wanted attention

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - A teenager charged with using text messages to encourage her boyfriend to kill himself played a "sick game" with another person's ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Rescuers chip fallen climber from ice on Alaska mountain

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man trying to climb North America's highest mountain fell 40 feet (12.2 meters) into a glacier crevasse and got ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Accused leaker shared harsh opinions on Trump before arrest

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Before she was charged with leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter, Reality Leigh Winner shared sometimes scathing opinions on President ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


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