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State workers get $516M in bonus pay

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Many California state employees received a boost this year after complaining of furloughs and salary cuts during the recession, with some of the largest bargaining units agreeing to raises of 2 to 3 percent annually over the next few years.

November 08, 2013 | | State


4 charged in 'virtual kidnappings'

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants for ransom money under the guise that loved ones had been kidnapped, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.

November 08, 2013 | | State


4 charged in severing pot clinic owner's penis during his torture

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Four people were charged with kidnapping a California marijuana dispensary owner, torturing him with a blowtorch and cutting off his penis during a robbery because they thought he was burying piles of cash in the desert, authorities said Friday.

November 08, 2013 | | State


BONUSES KEEP INCREASING

The AP's analysis finds that the total payout for bonus pay has been increasing even as the number of employees collecting it has shrunk:

November 08, 2013 | | State


News from around california

$25M AWARDED FOR HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT HURT GIRL: RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California jury has awarded $25 million to the family of a 4-year-old girl who was run over twice by a hit-and-run driver.

November 08, 2013 | | State


UC Berkeley inaugurates its 10th chancellor

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley, has formally inaugurated its 10th chancellor in a ceremony marked by pageantry and brief moments of protest.

November 08, 2013 | | State


Judge weighs penalty for high speed rail

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Attorneys for the California High-Speed Rail Authority argued Friday that Central Valley residents who sued the state over its bullet train plan have no grounds to stop the project, despite a judge's ruling that the state violated the promises made to voters in a 2008 ballot proposition.

November 08, 2013 | | State


School dons skirts in honor of burn victim

BERKELEY (AP) - Students and staff members at a small private high school in California wore skirts to class on Friday to show solidarity with an 18-year-old senior who suffered serious burns when his clothes were set on fire on a public bus.

November 08, 2013 | | State


High-speed rail officials bless 2nd segment

HA NFORD (AP) - The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project endorsed a 114-mile route for the second segment of the bullet train from Fresno to Bakersfield during its meeting Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | | State


FEMA denies aid to Tuolumne County hit by Rim Fire

SONORA (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied continued aid to a Northern California county struck hard by the Rim Fire that raged in August and September.

November 07, 2013 | | State


News from across California

SF BAY BRIDGE BOLTS TO TAKE A MONTH LONGER TO FIX: OAKLAND (AP) - State transportation officials say it will take a month longer to complete the permanent fix for the giant steel bolts that snapped on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

November 07, 2013 | | State


Feds investigate school harassment in Richmond

RICHMOND (AP) - A federal investigation of a Northern California school district revealed a widespread environment of sexual harassment and assaults by students that district officials failed to adequately address, the U.S. Department of Education said.

November 07, 2013 | Nina Frisby | State


High school asked to abandon Arab mascot

THERMAL (AP) - Attend a Coachella Valley High School football game, and you may be surprised to see belly dancers performing at halftime shows.

November 07, 2013 | | State


Suspect in bus passenger fire charged as adult

OAKLAND (AP) - A 16-year-old Northern California boy is being charged as an adult with hate crimes after authorities say he set another teenage boy wearing a skirt on fire on a public bus because of homophobia, authorities said Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | | State


Thief gets away with 140,000 pounds of nuts from Escalon facility

ESCALON (AP) - Authorities in California are trying to crack the case of a nut thief who made off with 140,000 pounds of walnuts.

November 07, 2013 | | State


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Once-homeless man with smooth voice is back on radio airwaves

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The once-homeless man whose silky voice turned him into an Internet sensation five years ago is back on the air - at the ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Netflix chief says 2016 will emphasize family shows

PASADENA (AP) - Netflix says it will make a special effort to produce programming for children and families, with the streaming service offering 20 new programs ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Producer says ‘never’ to ‘Friends’ reunion movie

PASADENA (AP) - A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


FX rolling our OJ Simpson story

PASADENA (AP) - Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., who portrays O.J. Simpson in FX's 10-part miniseries on the 1995 murder trial, said he didn't ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Man charged with hitting Uber driver sues driver

COSTA MESA (AP) - A Southern California man captured on video attacking an Uber driver has sued the driver for $5 million, claiming the video was ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Officer fatally shoots woman, dog at end of high-speed chase

EL CAJON (AP) - Police in El Cajon said an officer has fatally shot a woman and a dog in a stolen car after the driver ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Support leg breaks as Space X rocket lands on ocean barge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a Space X rocket made a hard landing on a floating ...

January 17, 2016 | | State


Governor rejects parole for man who killed officer

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a man convicted of killing a San Diego police officer during a 1978 traffic stop.

January 17, 2016 | | State


State may ease some water saving mandates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California cities that are hot, dry or crowded, or have managed to come up with new sources of water, might be able ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Alleged Powerball win was a prank

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Workers celebrated at a Southern California nursing home when word spread that a co-worker had a winning ticket for this week's ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Some BART cameras fake

OAKLAND (AP) - Some security cameras aboard San Francisco Bay Area commuter trains are fake and do not record the activity of passengers, a transit agency ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Tech measures heart-pounding action

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that'll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Wikipedia gets another source of cash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wikipedia is getting another source of cash for its 15th birthday, expanding beyond fundraising drives that have already poured $250 million into ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


Terror suspect indicted on federal charge

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An Iraqi-born man living in California was indicted Thursday on a federal charge that he lied to investigators about traveling to Syria to ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


California fines Uber $7.6M on rider, driver reports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California fined Uber's state subsidiary $7.6 million on Thursday for allegedly failing to provide regulators with enough detailed information on ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


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