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Stockton defendant doesn't participate in trial

STOCKTON (AP) - A former California Death Row inmate has failed to participate in his weeklong murder retrial even though he was serving as his own attorney.

January 23, 2014 | | State


Deal reached to ban plastic grocery bags in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Key California legislators have reached an agreement that could lead to a statewide ban on carry-out plastic bags at supermarkets, liquor stores and pharmacies by 2016.

January 23, 2014 | | State


State seeks 2-year delay on prison crowding

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown asked federal judges Thursday to give the state two more years to reduce prison crowding to the level set by the court, and said inmates could be released early if the state fails to meet its goals.

January 23, 2014 | | State


Smith & Wesson won’t sell some pistols in California

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson Corp. said Thursday it won't sell new models of its semi-automatic handguns in California to avoid complying with a provision in the state's gun law that took effect last year.

January 23, 2014 | | State


Brown wants loan for bullet train

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget includes a provision for a $29 million loan from the state to California's bullet train agency, according to a newspaper report.

January 23, 2014 | | State


Officer died of gunshot wound to chest

OAKLAND (AP) - The San Francisco Bay Area transit officer who was shot and killed by a fellow officer while they searched an apartment died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to autopsy results released Thursday.

January 23, 2014 | | State


News from around california

CUSTOMER HITS JEWELRY STORE OWNER WITH HATCHET: EL CAJON (AP) - Authorities in San Diego County say a customer who became angry when his credit card transaction was denied struck the owner of jewelry store in the head repeatedly with a hatchet, then fled with the victim's gun.

January 23, 2014 | | State


Teen who stole Lamborghini gets life prison term

SAN RAFAEL (AP) - A Northern California man convicted of a series of crimes, including attempted murder and the theft of celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.

January 23, 2014 | | State


Driver dies when tire smashes into windshield

SAN DIMAS (AP) - A driver has died after a truck tire smashed into his windshield on a Southern California freeway.

January 23, 2014 | | State


Congressional bill would give water for fish to farmers

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner visited a dusty California field on Wednesday, joining Central Valley Republicans to announce an emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers through what is certain to be a devastating year.

January 22, 2014 | | State


Search suspended for Folsom Lake plane wreckage

FOLSOM (AP) - A sonar expert has suspended the search for the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Folsom Lake nearly 50 years ago.

January 22, 2014 | | State


Brown: California challenged by drought

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday delivered dual messages in his annual address to the Legislature: California's resurgence is well underway but is threatened by economic and environmental uncertainties.

January 22, 2014 | | State


Telescope spies water plumes on dward planet

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest object in the asteroid belt just got more attractive: Scientists have confirmed signs of water on the dwarf planet Ceres, one of the few bodies in the solar system to hold that distinction.

January 22, 2014 | | State


Couple welcomes identical triplets

LONG BEACH (AP) - A Southern California woman has given birth to identical triplets, instantly doubling the size of her family.

January 22, 2014 | | State


Mendocino County targeting marijuana growers stealing water

MENDOCINO (AP) - The sheriff of Mendocino County is vowing to crack down on illegal pot growers who he says steal millions of gallons of water during the growing season.

January 22, 2014 | | State


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Police: Video backs officer’s story in fatal teen shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Surveillance video corroborates an off-duty federal law enforcement officer's account that he was being robbed when he killed a 15-year-old boy ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won't let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


California lawmakers pass bills to address housing shortage

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers took steps to address the state's affordable housing shortage Thursday by passing bills to speed construction and generate money for ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Nurses seek $106B in new state taxes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all of the state's residents could be paid for ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Massive Big Sur landslide added 13 acres to coast

BIG SUR (AP) - A massive landslide that engulfed Central California's Highway 1 has added 13 acres to the coastline.

June 01, 2017 | | State


Homeless up 23% to 11,000 in LA County

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Volunteers who spread out across Los Angeles County counted about 58,790 homeless people, a 23 percent increase from a year earlier ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Principal accused of firing BB gun at students resigns

TULELAKE (AP) - A Northern California high school principal has resigned amid accusations that he shot at students with a BB gun during a school function.

June 01, 2017 | | State


Gender-inclusive locker room planned for UC Berkeley

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley plans to build a gender-inclusive locker room at its campus gym.

June 01, 2017 | | State


Santa Barbara reactivates seawater desalination plant

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Santa Barbara has completed a $71 million reactivation of its seawater desalination plant to bolster its water supplies.

June 01, 2017 | | State


Google expands paid Waze carpooling throughout California

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is expanding its paid carpool service throughout California, building on an effort to get more traffic-weary drivers to share their rides ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Gov. Brown looks abroad for climate changes allies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Looking for allies in the fight against climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown heads to China this week in a push to build ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Oakland to pay nearly $1M o teen in police scandal

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland officials agreed Wednesday to pay nearly $1 million to settle a teenager's claims that city police officers sexually abused her while ...

June 01, 2017 | | State


Guardsman killed, 3 injured during training

FORT IRWIN (AP) - One Mississippi National Guard member was killed and three others were injured when their tank rolled over during a training exercise in ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


GECAC awards 10 service challenge college scholarships

Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) gave out a record amount of scholarships due to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

May 31, 2017 | | State


Justices side with police in California shooting

LANCASTER (AP) - A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with sheriff's deputies in a legal dispute stemming from 2010, when an innocent couple was ...

May 31, 2017 | | State


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