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Panel cuts pay of governor, lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state panel on Thursday sent a message about the severity of California's $15.7 billion budget deficit by approving a 5 percent pay cut for lawmakers and statewide elected officials, including Gov. Jerry Brown.

May 31, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Suspect killed during San Ramon robbery attempt

May 31, 2012 | | State


Border Patrol agents help boy hit by car in Mexico

JACUMBA (AP) - A 4-year-old boy injured in a car crash in Mexico was lifted over a fence to Border Patrol agents who performed life-saving measures, authorities said.

May 31, 2012 | | State


Ca. Nat. Guard worker gets 2½ years for $15M fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former manager for the California National Guard has been sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for arranging $15.2 million in bonuses and other payments to fellow guards who weren't eligible for them.

May 31, 2012 | | State


Raley’s workers move closer to strike as contract for some expires June 6

WEST SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Workers at one of Northern California's largest supermarket chains are moving closer to a possible strike after the supermarket declared an impasse in talks over a new contract.

May 30, 2012 | | State


Paper: Group sex for porn movie shot on state owned LA Coliseum football field

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As stadiums went quiet around the country the weekend after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, there was plenty of action on the field at historic Memorial Coliseum and little of it had to do with football.

May 30, 2012 | | State


Bill creates state retirement for private workers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would create a guaranteed, government-run retirement savings program catering to private-sector workers of modest means.

May 30, 2012 | | State


Judge rejects immediate end to prison oversight

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday rejected California's call for an immediate end to federal oversight of medical care in state prisons, ruling that the state has yet to prove that it's ready to retake control.

May 30, 2012 | | State


Parolee sneaks on San Diego plane before arrest

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Police arrested a parolee who went through an emergency exit at the San Diego airport and boarded a commuter jet bound for Los Angeles, officials said Wednesday.

May 30, 2012 | | State


Bills expand job protections for family caregivers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assembly Democrats approved two bills Wednesday that would expand protections for California workers who care for children or family members, acting over the objections of Republicans who called the bills "job killers."

May 30, 2012 | | State


California courts agency called dysfunctional as it grows amid judicial budget fund cutting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A blistering new report quietly released over the Memorial Day Weekend called for the overhaul of California's Administrative Office of the Courts, which it described as dysfunctional, secretive and top-heavy with overpaid executives.

May 30, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

CAR HITS STUDENTS OUTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL, 9 HURT: HEMET (AP) - A pickup truck ran into a group of students who were crossing a street outside a California high school on Wednesday, leaving nine people injured and backpacks and clothing strewn across an intersection.

May 30, 2012 | | State


ACLU suit targets learning method for non-English speaking students in Dinuba

DINUBA (AP) - A group of teachers, parents and students sued a small Central Valley school district Wednesday, alleging its program to teach English to young elementary school children is ineffective and violates the students' constitutional rights.

May 30, 2012 | | State


Bills: Making coaches mandatory abuse reporters to free online college textbook for state system

to SACRAMEMNTO (AP) - The following are proposed laws that have been approved by either the California Assembly or State Senate for advancement to the other chamber.

May 30, 2012 | | State


Lawmakers to amend specialty license plate bills with safeguards

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers trying to establish new specialty license plates this year said Wednesday they are moving quickly to amend their bills and enact safeguards to ensure the money is spent as promised after an Associated Press investigation raised questions about oversight of the program.

May 30, 2012 | | State


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Sacramento shootout leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An early morning shootout in a Sacramento parking lot on Sunday left one man dead and at least four others wounded, authorities said.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Amelia Earhart namesake completes global flight

OAKLAND (AP) - Amelia Rose Earhart has completed the round-the-world flight that her namesake never finished nearly eight decades ago.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Foster children focus of California schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Man accused of starting wildfire while servicing an illegal marijuana grow

REDDING (AP) - A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in Northern California.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Santa Clara County sees spike in West Nile cases

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Santa Clara County has seen a sharp jump in birds infected with West Nile virus, which has prompted an increase in mosquito spraying that upsets many residents.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Immigrants flock to see saint statue

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigrants are flocking to churches in Southern California to see a wooden statue of a saint cherished by border-crossers who make the perilous journey to the United States.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Teen dies after hitting bridge atop tour bus

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a teenage boy who struck a bridge while standing on the top section of a double-decker tour bus has died.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Drought shuts restrooms at some state parks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's drought is beginning to dry up the water supplies for some state parks, including some of the system's most popular places.

July 11, 2014 | | State


Fire in remote Sequoia forest spreading fast

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Firefighters aggressively attacked a California wildfire that spread quickly after starting Friday afternoon in a remote part of the Sequoia National Forest, officials said.

July 11, 2014 | | State


Record low turnout as controller recount begins

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A lower percentage of voters went to the polls in the June primary in California than in any previous statewide election, the secretary of state said Friday as elections officials in Imperial and Kern counties began recounting ballots in the contested race for state controller.

July 11, 2014 | | State


Lawmakers to visit Central America

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group of California lawmakers will visit Central America next week to learn about the immigration challenges that are contributing to the U.S. border crisis.

July 11, 2014 | | State


Ex-chief of CALPERS found guilty of bribery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The former head of the nation's largest pension fund admitted Friday that he took bribes, including hundreds of thousands of dollars stuffed in paper bags and a shoe box, and helped an associate collect millions in a fraudulent investment scheme.

July 11, 2014 | | State


San Francisco parking spot app shuts down its service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Italian company whose mobile app allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has temporarily shut down the service following an order from the city attorney.

July 11, 2014 | | State


RACE FOR STATE CONTROLLER

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In the disputed race for state controller, all sides can agree on one thing: A vote recount starting Friday is unprecedented in its scope, leaving California officials in uncharted territory.

July 10, 2014 | | State


Brown signs tax bill benefiting Tesla

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he signed legislation creating a $420 million tax credit for aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin in a bill that also includes other tax incentives apparently designed to benefit California-based electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc.

July 10, 2014 | | State


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