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Lawmaker pleads no contest in shoplift case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California lawmaker pleaded no contest Friday to stealing leather pants and other merchandise from a Neiman Marcus store in an incident her attorney blamed on a benign brain tumor.

January 06, 2012 | | State


Amid budget cuts, Brown still dreaming

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While most other states are limiting expectations as they try to recover from the recession, Gov. Jerry Brown is dreaming of a bright future for his native California.

January 06, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

EFFORT TO BLOCK CALIFORNIA 'DREAM ACT' FALLS SHORT: SACRAMENTO (AP) - The attempt to block a California law that allows public financial aid for college students who are in the country illegally has failed to collect enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, the leading proponent said Friday.

January 06, 2012 | | State


12-year-old girl who blogged cancer fight has died

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - A Southern California girl who became a nationally recognized face of child cancer with a blog that chronicled her fight against brain tumors has died. Jessica Joy Rees was 12 years old.

January 06, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

2ordered to stand trial in Richmond gang rape

January 06, 2012 | | State


Brown promises funds for police in tax push

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown told county officials Thursday that he will make good on his promise to provide adequate funding for a new law that sends inmates convicted of lower-level offenses to county jails instead of state prison.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

OAKLAND (AP) - Police have arrested members of Occupy Oakland who were demonstrating in front of City Hall.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Brown warns of $5 billion in school cuts if taxes rejected

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California faces a smaller budget deficit in the coming fiscal year but will require nearly $5 billion in cuts to public education if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to raise taxes in the fall, the governor said Thursday in releasing its budget proposal for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

January 05, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

POLICE SAY FAST FOOD CASHIER STOLE FROM DISABLED: IRVINE (AP) - Police say a Southern California fast food restaurant cashier repeatedly stole change from a mentally disabled woman.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Proposed funding cuts in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget

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January 05, 2012 | | State


Car lands on roof of apartment

FRESNO (AP) - A car ended up perched on the roof of a Fresno apartment after it was launched through the air when the driver lost control on a curve and hit landscaping rocks, according to police.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Nation news briefs

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A young male gray wolf that wandered hundreds of miles across Oregon and eventually crossed into California as he searched for a mate has apparently been photographed for the first time.

January 04, 2012 | | State


Lawmakers face budget strife, election challenges as they return to session

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Legislature reconvened Wednesday for a year of diminished expectations set against a background of intense partisanship and election-year politics.

January 04, 2012 | | State


Assemblywoman declines comment on shoplifting charge at Neiman Marcus

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay area lawmaker facing a felony shoplifting charge made her first appearance in the Assembly on Wednesday since she was arrested at a Neiman Marcus store in October.

January 04, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

CITIES CONSIDER UNIFORM PLASTIC BAG BAN: SAN JOSE (AP) - Several San Mateo County cities will meet to consider drafting a uniform law banning plastic bags.

January 04, 2012 | | State


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FBI: Modesto man planned Christmas attack on Pier SF’s 39

MODESTO (AP) - The FBI said Friday that it found a martyrdom letter and several guns in the home of a former Marine who said he ...

December 22, 2017 | | State


Nature Conservancy buys California coastal ranchland

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A huge swath of coastal California ranch lands will become a vast preserve through an acquisition funded by a $165 million gift ...

December 22, 2017 | | State


Ongoing SoCal wildfire largest in state history

VENTURA (AP) - The massive wildfire that plagued a wide swath of the Southern California coast for 2½ weeks is now the largest in state history.

December 22, 2017 | | State


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