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Agency reduces gas tax by 6 cents

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's tax board on Tuesday approved a 6-cent cut in the state gas tax because of lower gas prices, but it isn't likely to affect drivers' wallets.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Former LA Mayor Villaraigosa opts out of Senate bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided against running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, leaving state Attorney General Kamala Harris, the only announced candidate so far, as the heavy favorite to succeed the retiring Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Abandoned truck’s driver arrested after train crash

OXNARD . (AP) - A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup truck after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Former state GOP chair may run for US Senate seat

LAFAYETTE (AP) - Tom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, said Tuesday he has formed an exploratory committee for potentially entering the 2016 U.S. Senate race to succeed Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers blast overuse of psychiatric drugs on foster kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the overuse of psychiatric drugs on the state's foster children and pledged to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable teens after more than a decade of government inaction.

February 24, 2015 | | State


No charges filed against LAPD officers who fatally shot man

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors have declined to file charges against three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed, disabled man on live television after a car chase.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Water thefts on the rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As California's drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with meters to access one of the state's precious commodities - water.

February 23, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• JUDGE ORDERS 3 FORMER EXECS TO PAY $1.8M IN ASBESTOS CASE: FRESNO (AP) - Three former executives of a now-defunct non-profit have been ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution to 65 people who were exposed to airborne asbestos after their company directed workers to illegally remove debris containing asbestos from a former air force base in Northern California.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Shoot-out at grow-house kills 1, wounds 1

SANTA ROSA (AP) - One man was killed and another wounded during a gun battle at a Northern California marijuana grow-house.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Trial nears in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A jury was picked Monday to determine whether a venerable Silicon Valley venture capital firm is liable in a sexual discrimination lawsuit or is the victim of a former employee forced out because of poor performance.

February 23, 2015 | | State


2 Californians get 25 years in federal prison for terror try

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Two California men were sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for conspiring to support terrorists and kill Americans overseas, federal prosecutors said.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Girl Scout robbed of cash records plate

SAN JOSE (AP) - Police say a quick-thinking Girl Scout wearing her badge for cleverness recorded the license plate number of a man who swiped her money box from outside a San Francisco Bay Area supermarket.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Tiny crab species invades Southern California shores

NEWPORT BEACH ( AP) - Thousands of tiny crabs rarely seen north of Mexico washed ashore with the high tide in Southern California.

February 22, 2015 | | State


It’s getting to be an expensive world after all

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive.

February 22, 2015 | | State


Drought cancels Sierra ski race

TRUCKEE (AP) - A major cross-country ski race in the Sierra Nevada has been canceled for the third time in four years due to a lack of snow.

February 22, 2015 | | State


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Drought weary Californians improve on lagging conservation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Urban Californians still are saving less water since mandatory conservation measures were lifted earlier this year in the state's drought, but ...

November 01, 2016 | | State


Richmond fire 3 more in sex scandal

RICHMOND (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area city announced Sunday that it is firing three more police officers implicated in a sex scandal involving a ...

October 30, 2016 | | State


2-hour waits in LA during early voting on weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some voters in Los Angeles County waited more than two hours to cast their ballots in long lines at weekend early voting ...

October 30, 2016 | | State


Clinton expected to cruise in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republicans and Democrats in California are struggling to keep voters motivated in advance of Election Day, but for different reasons.

October 30, 2016 | | State


Wife said man shot dead by CHP officers had mental disorders

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The estranged wife of a man who was fatally shot by two California Highway Patrol officers said he had bipolar and personality disorders.

October 30, 2016 | | State


Dead man mistakenly cremated

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 26-year-old man has been mistakenly cremated after a Los Angeles County Coroner's technician confused his remains with those of another ...

October 30, 2016 | | State


OUTRAGE GROWS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Members of Congress and veterans leaders on Monday called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 California soldiers who ...

October 24, 2016 | | State


Tilting, sinking SF high-rise raises alarm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pamela Buttery noticed something peculiar six years ago while practicing golf putting in her 57th-floor apartment at the luxurious Millennium Tower. The ...

October 24, 2016 | | State


Voting groups monitoring polling places

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California voting rights advocates say they will monitor more polling places than usual on Election Day amid concerns about possible voter intimidation ...

October 24, 2016 | | State


Shots hit Madera police car, woman on ride-along hurt

MADERA (AP) - A woman interested in becoming a police officer who was on a weekend ride-along in a California police cruiser was hurt by flying ...

October 24, 2016 | | State


Car sideswipes school bus tipping it over

SHELDON (AP) - Authorities say a car sideswiped a small school bus in Northern California and then hit another vehicle, giving three people aboard the bus ...

October 24, 2016 | | State


Donors spend record $458M

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Political donors have spent a record $458 million on 17 statewide November ballot initiatives in California, beating the state's own record for ...

October 20, 2016 | | State


Sanders tells soda tax foes to stop using his name

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Saying that consuming too much sugar is a serious health problem, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told the soft drink industry to ...

October 20, 2016 | | State


SoCal schools cope with heat from gusty winds

WESTMINSTER (AP) - Southern California was slammed with the second day of a heat wave Thursday that raised the risk of wildfires and left many schoolchildren ...

October 20, 2016 | | State


High speed: Newsom back on board

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that he no longer opposes California's $64 billion high-speed rail plan, after withdrawing support for the ...

October 19, 2016 | | State


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