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State retiree health care gap hits $72B

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unfunded obligation to pay for the health and dental care of retired state government workers grew by 11 percent during the most recent fiscal year to nearly $72 billion, according to a report released Tuesday by the state controller's office.

December 16, 2014 | | State


Federal ruling a win for bullet train

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California's bullet train has ruled that it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous groups fighting the project in court.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Undersea border dispute settled

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court waded into the Pacific Ocean to settle a long-running dispute Monday over where California ends and federal offshore lands begin.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Officer on leave after threatening tweets

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Northern California police department put one of its officers on leave Monday and is investigating threatening comments from his Twitter account about demonstrators who have participated in protests over the recent deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York.

December 15, 2014 | | State


River diverted near Carmel to allow for dam removal

CARMEL VALLEY (AP) - The largest dam removal project in California history hit an important milestone last week with the successful diversion of the Carmel River into a man-made river bed, an engineering feat that experts said was the first of its kind.

December 15, 2014 | | State


California gets funds for earthquake warning system

PASADENA (AP) - California has received a spurt of federal funding to expand an earthquake warning system intended to provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities and factories to shut off gas lines, and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.

December 15, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• CITY ASKS PG&E TO RELEASE EMAILS: SAN BRUNO (AP) - A Northern California city is asking the state to force Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to release tens of thousands of emails between the state's largest utility and state regulators.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Protesters block roads by Oakland police building

OAKLAND (AP) - Demonstrators blocked streets around Oakland police headquarters and chained shut four of the building's doors Monday to protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Atari’s ‘E.T.’ game joins Smithsonian collection

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Your info has been hacked so now what do you do?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin. Whether shopping, banking or going to the hospital, Americans are mostly at the mercy of companies to keep their sensitive details safe. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself against the financial, legal and emotional impact of identity theft - and most of them are free:

December 14, 2014 | | State


IDENTITY THEFT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer so he would be notified if someone used his identity to commit fraud.

December 14, 2014 | | State


Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns.

December 14, 2014 | | State


Cleveland baby’s luck day: She’s born at 10:11, 12/13/14

CLEVELAND (AP) - Baby Hazel was born at just the right minute: 10:11 on 12/13/14.

December 14, 2014 | | State


Inmates who work in state prisons could get out early

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Inmates who work as janitors, cooks and groundskeepers in California's overcrowded prisons would be eligible for early release under a proposed legal settlement.

December 14, 2014 | | State


Rules uproot farmworkers’ kids

WATSONVILLE (AP) - A lifetime of moving has taught Claudia Morales to start packing early, because like many 13-year-olds, her room "is always a mess."

December 14, 2014 | | State


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Yuletide Feast choral concert Dec. 9 at MJC

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents "A Yuletide Feast: Dickens to Rock" choral concert on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m ...

November 06, 2016 | | State


Vocalists of all ages and abilities are invited to sing ‘Messiah’

MODESTO - Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the ninth annual sing-along performance of G.F. Handel's "Messiah" on Sunday ...

November 06, 2016 | | State


Developer sues California panel for $490M over coastal project

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Developers have sued the California Coastal Commission for more than $490 million in damages for failing to approve a project that would ...

November 06, 2016 | | State


Eight shot outside of nightclub

OAKLAND (AP) - Two young men were arrested after a shooting Saturday morning outside an Oakland nightclub that left eight people hurt, including the two men ...

November 06, 2016 | | State


400+ tax, debt proposals crowd ballot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a price to pay for living in California, and for many it's about to get higher.

November 06, 2016 | | State


ACLU sues over ballot selfie ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's ban on sharing photographs of marked ballots violates voters' First Amendment right to freedom of speech by preventing them from ...

November 01, 2016 | | State


Deputy killed by shot fired from gun of his colleague

FRESNO (AP) - A 20-year veteran sheriff's deputy in Central California was killed by a bullet in the chest from a colleague's gun in ...

November 01, 2016 | | State


San Francisco calls on state to abolish cash bail for poor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco on Tuesday joined a growing nationwide call to abolish cash bail for poor defendants when it announced the city was ...

November 01, 2016 | | State


Police arrest 2 men in savage beating of SF homeless man

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police have arrested two men in the fatal beating of a 67-year-old San Francisco homeless man two years ago.

November 01, 2016 | | State


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


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