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SWEARING IN CELEBRATIONS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Organizers of last fall's swearing-in celebration for Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said no taxpayer money was used to put on the event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, but a review by The Associated Press found taxpayers subsidized more than $25,000 for legislative staff and security to attend.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Plastic bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's first-in-the-nation statewide ban on plastic shopping bags was put on hold Tuesday when state election officials confirmed a trade group had turned in enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016.

February 24, 2015 | | State


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


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Parking lots operator swindled VA of $11M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who operated parking lots for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles defrauded the agency out of ...

November 08, 2017 | | State


Councilman held in corruption probe involving pot bribe

ADELANTO (AP) - A Southern California city councilman was arrested on federal charges alleging that he took a $10,000 cash bribe involving a marijuana business ...

November 08, 2017 | | State


Brown booby birds seen in California Channel Islands

CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A seabird known as the brown booby that is usually tropical or subtropical has nested for the first time in ...

November 08, 2017 | | State


Teens, man called heroes after pulling pair from burning car

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - Two quick-acting teens and a third good Samaritan are being hailed as heroes for rushing to save a man and woman ...

November 05, 2017 | | State


Tough choice for wildfire survivors: Rebuild fast or better?

SANTA ROSA (AP) - The most destructive complex of wildfires in California history wreaked most of its damage and deaths among housing subdivisions in this San ...

November 05, 2017 | | State


Plan for floating installation is all wet

LAGUNA (AP) - State officials say a California museum's plan to install a floating streetlight as a temporary art installation off the coast is all ...

November 05, 2017 | | State


San Francisco police get OK for officers to use stun guns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Police Commission has voted to arm police officers with electric stun guns in the wake of a deadly shooting.

November 05, 2017 | | State


Sticker shock coming with pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's legal marijuana marketplace is coming with a kaleidoscope of new taxes and fees that could influence where it's grown ...

November 05, 2017 | | State


Fire victims seek housing in tight, pricey NorCal market

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Raj Sodhi, his wife, Lucia Cascio and their 11-year-old twins turned into nomads for more than three weeks after a wildfire gutted ...

November 02, 2017 | | State


24 Hour Fitness settles lawsuit for $1.3 million

SANTA ANA . (AP) - The 24 Hour Fitness gym chain will pay $1.3 million to settle allegations that it misled people about its membership fees.

November 02, 2017 | | State


Sewage from Mexico sickens beachgoers in Southern California

IMPERIAL BEACH, (AP) - The mayor of a Southern California coastal city says he was among several beachgoers sickened from sewage that flowed north from Mexico ...

November 02, 2017 | | State


Man fatally shot by Sacramento sheriff’s deputy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who was armed with a pitchfork in North Sacramento.

November 02, 2017 | | State


Southern California man held in 1994 killing of his mother

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California man was arrested Thursday on a charge of killing his mother for financial gain in 1994.

November 02, 2017 | | State


Bergdahl apologizes to those hurt looking for him

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - In an unexpected and emotional statement, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl apologized in court Monday to all the military personnel who ...

October 30, 2017 | | State


Initiative expands DNA gathering, restrict early parole for sex offenders

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker on Monday proposed a ballot measure that would bar certain convicted rapists and sex traffickers from being eligible for early ...

October 30, 2017 | | State


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