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California faces $340 billion in debt

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California faces $340 billion in debts, or more than $8,500 for each of its 38 million residents, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office said Wednesday in recommending that the state set priorities for paying down its key long-term liabilities.

May 07, 2014 | | State


California in running for Tesla battery plant location

PALO ALTO (AP) - California is back in the running for a massive battery plant that electric car maker Tesla Motors plans to start building this year, but CEO Elon Musk said the state remains in the "improbable" category for winning the plant because of the time it will take to win regulatory approval.

May 07, 2014 | | State


High-speed board OKs next 114-mile section between Bakersfield & Fresno

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The board that oversees California's $68 billion high-speed rail project voted Wednesday to unanimously adopt a planned route for its second and most substantial section to date, a 114-mile stretch between Fresno and Bakersfield.

May 07, 2014 | | State


Officials nab 51 in SJ Valley drug busts

MERCED (AP) - Officials said Wednesday that they have arrested 51 people in Central California, crippling a drug organization linked to a powerful prison gang.

May 07, 2014 | | State


Tree-trimming operation in Oakland kills baby birds

OAKLAND (AP) - Federal and state wildlife officials are investigating a tree-trimming operation in Oakland that witnesses say sent baby birds into a wood chipper, a newspaper reported.

May 07, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AFREA

• LEAKS ON NEW BAY BRIDGE WON'T SPUR FURTHER COSTS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California transportation official says leaks found on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that are allowing rainwater to seep into the structure should not result in more maintenance costs.

May 07, 2014 | | State


Yahoo in line for $10B windfall

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer faces a $10 billion decision in a few months.

May 07, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• SCHOOL CRACKS DOWN ON 'PROM DRAFT': NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - A principal at a Southern California high school is cracking down on a student tradition called "prom draft" that involves male students ranking female students and then selecting a date from the favored pool.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Governor : A GOP race for 2nd place

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's primary for governor this year has become a race for second place. With Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, widely predicted to take the top spot, two Republican candidates with starkly contrasting views and styles are jostling for financial and voter support.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Plan calls for flowing Aqueduct water uphill

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Water has flowed from Northern California's snow-capped peaks to the south's parched cities ever since the California Aqueduct was built in the 1960s. Now, amid one of the worst droughts in history, state officials are considering an audacious plan to send some of the water back uphill.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Senate’s security officer resigns amid controversy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Senate's chief security officer abruptly resigned Tuesday from a post he held for 34 years after he withheld information about drug use by a staff member from the chamber's elected leader.

May 06, 2014 | | State


State’s top court ponders suit over store not having defibrillator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court appeared reluctant Tuesday to require large retailers to keep a defibrillator in stores in case customers suffer cardiac arrest.

May 06, 2014 | | State


LA airport makeover getting painful

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Getting to, from and around Los Angeles International Airport has never been easy. Airport officials said Tuesday it's going to get worse.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Santa Clara crime lab botches drug testing

SAN JOSE (AP) - Prosecutors in Santa Clara County said human error by a technician led to six false positive drug tests at its crime lab.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Facebook plans campaign to ‘friend’ small business in bid to grow ads

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook wants to increase its advertising and get more clicks on all kinds of ads. It believes tapping into the lucrative small business market will help it achieve those goals.

May 06, 2014 | | State


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Congressional deal on drought

WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate leaders reached agreement Monday on a bipartisan bill to authorize $170 million for Flint, Michigan, and other cities beleaguered by ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


California lawmakers aim to protect illegal immigrants from Trump

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Security upped after threatened attack on LA subway stop

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI and local law enforcement agencies say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County's commuter rail system after ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Manteca announces winners for parade, decorating trees

Winners of the Christmas Tree in the Park contest and the related scene along with the top parade entries have been announced by Manteca Chamber ...

December 05, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | State


California Supreme Court limits police searches during traffic stops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police officers may only conduct a search following a traffic stop if they believe there is probable cause a crime was committed ...

December 05, 2016 | | State


Biggest union reaches deal with Brown’s staff

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest public-employee union announced Saturday that it had reached a contract agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration.

December 04, 2016 | | State


Warehouse fire death toll hits 33

OAKLAND (AP) - The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters ...

December 04, 2016 | | State


California state-worker union cancels Monday strike

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest public-employee union on Friday canceled a planned one-day strike, averting a potentially disruptive protest that would have kept up to ...

December 03, 2016 | | State


California treasurer asks Trump for guidance on pot, banking

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Treasurer John Chiang on Friday appealed to President-elect Donald Trump for guidance on how the state's projected $7 billion marijuana ...

December 03, 2016 | | State


San Bernardino recalls terror attack with silence, speakers

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - At the moment when shooters unleashed terror on San Bernardino a year ago, county employees remembered their fallen colleagues in silence late ...

December 03, 2016 | | State


Prosecutor: Man admits guilt in deadly California bank heist

STOCKTON (AP) - A man pleaded guilty to a 2014 bank robbery and gunbattle with police in Stockton that ended with the death of a woman ...

December 03, 2016 | | State


Sex assault report casts shadow on SF Bay Area high school

CONCORD (AP) - Accusations of an on-campus sex assault have pointed a negative light on a San Francisco Bay Area Catholic high school with a nationally ...

December 03, 2016 | | State


Cicely Tyson performs Langston Hughes at Ebony gala

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Cicely Tyson performed a Langston Hughes poem as she accepted a lifetime achievement award from Ebony magazine.

December 03, 2016 | | State


Cheeky notices condemning hate appear on SF commuter trains

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Official looking yet unauthorized notices warning against racist, sexist and homophobic behavior have been found on San Francisco Bay Area commuter trains.

December 03, 2016 | | State


California ponders legal pot, paying taxes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm belt, storefront sellers ...

November 30, 2016 | | State


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