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Move to change 'rainy day' measure

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Assembly speaker wants to replace a rainy day fund measure on the November 2014 ballot that was pushed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Republican lawmakers three years ago.

May 08, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

OAKLAND POLICE CHIEF STEPPING DOWN: OAKLAND (AP) - The chief of Oakland's embattled police department said Wednesday that he is stepping down due to medical reasons.

May 08, 2013 | | State


BLM postpones oil, gas lease auctions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal land managers have postponed all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October, citing budget problems and low staffing as well as the toll of environmental litigation.

May 07, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

TESTS ON BAY BRIDGE BOLTS SO FAR SHOW NO FAILURE: OAKLAND AP) - After dozens of seismic safety bolts on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge broke, tests on remaining bolts have so far shown no sign of failure.

May 07, 2013 | | State


San Jose to pay $150k for use of phony lab report

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Northern California city is expected Tuesday to pay $150,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man accused of rape who was the subject of a phony lab report prepared by police.

May 07, 2013 | | State


SF Airport won't be renamed Harvey Milk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco lawmaker said Tuesday that he has abandoned a proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk and instead plans to pursue getting an airport terminal named in Milk's honor.

May 07, 2013 | | State


Brown: Public still confident in Bay Bridge

WEST SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he believes the public still has confidence in the safety of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge despite concerns about construction of the $6.4 billion span that is scheduled to open later this year.

May 07, 2013 | | State


209 News

MINN. HIKER FOUND DEAD AT CLIFF BOTTOM IN YOSEMITE: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A hiker who went missing in Yosemite National Park has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff, authorities said.

May 07, 2013 | | State


Groups want details on license plate readers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two privacy rights groups questioning law enforcement's use of automated license plate readers asked a judge Monday to order the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to provide more details on how they use the technology.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Brown mystified at continuing prison legal case; faces possible contempt

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday defended his combative approach to the federal court case over California's prison system by saying the state has undergone an "incredible transformation" since the courts took over the inmate health care system.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Court: Cities can ban medical pot shops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries, a decision likely to further diminish the network of storefront pot shops and fuel efforts to have the state regulate the industry.

May 06, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

May 06, 2013 | | State


Background on the case, recent developments and what happens next: What is the court case at issue?

A special panel of three federal judges ruled in 2009 that a reduction in the population of California's crowded prisons was necessary to bring treatment of sick and mentally ill inmates up to constitutionally acceptable standards. Some of the state's 33 adult prisons had housed more than double the number of inmates they were designed to hold. After weighing experts' recommendations, the judges ordered that the statewide average be reduced to 137.5 percent of design capacity. The original deadline for reducing the population to that level was June 30, 2013, but the judges extended the deadline to ...

May 06, 2013 | | State


CPUC: PG&E should pay $2.25B for blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California agency investigating the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a $2.25 billion fine for its negligence leading to the blast.

May 06, 2013 | | State


Crews mop up coastal mountain wildfire as rain falls

CAMARILLO (AP) - Rain showers moved across Southern California on Monday, dousing remnants of a wildfire that blackened thousands of acres in coastal mountains and bringing much-needed moisture to a region left parched by a dry winter.

May 06, 2013 | | 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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