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Open-legislature ballot measure hits a nerve

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers would be stripped of their ability to make last-minute changes to bills and all public hearings would be videotaped under a measure likely to go before voters in November.

June 16, 2016 | | State

Elimination of contentious welfare policy?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The governor of California has given in to liberal lawmakers who want to repeal a welfare policy that critics call racist, ineffective and harmful to the state's poorest children.

June 14, 2016 | | State

High-speed rail lawsuit delays cost $63 million, add 17 months

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Another $63 million was added Tuesday to the cost of California's high-speed rail project and the completion date for the first 29-mile leg was pushed back 17 months to August 2019, after the state won a lawsuit that had tied up land needed for construction for 4½ years.

June 14, 2016 | | State

Democrats advance 12 gun control bills

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democrats on a California legislative panel voted Tuesday to advance a dozen proposed gun control measures, including one that requires people to turn in or destroy magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.

June 14, 2016 | | State

Prosecutor bumps Stanford sex assault judge from new case

PALO ALTO . (AP) - A Northern California judge at the center of a recall campaign after his handling of a Stanford University sexual assault case was removed from a new sexual assault case Tuesday by the local district attorney.

June 14, 2016 | | State

Apple makes Siri smarter, adds software improvements

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is working to make its iPhone and other gadgets smarter, responding to competitors' recent moves by building more artificial intelligence into its Siri digital assistant, photos, maps and other online services.

June 13, 2016 | | State

Armed man headed to gay pride parade wasn’t allowed to have guns

LOS ANGELES. (AP) - An Indiana man arrested in California over the weekend with three assault rifles had been ordered by a judge in April to give up all his guns, but authorities in his home state said Monday they had not made any surprise checks to confirm he was following the probation requirement.

June 13, 2016 | | State

Performing pilot whale, Bubbles, dies

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Bubbles, a short-finned pilot whale that lived at SeaWorld San Diego for nearly 30 years, has died, the park reported.

June 12, 2016 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California mother was reunited Thursday with her abducted son, laying eyes on him and wrapping her arms around him for the first time in 21 years.

June 09, 2016 | | State

Judge: Transgender California inmates must get female items

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prison officials must let transgender inmates have more female-oriented commissary items including nightgowns, robes, sandals, scarves and necklaces as part of a settlement that will make California the first state to pay for an inmate's sex reassignment surgery, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

June 09, 2016 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - This year's monstrous El Nino, nicknamed Godzilla by NASA, is dead. It heated up the globe, but didn't quite end California's four-year drought.

June 09, 2016 | | State

9th District: No right to carry concealed weapons in public

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dealing a blow to gun supporters, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Americans do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public.

June 09, 2016 | | State

Nearly 2.6 million votes outstanding in primary

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nearly 2.6 million ballots are still to be counted in California's presidential primary election, California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Thursday.

June 09, 2016 | | State

Gov. Brown, lawmakers agree on California spending plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders reached an agreement Thursday on a state budget that expands funding for subsidized child care and eliminates a controversial welfare policy that restricts cash assistance for nearly 130,000 children.

June 09, 2016 | | State

Aid-in-dying law concerns some poor

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California today becomes the latest state to allow the terminally ill to legally choose to end their lives, raising worries among some people in the state's large Latino and African-American communities that poor people with serious illnesses could be pressured to take lethal drugs as a cheaper option to long-term care.

June 08, 2016 | | State

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Sacramento mayor tackles protester who hit him with pie

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the ...

September 22, 2016 | | State

San Jose State college students vandalize dorms with swastikas

SAN JOSE . (AP) - Two students at a Northern California university scrawled swastikas and other hate speech in residence halls, the campus president said Thursday.

September 22, 2016 | | State

2nd wildfire breaks out on base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) - Another wildfire, possibly sparked by a downed powerline, broke out Wednesday and forced the evacuation of buildings on a large ...

September 22, 2016 | | State

Feds OK plan to fight housing displacement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal housing officials approved a preference plan that advocates said Thursday will help low-income minorities stay in increasingly unaffordable San Francisco.

September 22, 2016 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - For more than a decade, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been a glamorous, globe-trotting Hollywood power couple, attracting cameras to their ...

September 20, 2016 | | State

Sacramento police chief: 18 rounds fired in fatal shooting

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento police released more details Tuesday about the summer fatal police shooting of a homeless man, including videos of the incident.

September 20, 2016 | | State

Board faults Los Angeles police in 2 fatal shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A civilian review board on Tuesday found that two fatal shootings by Los Angeles police officers violated the department's deadly force ...

September 20, 2016 | | State

Woman paralyzed by branch files claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco woman who was paralyzed by a falling tree branch at a local park has filed a claim against the ...

September 20, 2016 | | State

Hatchet-wielding man killed

BEAUMONT (AP) - Police say a Southern California officer fatally shot a man armed with a hatchet who was approaching drivers near a fast food restaurant ...

September 18, 2016 | | State

Toxic algae in more than 40 state lakes, waterways

OAKLAND (AP) - Toxic algae has shown up in more than 40 state lakes and waterways from Los Angeles to the northern reaches of California, the ...

September 18, 2016 | | State

Zuckerberg’s ‘compound’ raises red flags

PALO ALTO (AP) - An advisory board recommended a California city refuse Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's plans to demolish and rebuild four homes around his ...

September 18, 2016 | | State


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - is warning that a California lawsuit targeting critical posts about a law firm could lead to the removal of negative ...

September 18, 2016 | | State

Ex-high school teacher gets prison for molestation, porn

DANA POINT (AP) - A former Orange County high school teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting a teenage ...

September 16, 2016 | | State

Twin tunnels will cost taxpayers

STOCKTON (AP) - Giant tunnels that Gov. Jerry Brown wants to build to haul water across California are economically feasible only if the federal government bears ...

September 15, 2016 | | State

Gov. Brown approves $900M for air quality

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved $900 million in funding for environmental programs, signing legislation that frees up an unusually large influx of ...

September 15, 2016 | | State

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