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Sales tax hike will be challenge for Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed ballot initiative to raise taxes has wide support among California voters, but his path to victory in November remains far from certain, according to the results of a poll released Tuesday.

January 24, 2012 | | State

No whooping cough deaths in state last year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California did not suffer a single death from whooping cough in 2011, the first year since 1991 that there have been no fatalities in the state from the highly contagious illness, health officials said Tuesday.

January 24, 2012 | | State

Storm shutdown of tram kept hikers on peak

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - Seventeen hikers spent a cold night stranded on an 8,516-foot mountain when a fierce storm with howling 100 mph winds forced operators to shut down the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, authorities said.

January 24, 2012 | | State

Auditor: High-speed rail has risky financing

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's $98 billion high-speed rail project relies on risky financial assumptions and has just a fraction of the money needed to pay for it, raising more questions about the heavily criticized plan, the state auditor said in a report released Tuesday.

January 24, 2012 | | State

Democrats sue controller for halting lawmaker pay during budget delay

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The Legislature's Democratic leaders filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state controller for blocking lawmakers' pay last year after deciding they had failed to meet their constitutional deadline for passing a balanced budget.

January 24, 2012 | | State

Bay Area briefs

Embattled SF sheriff says he's not leaving

January 24, 2012 | | State

Forecasters: Rain will make way for sun

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Staying dry will give way to staying cool in California, as rain and wind are swiftly replaced by sunshine and higher temperatures, meteorologists said Monday.

January 23, 2012 | | State

SF sheriff's domestic violence trial set for Feb. 24

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's sheriff stands trial next month on misdemeanor domestic violence charges stemming from a New Year's Eve dispute with his wife.

January 23, 2012 | | State

Marine accepts plea deal in Iraqi civilian deaths; gets three months confinement

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - A Marine sergeant who told his troops to "shoot first, ask questions later" in a raid that killed unarmed Iraqi women, children and elderly pleaded guilty Monday in a deal that will carry no more than three months confinement and end the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops from the Iraq War.

January 23, 2012 | | State

US Supreme Court blocks California slaughterhouse law on downed livestock

FRESNO (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday overturned a California law that would require euthanizing downed livestock at federally inspected slaughterhouses to keep the meat out of the nation's food system.

January 23, 2012 | | State

State news briefs

DISNEY WILL ALLOW PARK WORKERS TO HAVE BEARDS: ANAHEIM. (AP) - Workers at Disney's U.S. theme parks will be allowed to grow beards and goatees for the first time ever, Disney officials said Monday.

January 23, 2012 | | State

UC picks Richmond site for expansion of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

RICHMOND (AP) - The University of California said Monday that it has picked the spot where it hopes to build a new branch of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and it's in the city of Richmond, not Berkeley.

January 23, 2012 | | State

Ex-Beverly Hills school official convicted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Beverly Hills school superintendent has been convicted of giving a former female employee more than $20,000 in gifts and increasing her car allowance without board approval.

January 23, 2012 | | State

Bay Area news briefs

Catholic hospital chain cuts official church ties

January 23, 2012 | | State

Pot-based prescription drug looks for FDA OK to combat cancer pain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, additional medicines derived from or inspired by the cannabis plant itself could soon be making their way to pharmacy shelves, according to drug companies, small biotech firms and university scientists.

January 23, 2012 | | State

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US sailor hit by helicopter blade in critical condition

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The military says a sailor was hit by a helicopter rotor blade at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego.

February 23, 2018 | | State

Judge: Kern County’s redistricting diluted vote of Latinos

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Election districts for the board of supervisors in a Central California county illegally dilute the voting power of Latinos and deprive them of ...

February 23, 2018 | | State

Balancing act for harassment discipline

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Sen. Tony Mendoza's resignation this week spared his fellow lawmakers from a difficult decision about appropriate punishment after an investigation found ...

February 23, 2018 | | State

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