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California commission says Uber driver is employee, not contractor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A ruling in the case of a single Uber driver could have much broader implications for the popular ride-hailing service and for companies like it that rely on workers they see as independent contractors for on-demand services.

June 17, 2015 | | State


Spike in meth seen from Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Border officers have seized more methamphetamine in Arizona this fiscal year than they did the entire previous year, continuing an upward trend for the drug that officials say is much easier and cheaper to manufacture in Mexico.

June 16, 2015 | | State


New state budget expands welfare

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A $115.4 billion budget deal would make California the first in the nation to offer state-subsidized health care to children who are in the country illegally while expanding other social welfare programs, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders said Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | | State


6 killed when balcony collapse during a party

BERKELEY (AP) - A 21st-birthday party thrown by a group of visiting Irish college students turned tragic early Tuesday when the fifth-floor balcony they were crammed onto collapsed with a sharp crack, spilling them about 50 feet onto the pavement. Six people were killed and seven seriously injured.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Woman told to take down her lost dog signs

CLOVIS (AP) - A Clovis woman whose dog has been missing for two months is being told by the city to remove her lost dog signs.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers cut reporting rules for high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A measure approved by legislative Democrats this week cuts the reporting requirements for the agency that oversees California's $68 billion high-speed rail program, requiring spending reports to the Legislature every two years instead twice per year, prompting critics to charge that oversight is being scaled back.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Coalition: Farmers illegally taking water

FRESNO (AP) - A group of public water agencies that serves millions of Californians asked the state on Tuesday to order farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to stop irrigating their crops amid the relentless drought.

June 16, 2015 | | State


Legislature OKs record $117.5 billion budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers passed a record $117.5 billion spending plan with overwhelming support Monday, but the budget that would send more money to public schools and establish a new tax credit for the working poor is unlikely to go into effect.

June 15, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• OWNER OF MARIJUANA FARM FINED FOR FOULING CREEK: REDDING (AP) - Water regulators in California have fined the owner of a former marijuana farm and a licensed excavation contractor $297,400 for fouling a creek while preparing a piece of land in Shasta County for pot-growing.

June 15, 2015 | | State


Court rules for city in affordable housing fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California cities have broad authority to require builders to set aside a percentage of units in new projects for affordable housing, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.

June 15, 2015 | | State


Photos aim counter ‘black dog’ theory

MAYNARD, Mass. (AP) - It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn't shake off.

June 14, 2015 | | State


DRIVER’S LICENSES

SANTA ANA (AP) - Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally say getting a California driver's license under a new program this year has helped them on the roads - and off.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers voting on $117.5B budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As a roomful of lawmakers and staff grinded through the last line items of the Legislature's spending plan late one night, it became clear there would be no easy deal even though California's budget is being crafted solely by Democrats and state coffers are awash in cash.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Giant purple sea slugs slime Bay Area beaches

ALAMEDA (AP) - A giant purple blob from the sea - a slug - is invading East Bay beaches and waterways this summer, and some experts say it may be caused by warmer temperatures near coastal waters.

June 14, 2015 | | State


Gun blamed for rise in shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of accidental shootings by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies has more than doubled in two years as the department switches to a new handgun.

June 14, 2015 | | State


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Infamous ‘San Quentin Six’ convict killed by fellow inmate

SAN QUENTIN. (AP) - An inmate involved in a bloody 1971 San Quentin escape attempt that left six dead has been killed by a fellow prisoner ...

August 12, 2015 | | State


2 plead guilty to smuggling heroin from Mexico by drone

EL CENTRO (AP) - Two California men pleaded guilty to using drones to smuggle nearly 30 pounds of heroin from Mexico to the United States, authorities ...

August 12, 2015 | | State


Medi-Cal may be on hook for parolee’s sex change surgery

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California paroled a transgender inmate on Wednesday, one day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison ...

August 12, 2015 | Nina Frisby | State


State: Sell even more miserly showerheads

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California officials launched two initiatives Wednesday to boost residential water conservation: The nation's toughest water efficiency standards for showerheads and a $30 ...

August 12, 2015 | | State


Food banks, pantries find ways to feed more people

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his choices of onions ...

August 11, 2015 | | State


McDonald’s begins rollout of is loyalty mobile app

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's has started rolling out its new mobile app in the U.S., and one of the main features is a ...

August 11, 2015 | | State


Symantec to sell Veritas business

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Symantec will sell its Veritas information management business for $8 billion in cash with plans to funnel proceeds back into its main ...

August 11, 2015 | | State


Rite Aid no longer shun Apple Pay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rite Aid stores will start accepting Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, later this month after initially shunning the service in ...

August 11, 2015 | | State


DMV employees traded cash for licenses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As many as 100 commercial truck drivers paid up to $5,000 each to bribe state Department of Motor Vehicles employees for illegal ...

August 11, 2015 | | State


Pension proposal cast similarly to failed bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris is using the same words to describe a public pension proposal as she did on a previous failed ...

August 11, 2015 | | State


Blaze explodes in size, wildfires roast West

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Wildfires are charging through several states in the parched West, scorching homes and forcing people to flee. Flames are plaguing some California ...

August 11, 2015 | | State


SF Sheriff’s license suspended after traffic accident

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco sheriff had his driver's license suspended in February after failing to properly report a minor car accident to ...

August 11, 2015 | | State


Shields speaking about water Thursday at Manteca Patriots

South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Jeff Shields is the speaker for the Manteca patriots gathering on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p ...

August 11, 2015 | | State


Man shoots himself in neck at gun range

FRESNO . (AP) - A man shot himself in the neck during target practice at a Central California shooting range.

August 11, 2015 | | State


Homeless man target manhunt

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - A homeless man with a long criminal history was identified Tuesday as the target of a two-week-old manhunt for a gunman thought to ...

August 11, 2015 | | State


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