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Election reforms, tax initiatives shape 2012

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While California is likely to remain out of the presidential spotlight in 2012, the state will undergo dramatic political changes that will alter elections and potentially transform the Legislature. At the same time, voters likely will be asked to consider tax increases even as the state's economy remains stalled by slow growth and high unemployment.

January 08, 2012 | | State


Oakland sees homicide total spike in rough 2011

OAKLAND (AP) - Staring at a colorful display of balloons, flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial in East Oakland, Todd Walker estimated he went to at least 50 of the funerals for this city's 110 homicide victims in 2011.

January 08, 2012 | | State


SF sheriff sworn in amid domestic violence inquiry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's new sheriff has been sworn into office amid controversy over a domestic abuse investigation.

January 08, 2012 | | State


California news briefs

Police arrest 6 at Oakland protest: OAKLAND (AP) - Six people are facing charges after Oakland police say they broke the windows of police cars, vandalized a television news van and threw bottles at police officers.

January 08, 2012 | | State


Lawmaker pleads no contest in shoplift case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California lawmaker pleaded no contest Friday to stealing leather pants and other merchandise from a Neiman Marcus store in an incident her attorney blamed on a benign brain tumor.

January 06, 2012 | | State


Amid budget cuts, Brown still dreaming

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While most other states are limiting expectations as they try to recover from the recession, Gov. Jerry Brown is dreaming of a bright future for his native California.

January 06, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

EFFORT TO BLOCK CALIFORNIA 'DREAM ACT' FALLS SHORT: SACRAMENTO (AP) - The attempt to block a California law that allows public financial aid for college students who are in the country illegally has failed to collect enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, the leading proponent said Friday.

January 06, 2012 | | State


12-year-old girl who blogged cancer fight has died

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - A Southern California girl who became a nationally recognized face of child cancer with a blog that chronicled her fight against brain tumors has died. Jessica Joy Rees was 12 years old.

January 06, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

2ordered to stand trial in Richmond gang rape

January 06, 2012 | | State


Brown promises funds for police in tax push

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown told county officials Thursday that he will make good on his promise to provide adequate funding for a new law that sends inmates convicted of lower-level offenses to county jails instead of state prison.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

OAKLAND (AP) - Police have arrested members of Occupy Oakland who were demonstrating in front of City Hall.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Brown warns of $5 billion in school cuts if taxes rejected

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California faces a smaller budget deficit in the coming fiscal year but will require nearly $5 billion in cuts to public education if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to raise taxes in the fall, the governor said Thursday in releasing its budget proposal for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

January 05, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

POLICE SAY FAST FOOD CASHIER STOLE FROM DISABLED: IRVINE (AP) - Police say a Southern California fast food restaurant cashier repeatedly stole change from a mentally disabled woman.

January 05, 2012 | | State


Proposed funding cuts in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget

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January 05, 2012 | | State


Car lands on roof of apartment

FRESNO (AP) - A car ended up perched on the roof of a Fresno apartment after it was launched through the air when the driver lost control on a curve and hit landscaping rocks, according to police.

January 05, 2012 | | State


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2 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at SoCal law firm

LONG BEACH (AP) - A man walked into the Southern California law firm where he worked and shot two men Friday before turning the gun on ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


DMV cracks down on improper use of car placards

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California officials plan to crack down on thousands of "dead" drivers.

December 29, 2017 | | State


Medley of agencies enforcing pot laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Licensed businesses around California can begin legally growing and selling marijuana for recreational use Monday, and a hodgepodge of enforcement agencies will ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


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