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Brown, lawmakers face budget deadline

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to work out the final details of a budget for the coming fiscal year that largely adheres to the governor's call for fiscal prudence while providing a modest boost to social and education programs.

June 12, 2014 | | State


Woman who drove with dying man on car gets prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A substance-abuse counselor was sentenced Thursday to 55 years to life in prison for hitting a pedestrian with her car and driving through a Los Angeles suburb with the dying man on her windshield.

June 12, 2014 | | State


Woman dies in overgrown yard

SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County firefighters wearing hazmat suits had to climb over vegetation and trash piled 5 feet high to get to a yard where a woman died in a chair amid debris with a kitten in a carrier on her lap.

June 11, 2014 | | State


Brain-dead girl on ventilator getting diploma

OAKLAND (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.

June 11, 2014 | | State


Democrats replace ‘spend’ with ‘invest’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As billions of dollars in unexpected tax revenue pour into California, Democratic lawmakers have proposed all kinds of ways to distribute the windfall after years of recession-era budget cuts.

June 11, 2014 | | State


San Francisco voters to decide on $15 minimum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2018.

June 11, 2014 | | State


Groups allege abuse of child immigrants by border staff

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Unaccompanied children arrested by U.S. border authorities are packed in frigid cells and sleep on hard floors without enough food or medical care, advocacy groups said in a complaint Wednesday that alleges widespread abuses amid a surge of illegal crossings by young immigrants from strife-torn Central American countries.

June 11, 2014 | | State


Officer in on-duty accident dies

STOCKTON (AP) - A Stockton police officer died Wednesday, two weeks after an on-duty car accident, officials said.

June 11, 2014 | | State


San Jose marijuana shops face tough new rules, possible closure

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose officials have passed tough new medical marijuana rules that will require the vast majority of city dispensaries to close within a year.

June 11, 2014 | | State


What’s next for teacher tenure?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a two-month trial and another two months of deliberating, a California judge on Tuesday found that a handful of laws governing the hiring and firing of the state's teachers are unconstitutional because they deprive children of a quality education. It was the first time in U.S. history a court has found that teacher effectiveness is an essential component of the right to an equal public education, said Russlynn Ali, a former assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education.

June 11, 2014 | | State


Firearms checks sought after rampage

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Law enforcement officers would be required to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks under legislation proposed Wednesday in the wake of the deadly rampage last month near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

June 11, 2014 | | State


10-year-old graduates high school with 4.0 grade point

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 10-year-old Northern California boy is celebrating a milestone most people don't reach until they are in their late teens.

June 11, 2014 | | State


Mental health key in corrections budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democrats in the Legislature want the state corrections budget to spend tens of millions of dollars more on mental health services as a way to improve treatment and increase rehabilitation options.

June 10, 2014 | | State


State plans death row mental health unit

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Responding to a federal court order, California prison officials plan to build a mental health unit for condemned inmates at San Quentin State Prison, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

June 10, 2014 | | State


Northern California tribe in tense dispute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities were back Tuesday at a Native American casino in Northern California that's at the center of an ongoing tense tribal dispute.

June 10, 2014 | | State


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Democrats fall short on gathering signatures to halt recall election

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Democrats fell far short of collecting enough signatures to prevent a recall election of state Sen. Josh Newman, a vulnerable Democrat targeted ...

October 25, 2017 | | State


Yosemite weekly pass may go from $30 to $70

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in ...

October 24, 2017 | | State


California’s chief justice calls for end to cash bail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's top judge said Tuesday she wants to do away with the state's cash bail system, adding a powerful voice ...

October 24, 2017 | | State


California’s chief justice calls for end to cash bail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's top judge said Tuesday she wants to do away with the state's cash bail system, adding a powerful voice ...

October 24, 2017 | | State


Judge: Trump cuts not immediate threat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Monday hammered an attorney for California over the state's push for a court order immediately reinstating "Obamacare ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


California Senate plans outside investigation on sexual harassment

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate announced Monday that it has hired a law firm to investigate sexual harassment allegations as pressure builds for lawmakers to ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Shooting kills 2, injures 2, including officer

CLEARLAKE OAKS (AP) - A series of shootings Monday in a small lakeside Northern California community killed two people and injured two others, including a police ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Record clean-up starts in wine country

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Government officials outlined plans Monday for what they say will be the largest fire clean-up in California history, aimed at removing hazardous ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Heat, Santa Ana winds raise SoCal fire danger

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Records fell as temperatures soared into triple digits across Southern California on Monday and authorities warned of more dangerous heat plus gusty ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Climbers set speed record on Yosemite’s Nose of El Capitan

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Two climbers have set a new speed record for ascending the Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, one ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Surfer makes board using 10,000 cigarette butts found on beaches

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (AP) - A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts.

October 23, 2017 | | State


Newsom, Villaraigosa disagree about universal health care coverage

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The two leading Democrats running for California governor disagreed at a forum Sunday about how to achieve universal health care.

October 22, 2017 | | State


Football game forfeited after players join bleacher brawl

DESERT HOT SPRINGS (AP) - A Southern California high school forfeited its final home football game of the season after players joined a brawl in the ...

October 22, 2017 | | State


PG&E delayed CPUC effort to map wildfire power line risks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Two days before the deadliest outbreak of wildfires in California history, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities won the latest in ...

October 22, 2017 | | State


Billionaire launches ads urging Trump impeachment

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Friday that he will dump at least $10 million into a national television advertising campaign calling for President ...

October 20, 2017 | | State


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