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California faces $340 billion in debt

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California faces $340 billion in debts, or more than $8,500 for each of its 38 million residents, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office said Wednesday in recommending that the state set priorities for paying down its key long-term liabilities.

May 07, 2014 | | State


California in running for Tesla battery plant location

PALO ALTO (AP) - California is back in the running for a massive battery plant that electric car maker Tesla Motors plans to start building this year, but CEO Elon Musk said the state remains in the "improbable" category for winning the plant because of the time it will take to win regulatory approval.

May 07, 2014 | | State


High-speed board OKs next 114-mile section between Bakersfield & Fresno

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The board that oversees California's $68 billion high-speed rail project voted Wednesday to unanimously adopt a planned route for its second and most substantial section to date, a 114-mile stretch between Fresno and Bakersfield.

May 07, 2014 | | State


Officials nab 51 in SJ Valley drug busts

MERCED (AP) - Officials said Wednesday that they have arrested 51 people in Central California, crippling a drug organization linked to a powerful prison gang.

May 07, 2014 | | State


Tree-trimming operation in Oakland kills baby birds

OAKLAND (AP) - Federal and state wildlife officials are investigating a tree-trimming operation in Oakland that witnesses say sent baby birds into a wood chipper, a newspaper reported.

May 07, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AFREA

• LEAKS ON NEW BAY BRIDGE WON'T SPUR FURTHER COSTS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California transportation official says leaks found on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that are allowing rainwater to seep into the structure should not result in more maintenance costs.

May 07, 2014 | | State


Yahoo in line for $10B windfall

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer faces a $10 billion decision in a few months.

May 07, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• SCHOOL CRACKS DOWN ON 'PROM DRAFT': NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - A principal at a Southern California high school is cracking down on a student tradition called "prom draft" that involves male students ranking female students and then selecting a date from the favored pool.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Governor : A GOP race for 2nd place

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's primary for governor this year has become a race for second place. With Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, widely predicted to take the top spot, two Republican candidates with starkly contrasting views and styles are jostling for financial and voter support.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Plan calls for flowing Aqueduct water uphill

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Water has flowed from Northern California's snow-capped peaks to the south's parched cities ever since the California Aqueduct was built in the 1960s. Now, amid one of the worst droughts in history, state officials are considering an audacious plan to send some of the water back uphill.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Senate’s security officer resigns amid controversy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Senate's chief security officer abruptly resigned Tuesday from a post he held for 34 years after he withheld information about drug use by a staff member from the chamber's elected leader.

May 06, 2014 | | State


State’s top court ponders suit over store not having defibrillator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court appeared reluctant Tuesday to require large retailers to keep a defibrillator in stores in case customers suffer cardiac arrest.

May 06, 2014 | | State


LA airport makeover getting painful

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Getting to, from and around Los Angeles International Airport has never been easy. Airport officials said Tuesday it's going to get worse.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Santa Clara crime lab botches drug testing

SAN JOSE (AP) - Prosecutors in Santa Clara County said human error by a technician led to six false positive drug tests at its crime lab.

May 06, 2014 | | State


Facebook plans campaign to ‘friend’ small business in bid to grow ads

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook wants to increase its advertising and get more clicks on all kinds of ads. It believes tapping into the lucrative small business market will help it achieve those goals.

May 06, 2014 | | State


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MJC offers free presentation ‘Ocean Engine of Life’ Nov. 3

MDOESTO – The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) invites the community to dive into the "Ocean Engine of Life," a free, family science show by ...

October 26, 2017 | | State


It ain’t free, babe: Dylan guitar expected to fetch $300,000

DALLAS (AP) - A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s is expected to sell for more than $300,000 when it goes ...

October 26, 2017 | | State


TRUMP OPPOSES TWIN TUNNELS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Trump administration pulled support Wednesday from Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious plan to build California's biggest water project in decades ...

October 25, 2017 | | State


Brother of Vegas shooter suspected of child porn possession

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child pornography, authorities said Wednesday.

October 25, 2017 | | State


States lose push to force Trump to restart subsidies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration ...

October 25, 2017 | | State


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


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