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Assembly approves $108B state budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline, the state Assembly on Sunday approved the main bill for California's $108 billion general fund spending plan for the coming fiscal year.

June 15, 2014 | | State

Details of state’s proposed $156M spending plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, all Democrats, have agreed on the main points of a state budget for the fiscal year that will start July 1. Not all budget figures were available Friday because the administration and legislative staff were still finalizing the details. Because the budget needs only a simple majority to pass the Legislature, support from minority Republicans is not required. The Assembly and Senate have scheduled floor sessions for 4 p.m. Sunday to begin voting on the budget.

June 13, 2014 | | State

California reports whooping-cough epidemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of whooping-cough cases in California is now at an epidemic level, state health officials said Friday.

June 13, 2014 | | State

San Francisco thrilled to be in Olympics hunt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he is thrilled that his city is one of four U.S. cities still in the running to possibly host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

June 13, 2014 | | State

Janitor accused of recording women

ANAHEIM (AP) - Authorities say a janitor for a contract cleaning company has been arrested on suspicion of secretly recording women in a restroom at Anaheim City Hall.

June 13, 2014 | | State

Ethics expert hired after high school scandals

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has hired an ethics consultant to work at a high school where some students allegedly hacked into computers and others held a controversial "prom draft."

June 13, 2014 | | State

Man freed in jury mistake killed hour later

FRESNO (AP) - A burglary defendant who won his freedom because of a jury's mistake lost his life a few hours later when he was stabbed to death in a fight.

June 12, 2014 | | State

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

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Guards charged with inmates’ death, assault

SAN JOSE (AP) - Three Northern California jail guards accused of beating to death a mentally ill inmate have also been charged with assaulting another prisoner ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Farm workers remember grape strike

DELANO (AP) - Hundreds of former and current labor activists, both Filipino and Mexican-American, flowed this weekend into the Central Valley town of Delano where 50 ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Report chastises SF over artifact preservation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is a city rich in history, but its government agencies often do a poor job of preserving it.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Officials: Firefighter kills sheriff’s deputy, then self

LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE (AP) - A Los Angeles County firefighter shot and killed his wife - herself a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Woman who jumped from SF Bay Bridge arrested weeks later

OAKLAND (AP) - A woman was arrested Sunday nearly four weeks after she jumped from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while trying to evade police with ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Entangled Blue whale near Mexico

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - A boat off the coast of Mexico apparently spotted the blue whale Monday that rescuers first saw several days ago entangled ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Suspect shoots man and dog walking in park

MODESTO (AP) - Police say a man and his dog were shot while walking in a Modesto park and detectives are looking for the public's ...

September 08, 2015 | | State

Ben Carson in SF to discuss GOP nomination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is heading to San Francisco to discuss why he believes he should win the Republican nomination.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Highway connector closed after car strike pole in Bay Area

HAYWARD (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a highway connector was closed after a car crashed against a utility pole and knocked it down.

September 08, 2015 | | State

Buddhist frat sought for San Diego SU

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Greek gods on Fraternity Row at San Diego State University may have to make room for the Buddha.

September 07, 2015 | | State

Climate fight comes down to wire

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has made climate change the centerpiece of his final tenure by laying out the most aggressive benchmark in North America ...

September 06, 2015 | | State

State librarian to speak at annual UOP literacy event

STOCKTON - Greg Lucas, who oversees the California State Library's vast collection, from historical documents to digitized books, will be the featured speaker Thursday at ...

September 06, 2015 | | State

Suspect in grieves for his cousin

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man arrested in connection with a shooting and stabbing on a Sacramento college campus said the man killed in the violence was ...

September 06, 2015 | | State

State tells firm: Stop tapping Sierra springs

SONORA (AP) - Armed with evidence captured by surveillance cameras, California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is later ...

September 02, 2015 | | State

FBI: Defendant in kidnapping blamed vaccine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The man charged in a California kidnapping that police initially dismissed as a hoax said he acted alone, and that mental illness ...

September 02, 2015 | | State

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