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Judge says 2 California laws unconstitutional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled two California laws enacted through the initiative process are unconstitutional because they retrospectively increase the punishments for crimes committed before the laws came into effect.

March 02, 2014 | | State


Golden Gate Bridge tolls to increase

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area officials have decided to increase tolls for drivers crossing the Golden Gate Bridge by $2 by 2018.

February 28, 2014 | | State


Heavy rain storm not a drought buster

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California was lashed Friday by heavy rains that the parched state so desperately needs, though with the soaking came familiar problems: traffic snarls, power outages and the threat of mudslides.

February 28, 2014 | | State


State health officials: Outbreaks of three rare diseases not linked

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Small but unusual outbreaks of tuberculosis, measles and an extremely rare polio-like disease in several regions across California have set off concerns about the risks of exposure. All the infectious disease reports are actively being investigated, and California health officials say it is sheer coincidence that they arose at the same time.

February 28, 2014 | | State


4 indicted SF police officers plead not guilty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Stripped of their guns and pay, four San Francisco police officers pleaded not guilty Friday to charges contained in federal corruption indictments that could send each to prison for a decade or more.

February 28, 2014 | | State


Soccer coach guilty of molesting 15 children

LANCASTER (AP) - A former Southern California soccer coach has been convicted of molesting 15 children.

February 28, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• SAN JOSE FIREFIGHTER WON'T FACE CHILD SEX CHARGE: SAN JOSE (AP) - Prosecutors have declined to charge a veteran Northern California firefighter who was arrested in a drug sting with child molestation, but still plan to pursue felony charges of selling and possessing methamphetamine against him.

February 28, 2014 | | State


Gap’s 4th-quarter profit down 12.5 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gap Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit dropped 12.5 percent as the clothing retailer discounted heavily over the holiday shopping season to entice customers.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Court: Drivers can read cellphone maps

FRESNO (AP) - Drivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Google barge will leave SF Bay for Stockton

STOCKTON (AP) - Google's mystery barge is heading on a short cruise to comply with an order requiring it to move from its current home on a San Francisco Bay island.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Court: School can ban US flag shirts for safety

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Cities order evacuations ahead of storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California got some badly needed precipitation Thursday from a fast-moving storm that forecasters said would be followed by heavier rains and snow and the possibility of flooding and mud flows into communities near areas scarred by wildfires.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Man accused of ‘foot fetish’ with 200 boys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police are trying to identify the victims of a 19-year-old Los Angeles roller rink employee who they say admitted indulging a self-described "foot fetish" with up to 200 young boys.

February 27, 2014 | | State


Lawmakers OK $687 million drought plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $687 million plan to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities, a package that includes emergency money for communities running low on drinking water and farming communities where fallowed fields are leading to sky-high unemployment.

February 27, 2014 | | State


California snowpack still well below normal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's Department of Water Resources says its latest survey shows the Sierra Nevada snowpack is still well below normal - bad news for the drought-stricken state.

February 27, 2014 | | State


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Intruder shot by homeowner

ONTARIO (AP) - Authorities in Riverside County say a resident shot and wounded a man who allegedly broke into a home in Ontario.

March 15, 2016 | | State


Storms replenish key reservoirs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four straight days of rain have replenished several key reservoirs in Northern California, delighting a state in its fifth year of drought ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


Ex-San Jose State students get jail for battering black roommate

SAN JOSE (AP) - Two former San Jose State University students were each sentenced Monday to 30 days of in-custody weekend work for forcing a bicycle ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


Group seeks ethics review of top Brown aide over $100K in PG&E stock

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A former executive of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. signed an agreement to protect the reputation of the utility as part of a $1 ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


Berkeley moves to fire assistant men’s coach over sex harassment

BERKELEY (AP) - An assistant men's basketball coach at the University of California, Berkeley, became the latest employee found to have violated the school's ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


Berkeley moves to fire assistant men’s coach over sex harassment

BERKELEY (AP) - An assistant men's basketball coach at the University of California, Berkeley, became the latest employee found to have violated the school's ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


12-year-old killed, 14-year-old cousin wounded in shooting

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Police appealed to the public Monday for help in finding the killer of a 12-year-old boy who died in a fusillade of ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


Appeals court upholds injunction against marijuana delivery app

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state appeals court has upheld a judge's decision to block a smartphone app that allowed people in Los Angeles to ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


200 teens found partying at vacant, just sold home

EL DORADO HILLS (AP) - Northern California authorities busted a party over the weekend where more than 200 teenagers had trashed a vacant and recently sold ...

March 14, 2016 | | State


Ride-hailing bills stall in committee; chair has taxi ties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Two California bills to ease regulation of Uber and other ride-hailing companies have been bottled up for nearly a year in a ...

March 13, 2016 | | State


California gets 4th day of rain, snow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A storm brought strong winds, periods of heavy rain, snow and high surf to California on Sunday, the fourth day of wet ...

March 13, 2016 | | State


California man says he served as sex slave after adoption

SAN JOSE (AP) - A man has filed a lawsuit against a California couple he says used him as a sex slave after adopting him from ...

March 11, 2016 | | State


California regains control of second prison’s health care

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regained responsibility for providing medical care at a second state prison on Thursday as it slowly makes progress toward ending a decade ...

March 11, 2016 | | State


California lawmakers raise smoking, vaping age to 21

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the legal age for purchasing and using tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21, putting the nation ...

March 11, 2016 | | State


School district, Administrators ignored sex abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Twenty Los Angeles-area boys who say a Torrance High School wrestling coach sexually abused them are suing the school district and administrators ...

March 11, 2016 | | State


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