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  • Assembly approves greater disclosure for campaigns

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are sending legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown to force greater disclosure in political campaigns, passing two bills Thursday aimed at giving voters more information about who is paying for campaigns and appearing in commercials. The state Assembly...

  • Death recommended in Calif. Marine couple killing

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jurors have recommended a death sentence for a former Marine that they convicted of killing another Marine and the man's wife in their Southern California home in 2008. The Riverside County district attorney's office said the jury reached the decision Thursday for...

  • California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state's death penalty. Attorney General Kamala Harris announced her decision after a federal judge ruled last month that the state's death penalty takes too long to carry...

  • Prosecutors: California marijuana grow harmed land

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a large marijuana growing operation damaged land in a national forest in Northern California. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced on Thursday that a grand jury had indicted Alejandro Soto-Silva on three counts in connection with the pot...

  • Beaten California deputy thanks good Samaritan

    LAKEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was severely beaten by a suspect during an arrest last week at a Southern California mall has recovered enough to dictate a note of thanks and record a short video for a good Samaritan who intervened, possibly saving his life,...

  • California to give legal aid to immigrant minors

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers say they will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million to provide legal help for unaccompanied children from Central America. The governor announced the plan Thursday, along with Attorney General Kamala Harris, Senate...

  • Cops greet students at school where plot thwarted

    SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police kept watch and jumpy parents escorted students as classes resumed Thursday at a suburban high school that authorities say was targeted for a massacre. Fifteen officers guarded South Pasadena High School and the district's four other schools, police Chief...

  • GOP candidates face financial disparity in California state elections

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – As Novembers nears, Democratic incumbents seeking re-election have armed themselves with millions of dollars, while their Republican counterparts continue to fall behind financially. At the end of the last report session on July 24, Gov. Jerry Brown had...

  • Oscar Grant's family supporting Brown's family

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of Oscar Grant has traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to offer support and advice to the parents of a black teen whose slaying at the hands of police ignited unrest. Grant's uncle, Cephus Johnson, said he and his wife participated in several demonstrations with...

  • Wildfire near Bakersfield nearly half contained

    KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Crews continue to build containment lines around a wildfire burning in steep terrain northeast of Bakersfield that has destroyed eight homes. Kern County Fire Capt. Derek Tisinger said Thursday that the blaze near Lake Isabella is 48 percent contained after scorching...

  • Bodies of 2 men found in adjacent California yards

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have discovered two men dead in neighboring backyards in Northern California. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman says investigators think the deaths in an unincorporated part of Mill Valley are related and are treating them as a double homicide....

  • Stunt blocks traffic on Golden Gate Bridge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify a driver who performed a stunt on the Golden Gate Bridge while other vehicles blocked traffic. Video that has surfaced online shows the driver doing doughnuts on the bridge in a sports car. California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay...

  • Record drought saps California honey production

    LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. The state is traditionally one of the country's largest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide the nectar that...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CHP OFFICER COULD FACE SERIOUS CHARGES IN RECORDED FREEWAY BEATING The California Highway Patrol forwarded its investigation to the Los Angeles district attorney to determine...

  • Missing hiker found dead on California mountain

    KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a body found high on a mountain in California's Kings Canyon National Park is that of a San Francisco Bay Area teacher who went missing while hiking. A National Park Service statement says Gregory Muck's body was discovered Wednesday at...



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