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Fresno County grapes exceed $1 billion in value
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A new report finds that for the first time in history, a Fresno County crop — grapes — has exceeded one billion dollars in production value.
Fresno County's annual crop and livestock report for 2012, released Tuesday,...
Scores of additional homes evacuated in Calif. fire
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Scores of additional homes have been evacuated, as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Sierra foothills.
State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant on Tuesday...
Lawsuits filed against Calif.'s Delta Plan
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Environmental and fishing groups have filed a lawsuit against a broad, long-range plan to manage the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The lawsuit — announced on Monday — is the fourth lawsuit filed against the Delta...
Highlights of California's 2013-14 state budget
Highlights of the budget the Legislature is sending to Gov. Jerry Brown for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
- Projects the state will collect $97.1 billion in general fund revenue and adopts a $96.3 billion spending plan for the...
Winners and losers at this week's E3
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Since the first battles over "Pong" machines in local arcades four decades ago, video gamers have loved good competition. And this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo - the industry's largest annual gathering - presented more...
Angels send Yankees to 5th straight loss, 6-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Erick Aybar homered and drove in two runs, and Albert Pujols added two more RBIs in the Los Angeles Angels' 6-2 victory over the Yankees on Saturday night that sent New York to its fifth straight defeat.
Tommy Hanson (4-2)...
Lawmakers expand Medicaid in final budget voting
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act on Saturday, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians, as it rushed to meet its deadline to complete a state budget.
Long Beach school district wins $2.6M in false rape case
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Long Beach Unified School District has won a $2.6 million default judgment against a woman who falsely accused a former high school football star of rape that landed him in jail.
The judgment recoups a $750,000 settlement...
Merle Haggard honored by Cal State Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — They call him "The Hag," but now Merle Haggard can answer to "doctor" as well.
Haggard was presented an honorary doctorate Friday by California State University, Bakersfield.
The doctor of fine arts honor...
Calif. Senate passes $96.3B Democratic budget
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Legislature began passing California's massive state spending plan Friday amid sharp divisions over whether the compromise struck by Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown will further the state's recovery or eventually...
Dem leader apologizes for Stepin Fetchit comment
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The chairman of the Riverside County Democratic Central Committee has apologized for referring to the black character "Stepin Fetchit," who is considered by many to be a racist caricature.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise...
CA insurance commissioner: Bar Anthem from health exchange
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's insurance commissioner wants to exclude Anthem Blue Cross from the state's new health exchange for small businesses, saying it's made excessive rate hikes.
Dave Jones says three increases this year — including...
California set to pass on-time budget
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers are expected to approve on an on-time Democratic spending plan that includes a historic change in the school funding system to help poor and minority students.
Lawmakers are expected to begin voting...
Weekend freeway closures in Santa Ana through July
SANTA FE SPRINGS (CNS) - The Alondra Boulevard Bridge over the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Santa Fe Springs has been closed in preparation for demolition work which will begin Friday.
Demolition will continue for six weekends on Friday and Saturday...
State lawmakers backing beach fire rings
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have weighed in on the burning issue of banning fire pits at California beaches.
The Orange County Register says the state Assembly last month approved a nonbinding resolution supporting the...