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California unemployment remains at 7.4 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate held steady at 7.4 percent in July, but two surveys used to calculate the rate showed different results, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday. EDD said its survey of […]

08/15/2014

California moves to keep film production in state

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hoping to keep film productions from fleeing California for other states and countries, lawmakers have moved to quadruple tax subsidies for location shooting. The Los Angeles Times reports the […]

08/15/2014

A sale pending sign is attached to a property for sale. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

California home sales decline amid tight market

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California home sales declined in July compared to the same time last year as buyers struggled to find something they could afford in the tight market, a research firm said Thursday. Statewide 39,608 new and […]

08/14/2014

Capitol Building, Sacramento (AP File Photo)

Bill conforms sentencing for use of cocaine, crack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation intended to address racial disparities in sentencing for cocaine offenses is close to passing the Legislature. The Assembly on Thursday approved SB1010 on a 49-14 vote, returning it to the […]

08/14/2014

Robin Williams appears onstage at The 2012 Comedy Awards in New York.  The Oscar-winning actor died Monday, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died […]

08/11/2014

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Drought hinders California’s clean energy goals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California’s battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said. For years, dams have been one of […]

07/20/2014

Couple ordered to stop blocking access to CA trail

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — State coastal regulators have voted unanimously to issue a cease-and-desist order to a couple who installed fences, gates and signs that blocked access to a popular hiking trail on the Central […]

07/12/2014

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California bill would regulate pet insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon start regulating the small but growing market for pet insurance under proposed legislation. A bill by Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Los Angeles, would set guidelines for the largely unregulated […]

07/12/2014

File - This undated file photo released by the California Department of Water Resources shows water making its way south through the Central Valley by way of the California Aqueduct. (AP Photo/California Department of Water Resources, Dale Kolke, File)

California restricts access to water well records

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A decades-old law barring the public from viewing records of water wells throughout California is drawing criticism amid the state’s drought from those who believe the information locked away could help […]

07/06/2014

A Cal Fire air tanker drops retardant on a fire. (AP File Photo/The Press Democrat, Kent Porter)

California wildfire destroys 8 homes; others rage

COLLINSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A fire tore through a Northern California community, destroying eight homes and damaging three more over the holiday weekend that has firefighters throughout California hard at work. Nobody was injured in […]

07/05/2014

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

High court rulings in California matters: Gay therapy, oyster farm, fuel standards

High court turns down California oyster farm WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a popular oyster farm in Northern California that is facing closure. The justices did not […]

06/30/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013 file photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives the keynote speech at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Could Texas’ Perry be mulling move to California?

xAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Could Texas Gov. Rick Perry be California dreamin’? The Republican has made persuading top employers around the country to move to Texas a centerpiece of his administration, even leading a series […]

06/17/2014

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