Jerry Brown

This March 11, 2012 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Sara Kruzan. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections, File)

Jerry Brown allows freedom to woman who killed pimp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman who received a life sentence as a teenager for killing her former pimp will be allowed to go free after Gov. Jerry Brown decided against blocking a […]

10/28/2013

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Problems persist in CA prison mental health ward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Although California has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to improve psychiatric treatment for convicts, the biggest mental health unit in the state prison system for high security inmates remains in […]

10/26/2013

First graders in Kathleen Thames' class rush to get under their tables on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, as St. James Elementary School students and staff join millions in the world's largest earthquake drill called The Great Shakeout. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Janet Blackmon Morgan)

Californians ‘drop, cover, hold’ in quake drill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many Californians dove under desks and tables at midmorning Thursday in a major drill of the “drop, cover and hold on” earthquake survival skill. Organizers said 9.5 million Californians signed up […]

10/17/2013

A passenger rides a Bay Area Rapid Transit train in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF Bay Area trains run as strike talks drag on

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A marathon negotiating session between a major San Francisco Bay Area transit agency and its two largest unions spilled into the early morning hours Thursday without a deal to end the […]

10/17/2013

Passengers board a Bay Area Rapid Transit train Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF-area trains run as rail strike averted again

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area’s main commuter rail line was up and running on Wednesday after a potential transit strike was averted for the third straight day. Federal mediator George Cohen […]

10/16/2013

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High court won’t stop California inmate reduction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not interfere with a previous order requiring California to cut its prison population by thousands of inmates, leaving Gov. Jerry Brown with just one […]

10/15/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit travelers wait to board an arriving train Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF area transit strike looms hours before deadline

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The threat of another gridlock-inducing strike in the San Francisco Bay Area loomed larger Monday as a regional transit agency and two of its largest unions remained without a deal hours […]

10/14/2013

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Brown vetoes bill banning semi-automatic rifles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in […]

10/11/2013

Jim Allison, center, BART, Deputy Chief Communications Officer talks with members of the media outside Caltrans offices during negotiations with BART management and union members on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, Aric Crabb)

SF Bay Area transit trains running

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A major San Francisco Bay Area transit system ran trains as usual on Friday after labor negotiations were extended past a midnight deadline, but the threat of a commute-disrupting strike loomed […]

10/11/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bill gives PUC leeway to restructure utility rates

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to promote greater use of renewable energy in California while allowing for changes in how consumers pay for electricity. The Democratic governor said […]

10/07/2013

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Brown vetoes bill to allow non-citizens on juries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens who are legal residents to serve as jurors in California. Brown’s office announced the veto of AB1401 on Monday. […]

10/07/2013

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About 2,000 march in Hollywood immigration rally

LOS ANGELES (AP) – About 2,000 supporters of immigration reform marched through Hollywood on Saturday as part of rallies nationwide to push for congressional action, while California’s governor signed a series of bills on the […]

10/05/2013

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