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Sacramento Bee reports retirees in some state jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Data reviewed by The Sacramento Bee shows that more than two dozen departments are still using retired executives to fill some of the highest-paying positions in state government.


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Brown sees tough path for environmental law reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown says he sees little support in the Legislature for overhauling California’s landmark environmental protection law, a comment that surprised the leader of the state Senate.


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California sees steep fall in teacher pink slips

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California teachers are seeing a steep drop in pink slips, thanks to the strengthening economy and new revenue from voter-approved taxes.


Report: state lawmakers skirt contribution limits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A report finds California lawmakers are circumventing campaign finance limits through “ballot measure” committees that set no caps on the amount donors can contribute.


CA farms face labor shortage as farmworkers age

SELMA, Calif. (AP) — California’s $44 billion agricultural industry faces a worsening labor shortage as farmworkers age and fewer migrants from Mexico come to replace them.


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Sacramento County discovers 407 uncounted ballots

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County election officials have found 407 ballots that were cast in the Nov. 6 election but never counted.


Former Calif. prosecutor facing ethics charges

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former Northern California prosecutor is facing ethics charges over statements his campaign made about a rival for superior court judge.


Alcohol sales enforcers get heavy-duty protection

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper investigation finds the state agency that regulates alcohol sales has purchased over $70,000 worth of bullet-resistant helmets and gas masks for its officers, whose work rarely exposes them to gunfire.


Volunteers toughen up bobcat kitten who’s too nice

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She’s too nice.


Loose gorilla alert? Electronic road sign hacked

LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) – A prankster is changing the message on an electronic traffic warning sign in Northern California. The sign is supposed to tell people that a road in the Placer County city of […]


Squabble over school newspaper ad content

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) – A First Amendment squabble is brewing in California over high school newspaper and yearbook advertising content. The Sacramento Bee says the Roseville Joint Union High School District’s decision this month to […]


Feds launch formal electricity trading probe

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) – Federal regulators have intensified an investigation into JPMorgan Chase & Co. electricity trading in California. The California Independent System Operator, a Folsom-based agency that runs the state’s power grid and oversees […]




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