Sacramento California

(AP Photo)

Heat wave breaks temperature record in California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California’s San Joaquin Valley is set to reach the highest temperatures in a weeklong heat wave, with other parts of the state also facing a 7th day of scorching weather. The […]

07/03/2013

(AP Photo)

Calif state workers to get raises in proposed deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest public employee union says it has reached a tentative agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown on a new three-year contract that includes raises for 95,000 state workers. In an email […]

06/11/2013

High speed rail

Board approves Calif high-speed rail construction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s High-Speed Rail Authority board has approved a nearly $1 billion contract to start construction on the first leg of the bullet train in the Central Valley. The board approved a […]

06/06/2013

Suspended California State Senator Ron Calderon (AP Photo)

FBI looking at Calif. lawmaker’s water legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The FBI investigation of state Sen. Ron Calderon involves legislation he introduced for a Los Angeles-area water district that uses his brother as a consultant, according to two people questioned by […]

06/06/2013

The California Bay Delta (Photo credit: CalWater)

Mercury in California fish

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Sport fish from rivers and streams in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have higher levels of mercury in their systems than fish taken from anywhere else in California, a new survey has […]

06/02/2013

High speed rail

High-speed rail plan hinges on voter promises

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys are arguing in a Sacramento County Court that California’s high-speed rail agency has broken a promise made to voters who approved selling $10 billion in bonds to build the nation’s […]

05/31/2013

(Dept. of Toxic Substances Control Photo)

Agency failed to collect millions in cleanup fees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Polluters liable for $100 million in cleanup fees for contaminated properties were never billed, and instead California taxpayers were stuck with the tab. The Sacramento Bee reports the state Department of […]

05/30/2013

(Photo credit: California Senate)

Fertility care would be covered for seriously ill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Insurance companies would be required to pay for fertility treatments for patients battling cancer and other serious diseases under a bill that has passed the state Assembly. Cancer patients can require […]

05/29/2013

(Photo credit: California Senate)

Bill would require correct ID in debt-collections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Debt collectors would have to make sure they are going after the right person under a bill approved by the state Senate on Friday. Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco […]

05/24/2013

(Photo credit: California Senate)

Calif. bill would prohibit ticket-buying software

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Music and sports fans would have one less obstacle in buying tickets to popular events under a bill advancing through the California Legislature. Legislation by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Pan of Sacramento […]

05/23/2013

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