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2,000 Invited To New California Senate Leader's Expensive Disney Concert Hall 'Inauguration' The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation, which receives donations from special interests seeking influence in the Legislature, is picking up the estimated $50,000 tab.
California Legislature Withholding Report On Senior Staff Allegedly Playing Favorites With New Hires The review was to include whether the Senate's human resources director, Dina Hidalgo, had violated Senate policy because five members of her family work in the Capitol and at least three people got jobs after playing on her softball team.
Oregon City's Public Library Back To A Operating Out Of Van After Blueprint MixupThe $1.2 million public library opened in May next to city hall. But the wall the library shares with city hall was found to be insufficiently fire-proof. So the library was shuttered in June.
Man Flags Down Utah Police To Sell Them Drugs Without Realizing They Were CopsAuthorities say the officers were wearing their uniforms but riding in an unmarked police vehicle around 1 a.m. Sunday when the 31-year-old suspect flagged them down and asked what they wanted, referring to drugs.
Legislation Would Allow Oil Companies To Call Refinery Shutdown Information 'Trade Secret'SB1300 by Democratic Sen. Loni Hancock of Berkeley would protect information submitted to state officials from disclosure under the California Public Records Act.
AP Exclusive: Wildfire Citations Applied Unevenly Gary Bennett spent much of the last three decades preparing his property in Napa County for the day when a wildfire would sweep over the hill, including clearing brush and grass around his three-bedroom home in a scenic canyon 85 miles north of San Francisco.
California Election-Law Flaws Revealed In First Modern Recount For Statewide OfficeThe price is steep. Kern County's estimated bill is $4,019 per day, which must be paid in advance of each day's work. In Imperial County, the price is expected to be around $1,640 a day, Registrar Debbie Porter said. Each of those counties could be counting ballots for two weeks or longer.
Law Enforcement Officers Killed By Firearms In 2013 Lowest Since 1887The number of law-enforcement officers killed by firearms in 2013 fell to levels not seen since the 19th century, according to a report released Monday.
Oven Door Blast Injures Lazy Baker's Dozen At California JailFire officials say 11 people were injured, when an oven door exploded in a kitchen at the Santa Rita Jail around while inmates were baking.
Girl Is Brain Dead After Surgery To Remove Tonsils A 13-year-old Northern California girl is brain dead after going into surgery to remove her tonsils.
Sacramento County Receiving $56.4 Million To Upgrade Jails, Build ClassroomsSacramento County is one of 15 counties in line to split $500 million in state-issued bonds to upgrade jails and build classrooms for inmate rehabilitation programs.
Man Sentenced To 18 Months For Breaking Into Lawrence Livermore NetworkProsecutors said Andrew Miller tried to sell access to two super computers at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California for $50,000.