Dena Betti knows all too well the dangers of trains. Her beautiful 14-year-old daughter Jenna, an eighth-grader, was struck and killed by a train in March in Martinez. The tragedy unfolded when the teen left her cellphone on the tracks.
The law limits the use of suspensions for young children and expulsions for all students. Supporters say suspensions have gotten out of hand, with about 750,000 a year.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed and vetoed a series of bills on the final day of considering the legislation passed in the prior legislative session .
California officials are urging residents and businesses to conserve water as the state ends one of the driest-ever “water years.”
Proposition 48 would pave the way for the state’s newest tribal casino. The casino has already gotten the green light from local, state and federal governments, but there is pushback. Things got interesting when opponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot.
The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office says the tougher penalties will not apply to Wayne Allen Huntsman even if he is convicted. That’s because the King Fire burning west of Lake Tahoe started before the bill became law.
New data shows that the percentage of California seniors passing the high school exit exam required for graduation matched last year’s results.
The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to state specifically whether they have adulterated any of their product.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police across the country are increasingly monitoring car licenses plates, compiling giant databases of ordinary citizens and their daily comings and goings. Privacy advocates are trying to get those files open […]
Working as a correctional officer or supporting staff in the California state prison system is like sitting on a powder keg. They supervise an unpredictable population, some with strong ties to street gangs.
The center is where various state agencies come together—from social services to Caltrans—to discuss where resources should be allocated. OES has final authority to determine how those resources are actually implemented.
In just a few hours, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 100 homes, the saw mill and a church. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way.