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The case that goes to trial Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court is the latest battle in a growing nationwide challenge to union-backed protections for teachers in an effort to hold them more accountable for their work.  (Getty Images)

UPDATE: Calif. Judge Rules Teacher Tenure Law Unconstitutional

Tenure and other job protections for California’s public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students.

06/10/2014

Nude dancers say officers held them against their will and took revealing photographs without their permission. (Getty Images)

Strippers Claim San Diego Cops Violated Their Civil Rights

30 dancers at Cheetahs Gentlemen’s Club say officers photographed them nearly nude and made “arrogant” demands.

03/25/2014

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California Man Gets 6 Years For 8th DUI Conviction

A Northern California man convicted of his eighth drunk driving charge has been sentenced to a maximum term of six years in prison.

02/25/2014

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Undocumented Immigrant Sworn In As Attorney In California

He’s living in California illegally, but now he can legally practice law. California has allowed an undocumented immigrant into the state bar.

02/01/2014

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New Calif. Laws Try To Help Employees, Immigrants

As California’s economy recovers, the Democrats who control the state Legislature put a priority on assisting more vulnerable workers with some of the laws taking effect in the new year.

12/28/2013

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Calif. Parole Board To Set Minimums For Life-Term Inmates

California has settled legal action by a prisoner who said his parole applications were routinely and unjustifiably denied, an agreement that could bring about earlier releases for inmates who have been sentenced to terms up to life but remain eligible for parole.

12/17/2013

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Suspect In Fairfield Shooting Allegedly Assaulted Woman, Threatened Officers With Knife

Police closed off part of Highway 12 in Fairfield Tuesday because of an officer-involved shooting.

11/05/2013

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New Calif. Law Expands Who Can Perform Abortions

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.

10/09/2013

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First Toyota Sudden-Acceleration Case Set To Begin

Noriko Uno was afraid of driving fast, often avoiding the freeway and taking the same route every day from her Upland home to and from her family’s sushi restaurant. She had put only 10,000 miles on her 2006 Camry in about four years.

07/21/2013

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Halle Berry Testifies At State Capitol In Support Of Paparazzi Bill

With dozens of journalists tailing her every move, Academy Award-winner Halle Berry appeared at the California Capitol on Tuesday to testify for a bill that would limit the ability of paparazzi to photograph the children of celebrities and public figures.

06/25/2013

24-year-old Eric Cuellar (left) and 24-year-old Justin Teixeira are accused of killing an exotic bird at a Las Vegas casino on October 12, 2012. The pair said they are students at the UC Berkeley Law School. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police)

Placerville Man Due In Vegas Court For Beheading Bird At Casino

A University of California, Berkeley, law student is due in Las Vegas court for an evidence hearing on felony and misdemeanor charges in what prosecutors allege was the torture death and beheading of an exotic bird at a Strip resort.

04/24/2013

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