- Chancellor: Cash-strapped UC Berkeley faces tough decisions Updated: Feb-10-16 5:25 pm
BERKELEY, California - The University of California, Berkeley, is running a $150 million deficit this year and must undertake a top-to-bottom review of expenses if it hopes to sustain its national standing as a premier public institution, the school's chancellor warned Wednesday.
- Skeptics question proposed criminal sentences ballot measure Updated: Jan-28-16 5:37 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to revamp California's criminal sentencing laws could have unintended consequences, skeptics said, even as it takes the next step in meeting a federal requirement for the state to reduce its prison population.
- The Latest: California governor proposes sentencing reforms Updated: Jan-27-16 6:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to reform sentencing (all times local):
- Editorials from around Pennsylvania Updated: Jan-27-16 10:17 am
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- Scientists: "Doomsday Clock" reflects grave threat to world Updated: Jan-26-16 10:26 pm
STANFORD, California - Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm said Tuesday.
- California governor rejects parole of Manson follower, 73 Updated: Jan-22-16 11:58 pm
LOS ANGELES - Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole for a third time Friday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California.
- Democrats break with governor, demand vote on water tunnels Updated: Jan-22-16 8:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Six Northern California Democrats are breaking from Gov. Jerry Brown to demand a vote on his proposed tunnels to send water to Southern California.
- Tax fight over roads could dominate California Legislature Updated: Jan-22-16 6:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - In his otherwise low-key State of the State address, Gov. Jerry Brown saved his most impassioned plea for transportation issues, telling lawmakers they're going to have to "bite the bullet and enact new fees and taxes" to pay for repairs to California's crumbling highways.
- Reservoir supporters heartened by governor's speech Updated: Jan-21-16 4:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The latest on Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address in California (all times local):
- Union submits signatures for $15 California minimum wage Updated: Jan-19-16 6:19 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A faction of California's largest union began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative asking voters to raise California's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021, one of two competing proposals vying for the November ballot.
- Arizona Democrat introduces death with dignity measure Updated: Jan-19-16 4:13 pm
PHOENIX - A Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill granting terminally ill patients the right to take their own lives with prescription life-ending drugs.
- Correction: California Budget-Pensions story Updated: Jan-19-16 1:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - In a story Jan. 18 about the state's unfunded retirement liabilities, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the Californians for Retirement Security chairman. He is David Low, not Lowe.
- California considers expanding ban on assault rifles Updated: Jan-14-16 7:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's attorney general is backing a renewed effort to expand the state's ban on assault rifles in the wake of recent mass shootings.
- California Editorial Roundup Updated: Jan-13-16 12:24 pm