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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Garciela Castillo-Krings, right, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on at his Capitol office in Sacramento on Friday.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Brown rejects labor-backed laws in sweeping bill package

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown barred public schools from using the Redskins…

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Garciela Castillo-Krings, right, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on at his Capitol office in Sacramento on Friday.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California governor OKs medical marijuana regulations

A trio of bills aimed at bringing order and oversight to California's…

California Gov. Jerry Brown, at podium, speaks before signing a bill to combat climate change by increasing the state's renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030 at a ceremony overlooking the Los Angeles skyline at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California wants renewable energy for half its power by 2030

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California's climate-change goals on…

California Gov. Jerry Brown, at podium, speaks before signing a bill to combat climate change by increasing the state's renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030 at a ceremony overlooking the Los Angeles skyline at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
In this Sept. 9, 2015 photo, Debbie Ziegler holds a photo of her late daughter, Brittany Maynard, as she receives congratulations from Ellen Pontac, left, after a right-to die measure was approved by the state Assembly in Sacramento, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

California governor signs hard-won right-to-die legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will become the fifth state to allow terminally…

In this Sept. 9, 2015 photo, Debbie Ziegler holds a photo of her late daughter, Brittany Maynard, as she receives congratulations from Ellen Pontac, left, after a right-to die measure was approved by the state Assembly in Sacramento, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
A state water official said Californians have met a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month during the grinding drought.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

California meets water savings target for third month

FRESNO — Californians cut water use by 27 percent in August, marking…

A state water official said Californians have met a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month during the grinding drought.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Destroyed homes and vehicles scorched by the Valley fire line Jefferson St. in Middletown, Calif, on Monday. According to fire officials, the blaze ranks as the sixth worst wildfire in California history after destroying more than 1,000 structures, burning more than 75,000 acres and leaving at least three people dead. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Scope of devastation clearer as wildfire evacuees return

The scope of devastation from one of California's most destructive wildfires is…

Destroyed homes and vehicles scorched by the Valley fire line Jefferson St. in Middletown, Calif, on Monday. According to fire officials, the blaze ranks as the sixth worst wildfire in California history after destroying more than 1,000 structures, burning more than 75,000 acres and leaving at least three people dead. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, a kayaker paddles along Zephyr Cove, the sight of the 19th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

California’s climate fight comes down to late negotiations

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has made climate change the centerpiece of…

In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, a kayaker paddles along Zephyr Cove, the sight of the 19th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
Inmate Michelle-Lael Norsworthy speaks during her parole hearing earlier this year at Mule Creek State Prison. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater,File)

Transgender California inmate freed from prison after parole

SACRAMENTO — California paroled a transgender inmate on Wednesday, one day before…

Inmate Michelle-Lael Norsworthy speaks during her parole hearing earlier this year at Mule Creek State Prison. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater,File)
California Gov. Jerry Brown talks at a conference in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo)

California governor signs 2 bills tied to police misconduct

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills relating to police…

California Gov. Jerry Brown talks at a conference in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo)

Chowchilla kidnapper released from prison

One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren…

In this Oct. 6, 2013 photo, Oakland Raiders cheerleaders hold pink pom-poms for breast cancer awareness before an NFL football game between the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif.  (Tony Avelar/AP Photo, 2013)

New California law recognizes cheerleaders as employees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California's professional…

In this Oct. 6, 2013 photo, Oakland Raiders cheerleaders hold pink pom-poms for breast cancer awareness before an NFL football game between the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif.  (Tony Avelar/AP Photo, 2013)

Initiative to repeal California vaccine law advances

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's secretary of state says the proponents of a…

California urged to return $331 million meant for homeowners

SACRAMENTO — Several California lawmakers and community assistance groups are calling on…

Dan Johnson, a treatment plant operator inspects a sediment pond at the Roseville Water Treatment Plant in Granite Bay. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

ROSEVILLE — Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.…

Dan Johnson, a treatment plant operator inspects a sediment pond at the Roseville Water Treatment Plant in Granite Bay. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Karman Willmer, left, and Shelby Messenger rally against SB 277. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Gov. Jerry Brown signs strict school vaccine legislation

SACRAMENTO — The governor of California has signed a contentious bill to…

Karman Willmer, left, and Shelby Messenger rally against SB 277. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Opponents of a measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated gathered on the west steps of the Capitol after lawmakers approved the bill,  in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 25, 2015.  (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)

California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious…

Opponents of a measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated gathered on the west steps of the Capitol after lawmakers approved the bill,  in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 25, 2015.  (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)
In this May 8, 1945 photo members of the executive committee of the United Nations conference meet in the Opera House in San Francisco to consider conference procedure.  (AP Photo)

United Nations charter, signed in San Francisco, turns 70

Hundreds of people packed the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall to…

In this May 8, 1945 photo members of the executive committee of the United Nations conference meet in the Opera House in San Francisco to consider conference procedure.  (AP Photo)
Carl Krawitt, left,  a supporter of a measure requiring nearly all of California school children to be vaccinated, answers a question during news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly…

Carl Krawitt, left,  a supporter of a measure requiring nearly all of California school children to be vaccinated, answers a question during news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this photo taken June 16, 2015, Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown, center, discusses the compromise budget he reached with Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, at a Capitol news conference, in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Gov. Jerry Brown signs budget with anti-poverty efforts

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a spending plan Wednesday that uses…

In this photo taken June 16, 2015, Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown, center, discusses the compromise budget he reached with Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, at a Capitol news conference, in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
The San Francisco Unified School District's budget will reach $787.5 million for the 2015-16 year. S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

SFUSD plans for another amplified budget

San Francisco’s public schools are poised to receive another significant boost in…

The San Francisco Unified School District's budget will reach $787.5 million for the 2015-16 year. S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO