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Maile Hampton, center carrying sign, leads a group in a march as they protest the death of Freddie Gray. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

California law decried after black woman’s ‘lynching’ arrest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton…

Maile Hampton, center carrying sign, leads a group in a march as they protest the death of Freddie Gray. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
Advocates for the disabled who marched to the Capitol protest for funding for additional services for the developmentally disabled after it was cut out of the state budget, in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Advocates demonstrated against cuts in funding for services for the developmentally disabled in the budget deal between Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Disability activists protest California budget that leaves out funding

SACRAMENTO — The announcement of a California budget deal has not stopped…

Advocates for the disabled who marched to the Capitol protest for funding for additional services for the developmentally disabled after it was cut out of the state budget, in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Advocates demonstrated against cuts in funding for services for the developmentally disabled in the budget deal between Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, dignitaries and VIP's line up to sign a portion of the rail at the California High Speed Rail Authority ground breaking event, Tuesday, in Fresno, Calif. A transportation bill passed as part of the Democratic state budget would reduce the reporting requirements for the California High-Speed Rail Authority, which critics say is a move to lessen transparency on the controversial $68 billion project. The agency that oversees the project says it brings reporting in line with its annual budgeting and reporting cycles. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)

Lawmakers cut reporting rules for California high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO — A measure approved by legislative Democrats this week cuts the…

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, dignitaries and VIP's line up to sign a portion of the rail at the California High Speed Rail Authority ground breaking event, Tuesday, in Fresno, Calif. A transportation bill passed as part of the Democratic state budget would reduce the reporting requirements for the California High-Speed Rail Authority, which critics say is a move to lessen transparency on the controversial $68 billion project. The agency that oversees the project says it brings reporting in line with its annual budgeting and reporting cycles. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)
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Experts: California vaccine bill would increase immunization

A hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest vaccination…

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Karman Willmer, left, and Shelby Messenger protest against SB277, a measure requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated, at a Capitol rally, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica, would only allow children with serious health problems to opt out of school-mandated vaccinations. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli.

Experts: California vaccine bill would increase immunization

A hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest vaccination…

Karman Willmer, left, and Shelby Messenger protest against SB277, a measure requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated, at a Capitol rally, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica, would only allow children with serious health problems to opt out of school-mandated vaccinations. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli.
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California lawmakers advance right-to-die legislation

California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who…

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AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Monday

Newsom, Blakeslee unveil digital tool on government meetings

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former state Sen. Sam Blakeslee have teamed…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Monday
ERIC RISBERG/ap file photoA bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first public hearing Wednesday.

California vaccine requirement bill gets first public debate

A bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first…

ERIC RISBERG/ap file photoA bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first public hearing Wednesday.
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliRobert Dixon

Lawmakers demand swastikas be removed from California house

State lawmakers on Thursday demanded that a California man take down poster-size…

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California's plastic-bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

A trade group has turned in enough signatures to qualify a referendum…

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Rich Pedroncelli/APLaw enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento on Friday.

Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

SACRAMENTO — A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California…

Rich Pedroncelli/APLaw enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento on Friday.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezA firefighters sets a controlled burn with a drip torch while fighting the King Fire on Tuesday

California fire crews stand ground; winds approach

Crews battling a massive blaze threatening thousands of homes in Northern California…

AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezA firefighters sets a controlled burn with a drip torch while fighting the King Fire on Tuesday
Rich Pedroncelli/APSacramento Kings fan J.R. Basa waits in line with dozens of other Kings fans to enter City Hall

Sacramento approves $477 million Kings NBA arena

SACRAMENTO -- Sacramento's City Council approved a financing plan for the Kings…

Rich Pedroncelli/APSacramento Kings fan J.R. Basa waits in line with dozens of other Kings fans to enter City Hall
AP Photo/Schubert for District Attorney CampaignThis Feb. 22

Gay marriage seeps into Sacramento DA's race

The voter initiative banning gay marriage dominated California's political landscape six years…

AP Photo/Schubert for District Attorney CampaignThis Feb. 22
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

SF not part of Tour of California

The Tour of California is returning to its north-to-south route, but the…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

5.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Northern Calif.

An earthquake has struck Northern California's Plumas County with a preliminary magnitude…

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Sacred Heart Cathedral boys drop OT heartbreaker in state title game

SACRAMENTO – A whirlwind of swings and emotion sent the Division III…

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Parks scandal threatens trust in state officials

Twenty-two million dollars. That’s what it would have taken to keep 70…

San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey to testify on Secure Communities bill

Sheriff Michael Hennessey will be among several speakers in Sacramento on Tuesday…

Team Proper grows into a force

The 2010 National Blackbelt League Super Grands World Games, held in Sacramento…