The issue has plagued areas like one near Arden Fair mall where drivers encounter people holding signs, begging for money, and some don’t take no for an answer.
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State Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) said an increased tax would not only support prevention programs, but it's a proven strategy to reduce smoking, especially among those under the age of 18.
Sol Eichner, 29, allegedly led police on the pursuit from San Andreas to Stockton in a Mercedes Benz that crashed and killed the driver in another car, who may have never seen the suspect coming.
The California Highway Patrol is looking for a suspect who planted a pipe bomb along Highway 50 in Sacramento on Wednesday.
Police say a Utah man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after he tossed his girlfriend's puppy from their third-floor apartment, killing it.
The California agency had placed the facility on a semi-annual review instead of the normal annual in 2012 after a series of complaints ranging from treatment of teens to facility conditions and background checks for staff.
The department handles the largest unemployment insurance program in the nation, doling out $6.1 billion and processing 3.5 million claims in 2014. In late 2013, the department reported that 83 percent to 90 percent of calls went unanswered by a live employee on any given day.
The street fair is Manteca’s largest tourism draw and its biggest moneymaker. The visitor center says it usually has 400 vendors lined up by now, but so far, only 125 have signed up with less than a month to go.
Leading up to Wednesday’s hearing, investigators had been pointing toward a possible murder charge for Samantha Green in the death of 20-day-old Justice Rees. At a press conference announcing Green’s arrest on Saturday, Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto said she would face a murder charge, but it was up to the DA’s office to determine what degree.
The outdoor range would be built along Highway 50 near Shingle Springs Drive on property owned by the Miwok indian tribe. Residents say that location would be too close to homes, schools and everyday life.