Morgan Hill man sentenced to 16 years for meth sales

06/01/2015 07:54 PM PDT
A Morgan Hill man was sentenced on Monday to 16 years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag's office announced in a news release. 
California Senate passes bill to increase minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2017
06/01/2015 07:07 PM PDT - SACRAMENTO -- Legislation that would boost California's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2017 cleared the state Senate Monday despite criticism from Republicans, who say the measure will torpedo the economy's recovery. 

Richmond: Space weapons resolution prompts requests to investigate
06/01/2015 06:56 PM PDT - Inspired by a recent city resolution banning space weapons, such as chips, bugs and other devices used for mind and body control, the Richmond Police Department has been flooded by callers asking the agency to investigate their cases. 

Sleeping in cars: Punishment prohibited in California bill sponsored by San Jose's Chu
06/01/2015 04:04 PM PDT - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The California Assembly is advancing legislation to protect homeless people who live in their cars from fines and vehicle impounds. 

Audit questions Medicaid billing by 335 California dentists
06/01/2015 12:08 PM PDT - LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California dentist who treats children under Medicaid billed for more than 1,000 services a day for almost 100 days in 2012. 

San Francisco: Mayor Lee files papers for reelection bid
06/01/2015 11:07 AM PDT - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will file nomination papers Monday morning to seek reelection as mayor of San Francisco in November, campaign officials said. 

NSA collection of phone records lapses; Senate to debate House bill
06/01/2015 10:58 AM PDT - The agreement to debate a House bill didn't happen soon enough to prevent legal authority for the programs from expiring at midnight Sunday.  

Beau Biden dies; vice president's son had brain tumor
06/01/2015 09:53 AM PDT - DOVER, Del. (AP) -- He was the privileged son of a longtime U.S. senator and two-term vice president, yet Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III was no stranger to personal adversity. 

Daniel Borenstein: Fire district of infamous pension-spiking chief faces $79 million of retirement debt
06/01/2015 09:40 AM PDT - Moraga Orinda Fire District provides example of what happens when top administrators enjoy the same benefits they're supposed to oversee and elected board members are ignorant of the details, turn a blind eye for political expediency or even enable abuse. No one protects taxpayers. 

San Jose smoking crackdown: Free cigarettes in bars could be next to go
06/01/2015 09:51 AM PDT - City officials want to drive tobacco companies out of San Jose's bars and clubs, especially gay bars where they're handing out coupons for reduced-price cigarettes -- an attempt to capitalize on the 23 percent of Santa Clara County's LGBT community members who smoke.