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California

California Supreme Court limits police searches

Police officers may only conduct a search following a traffic stop if they believe there is probable cause a crime was committed, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in a child pornography case involving a bicyclist pulled over for rolling through a stop sign.

California

California watchdog issues fines for spending violations

A San Francisco Bay Area district attorney and a former Riverside County mayor have each agreed to pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines for violating campaign finance laws that bar officials from using campaign money for personal spending, the state's campaign finance watchdog reported Monday.

California

Jerry Brown says U.S. can’t ‘go rogue’ on climate change, while lawmakers blast Donald Trump

Gov. Jerry Brown, unveiling his nominee for attorney general, Rep. Xavier Becerra, on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, was cautious in his remarks about President-elect Donald Trump on issues including climate change, immigration and health care. Brown’s pragmatic positioning contrasted with his Democratic colleagues, some of whom promised to counter Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress every step of the way.

Technology

Worker pleads guilty to snooping on emails for stock deals

A former information technology worker at Expedia Inc. pleaded guilty Monday to securities fraud after authorities said he used his access to the computers of top executives to rummage through their email, then made lucrative, illegal stock trades based on the inside information he discovered.

Videos

Fresno Chaffee Zoo's ridiculously adorable lion cub is now 5 weeks old

Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s African lion cub is busy exploring his enclosure, playing with mother Kiki (there are no siblings to play with) and slowly being introduced, behind a protective screen, to his sister Zamaya. The lion cub is the first to be born at the zoo since 1968. A naming contest is underway.
John Walker The Fresno Bee
Fresno Chaffee Zoo's ridiculously adorable lion cub is now 5 weeks old 2:41

Fresno Chaffee Zoo's ridiculously adorable lion cub is now 5 weeks old

How much weed can you carry now that California has legalized marijuana? You might be surprised 1:49

How much weed can you carry now that California has legalized marijuana? You might be surprised

'We're rescues, too': Puppies, inmates at California prison help each other with new program 1:27

'We're rescues, too': Puppies, inmates at California prison help each other with new program

Mountain lions enjoy the weather in California wine country 0:54

Mountain lions enjoy the weather in California wine country