SAN FRANCISCO - The small city of Half Moon Bay remains dangling on an $18 million hook after a bill that could have provided a cheaper resolution to a costly lawsuit died with the regular session of the California Legislature.

California lawmakers have been unable to produce a budget so far for the fiscal year that began more than two months ago, but they approved a flurry of bills last weekend while others were left to die with the Aug. 31 deadline to pass legislation.

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