SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ A small magazine that has covered state politics and government since 1970 will keep the name California Journal, under a settlement announced Wednesday with The Wall Street Journal.

The dispute began in September 1996, when the nation's largest newspaper decided to call its new weekly state section ``California Journal.''

The magazine was granted a court order barring the newspaper from using the name, arguing that it could cause confusion among readers. Wednesday's settlement resolves the remaining legal battles.

The newspaper will continue to call its Wednesday section ``California.''

Information for Public Affairs Inc., which publishes California Journal, and Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, also said they will advertise their products in each other's publications.

The Wall Street Journal has a daily circulation of 1.8 million, of which 280,000 are in California. The California Journal has a monthly circulation of 17,000.