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State loses ground in drought water-saving

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Californians are losing ground on compliance with a state goal to cut water use by 20 percent during the drought, according to statewide water-use figures released Tuesday. Da...

December 02, 2014 | | State

35 hospitals designated for Ebola care

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the country as Ebola treatment centers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the list of hospitals on Tues...

December 02, 2014 | | State

Lawmakers push for changes to higher education system

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democrats in the state Senate released a plan Tuesday to avoid tuition increases at the University of California by directing more money to the system and charging a higher rate t...

December 02, 2014 | | State

CPUC acts more like lapdog than watchdog of PG&E

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on July 26, 2011 Want some reading that will curl your hair? Just pick up a copy of the 194-page June 24, 2011 report of ...

December 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson; students tackling sensitive topics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer wh...

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Ferguson obscures much bigger problems in the ‘Black community’

From the very beginning, this was much ado about an aberration, a tragic aberration to be sure, but an aberration nonetheless. Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police Officer Darren ...

December 02, 2014 | By Larry Elder Author | Other Views

President, media should embrace police as heroes

Editor, Manteca Bulletin, The Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri found no evidence to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Officer Wilson was defending himself again...

December 02, 2014 | | Letters

LA city attorney sues to block pot delivery app

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to shut down a mobile phone application that arranges medical marijuana home deliveries. The suit alleges that the iPhone a...

December 02, 2014 | | State

Civilian workers at some prisons get pepper spray

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The federal prison system has begun supplying pepper spray canisters to cooks, counselors and other civilian workers at some of its most violent institutions, yielding to effort...

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to gi...

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Stepdad investigated for comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for angry comments made to a Ferguson crowd after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his ste...

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Mindfulness helps teens cope stress, anxiety

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent aft...

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

W. Virginia gunman angry over ex’s trysts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The owner of a towing company who had ongoing beefs in his personal and professional life went on a shooting rampage, carrying out his grudges by killing his ex-girlfriend ...

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Mayor: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally ill

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation's most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting man...

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Sierra comeback falls short in Summerville

If Sierra coach Martha Spivey learned one thing about her team through its first two games of the 2014-15 season, it's that it will fight until the final buzzer.Now it's just a matter of getting th...

December 02, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports

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