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Senate OKs regulations for medicinal pot

Senate OKs regulations for medicinal pot

May 20, 2013 | | State


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LONGSHOREMAN DIES AFTER TRUCK PLUNGES IN SF BAY: OAKLAND (AP) - Authorities have identified a 78-year-old Port of Oakland longshoreman who died after his truck plunged into the San Francisco Bay.

May 20, 2013 | | State


Poor are moving to nation's suburbs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More poor people live in the nation's suburbs than in urban cities because of affordable housing, service-sector jobs and the increased use of housing vouchers, according to a study released Monday.

May 20, 2013 | | State


Brown cites safety in possible bridge delay

Brown cites safety in possible bridge delay

May 20, 2013 | | State


Legislation adds community college classes at higher cost

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - Students at California community colleges could see additional class options for short summer and winter sessions under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Monday, but those courses would come with a higher price tag.

May 20, 2013 | | State


Dad of dead girl says he's unsure why home shot up

NORTH HIGHLANDS (AP) - A devastated father said Monday he had no idea why gunmen targeted his house, firing a barrage of bullets that killed his 10-year-old daughter as she watched TV from a chair near a picture window.

May 20, 2013 | | State


Burrell nets volleyball scholarship

Ripon High School senior Paige Burrell is moving on to the next chapter in her volleyball career and has accepted a scholarship to play for a NCAA Division II school - Nyack College in Nyack, NY.

May 20, 2013 | | NEWS


Phoenix police officer dies in fatal hit-and-run

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix police officer and firefighter both died Sunday after suffering critical injuries in separate accidents on the job, officials said.

May 20, 2013 | | NEWS


Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards.

May 20, 2013 | | NEWS


Tornadoes level homes in Oklahoma, 21 injured

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.

May 20, 2013 | | NEWS


Ropin’ on the River Rodeo June 1-2 benefits GECAC free tutoring effort

LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm on June 1-2.

May 20, 2013 | | NEWS


Parking fees possible for those accessing NorCal coast beaches

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Sunbathers flocking to Southern California beaches are used to feeding the meter or paying a parking attendant. Not so along the less developed north coast where it's customary to ditch cars on the shoulder of Highway 1 to surf, swim or picnic.

May 20, 2013 | | NEWS


Seventeen bodies removed from funeral home

MODESTO (AP) - Seventeen bodies have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies, officials said.

May 20, 2013 | | NEWS


Calif. law takes effect on microstamping guns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California law that requires all semi-automatic handguns to be equipped with technology that stamps its identifying information on bullet casings is now in effect after years of delays.

May 20, 2013 | | NEWS


Report: Steel tendons left exposed on Bay Bridge, may lead to rust & corrosion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of steel tendons used to strengthen the skyway portion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were exposed during construction to rainfall and salty bay mist, leading to rust and corrosion concerns.

May 20, 2013 | | NEWS


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Rockies win 4th straight over Giants

DENVER (AP) - Pinch-hitter Rafael Ynoa snapped a sixth-inning tie with an RBI double, Eddie Butler was backed by stellar defense over six shaky innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night.

April 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Astros outlast Athletics in extra-inning victory

OAKLAND (AP) - Robbie Grossman singled in two runs in the 11th inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Friday night to match their best start in eight years.

April 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds, Clemons should be in Hall

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens deserve their plaques in Cooperstown.

April 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hawaii poised to become first state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU (AP) - A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

April 25, 2015 | | Nation


Bruce Jenner says his brain is more female than male

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman" in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he first felt as a youngster trying on his mother's and sister's dresses.

April 25, 2015 | | Nation


Computer outage disrupts Starbucks sales

SEATTLE (AP) - A computer outage affecting registers forced Starbucks to give away free drinks Friday before closing stores early.

April 25, 2015 | | Nation


Killing in South Carolina

Why was Walter Scott running away from a policeman who tried to stop him for a broken taillight? The media are trying to make a South Carolina policeman's killing of a black man, Walter Scott, another sensational case of racism, but the media have missed the point of the tragedy.

April 25, 2015 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Other Views


Hairball that gagged a fracker

Imagine a political campaign against environmentalists that's so negative, so ridiculously slanted and downright dirty, that it actually repulsed executives of some of America's biggest fracking corporations.

April 25, 2015 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


LA projects viable for bringing back team

NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Goodell says the two stadium projects in the Los Angeles area look promising enough to lead to the return of the NFL to the nation's second-largest city.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Swafford, Weekley atop Zurich leaderboard

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended Friday because of the threat of severe weather.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woods adds Players Championship to his schedule

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harden, Howard lead Rockets to win

DALLAS (AP) - James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and Houston beat Dallas 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLS wants top Americans despite Klinsmann’s view

W YORK (AP) - Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says the league will keep on pursuing the top American players, even if U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann thinks they will improve more with European clubs.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rangers advance on Hagelin’s OT goal

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin's overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist to beat Pittsburgh 2-1 on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Court keeps sex offender registration ruling intact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court voted not to reconsider a ruling requiring mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for a particular sex crime.

April 24, 2015 | | State


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