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Fewer ex-cons return to prison but crime rates stay steady

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Ex-felons in California are committing new crimes at a relatively steady rate compared with previous years, but more of them are going to county jails instead of state prisons as a 2011 state law intended they should, according to a report released Wednesday.

July 08, 2015 | | State


Jury awards over $4 million to family of deceased farmworker

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A jury awarded more than $4 million to the family of a farmworker electrocuted by a Southern California Edison power line.

July 08, 2015 | | State


California regulators discuss water pricing in drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California water regulators heard proposals for a statewide drought fee and hefty fines for water-guzzling homeowners as part of a Wednesday workshop discussing how to implement Gov. Jerry Brown's order for water pricing to maximize conservation.

July 08, 2015 | | State


Crime up 13 percent in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crime increased by 13 percent in Los Angeles the first six months of the year, ending more than a decade of declines in the nation's second-largest city, according to statistics released Wednesday.

July 08, 2015 | | State


Feds seize marijuana from Indian tribal lands

ALTURAS (AP) - Federal agents seized at least 12,000 marijuana plants on Wednesday from land in far Northern California that belongs to two federally recognized Indian tribes, the U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento said.

July 08, 2015 | | State


Right-to-die bill stalls in blow to movement

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In a blow to the right-to-die movement, California lawmakers on Tuesday dropped one of the strongest legislative efforts in the U.S. to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.

July 07, 2015 | | State


Rock fall in Yosemite changes face of world-class climb

FRESNO (AP) - A massive sheet of rock fell from the vertical face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, making one of the most popular routes attempted by climbers in North America even more challenging, park officials said Tuesday.

July 07, 2015 | | State


City OKs planned Millennium Hollywood skyscrapers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles building officials approved plans to build a 1 million-square-foot complex of skyscrapers, stores and restaurants in the heart of Hollywood, agreeing with the developer that an earthquake fault underneath the property is too old to be considered active.

July 07, 2015 | | State


Democrats in Congress blast San Francisco’s sanctuary policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Leading Democrats - including San Francisco's former mayor Sen. Dianne Feinstein - are joining mounting criticism of the city's policy of refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials when they request help in detaining a suspect thought to be in the country illegally.

July 07, 2015 | | State


Public gets pathway to ‘Billionaires’ Beach’

MALIBU (AP) - With a bright blue sign that reads "Beach Access" on an open gate replacing what used to be private property, the public now has access to Malibu's so-called "Billionaires' Beach."

July 07, 2015 | | State


Judge refuses to dismiss case against Suge Knight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge ruled Tuesday that Marion "Suge" Knight should stand trial on murder charges even though a key witness - one of the men he's accused of running over - refused to identify him in court.

July 07, 2015 | | State


San Francisco status as ‘sanctuary’ criticized after slaying

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities to keep him locked up.

July 06, 2015 | | State


California law backs organ transplants for medical pot users

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will prevent doctors and hospitals from denying organ transplants to medical marijuana users just because of their pot use.

July 06, 2015 | | State


Fire that threatened homes in California is fully contained

VACAVILLE (AP) - A wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville was 100 percent contained Sunday, officials said.

July 06, 2015 | | State


Hiker dies after medical emergency on desert trail

PALM DESERT (AP) - Riverside County authorities say a 61-year-old man died after suffering a medical emergency during a hike on a sweltering desert trail.

July 06, 2015 | | State


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‘Meet a Muslim’ events hope to dispel misconceptions

FREMONT (AP) - When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated ...

August 13, 2017 | | State


Lawyer: Livestreamed, deadly crash caused by blown tire

MERCED (AP) - The defense attorney for a teenage driver accused of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister says a mechanical ...

August 13, 2017 | | State


LA deputies’ private body cams raise transparency questions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - America's largest sheriff's department still lacks a policy for body cameras after years of studying the issue, so hundreds - perhaps ...

August 13, 2017 | | State


LA sheriff reported inaccurate jail violence statistics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest sheriff's department in the U.S. uses unsound methods to compile data about violence in Los Angeles County jails ...

August 09, 2017 | | State


Google gender debacle underscores tech culture wars, politics

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - The Google engineer who blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech had every right to express his views. And ...

August 09, 2017 | | State


Campaign watchdog met Democratic lawyer before changing state recall rule

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A member of California's independent political watchdog commission coordinated behind the scenes with a lawyer for state Senate Democrats before voting to ...

August 09, 2017 | | State


3rd Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on Texas lake

AVINGER, Texas (AP) - A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


Transgender camp teaches kids they’re ‘normal, not alone’

EL CERRITO (AP) - In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


Cougar makes rare successful crossing of LA-area freeway

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Researchers recently documented a rare case of a cougar from the Santa Monica Mountains successfully crossing U.S. Highway 101 and moving ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


San Francisco street sells for $90K

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - These days, the price of a San Francisco home can easily top a million dollars. But one savvy investor has bought up ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


Video shows Campbell officer with gun pointed at passenger

CAMPBELL (AP) - A video showing a Northern California police officer pointing his gun for more than nine minutes at the passenger in a car stop ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


FAA: No sanctions for Lodi skydiving center in deaths

LODI (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says it cannot sanction a skydiving center in central California for the 2016 deaths of two men killed in ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


3 being inducted Aug. 12 into Mexican American Hall of Fame

STOCKTON - Three individuals are being inducted into the Mexican American hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.

August 07, 2017 | | State


Heart-stopping mountain lion encounter caught on video

LONE PINE (AP) - A nerve-rattling encounter with a mountain lion started with a fleeting glimpse of the big cat's tail on a High Sierra ...

August 07, 2017 | | State


Palm Springs fed up with insect thriving after winter rains

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - It may be small, but an insect known as the charcoal seed bug has started to get under the skin of people ...

August 06, 2017 | | State


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