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Environmentalists decry latest tunnel plan as ‘water grab’

SACRAMENTO - Conservation groups in California warned regulators Wednesday that their rush to approve construction of massive water-diversion tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta violates state and federal laws.

July 22, 2015 | | State


Special Olympics athletes sleep on gym floor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Special Olympics competitors arriving in Southern California were greeted by a logistics mess that forced many to sleep on a gymnasium floor before they were finally shuttled to their host cities on Wednesday.

July 22, 2015 | | State


Crews work to reopen I-10 in desert by Friday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Construction crews worked Wednesday in the Southern California desert to fortify a bridge that a surge of floodwater damaged, their goal to reopen the main route connecting Los Angeles and Phoenix by Friday.

July 22, 2015 | | State


Woman rescued after being held captive in closet

RICHMOND (AP) - Authorities said Wednesday they rescued a human trafficking victim who told police she was kept in a closet and sexually and physically abused almost daily for a year.

July 22, 2015 | | State


Water theft case aided by detailed records

MOUNTAIN HOUSE (AP) - California's vast network of reservoirs, canals and rivers is among the world's most engineered water systems, but it is tough to prove when water is illegally siphoned because of sparse metering, infrequent reporting and a complex web of tens of thousands of water rights.

July 22, 2015 | | State


LA County moves toward $15 wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County on Tuesday became the latest area in the country to take a step toward lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour after officials were told it would either kill business or help lift bread-winners out of poverty.

July 21, 2015 | | State


CSU approves 2% pay hike for top administrators

LONG BEACH (AP) - California State University presidents and other executives will receive an across-the-board 2 percent pay increase, a raise faculty union leaders brandished as part of a trend of "misplaced priorities."

July 21, 2015 | | State


Sex offender held in sex-crime case was on immigration bond

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An immigrant in the country illegally who is a registered sex offender is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl after being freed on bond by the judge overseeing his deportation proceedings, authorities said Tuesday.

July 21, 2015 | | State


LA County agency, cities settle bias case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County public housing agency and two Mojave Desert cities have reached a $2 million settlement to resolve allegations they discriminated against black people by discouraging them from living in their communities, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

July 21, 2015 | | State


Cops say suspect in five homicides also killed 2-year-old

MODESTO (AP) - Police said Monday that a suspect in the homicides of five people whose bodies were found in a Modesto home this weekend is also responsible for the death of a toddler left in his care last year.

July 21, 2015 | | State


State Supreme Court weighs in on marriage separation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California couples thinking about ending their marriage got guidance Monday from the state Supreme Court: They must live in different homes to qualify as legally separated and keep some of their income from their spouse during any divorce proceedings.

July 21, 2015 | | State


Bill allows firefighters to take out drones

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two lawmakers are taking steps to stop drones from interfering in firefighting efforts after several incidents in California.

July 21, 2015 | | State


Significant SoCal rainfall totals from weekend storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The National Weather Service is reporting impressive rainfall totals in Southern California after a weekend of downpours fueled by remnants of former Hurricane Dolores off Baja California.

July 21, 2015 | | State


Rain helps firefighters contain blaze

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire that swept across a California freeway, torching vehicles and sending people running for their lives, is nearly contained.

July 21, 2015 | | State


$1.5M FINE FOR ALLEGEDLY TAKING WATER

MOUNTAIN HOUSE (AP) - California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought.

July 21, 2015 | | State


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Residents seek normalcy fire ravaged Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA (AP) - At Willie Bird's Restaurant near Santa Rosa's downtown, life goes on amid the haze.

October 15, 2017 | | State


Tesla fires between 400 and 700 workers

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the electric automaker is trying to ramp up production ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


DeLeon challenge Sen. Feinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California legislative leader announced Sunday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, setting up a 2018 contest between two Democrats ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


Family dog emerges alive, happy

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


More burning than wine country

REDWOOD VALLEY (AP) - Mendocino County is 70 miles north of California's fabled wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, now under siege from wildfires ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


Hopes and plans destroyed overnight by deadly wildfires

SONOMA (AP) - It was just another Sunday night. Sure, the wind was kicking up, but for hundreds of thousands of people in California's wine ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


IS END OF INFERNO ION SIGHT?

SANTA ROSA, (AP) - With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they have apparently "turned a corner" against the wildfires that have devastated California ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


Senator Feinstein to seek re-election

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At 84, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is at an age when many Americans are deep into their retirement years. But the oldest member ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


Group seeks to name Navy ship for Iwo Jima photographer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The iconic image of six Marines raising an American flag over Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945, is recognized around the world ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


State regulators reject new lethal injection method

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators for the second time Monday rejected a proposed new method of carrying out the death penalty by lethal injection, another move ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


Pence raises campaign funds for Republicans

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence visited Southern California on Monday to raise money for endangered Republican congressional candidates, hoping to foil Democrats' hopes ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


State to require advance notice on drug price hikes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Drug companies doing business in California will soon have to notify the public two months in advance of dramatic price spikes under ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


4.1 earthquake shakes San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - A small earthquake in Silicon Valley was felt by many thousands of people, but there were no reports of damages or injuries.

October 09, 2017 | | State


Plenty of free Pumpkin Fair entertainment

There are two stages of free entertainment today and Sunday during the 33rd Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


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