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LA utility deal would refund $44 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has agreed to return $44 million to thousands of customers who were overbilled under a botched billing system upgrade two years ago, it was announced Monday.

August 17, 2015 | | State


State Senate approves bill reacting to anti-gay plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate on Monday approved a bill that seeks to discourage frivolous ballot questions by raising filing costs, following a measure advocating the slayings of gay and lesbian people.

August 17, 2015 | | State


TWIN TUNNELS PROJECT

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by opponents of the tunnels.

August 17, 2015 | | State


More millennials stuck renting for years before buying home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Home ownership, that celebrated hallmark of the American dream, is increasingly on hold for younger Americans.

August 17, 2015 | | State


SOLDIER’S JOURNEY TO HEAL

SAN DIEGO (AP) - "It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen in the group therapy session.

August 16, 2015 | | State


SF 4-mile run seeks to change stoner stereotypes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Students, accountants, businessmen, housewives and many others in green T-shirts and all wearing the number 420 raced Saturday to change the stereotypical images of marijuana smokers as lazy and lethargic stoners who binge on junk food.

August 16, 2015 | | State


Target of manhunt killed near Ridgecrest

RIDGECREST (AP) - An 18-day manhunt in the mountainous high desert of central California ended when two deputies opened fire on a man who pulled out a handgun during a confrontation on a rural road, authorities said Sunday.

August 16, 2015 | | State


Drought brings early harvest in California’s wine country

HEALDSBURG (AP) - In Northern California's wine country, the 2015 harvest has arrived shockingly early, amid years of drought that have progressively shifted vines' growing season earlier into the year.

August 16, 2015 | | State


SF Bay Area school districts scramble amid teacher shortage

OAKLAND (AP) - A growing teacher shortage has left district officials across the San Francisco Bay Area scrambling to fill classrooms, with critical shortages in science, math, special education and bilingual education.

August 16, 2015 | | State


‘Star Wars’ themed land at planned at Disney parks

ANAHEIM (AP) - Disney theme parks have their sights on a galaxy far, far away.

August 16, 2015 | | State


Push for interpreters in all civil court cases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding what's happening in court because she isn't proficient in English has made the process even harder.

August 16, 2015 | | State


SF CAR BURGLARIES UP 47%

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say there has been a 47 percent spike in car break-ins in San Francisco in the first half of this year, an increase that had led to finger pointing among officials and left many angry victims.

August 16, 2015 | | State


Tree limb falls on tent, kills campers

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials say an oak tree limb fell on a tent in the heart of Yosemite National Park killing two young campers.

August 15, 2015 | | State


Campground closed after 2 squirrels die

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials at Yosemite National Park said Friday they will temporarily close a popular campsite after two squirrels died of plague in the area.

August 14, 2015 | | State


Apple said to show interest in automotive testing facility

CUPERTINO (AP) - Adding fuel to rumors that Apple is working on designs for a car, local officials say engineers for the giant tech company recently made inquiries about a former navy base that's been converted into a testing ground for self-driving cars and other cutting-edge vehicles.

August 14, 2015 | | State


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YouTube suspends ads from video star Logan Paul’s channels

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - YouTube has temporarily suspended all ads from video star Logan Paul's channels after what it calls a pattern of behavior unsuitable ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


Uber to pay $245 million to Waymo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber is paying $245 million to Google's self-driving car spinoff to end a legal brawl that aired out allegations of a ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


Latest California #MeToo case spurs concerns about confidentiality

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia - a leader in the #MeToo movement - took a voluntary unpaid leave of absence Friday amid an investigation into ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


California bill would ban tackle football before high school

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two California lawmakers want to outlaw tackle football leagues until teenagers reach high school, saying delaying the start of high-contact elements of football ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


Court rules LA sheriff violated illegals’ rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge ruled that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and immigration officials violated the rights of suspected immigrants who ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


Man in US illegally guilty of killing 2 NorCal deputies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man in the United States illegally was convicted Friday of killing two Northern California deputies in a case that helped fuel the ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


Judge tells state to consider earlier parole for sex offenders under language of Prop. 57

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California must consider earlier parole for potentially thousands of sex offenders, maybe even those convicted of pimping children, a state judge said Friday.

February 09, 2018 | | State


LA mulls building homeless housing on city parking lots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An idea for dealing with the huge homeless problem in Los Angeles would involve building multistory apartment buildings on numerous city-owned parcels.

February 09, 2018 | | State


Low-income seniors that fires displaced in housing limbo

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Dozens of low-income seniors displaced after a massive wildfire tore through their mobile-home park in Northern California are struggling to pay for ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


A raucous Google-Uber fight finally heads to trial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Google-bred pioneer in self-driving cars and Uber's beleaguered ride-hailing service are colliding in a courtroom showdown revolving around allegations of ...

February 04, 2018 | | State


Investigators : PG&E lines caused wildfires

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Power lines buffeted by heavy winds ignited at least two small fires the night of Oct. 8 in Northern California neighborhoods, according ...

February 04, 2018 | | State


Wheelchair athlete hurt in San Diego marathon g ets $4M

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A wheelchair athlete who was injured after organizers of a San Diego marathon altered the course has been awarded $4 million.

February 04, 2018 | | State


Warren Buffett on hand as Navy commissions newest warship

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Navy on Saturday commissioned its newest warship, the USS Omaha, a futuristic, $440 million vessel named for the Nebraska ...

February 04, 2018 | | State


Faster than a high speed train: State Audit targets soaring costs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers approved an official audit of California's high-speed rail project Tuesday with the goal of understanding whether the ambitious infrastructure plan can ...

January 30, 2018 | | State


Helicopter crashes into SoCal home, killing three

NEWPORT BEACH, (AP) - A helicopter crashed into a Southern California home shortly after takeoff Tuesday, killing three people and injuring two others, officials said.

January 30, 2018 | | State


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