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Tracy biomass fire triggers warning

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 20, 2015 | | State


Concern about legal pot & minors aired California

OAKLAND (AP) - Members of a commission led by California's lieutenant governor said Tuesday that legalizing the recreational use of marijuana could generate enough tax revenue to fund drug education and counseling centers at every high school in the state, a potential upside that should be seriously considered as activists work to put a pot-legalization initiative before voters next year.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Study finds spike in car theft after prison change

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new study says California continues to see a spike in auto thefts since a change in prison policy four years ago forced many local jails to release more inmates early.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Los Angeles biggest US city to favor $15 minimum wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council gave initial approval Tuesday to raising minimum pay in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020, a key step as wages in America have stagnated.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Sonoma tobacco restriction law passes first council vote

SONOMA (AP) - Sonoma is a step closer to keeping new businesses from selling cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and certain other tobacco products under a proposed law that unanimously passed the first of two city council votes.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Plans for Temecula water park killed again, drought blamed

TEMECULA (AP) - Dreams of a water park in Temecula city have again been tabled after developers failed to complete a purchase of land for the property.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Third dead whale washes ashore on SF Bay Area beach

PACIFICA (AP) - A dead whale was found on a beach south of San Francisco on Tuesday, the same day two other dead whales that washed up weeks apart were being buried nearby after neighbors complained of their rotting smell.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Helmet camera captured deadly Yosemite National Park cliff jump

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said.

May 19, 2015 | | State


Homemade morphine possible

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse.

May 18, 2015 | | State


Assembly bill would require hearings on police military gear

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California communities must hold public hearings before their police departments accept military equipment such as tanks and grenade launchers under a bill approved Monday in the state Assembly.

May 18, 2015 | | State


Appeals court sides Google over anti-Muslim film case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court panel should not have forced YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors, a larger group of judges ruled Monday in a victory for free speech advocates.

May 18, 2015 | | State


California man drives wrong way on 3 highways for 25 miles

BERKELEY (AP) - A man drove about 25 miles in the wrong direction on San Francisco Bay Area freeways and city streets and then crashed into another car.

May 18, 2015 | | State


Truck rides, bucket lifts begin for salmon

LAGUNITAS (AP) - What do you do when you have 30 million young salmon ready for their big journeys downstream, but drought and development have dried your riverbeds to sauna rocks? In California this year, you give the fish a ride.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies during Yosemite BASE jumping

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his bold and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was among two people who were killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Audit questions Medicaid billing made by 335 dentists

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California dentist who treats children under Medicaid billed for more than 1,000 services a day for almost 100 days in 2012. Another provided 33 procedures - including multiple stainless steel crowns and baby root canals - to a 4-year-old during a visit. Another received an extremely high payment per child - $699 compared with a statewide average payment of $166 per child.

May 17, 2015 | | State


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The G League replacing the NBA’s D-League

The Associated Press

June 20, 2017 | | State


No retirement talk from Feinstein, oldest Senator

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's oldest U.S. senator looks like she's sticking around.

June 18, 2017 | | State


With budget done, lawmakers turn to other issues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After approving a $125 billion budget last week, California lawmakers are turning their attention to other matters for the last three months ...

June 18, 2017 | | State


Tourists descend as temperatures climb toward 120 in Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY (AP) - Desert dwellers in the western U.S. see temperatures topping 120 degrees as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up ...

June 18, 2017 | | State


Supervisor Tom Patti hosts Tuesday meeting

Newly elected San Joaquin County Board of Supervisor, Tom Patti, will host a community meeting on Tuesday, June 20, at City Hall located at 390 ...

June 17, 2017 | | State


California ordering inspections at aging dams

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is ordering immediate spillway inspections at about 70 aging dams that it believes might not be sound enough to protect downstream communities ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


Contra Costa County DA resigns, pleads no contest to perjury charge

MARTINEZ (AP) - Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson resigned Wednesday and pleaded no contest to perjury over his use of campaign funds for personal ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


California may allow pot samples at county fairs; home delivery

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California would set standards for organic marijuana, allow pot samples at county fairs and permit home deliveries under legislation set to be considered ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


UPS workers fled gunfire that killed 4 at SF facility

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A UPS employee who had recently filed a grievance opened fire Wednesday inside one of the company's San Francisco packing facilities ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


State budget would put limits on University of California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The University of California system would face new financial restrictions and enrollment targets under a proposed state budget after an audit found administrators ...

June 15, 2017 | | State


June storm brings rain, snow to parts of NorCal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - "Well so much for summer!"

June 11, 2017 | | State


New York Times sources: Uber discussing CEO leave

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The board of Uber was meeting Sunday to consider placing the CEO of the ride-hailing company on leave, according The New York ...

June 11, 2017 | | State


$447M Powerball ticket sold in SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million and matching all six numbers was sold in Southern California, and whoever owns ...

June 11, 2017 | | State


California AG slams Trump, defenders

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's top law enforcement official blasted his former congressional colleague, House Speaker Paul Ryan, on Friday for suggesting that a lack of ...

June 10, 2017 | | State


Fresno man killed by officers had ‘death wish’

FRESNO (AP) - Police described a dramatic and scary scene as they explained their decision Wednesday to shoot and kill a heavily armed man they said ...

June 08, 2017 | | State


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