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Was wildfire outbreak arson?

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 57-year-old man was charged with arson Friday in one of at least 10 wildfires that erupted in Southern California this week, and investigators were working to determine whether other blazes in the unusually early and intense outbreak were ignited by something as ordinary as sparks from cars or something more sinister.

May 16, 2014 | | State


Catholic school sued over alleged up-skirt video

SAN MATEO (AP) - Students at a San Francisco Bay Area all-boys Catholic school that counts Barry Bonds and Tom Brady among its alumni regularly harassed female instructors and competed to get up-skirt videos of them, and school officials did not do enough to stop them, according to a lawsuit filed by a female teacher.

May 16, 2014 | | State


Billboard Awards can use Michael Jackson hologram

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal judge ruled Friday that the Billboard Music Awards can use a hologram of deceased pop icon Michael Jackson at this weekend's show, rejecting efforts from tech companies seeking to block the digital performance.

May 16, 2014 | | State


California fire chief arrested in stabbing death

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Despite reported sightings as distant as Los Angeles and Oregon, a former California fire battalion chief suspected in the stabbing death of his girlfriend never moved far from home as he eluded capture for more than two weeks, authorities said Friday.

May 16, 2014 | | State


‘Halo’ TV series, ‘Halo 5’ game launching in 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year.

May 16, 2014 | | State


TrueCar jumps in its 1st day

SANTA MONICA (AP) - TrueCar's stock is surging in its first day as a publicly traded company.

May 16, 2014 | | State


Jobless rate at lowest level since 2008

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In one of the strongest signals of a rebounding economy yet, California's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in nearly six years.

May 16, 2014 | | State


Porterville mayor’s bullying remarks spark angry response

PORTERVILLE (AP) - A Central California mayor's remarks that bullying victims should toughen up and defend themselves has sparked anger among some city officials and gay rights advocates.

May 16, 2014 | | State


Leemore base on track for fighter jets

LEMOORE (AP) - A Central California Navy base is a signature away from becoming home to a new squadron of fighter jets.

May 16, 2014 | | State


Biologists free entangled whale off California coast

MONTEREY (AP) - Marine biologists managed on Thursday to free a humpback whale that had become entangled with a steel rope attached to a 300-pound crab trap.

May 16, 2014 | | State


Jacket with cash returned man

TURLOCK (AP) - A jacket with $3,400 in cash in the pockets has been returned to its rightful owner more than a year after it vanished from a California swap meet.

May 16, 2014 | | State


Budget analyst projects $2.5 billion more in tax revenue than Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state's independent budget analyst predicted Friday that California will collect $2.5 billion more than Gov. Jerry Brown forecasts for the coming fiscal year, giving Democrats a reason to push spending.

May 16, 2014 | | State


Burned body found in San Diego fire

SAN MARCOS (AP) - Firefighters working on Southern California wildfires have found a badly burned body in a transient camp.

May 15, 2014 | | State


Bill limits full contact high school football drills

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Responding to parental safety concerns, the state Assembly on Thursday passed legislation limiting full-contact practices for high school football teams.

May 15, 2014 | | State


Deputy shooting decision may spark violence

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Authorities are preparing for possible protests when a Northern California prosecutor decides whether to criminally charge a sheriff's deputy for the shooting death of an unarmed 13-year-old boy.

May 15, 2014 | | State


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Farmer in field dies in bee attack near tractor

RIO HONDO, Texas (AP) - A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo.

June 29, 2015 | | State


Legislature passes strict vaccine bill

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.

June 29, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers to tackle health care, road funding

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. But talk of targeted tax increases has prompted political hand-wringing.

June 29, 2015 | | State


Wet weekend helps wildfire fights

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - A damp weekend helped firefighters stop the growth of a huge Southern California wildfire, one of many burning around the state.

June 29, 2015 | | State


Teen cleared of slaying arrested on same charge

MERCED (AP) - A teenager spent the night at a central California jail after he was arrested on a warrant for a murder charge a judge had cleared him of months earlier.

June 29, 2015 | | State


Lightning strikes spark new wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.

June 28, 2015 | | State


35 counties extend health care to illegals

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group of 35 California counties have agreed to provide basic health care to people who are in the United States illegally.

June 28, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers tie $20 million in grants to police use of force

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state budget that takes effect on Wednesday includes $20 million in grants for local law enforcement agencies, but lawmakers are linking the money to the national debate over killings by police.

June 28, 2015 | | State


Pest fruit flies found in Cupertino

CUPERTINO (AP) - A state lab has found a fruit fly infestation in a Northern California neighborhood.

June 28, 2015 | | State


Ruling makes pride parades jubilant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right to marry.

June 28, 2015 | | State


Homely hounds compete to be crowned World’s Ugliest Dog

PETALUMA . (AP) - He's overweight and has a birth defect that left him a bit hunchbacked.

June 26, 2015 | | State


SF told to stop taking some water

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Regulators on Friday told San Francisco to stop taking some of the river water it routinely stores in the Hetch Hetchy reservoir.

June 26, 2015 | | State


Cooler weather slowing week-old wildfire

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A slight break in the weather Friday slowed a week-old wildfire that is threatening thousands of buildings in the Southern California mountains.

June 26, 2015 | | State


OC expands groundwater system

FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) - An Orange County water district said Friday it is adding more purified wastewater to its groundwater basin, helping to continue its reliance on mostly local water sources during the drought.

June 26, 2015 | | State


2 San Diego firefighters stabbed by bystander at emergency scene

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two San Diego firefighters were hospitalized with multiple stab wounds but one of them was expected to go home late Thursday night, a day after a bystander attacked them as they were helping a drunken man on a packed trolley platform.

June 26, 2015 | | State


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