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Bicyclist who had wallet stolen while injured awakes from coma

OAKLAND (AP) - A 25-year-old man who was struck by a pickup truck and had his wallet stolen while he lay gravely injured on an Oakland street has spoken his first words since awakening from a weekslong coma.

March 22, 2015 | | State


Hydro-power crunch due to drought

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze - not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the state's hydroelectric dams for the year.

March 22, 2015 | | State


Tahoe resorts look beyond snow for tourists

TRUCKEE (AP) - As another Sierra ski resort prepared to close for the season on Sunday due to a lack of snow, businesses around Lake Tahoe have started looking beyond the barren slopes as they rethink how to draw visitors during the colder winter months.

March 22, 2015 | | State


California overtime tops $1 billion

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Overtime for California's state workers rose 20 percent last year and topped $1 billion even though there are 20,000 fewer employees than in pre-recession 2008, the last time the state paid out so much, according to new payroll data.

March 22, 2015 | | State


Techies spur SoCal home buying

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Internet moguls like Amazon's Jeff Bezos aren't the only techies snatching up real estate in Southern California.

March 22, 2015 | | State


LA spent $22K to get killer to dinner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Department used an invalid court order and spent $22,000 to bring an imprisoned killer and former gang leader to speak to an exclusive dinner for private executives, according to a report released Friday.

March 20, 2015 | | State


Missing art student found at shelter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police spent nearly two weeks and thousands of dollars searching for a missing 22-year-old art student across Southern California before she called her father from a Los Angeles shelter after seeing news reports about her case and asked to come home.

March 20, 2015 | | State


Review cites prison guards’ problems with guns, alcohol

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's corrections department has a problem with off-duty prison guards brandishing or carrying firearms while they are intoxicated, the department's inspector general said Friday.

March 20, 2015 | | State


Dogs rescued from Asian meat farms brought to California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Trembling and with their tails between their legs, the dozens of dogs rescued from a South Korean meat farm were in rough shape both physical and mentally when they arrived in Northern California this week to start new lives.

March 20, 2015 | | State


Brown wants $1B in drought spending

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As California copes with a fourth straight year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate more than $1 billion in water spending and urged residents to do their part to conserve.

March 19, 2015 | | State


Napolitano apologizes for disparaging remark

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - University of California President Janet Napolitano apologized Thursday for calling chants by students protesting tuition hikes "crap," a remark picked up by an open microphone at a Board of Regents meeting.

March 19, 2015 | | State


Heat wave cooks poppies at Southern California reserve

LANCASTER (AP) - The recent heat wave was a blooming catastrophe for Southern California's poppy reserve.

March 19, 2015 | | State


Sugar Bowl suspends skiing Sunday as drought takes toll

TRUCKEE (AP) - Yet another Northern California ski resort is closing early due to a lack of snow amid the state's historic drought.

March 19, 2015 | | State


No ban on use of private email by officials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California has no blanket policy restricting the use of personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's among about two dozen states that have no clear rules or precedent-setting cases addressing whether those communications are public records.

March 19, 2015 | | State


Justin Bieber sued by former neighbor for assault, distress

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber's former neighbor claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the pop singer spit in his face and terrorized his family with loud parties, drug use and aggressive driving.

March 19, 2015 | | State


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Unfilled border tunnels in Mexico a security risk

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mexico's inability to fully seal up border tunnels dug by drug smugglers poses a security risk and is an "open invitation ...

January 15, 2017 | | State


US accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Amazon planning to hire 100,000 in next 18 months

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon plans to hire 100,000 full time workers over the next 18 months, highlighting its ambitious expansion plans - and the sharp ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Arby’s to sell venison sandwiches in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Fans of venison in Nebraska can go from the end of deer hunting season this weekend to sandwich hunting season at Arby ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Nevada casinos turn profit in fiscal 2016; 1st since 2008

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's biggest casinos combined to turn a profit in fiscal 2016 for the first time in eight years, but it wasn ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Huge shift: Snowfall goes from 67% to 161%:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Recent storms bearing some of the heaviest snow and rain to hit Northern California in decades have helped bring a dramatic turnaround ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


STORMS CARRY WALLOP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than 40 percent of California is out of drought, federal drought-watchers said Thursday at the tail end of powerful storms that ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Obama expands coastal national monument

EUREKA (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded the territory of the California Coastal National Monument, adding six sites and more than 6,000 acres ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Flames spew from south state fire station while crew is away

BUENA PARK (AP) - Flames poured from the windows of a fire station on a rainy Southern California morning, the raging blaze destroying firefighting vehicles and ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


UC system creates sexual violence post

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California has created a new post for a Title IX coordinator to oversee efforts across its 10 campuses to ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Snow: Too much of good thing for skiers in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - The staggering snow totals in the Sierra - more than 10 feet the past week at some ski resorts around Lake Tahoe - are taking ...

January 11, 2017 | | State


State revenue is growing, so why the talk of deficits?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's economy is expanding and voters just approved billions of dollars in tax increases, yet Gov. Jerry Brown this week projected a ...

January 11, 2017 | | State


Flooded California residents rescued as storms recede

HOLLISTER (AP) - Rescue workers used boats and firetrucks to evacuate dozens of Northern California residents from their flooded homes Wednesday as a drought-busting series of ...

January 11, 2017 | | State


Rapper sues San Diego over gang conspiracy law

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A hip-hop musician and a community organizer have sued the city of San Diego for federal civil rights violations over being jailed ...

January 11, 2017 | | State


A tornado in California? Not as rare as you might think

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The latest storm to wallop Northern California whipped up a small tornado that downed trees and fences near Sacramento.

January 11, 2017 | | State


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