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Sheriff disputes utility account of what caused gas explosion

FRESNO (AP) - A California sheriff on Monday disputed an account by the state's largest utility that suggests a county worker using heavy equipment ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered an explosion last week that injured 11 people.

April 21, 2015 | | State


Court shoots down tiered water pricing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage people to save water.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Boy, 8, found asleep in car that was stolen

FAIRFIELD (AP) - An 8-year-old boy snoozing in the backseat of his family's running car slept through his brief kidnapping Monday after the vehicle was stolen in front of his California home, his parents said.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Sheriff’s domestic violence-related conviction erased

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi no longer has a criminal record.

April 20, 2015 | | State


SF Bay Area researchers fear ‘super storm’ flood

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even as California struggles to cope with a long-running drought, scientists are worried that the San Francisco Bay Area is unprepared for an inevitable super storm that could drop 12 inches of rain in a week.

April 20, 2015 | | State


High-speed rail approves 5 bidders for more construction

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's High-Speed Rail Authority says five construction teams have submitted qualifications allowing them to bid on the third segment of the project.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Uber driver accused of running down bicyclist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Uber driver is accused of running down and seriously injuring a bicyclist in an apparent road-rage incident.

April 20, 2015 | | State


Quake fault in Ventura poses tsunami risk

VENTURA (AP) - Scientists say the earthquake fault that runs through the coastal city of Ventura can produce strong shaking and dangerous tsunamis, prompting state officials to study whether to revise hazard maps.

April 20, 2015 | | State


PG&E: No leaks found line that exploded

FRESNO (AP) - A gas pipeline that exploded at a sheriff's gun range in Central California, injuring 11 people, had been inspected twice in April for gas leaks, and no leaks were found, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Sunday.

April 19, 2015 | | State


Breakfast in class triggers flap

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food.

April 19, 2015 | | State


Delta smelt survey turns up only 1 fish

STOCKTON. (AP) - California's drought appears to be taking a toll on a threatened fish species.

April 19, 2015 | | State


Berkeley law cerates buffer zones around tobacco sales

BERKELEY (AP) - The city of Berkeley is considering what would be among the nation's strictest buffer zones for tobacco products, as it tries to keep them away from schoolchildren.

April 19, 2015 | | State


Police say seal or sea lion pup abducted from Los Angeles beach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Whoever snatched a seal or sea lion pup from a Los Angeles beach early Sunday should not be fooled by the animal's cuteness - they could suffer a vicious bite, an animal rescue expert said.

April 19, 2015 | | State


Body found 6 days after bridge crash

ANTIOCH (AP) - The body of a motorcyclist who fell off the Antioch Bridge six days ago has been found.

April 19, 2015 | | State


GAS BLAST CLOSES HIGHWAY 99

FRESNO - A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said.

April 17, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | State


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Police killing of SoCal black man questioned

BARSTOW (AP) - Family members and attorneys are disputing the official account of a fatal police shooting of a 26-year-old black man during a traffic stop ...

April 20, 2018 | | State


Dad fatally stabbed as daughter sat in lap at restaurant

VENTURA (AP) - A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in the random attack of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as ...

April 20, 2018 | | State


Judge in Stanford rape case says his recall won’t aid change

SAN JOSE (AP) - A California judge who faces a recall vote over his handling of a sexual assault case involving a former Stanford University swimmer ...

April 20, 2018 | | State


Shaq attacks verse in new TV series ‘Poetry in America’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal called himself "The Big Baryshnikov" and "The Big Socrates" in his days in the NBA. Now he can add ...

April 20, 2018 | | State


No tuition increase at CSU next year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California State University will not raise tuition at its 23 campuses for the 2018-19 academic year as officials had proposed, Chancellor Timothy ...

April 20, 2018 | | State


Horses evacuated during wildfire returned

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hundreds of thoroughbred horses evacuated during a wildfire late last year are heading back to their home at the San Luis Rey ...

April 15, 2018 | | State


DA to air evidence in eccentric NY heir’s murder case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's been more than three years since the arrest of eccentric New York real estate heir Robert Durst in the execution-style ...

April 15, 2018 | | State


Immigrant sanctuary opposition spreads

SANTA ANA (AP) - More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts ...

April 15, 2018 | | State


Town mourns 15 killed when truck, team bus collide

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) - A hockey arena became the epicenter of grief for a small Canadian town Sunday as friends, relatives and those who housed members ...

April 08, 2018 | | State


Jimmy Kimmel tries to tone down feud with Sean Hannity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel is trying to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity that began over a joke ...

April 08, 2018 | | State


Alleged gang members charged in SF killings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ten alleged members of a Northern California street gang have been charged for their roles in seven killings, according to a report ...

April 08, 2018 | | State


Lake Tahoe groups back effort to stop invasive species

TRUCKEE (AP) - A conservation group and a coalition of municipal drinking water providers at Lake Tahoe have pitched in to try to stunt the growth ...

April 08, 2018 | | State


Body may be from crash that killed eight

MENDOCINO (AP) - A body was recovered Saturday in the vicinity where an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff last month, killing a family of ...

April 08, 2018 | | State


Yosemite reopens after flooding

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Yosemite National Park reopened Sunday after flooding that washed out roads during a strong Pacific storm, park officials said.

April 08, 2018 | | State


Pot grow houses tied to China gang

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 Northern California houses purchased with money wired to the United States ...

April 04, 2018 | | State


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