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Former LA Mayor Villaraigosa opts out of Senate bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided against running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, leaving state Attorney General Kamala Harris, the only announced candidate so far, as the heavy favorite to succeed the retiring Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Abandoned truck’s driver arrested after train crash

OXNARD . (AP) - A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup truck after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Former state GOP chair may run for US Senate seat

LAFAYETTE (AP) - Tom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, said Tuesday he has formed an exploratory committee for potentially entering the 2016 U.S. Senate race to succeed Barbara Boxer.

February 24, 2015 | | State


Lawmakers blast overuse of psychiatric drugs on foster kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the overuse of psychiatric drugs on the state's foster children and pledged to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable teens after more than a decade of government inaction.

February 24, 2015 | | State


No charges filed against LAPD officers who fatally shot man

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors have declined to file charges against three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed, disabled man on live television after a car chase.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Water thefts on the rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As California's drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with meters to access one of the state's precious commodities - water.

February 23, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• JUDGE ORDERS 3 FORMER EXECS TO PAY $1.8M IN ASBESTOS CASE: FRESNO (AP) - Three former executives of a now-defunct non-profit have been ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution to 65 people who were exposed to airborne asbestos after their company directed workers to illegally remove debris containing asbestos from a former air force base in Northern California.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Shoot-out at grow-house kills 1, wounds 1

SANTA ROSA (AP) - One man was killed and another wounded during a gun battle at a Northern California marijuana grow-house.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Trial nears in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A jury was picked Monday to determine whether a venerable Silicon Valley venture capital firm is liable in a sexual discrimination lawsuit or is the victim of a former employee forced out because of poor performance.

February 23, 2015 | | State


2 Californians get 25 years in federal prison for terror try

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Two California men were sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for conspiring to support terrorists and kill Americans overseas, federal prosecutors said.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Girl Scout robbed of cash records plate

SAN JOSE (AP) - Police say a quick-thinking Girl Scout wearing her badge for cleverness recorded the license plate number of a man who swiped her money box from outside a San Francisco Bay Area supermarket.

February 23, 2015 | | State


Tiny crab species invades Southern California shores

NEWPORT BEACH ( AP) - Thousands of tiny crabs rarely seen north of Mexico washed ashore with the high tide in Southern California.

February 22, 2015 | | State


It’s getting to be an expensive world after all

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive.

February 22, 2015 | | State


Drought cancels Sierra ski race

TRUCKEE (AP) - A major cross-country ski race in the Sierra Nevada has been canceled for the third time in four years due to a lack of snow.

February 22, 2015 | | State


Homicides on rise in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It was, the mayor of San Francisco said, a "shocking start" to the year for a city amid a technology boom with soaring rents and construction cranes, fashionable restaurants and gentrifying neighborhoods.

February 22, 2015 | | State


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Judge: Trump cuts not immediate threat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Monday hammered an attorney for California over the state's push for a court order immediately reinstating "Obamacare ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


California Senate plans outside investigation on sexual harassment

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate announced Monday that it has hired a law firm to investigate sexual harassment allegations as pressure builds for lawmakers to ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Shooting kills 2, injures 2, including officer

CLEARLAKE OAKS (AP) - A series of shootings Monday in a small lakeside Northern California community killed two people and injured two others, including a police ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Record clean-up starts in wine country

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Government officials outlined plans Monday for what they say will be the largest fire clean-up in California history, aimed at removing hazardous ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Heat, Santa Ana winds raise SoCal fire danger

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Records fell as temperatures soared into triple digits across Southern California on Monday and authorities warned of more dangerous heat plus gusty ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Climbers set speed record on Yosemite’s Nose of El Capitan

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Two climbers have set a new speed record for ascending the Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, one ...

October 23, 2017 | | State


Surfer makes board using 10,000 cigarette butts found on beaches

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (AP) - A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts.

October 23, 2017 | | State


Newsom, Villaraigosa disagree about universal health care coverage

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The two leading Democrats running for California governor disagreed at a forum Sunday about how to achieve universal health care.

October 22, 2017 | | State


Football game forfeited after players join bleacher brawl

DESERT HOT SPRINGS (AP) - A Southern California high school forfeited its final home football game of the season after players joined a brawl in the ...

October 22, 2017 | | State


PG&E delayed CPUC effort to map wildfire power line risks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Two days before the deadliest outbreak of wildfires in California history, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities won the latest in ...

October 22, 2017 | | State


Billionaire launches ads urging Trump impeachment

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Friday that he will dump at least $10 million into a national television advertising campaign calling for President ...

October 20, 2017 | | State


Ranger whose gun used during SF slaying promoted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management promoted a ranger months after his stolen gun turned up in the hands of a ...

October 20, 2017 | | State


Murder-suicide seen in desert deaths of California couple

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A young couple whose disappearance in the blazing summer heat of Joshua Tree National Park launched an urgent search died in a ...

October 20, 2017 | | State


Bannon brings message of GOP revolt to California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former White House adviser Steve Bannon wants to oust Republican senators he feels are disloyal to President Donald Trump. But in California ...

October 20, 2017 | | State


Wildfire victims search burned homes for surviving memories

SANTA ROSA . (AP) - After fleeing flames that were closing in on him 12 days ago, Donnie Steggal finally returned home Friday - and sifted through the ...

October 20, 2017 | | State


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