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• WATER BOARD APPROVES SANTA BARBARA DESALINATION PERMIT: SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A state board has approved a permit to allow the city of Santa Barbara to restart its desalination plant and tap the ocean to turn salty seawater to fresh water amid an historic drought.

February 03, 2015 | | State


CALIFORNIANS USE 22% LESS WATER

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - December's rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to long-term drought conditions.

February 03, 2015 | | State


Feds: California rail project is infringing on fox habitat

FRESNO (AP) - California's $68 billion high-speed rail was chastised by federal officials for infringing on the habitat of the protected kit fox.

February 03, 2015 | | State


Suit claims man had hands up when shot by LA police

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawsuit filed by the family of an apparently suicidal college student shot and killed by Los Angeles police claims he obeyed all orders given by the officers and they still opened fire.

February 03, 2015 | | State


30 cars in valley fog pileup

HANFORD (AP) - Thick fog is likely to blame for multiple vehicle crashes that involved about 30 cars on a Central California highway.

February 03, 2015 | | State


Affluent areas of LA hold first-ever homeless counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some of Los Angeles' wealthiest areas have gotten the first count of homeless on their streets.

February 02, 2015 | | State


Manson marriage license to expire without a wedding

FRESNO (AP) - A 26-year-old woman with the nickname Star who says she is going to marry 80-year-old mass murderer Charles Manson will have to wait a while longer.

February 02, 2015 | | State


County jail populations dip after voter-approved measure goes into effect

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Inmate populations are falling in once-overcrowded California county jails since voters decided in November that certain drug and property crimes should be treated as misdemeanors instead of felonies.

February 02, 2015 | | State


Truck crash cooks frozen chicken

INDIO (AP) - A big-rig hauling frozen chicken collided with a truck carrying bees in Southern California, igniting a fireball that quickly cooked the chicken.

February 02, 2015 | | State


Richmond chief’s new approach revitalizes force

RICHMOND (AP) - In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police.

February 01, 2015 | | State


Man arrested after body parts found in suitcase on SF street

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains.

February 01, 2015 | | State


Bay Area agency accuses ex-official of embezzling $1.3M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area government association is accusing its former director of financial services of embezzling $1.3 million from a fund meant for parks and other public improvements.

February 01, 2015 | | State


Second BART tunnel under bay gets renewed attention

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With the San Francisco Bay Area economy booming, a plan to build a second tube for BART trains under San Francisco Bay is getting renewed attention.

February 01, 2015 | | State


SF experiences driest January on record

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the first time in recorded weather history, San Francisco received no measurable rain in January.

February 01, 2015 | | State


‘Power Ranger’ actor arrested in fatal sword attack

PALMDALE (AP) - A former star of the "Power Rangers" TV series has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his roommate with a sword.

February 01, 2015 | | State


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‘Celebration of Life’ for San Francisco mayor who died at 65

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was remembered Sunday for his humility, integrity and infectious smile during a public celebration of his life ...

December 17, 2017 | | State


Flames threatening SoCal coastal communities as firefighters mourn

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession ...

December 17, 2017 | | State


Pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - That legal weed you'll be able to buy in California on New Year's Day may not be as green as ...

December 17, 2017 | | State


1/4 of California kids seen as gender nonconforming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than a quarter of California schoolchildren between 12 and 17 believe their peers see them as "gender nonconforming," meaning those boys ...

December 14, 2017 | | State


State lawmakers propose health coverage for illegals

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in ...

December 14, 2017 | | State


UC system sets new record for applicants for 13th straight year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Students are applying to the University of California system in record numbers for the 13th straight year, according to preliminary data released ...

December 14, 2017 | | State


Police bust multimillion-dollar weed ‘fortress’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in Southern California raided a weed "fortress" on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an operation they believe ...

December 14, 2017 | | State


Set more fires to try to stop wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked ...

December 14, 2017 | | State


State wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Devastating California wildfires this year - and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change - prompted regulators Thursday to toughen ...

December 14, 2017 | | State


Firefighter dies fighting SoCal wildfire

SANTA BARBARA . (AP) - A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth ...

December 14, 2017 | | State


Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that he has opened a misconduct inquiry into ...

December 14, 2017 | | State


Homeless fire started SoCal wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of ...

December 12, 2017 | | State


San Francisco native becomes city’s 1st black woman mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco native London Breed became the city's acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is ...

December 12, 2017 | | State


SF Mayor Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where ...

December 12, 2017 | | State


Cheech Marin touts state tool for new pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke.

December 12, 2017 | | State


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