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MAN SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE AT LOS ANGELES COFFEE SHOP: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a man has been hospitalized in extremely critical condition after setting himself on fire in the restroom of a Los Angeles coffee shop.

February 17, 2015 | | State


Taxpayer groups slam state buying new vehicles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The state is drawing criticism from taxpayer groups for buying California's top elected officials new hybrid cars while many ordinary residents still struggle financially.

February 16, 2015 | | State


Many sex offenders killed in state prison

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Shortly after 2 a.m. on April 6, 2010, a guard at Salinas Valley State Prison noticed Alan Ager's cellmate trying to stuff something under a mattress. It was Ager, blood trickling from his mouth and a cloth noose tied around his neck.

February 16, 2015 | | State


Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not required to be vaccinated.

February 16, 2015 | | State


West Coast ports backing up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's top labor official flew Monday to California in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

February 16, 2015 | | State


17-year-old boy dies playing Russian roulette

CARSON (AP) - A 17-year-old boy shot and killed himself early Monday during what authorities are describing as a game of Russian roulette in his apartment with other teens.

February 16, 2015 | | State


Security guard killed chasing cigar thieves

SAN JOSE (AP) - Authorities say a security guard was shot and killed trying to stop a pair of men stealing cigars from a Northern California liquor store.

February 16, 2015 | | State


Medi-Cal rolls swell to 12 million

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Since California embraced the federal health care overhaul, the state's Medicaid program for the poor has added more than 2.7 million people, a surprisingly high number that has left the state to grapple with making sure there are enough doctors to care for all of them.

February 15, 2015 | | State


Citrus exports hurt by labor dispute

FRESNO (AP) - California's citrus growers already grappling with a fourth year of drought say their exports are taking a hit from a labor dispute at West Coast seaports, costing farmers millions of dollars a week.

February 15, 2015 | | State


Redding police chief says city attracts homeless with free services

REDDING (AP) - A police chief in Northern California has drawn criticism from homeless advocates for saying charities are to blame for attracting more transients to town by offering them services, a newspaper reports.

February 15, 2015 | | State


USC adds humanist chaplains for nonbelievers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing.

February 15, 2015 | | State


Carjacker thwarted by confusion over using stick shift

CONCORD (AP) - Police in Northern California say a man attempting an armed carjacking bailed when he couldn't drive a stick shift.

February 15, 2015 | | State


Pot legalization backers eye 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marijuana legalization proponents are gathering in San Francisco this weekend to hear about efforts to add the nation's most populous - and arguably most pot-infused - state to the four others where it is now legal for adults to buy and use the drug recreationally.

February 13, 2015 | | State


Obama: Cyberspace is new ‘Wild West’

PALO ALTO (AP) - Cyberspace is the new "Wild West," President Barack Obama said Friday, with everyone looking to the government to be the sheriff. But he told the private sector it must do more to stop cyber attacks aimed at the U.S. every day.

February 13, 2015 | | State


West Coast seaports reopen for day

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seaports from Southern California to Seattle reopened - for a day - as negotiators labored to resolve a crippling contract dispute and resume the free flow of international trade across the West Coast waterfront.

February 13, 2015 | | State


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Is Google next target for more scrutiny?

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers ...

April 22, 2018 | | State


Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from ‘Austin Powers’ films, has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died. He was 49.

April 22, 2018 | | State


Report: SF Bay Area falls behind on quake safety

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Bay Area is falling behind on efforts to retrofit buildings that are vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake ...

April 22, 2018 | | State


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


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