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Seller of winning ticket to receive 1M

SAN JOSE . (AP) - The owner of an eclectic, unassuming strip mall gift shop in Silicon Valley earned $1 million for selling one of two winning tickets in the near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday.

December 18, 2013 | | State


Woman arrested over drug-laced postcard at jail

SANTA MARIA (AP) - A Santa Barbara County woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a drug-laced postcard to her jailed boyfriend.

December 18, 2013 | | State


Weather to help crews battling Big Sur blaze

BIG SUR (AP) - Firefighters were making progress Wednesday battling an unusual late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

December 18, 2013 | | State


Ex-firefighter arrested for arson in Clover Fire

REDDING (AP) - A former firefighter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and several arson charges in connection with a wildfire that killed one person and destroyed dozens of structures in rural Northern California.

December 18, 2013 | | State


Less time for life-term inmates?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has agreed to change its policy for considering when murderers and others serving life sentences should be eligible for parole, though corrections experts differed Tuesday on whether the change could lead to shorter prison terms for thousands of inmates.

December 17, 2013 | | State


Less time for life-term inmates?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has agreed to change its policy for considering when murderers and others serving life sentences should be eligible for parole, though corrections experts differed Tuesday on whether the change could lead to shorter prison terms for thousands of inmates.

December 17, 2013 | | State


News from around california

BIG SUR FIRE IS 20 PERCENT CONTAINED: BIG SUR (AP) - A wildfire that has burned more than a dozen homes in the Big Sur area of central California is now 20 percent contained.

December 17, 2013 | | State


EPA: Chevron violated law at Richmond refinery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chevron Corp. failed to maintain equipment at a California refinery and has not responded adequately to multiple airborne chemical releases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

December 17, 2013 | | State


LAPD officers now have body cameras

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Downtown Angelenos may be the first to encounter a Los Angeles police officer equipped with a new on-body camera.

December 17, 2013 | | State


Google's top searches peer into society's current mindset

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google's search engine this year.

December 17, 2013 | | State


Squaw Valley ski resort scales back expansion plan

SQUAW VALLEY (AP) - Squaw Valley ski resort is scaling back its expansion plans to try to meet concerns of critics in the Sierra just north of Lake Tahoe, but conservationists say the verdict is still out on whether the changes will go far enough to protect the wetlands, scenery and charm of the rustic mountain resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.

December 17, 2013 | | State


Doomsday minister Harold Camping dead at 92

OAKLAND (AP) - Harold Camping, the California preacher who used his evangelical radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, has died at age 92.

December 17, 2013 | | State


$1.1B California paint ruling may prompt more lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paint makers could face a surge of lawsuits after a California state court judge ordered three companies to pay $1.1 billion to help government agencies get rid of lead from an estimated 5 million homes in the state.

December 17, 2013 | | State


Big Sur fire destroys 15 homes, forces 100 to flee

BIG SUR (AP) - A wildfire burning Monday in the Big Sur area of California destroyed at least 15 homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate as it chewed through dry vegetation on its way toward the ocean. No injuries were reported.

December 16, 2013 | | State


Billionaire to push lawmakers for oil tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said Monday that he will launch a campaign next year urging California lawmakers to approve taxes on companies that extract oil in the state.

December 16, 2013 | | State


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2 arrested after video of crimes posted on social media

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two Northern California men were arrested after allegedly live-streaming their armed hunt for another man on a popular social media site.

August 31, 2015 | | State


$20 found in SF turns into $1M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


244 arrested in immigration sting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigration agents arrested more than 240 people with criminal records during a four-day sting in Southern California, authorities said Monday in a ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


California doctor faces murder trial in 3 drug deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even after several patients died of overdoses, a California doctor charged in their deaths kept passing out prescriptions for powerful painkillers in ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


Lost Sierra hiker survived nine days with broken leg

FRESNO - A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two ...

August 31, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH | State


Court considers death penalty challenge

PASADENA . (AP) - A federal appeals court considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


Court considers death penalty challenge

PASADENA . (AP) - A federal appeals court considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


A shrug: Cyrus’ bare-breast flash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus' flash barely caused a ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


‘Erroneous Zones’ author, self -help guru Wayne W. Dyer dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wayne W. Dyer, who became the pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, "Your Erroneous ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


Deaths of 2 rave-goers lead to changes by concert promoter

POMONA (AP) - In the wake of the deaths of two young women who attended a Southern California rave, concert promoter Live Nation has agreed to ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


Brown creates new online security center

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the creation of a new security center Monday that will be responsible for strengthening online security to prevent cyber-attacks ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


Ex-agent pleads guilty in Silk Road probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of electronic currency during a high-profile investigation into ...

August 31, 2015 | | State


Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nicki Minaj called Miley Cyrus out at the MTV Video Music Awards after the 22-year-old said in an interview that the rapper ...

August 30, 2015 | | State


Surfer uninjured after shark bites her board off Morro Bay beach

MORRO BAY (AP) - A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California's central coast.

August 30, 2015 | | State


Golf club pays $100,000 over manure incident

ESCONDIDO (AP) - The owner of a Southern California golf club, who raised a stink by spreading chicken manure on the course, has agreed to pay ...

August 30, 2015 | | State


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