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Hot air balloon dips into ocean; 3 saved

ENCINITAS (AP) - A romantic ride in a hot air balloon turned into a rescue operation, with lifeguards and surfers saving three people after the basket dipped into the ocean off a Southern California beach.

October 06, 2014 | | State


SWIMMING POOLS

SANTA ANA (AP) - California swimming pool companies just regaining their financial footing after the recession are now facing a new challenge: a devastating drought that has put the state's ubiquitous backyard pools under the microscope.

October 05, 2014 | | State


Paul Revere of Raiders rock band dies from cancer at 76

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Revere, the organist and leader of the Raiders rock band, has died. He was 76.

October 05, 2014 | | State


Dog owner gets 15 years in fatal mauling

LANCASTER (AP) - The morning walk that would be the last of Pamela Devitt's life was more than just a routine stroll. It was part of the retiree's effort to keep fit for her golden years with a young grandson.

October 03, 2014 | | State


Is ‘brain-dead’13-year-old dead?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Debate over the definition of "brain-dead" reignited this week when a California family and its lawyer asked a judge to declare that 13-year-old Jahi McMath is alive 10 months after a coroner signed her death certificate.

October 03, 2014 | | State


California reports 14 cases of virus hitting kids

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At least 14 children in California recently have been infected with a virus that has caused hundreds of respiratory illnesses and possibly several deaths nationwide, public health officials said Friday.

October 03, 2014 | | State


Shark attack closes beaches at California air base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) - Three beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base have been closed through the weekend after a 28-year-old surfer survived an attack by a shark, authorities said Friday.

October 03, 2014 | | State


Environmentalists divided over water bond

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposal on the November ballot to borrow billions of dollars to build reservoirs and restore watersheds has divided California's environmental community over fears that it could open the way for salmon-killing dams or giveaways to corporate fruit and nut growers.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Ruling lets Stockton cut employee pension benefits

STOCKTON (AP) - U.S. bankruptcy law allows the California city of Stockton to cut pension benefits because it can treat its obligations to the public retirement fund like other debts, a federal judge said in a ruling that could help clarify who gets paid first by financially strapped cities around the nation - pension funds or creditors.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Attorney general: Crime dropping significantly across California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Violent and property crimes dropped significantly across California last year, the state attorney general said.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Utility, others appeal $1.4 billion penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and others on Thursday appealed a proposed $1.4 billion penalty against PG&E in a deadly 2010 gas-pipeline explosion, in a case that has raised repeated accusations of cozy relations between the utility and state regulators.

October 02, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• COURT TELLS SCHOOL TRUSTEE TO AVOID SON'S SCHOOL: SAN JOSE (AP) - A Santa Clara County court has ordered a local school trustee to stay away from his son's school and the school's principal.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Legislature withholds nepotism report

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - Citing broad exemptions under California's legislative records law, the state Senate is keeping secret a taxpayer-funded report about Capitol staff hiring friends and relatives despite calls by lawmakers, statewide candidates and public interest groups that it be released.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Tribe’s casino plan to go before voters

MADERA (AP) - A Native American tribe's plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation has drawn opposition from other casino-owning tribes in the state.

October 02, 2014 | | State


Girl’s family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive, the family's lawyer said Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | | State


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Deportations targeting more people with no crime records

SAN DIEGO (AP) - People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to ...

February 23, 2018 | | State


US sailor hit by helicopter blade in critical condition

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The military says a sailor was hit by a helicopter rotor blade at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego.

February 23, 2018 | | State


Judge: Kern County’s redistricting diluted vote of Latinos

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Election districts for the board of supervisors in a Central California county illegally dilute the voting power of Latinos and deprive them of ...

February 23, 2018 | | State


Balancing act for harassment discipline

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Sen. Tony Mendoza's resignation this week spared his fellow lawmakers from a difficult decision about appropriate punishment after an investigation found ...

February 23, 2018 | | State


YouTube suspends ads from video star Logan Paul’s channels

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - YouTube has temporarily suspended all ads from video star Logan Paul's channels after what it calls a pattern of behavior unsuitable ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


Uber to pay $245 million to Waymo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber is paying $245 million to Google's self-driving car spinoff to end a legal brawl that aired out allegations of a ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


Latest California #MeToo case spurs concerns about confidentiality

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia - a leader in the #MeToo movement - took a voluntary unpaid leave of absence Friday amid an investigation into ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


California bill would ban tackle football before high school

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two California lawmakers want to outlaw tackle football leagues until teenagers reach high school, saying delaying the start of high-contact elements of football ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


Court rules LA sheriff violated illegals’ rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge ruled that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and immigration officials violated the rights of suspected immigrants who ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


Man in US illegally guilty of killing 2 NorCal deputies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man in the United States illegally was convicted Friday of killing two Northern California deputies in a case that helped fuel the ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


Judge tells state to consider earlier parole for sex offenders under language of Prop. 57

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California must consider earlier parole for potentially thousands of sex offenders, maybe even those convicted of pimping children, a state judge said Friday.

February 09, 2018 | | State


LA mulls building homeless housing on city parking lots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An idea for dealing with the huge homeless problem in Los Angeles would involve building multistory apartment buildings on numerous city-owned parcels.

February 09, 2018 | | State


Low-income seniors that fires displaced in housing limbo

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Dozens of low-income seniors displaced after a massive wildfire tore through their mobile-home park in Northern California are struggling to pay for ...

February 09, 2018 | | State


A raucous Google-Uber fight finally heads to trial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Google-bred pioneer in self-driving cars and Uber's beleaguered ride-hailing service are colliding in a courtroom showdown revolving around allegations of ...

February 04, 2018 | | State


Investigators : PG&E lines caused wildfires

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Power lines buffeted by heavy winds ignited at least two small fires the night of Oct. 8 in Northern California neighborhoods, according ...

February 04, 2018 | | State


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