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Cal releases report on student- athlete grad rates

BERKELEY (AP) - California will raise the academic requirements of incoming student-athletes as part of an effort to improve graduation rates for football players and other athletes.

September 26, 2014 | | State


Powerball winner claims $228.4M

SAN MATEO (AP) - Nail technician Vinh Nguyen says he just wants to be a normal man, but he's going to have a lot more to spend than most people after winning the $228.4 million Powerball ticket this week. California lottery officials said Friday that Nguyen bought the winning ticket at Dehoff's Key Market in San Mateo on Wednesday and showed up at their offices Thursday.

September 26, 2014 | | State


Turlock man, son drown at Ocean Beach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A father and son have died after being pulled from storm-driven waves off a San Francisco beach, authorities said Friday.

September 26, 2014 | | State


Challenger would drop tenure-ruling appeal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The challenger in the unexpectedly tight race for California's elected schools chief said Thursday that if he wins in November he would immediately withdraw the state superintendent from an appeal of a landmark legal decision that struck down teacher-tenure laws and other job protections.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Chase, police shooting snarl SF traffic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officers shot and killed a man Thursday after he led them on a lengthy high-speed chase, crashed in downtown San Francisco and then fired a gun at good Samaritans who tried to help him, authorities said.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Farmers may have to stop using grape, nut pesticide

FRESNO (AP) - California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | State


Rain helps efforts to control King Fire

PLACERVILLE (AP) - Firefighters are taking advantage of rainy weather to make progress on a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, authorities said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Woman hit by CHP officer gets $1.5M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Bodies found during search for source of odor

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Authorities investigating a noxious odor that prompted evacuations in a San Francisco Bay Area city discovered two bodies inside a residence.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Prison guard union leader to retire

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The leader of the union representing state prison guards is retiring, leaving an organization that had sparred with then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger before making peace with Gov. Jerry Brown.

September 25, 2014 | | State


State sales of Confederate flag banned

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag.

September 25, 2014 | | State


Fight against King Fire is California’s 2nd most costly

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A massive blaze in California that threatens thousands of homes has become the second-most expensive blaze to fight in the state this year, officials said Wednesday.

September 24, 2014 | | State


91 arrests, 12 rescues in SoCal sex trafficking

LONG BEACH (AP) - A crackdown on sex trafficking in Southern California has led to 91 arrests and the rescue of nearly two dozen children who had been forced into prostitution, authorities announced Wednesday.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Judge rules against billionaire in dispute

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Northern California judge ruled Wednesday against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had shut down public access to a beach beloved by surfers and swimmers, ordering him to reopen his private road to the beach.

September 24, 2014 | | State


Renewable plan hinges on huge caverns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

September 24, 2014 | | 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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