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Choosing wind energy over winged species

FRESNO (AP) - A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | | State


Case of beaten Giants fan in jury’s hands

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors in a high-profile negligence lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt were asked Thursday to decide who was responsible for a beating that left a San Francisco Giants fan with devastating brain damage.

June 26, 2014 | | State


‘Broken Heart’ nets 275 child predators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities throughout Southern California Thursday announced the arrests of more than 275 child predators that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a retired sheriff's deputy, a U.S. Army soldier and a Los Angeles Fire Department explorer.

June 26, 2014 | | State


‘Superstar’ beach in OC

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County beach is the only one in California to get a "superstar" rating from the Natural Resources Defense Council in its annual water quality report card. The NRDC says 38th Street beach in Newport Beach didn't exceed bacteria levels a single time over the course of 50 tests. The Orange County Register reports the nonprofit released its 24th annual beach ranking on Wednesday.

June 26, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• DA: Shooting of Calif. college student justified: SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Prosecutors say two campus police officers at Cal State University, San Bernardino, were justified when they shot a graduate student to death while trying to detain him. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's office says the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Bartholomew Williams on Dec. 8, 2012, was justified because campus police officers feared for their lives and acted in self-defense. In a report released Thursday, prosecutors say Williams suffered from bipolar disorder and was off of his medication when he fought with three officers who were trying to take ...

June 26, 2014 | | State


Early poll favors Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The first public opinion poll since California's June 3 primary shows Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown maintaining a 20-point lead over his general election challenger, Republican Neel Kashkari.

June 25, 2014 | | State


DASHING DOGS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Shih Tzu is a whirl of fur on a course studded with obstacles, flying through tunnels, leaping over bars, scrambling up bridges and zigzagging through poles as its owner tears alongside, calling out commands and flashing hand signals. At the finish line, there are hugs, treats and lots of slobber.

June 25, 2014 | | State


Michaels leaving ‘Loser’ for 3rd time

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jillian Michaels is exiting "The Biggest Loser," NBC and the producer of the weight-loss competition series said Wednesday.

June 25, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE STATE

• SUBWAY PROJECT REACHES MILESTONE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The construction of a $1.6 billion subway through San Francisco's Chinatown has reached a milestone. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that crews finished digging the tunnel for the Central Subway earlier this month. John Funghi, the subway's project manager, says the excavation was completed on time and within budget. The 1.7-mile subway will connect the city's South of Market and North Beach neighborhoods. Next up is station construction and the installation of tracks, overhead wires and electronic systems. Train service through the tunnel is expected to start in ...

June 25, 2014 | | State


NEWS ACROSS THE STATE

• Suspect in Northern California standoff found dead: FAIRFIELD (AP) - Police in Northern California say officers found a man suspected of shooting multiple rounds in his neighborhood dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a roughly eight-hour standoff. The Fairfield police SWAT team entered the suspect's home at 8:39 p.m. Monday. They killed an aggressive dog after a stun gun failed to subdue it and then found the man dead upstairs. He has not been identified.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Court rejects appeal of gay jury selection case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to reconsider its ruling granting heightened legal protections to gays and lesbians, prompting three dissenting judges to warn of far-reaching implications in same-sex marriage cases in the Western United States.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Attorney defends security officer who hit student

OAKLAND (AP) - A student in a wheelchair who was seen on surveillance footage being repeatedly slapped by a Northern California high school security officer bears some responsibility for the incident, the security officer's attorney said.

June 24, 2014 | | State


Brown signs bill to fully fund teachers’ pensions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California's $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities.

June 24, 2014 | | State


15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fifteen doctors, pharmacists and others medical professionals in Southern California have been charged in a $25 million workers' compensation scam that prosecutors say was linked to the death of a baby.

June 24, 2014 | | State


NTSB faults pilot in Asiana flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mismanagement by the pilots of Asiana Flight 214, including confusion over whether one of the airliner's key controls was maintaining airspeed, caused the plane to crash while landing in San Francisco last year, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | | State


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‘Migrant Mother’ photographer’s images of oppressed resonate

OAKLAND (AP) - Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers' camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many ...

May 21, 2017 | | State


California Demo chair race angers ‘Berniecrats’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic activists loyal to the Sen. Bernie Sanders aren't ready to give up after their favored candidate came tantalizingly close but fell ...

May 21, 2017 | | State


More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor’s OK

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Gov. Brown asks Trump’s help with high-speed train

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking an unlikely ally in his bid to create a high-speed train line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

May 14, 2017 | | State


California planning upgrade for driver’s licenses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With a deadline looming, California is planning to spend more than $220 million to bring driver's licenses and state identification cards up ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Ex-governor’s ambitions paved way to Oroville Dam crisis, records say

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Historical records reveal the late Gov. Pat Brown misled voters about the cost of building the nation's tallest dam, ignored recommendations to ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Budget includes $15M to help Californians facing deportation

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has earmarked an extra $15 million in the California budget to expand legal defense services for people battling deportation, according ...

May 14, 2017 | | State


Judge stays minor leaguers’ wage suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has stayed proceedings in a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are paid less than minimum wage ...

May 07, 2017 | | State


Orange County sheriffs accused of poaching fire rescue calls

SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County Sheriff's Department helicopters have been poaching rescue calls sent to the Fire Authority for several months in a costly ...

May 07, 2017 | | State


Cuts put spotlight on student race questions on school forms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After volunteering at her children's Los Angeles middle school for nearly a decade, Carol Convey was told the number of teachers ...

May 07, 2017 | | State


GOV. BROWN SLAMS DENHAM

SACRAMENTO (AP) - All 14 California Republicans in Congress voted for the GOP's health care bill. Half represent districts that supported Hillary Clinton in the ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Slaying of camp workers on NorCal beach may be solved

SANTA ROSA (AP) - California authorities believe they have solved the slayings of two young Bible-camp counselors found shot to death as they slept on a ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Pre-existing conditions and health plan: Who’s covered?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their ...

May 05, 2017 | | State


Can chronic meth use lead to psychosis?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Over the past seven years, Los Angeles jail officials have seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of mentally ill ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


LA peace parades mark anniversary of Rodney King riots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence ...

April 30, 2017 | | State


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