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Poll: Many Calif. voters in dark on ‘Obamacare’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Enrollment for President Barack Obama's health care reforms kicks off in October, but many Californians have only a glancing familiarity with details of the plan, which is intended to bring coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, according to a poll released Tuesday.

August 20, 2013 | | State

Second chance for youthful offenders?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Criminals serving long prison sentences for offenses they committed as teenagers would have an earlier chance for freedom under a bill working its way through the Legislature.

August 19, 2013 | | State

SF fire chief bans helmet cams

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Fire Department ban on video cameras now explicitly includes helmet-mounted devices that film emergency scenes, according to Chief Joanne Hayes-White.

August 19, 2013 | | State

Rare 1967 Ferrari auctioned for $27M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare 1967 Ferrari owned by a North Carolina orphan-turned-millionaire sold at auction for $27.5 million.

August 19, 2013 | | State

Feds want to poison Farallon Islands mice

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The only way to eradicate the nonnative mice infesting the environmentally sensitive Farallon Islands is to shower the islands with powerful rodenticides by helicopter, a new federal study concludes.

August 19, 2013 | | State

Sex offender says he was to wed slain investigator

DUBLIN (AP) - A career criminal and sex offender who was the last person to see a slain federal criminal investigator claims in a jailhouse interview with a reporter that the two planned to wed. The slain woman's family, however, says 56-year-old Randy Alana is lying.

August 19, 2013 | | State

Silicon Valley: Land of Lego robot kits

SAN JOSE (AP) - Few are more excited about Lego's new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month than Silicon Valley engineers.

August 19, 2013 | | State

Son arrested in connection with death of parents

MODESTO (AP) - Modesto police say they have arrested on suspicion of murder the son of a couple whose bodies were found in their burning home.

August 19, 2013 | | State

SJ County named in lawsuit filed over death of woman

STOCKTON (AP) - The son and daughter of a woman allegedly raped and murdered by her grandson are suing the state and San Joaquin County for releasing him from the county jail after he violated parole.

August 19, 2013 | | State

Building demolition fuels quake study

HAYWARD AP) - It took just seconds for a 13-story building overlooking San Francisco Bay to implode, spewing smoke and chunks of concrete as it crumbled into a heap of rubble. But U.S. Geological Survey scientist Rufus Catchings was marveling less at the visual spectacle than what he could feel with his feet.

August 19, 2013 | | State

Principal bans streaking at Palo Alto High

PALO ALTO (AP) - The principal of a Northern California high school is putting an end to the tradition of students streaking across campus.

August 19, 2013 | | State

Ex-congressman gets OK for wife’s home burial

UKIAH (AP) - A former California congressman who buried his wife on the couple's rural property now has after-the-fact permission in a decision his attorney said sets a precedent for home burial.

August 19, 2013 | | State

Feds delay threat to withhold transit funds

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The federal government on Friday delayed its threat to withhold billions of dollars in California transportation grants in a dispute over public pension reforms while negotiations continue with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration.

August 16, 2013 | | State

California jobless rate increases to 8.7 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July, the first such bump since the spring of 2011, state officials announced Friday.

August 16, 2013 | | State

GOP lawmaker seeks audit of mental health spending

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Republican lawmaker said Friday that he will introduce legislation seeking annual audits to show how California counties are spending billions of dollars in voter-approved money for mental health programs, after a state audit found there has been little oversight to ensure the money is going to those who need it most.

August 16, 2013 | | State

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Cold air mass brings freeze warnings to California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cold air mass over California prompted widespread freeze warnings and watches Friday, raising concerns for crops in the agricultural San Joaquin ...

November 27, 2015 | | State

California reactors face uncertain future

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for ...

November 27, 2015 | | State

Costco salad linked to E. coli is being recalled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal officials say a business is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad ...

November 27, 2015 | | State

Questions about private equity returns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Questions of risk and expense have been raised by the revelation that the California Public Employees' Retirement System paid private equity managers ...

November 25, 2015 | | State

Actor Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche over fatal crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the "Fast & Furious" star.

November 25, 2015 | | State

Casey Kasem’s widow sued for wrongful death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three of the radio personality Casey Kasem's children and his brother sued his widow on Wednesday, claiming her actions led to ...

November 25, 2015 | | State

HP’s last earnings report shows decline

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hewlett-Packard went out with a whimper Tuesday, as the venerable computer-maker issued its final quarterly earnings report as a unified tech conglomerate ...

November 24, 2015 | | State

SAN JOSE. (AP) — San Jose has joined other cities in a program that gives homeless people a chance t

SAN JOSE. (AP) - San Jose has joined other cities in a program that gives homeless people a chance to staff coffee carts to make money.

November 24, 2015 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie Sheen's recent revelation that he's HIV-positive served as a reminder that his home state of California remains among a ...

November 24, 2015 | | State

1-pound puppy has tons of problems, but faces them head-on

RANCHO SANTA FE (AP) - A 1-pound puppy named Rocky because he has the heart of a heavyweight needs a special forever home.

November 24, 2015 | | State

Utility gas leak stinks neighorhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said Tuesday ...

November 24, 2015 | | State

‘King Tides’ hitting California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A series of exceptionally high tides began all along the California coast Tuesday, bringing the possibility of minor flooding to low-lying areas ...

November 24, 2015 | | State

Obama warns against overreaction to attacks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow ...

November 22, 2015 | | State

As crime rises in Los Angeles, police, community take action

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eduardo Rebolledo had just gotten into his pickup truck after work, eager to head home to his two children when a gang ...

November 22, 2015 | | State

3 ,men found in trunk after crash near DUI checkpoint

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Federal authorities say three men were found in the trunk of a car that sped through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint ...

November 22, 2015 | | State

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