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Millions spent on water -storage plan that leaks

MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) - More than two decades ago, two water distributors came up with a tantalizing idea to increase reserves in parched Southern California: Create an underground lake so vast it could hold enough to blanket Los Angeles - all 469 square miles - under a foot of water.

August 25, 2013 | | State


Police search near college for toddler

OAKLAND (AP) - Dozens of investigators, some using search dogs, scoured an area near Oakland's Merritt College as they looked for a 22-month-old girl who vanished last month.

August 25, 2013 | | State


Wildfire’s spread triggers state of emergency in San Francisco

BUCK MEADOWS. (AP) - A giant wildfire raging out of control grew to more than 200 square miles Friday and spread into Yosemite National Park at the height of the summer season for one of California's most popular tourist destinations.

August 24, 2013 | | State


California mental hospitals exec being investigated

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An executive hired to overhaul California's troubled state mental hospitals is under investigation for alleged sexual harassment, the Los Angeles Times reported.

August 23, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

UNIION CITY BURGLARS POSE AS MUNICPAL SNAKE INSPECTORS: UNION CITY (AP) - Police say a pair of burglars duped two elderly people when one posed as a city pest inspector who appeared at their home to investigate an alleged snake infestation while the other burglarized the residence.

August 23, 2013 | | State


Woman arrested for having rocket launcher

MURIETTA (AP) - Murietta police have found a shoulder-fired rocket launcher in a storage unit as part of an investigation that led to the arrests of two women and a man.

August 23, 2013 | | State


Plane goes down on Sacramento golf course, 2 hurt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has gone down on a golf course near a Sacramento airport, and the two men aboard have been taken to a hospital.

August 23, 2013 | | State


Diego mayor agrees to resign

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mayor Bob Filner agreed Friday to resign in return for the city's help defending him against claims he groped, kissed and made lewd comments to women, allegations that shook and embarrassed the city and turned the former 10-term congressman into a national punch line.

August 23, 2013 | | State


Judge: Atheist & former state parole needs compensation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California former parolee and atheist who went back to prison after refusing to participate in a religiously-tinged inpatient treatment program is entitled to monetary compensation, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

August 23, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

POLICE SHOOT PIT BULLS THAT BIT 2 IN KERN COUNTY: BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Police have shot a pack of pit bulls that mauled two people in the backyard of a Kern County home.

August 23, 2013 | | State


Non-citizens could be jurors under Calif. bill

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California would become the first state to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve as jurors under a bill that cleared the Assembly on Thursday and heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.

August 22, 2013 | | State


Will San Diego mayor leave office?

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A deal aimed at resolving the sexual harassment scandal involving Bob Filner hit a snag Thursday when the attorney suing the mayor over such allegations said she was not party to the tentative agreement between city officials and Filner.

August 22, 2013 | | State


San Francisco sues to block college sanctions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's city attorney took legal action Thursday to stop the agency that certifies two-year colleges in the western U.S. from revoking the accreditation of the city's community college, a sanction likely to force California's largest school to close.

August 22, 2013 | | State


Wells Fargo to lay off 2,300 mortgage workers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo is laying off workers from its mortgage unit, the latest sign that the mortgage refinancing boom has cooled.

August 22, 2013 | | State


Wildfire surges to 84 square miles

BUCK MEADOWS (AP) - A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park more than tripled in size Thursday, shutting down businesses in surrounding communities and leading scores of tourists to leave the area during peak season.

August 22, 2013 | | State


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Cal Berkeley cash-strapped

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley, is running a $150 million deficit this year and must undertake a top-to-bottom review of expenses if it ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


Insurers back proposed California health plan tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Most of California's health insurance companies said Wednesday they're supporting Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to restructure a tax on health ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


About 20 percent of BART trains have working cameras

OAKLAND (AP) - Officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit say only about 20 percent of BART commuter trains have working surveillance cameras.

February 09, 2016 | | State


Mavericks surf contest set for this Friday

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - The renowned big-wave competition, Titans of Mavericks, has been set for Friday.

February 09, 2016 | | State


RECORD YEAR FOR AG

FRESNO (AP) - A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve ...

February 09, 2016 | | State


New exhibit for SJ Museum

Kicking off a year-long celebration of its fiftieth year, the San Joaquin County Historical Museum has opened a 9,600-square-foot exhibition on an era that ...

February 09, 2016 | | State


Doctors Hospital offers education on heart disease

During American Heart Month in February, Doctors Hospital of Manteca will join with the American Heart Association in a comprehensive month-long campaign designed to educate ...

February 09, 2016 | | State


Bowl-a-thon challenge provides free tutoring

Hundreds of youths and adults are expected to hit the lanes at Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center in a bid to make a difference in ...

February 09, 2016 | | State


Engineers honor Warren Noteware

The San Joaquin Engineers Council has selected Warren D. (Doug) Noteware of Manteca as the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Service Award.

February 09, 2016 | | State


CSU campuses prep for strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The union that represents California State University faculty said Monday it is preparing for a five-day strike at the system's 23 ...

February 09, 2016 | | State


Inmate recaptured after mistaken release

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, authorities said.

February 09, 2016 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have closed trails at Southern California’s Mount Baldy following the

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have closed trails at Southern California's Mount Baldy following the death of the second hiker in less than a week.

February 08, 2016 | | State


Mormon church comes out against Utah medical pot bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church has come out against a Utah bill that would allow the medical use of edible pot products, a ...

February 07, 2016 | | State


Jury awards $5.7M to drug planting victims

SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County couple was ordered to pay $5.7 million for planting drugs in the car of a former PTA president ...

February 07, 2016 | | State


Teaching kids about ‘comfort women’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Guidelines for California educators on how to teach history students about the use of female sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World ...

February 07, 2016 | | State


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