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Fire is largest ever in recorded Sierra history

GROVELAND (AP) - Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say.

August 28, 2013 | | State


‘Girls Gone Wild’ creator gets 270 days in jail for assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis was sentenced Tuesday to 270 days in jail and three years' probation for choking a woman and repeatedly slamming her head to the ground at his Los Angeles mansion in 2011.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Yosemite smoke triggers hazardous air alert in area in and around Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Worsening air pollution from the huge California wildfire more than 100 miles away triggered emergency warnings along parts of the eastern Sierra near Carson City where school children were kept inside and everyone was urged to avoid all physical activity outdoors.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Tioga Road in Yosemite high country closing for fire suppression work

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A portion of Tioga Road impacted by a wildfire in Yosemite National Park will be closed beginning Wednesday while firefighters clear brush to slow the spread of the inferno.

August 28, 2013 | | State


City pays $1M to family of tree victim

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Newport Beach has paid more than $1 million to the parents of a woman crushed by a falling tree.

August 28, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

EX-SCHOOL EXEC PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX WITH TEENS: HEMET (AP) - A former assistant principal at a Hemet high school has pleaded guilty to having sex with three teenage students.

August 27, 2013 | | State


Agencies at odds over probe

Agencies at odds over probe

August 27, 2013 | | State


Governor proposes $315M prison fix

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California's prison population by proposing a $315 million plan to send thousands of inmates to private prisons and vacant county jail cells, hoping to avoid what he said would be a mass release of dangerous felons.

August 27, 2013 | | State


LA deputies arrested for camping gunplay

CHINO (AP) - Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies staying at separate sites on a Southern California campground were arrested after authorities said they pulled guns on each other and fired them into the air during a dispute over loud music.

August 27, 2013 | | State


Fire is largest ever in recorded Sierra history

GROVELAND (AP) - Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say.

August 27, 2013 | | State


Job reductions expected at EDD

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Employment Development Department plans to begin cutting staff to address declining funding from the federal unemployment insurance program, state officials told employees.

August 27, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

APPLE REVISES SF STORE PLANS TO PRESERVE FOUNTAIN: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple Inc. has redesigned its plans for a flagship store in San Francisco to preserve a popular bronze fountain that has stood at the site for four decades.

August 27, 2013 | | State


Fire crews report progress against Yosemite fire

TUOLUMNE CITY (AP) - Crews were finally gaining ground by late Monday on a massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park as officials also expressed optimism that no water or power disruptions would come from the blaze burning along the shores of the main reservoir that supplies San Francisco.

August 27, 2013 | | State


Rim Fire creates smoky Reno air quality concerns

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Health officials say concerns about air quality in the Reno area are likely to continue for at least another day or two as a result of the smoke pouring in from the huge wildfire 150 miles away at Yosemite National Park.

August 27, 2013 | | State


3-foot buffer between cars, bikes?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate approved a bill on Monday that would require drivers to stay at least three feet away from bicyclists when they are passing in the same direction, despite Gov. Jerry Brown's previous vetoes of similar legislation.

August 26, 2013 | | State


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Residents seek normalcy fire ravaged Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA (AP) - At Willie Bird's Restaurant near Santa Rosa's downtown, life goes on amid the haze.

October 15, 2017 | | State


Tesla fires between 400 and 700 workers

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the electric automaker is trying to ramp up production ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


DeLeon challenge Sen. Feinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California legislative leader announced Sunday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, setting up a 2018 contest between two Democrats ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


Family dog emerges alive, happy

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


More burning than wine country

REDWOOD VALLEY (AP) - Mendocino County is 70 miles north of California's fabled wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, now under siege from wildfires ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


Hopes and plans destroyed overnight by deadly wildfires

SONOMA (AP) - It was just another Sunday night. Sure, the wind was kicking up, but for hundreds of thousands of people in California's wine ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


IS END OF INFERNO ION SIGHT?

SANTA ROSA, (AP) - With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they have apparently "turned a corner" against the wildfires that have devastated California ...

October 15, 2017 | | State


Senator Feinstein to seek re-election

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At 84, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is at an age when many Americans are deep into their retirement years. But the oldest member ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


Group seeks to name Navy ship for Iwo Jima photographer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The iconic image of six Marines raising an American flag over Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945, is recognized around the world ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


State regulators reject new lethal injection method

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators for the second time Monday rejected a proposed new method of carrying out the death penalty by lethal injection, another move ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


Pence raises campaign funds for Republicans

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence visited Southern California on Monday to raise money for endangered Republican congressional candidates, hoping to foil Democrats' hopes ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


State to require advance notice on drug price hikes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Drug companies doing business in California will soon have to notify the public two months in advance of dramatic price spikes under ...

October 09, 2017 | | State


4.1 earthquake shakes San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - A small earthquake in Silicon Valley was felt by many thousands of people, but there were no reports of damages or injuries.

October 09, 2017 | | State


Plenty of free Pumpkin Fair entertainment

There are two stages of free entertainment today and Sunday during the 33rd Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m ...

October 07, 2017 | | State


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