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New Year's worry: Will arsonist strike LA again?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On what would already be one of their busiest nights of the year, police and firefighters Saturday will be patrolling neighborhoods, taking hotline phone calls and scrambling to identify who was behind the arson fires that have spooked the Hollywood area for two straight nights and were making it an uneasy New Year's Eve in Los Angeles.

December 31, 2011 | | State


NASA probe circling the moon on New Year's Eve

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - As planet Earth rang in the new year, a different kind of countdown was happening at the moon.

December 31, 2011 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

Visitors to pay $2 more to see Muir Woods

December 30, 2011 | | State


Maddo, LaVallee set for side-by-side jumps of motorcycle & snowmobile

SAN DIEGO (AP) - If all goes right on New Year's Eve, daredevils Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee will roar down the takeoff ramps on a motorcycle and snowmobile, respectively, fly over a 300-foot water gap, complete their record-setting jumps and toast their accomplishments.

December 30, 2011 | | State


California news briefs

STANISLAUS COUNTY INVESTIGATOR HIT BY CAR, DIES

December 30, 2011 | | State


'Synthetic' pot is problem for military

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. troops are increasingly using an easy-to-get herbal mix called "Spice," which mimics a marijuana high, is hard to detect and can bring on hallucinations that last for days.

December 30, 2011 | | State


New laws promote gay history, illegal immigrants

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Laws that promote the historical contributions of gays and lesbians and help illegal immigrant college students gain financial aid will take effect with the new year in California, even as opponents seek to overturn the legislation at the ballot box.

December 30, 2011 | | State


Flood plan calls for up to $17B in repairs

STOCKTON (AP) - California water officials recommended a historic investment in the state's aging flood control system Friday, saying more than half of the state's levees do not meet standards and the system needs up to $17 billion in repairs and investment.

December 30, 2011 | | State


Monkey 'Banana Sam' stolen from SF Zoo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police are investigating the brazen theft of a beloved squirrel monkey named Banana Sam from the San Francisco Zoo.

December 30, 2011 | | State


BART to run longer on New Year's Day

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New Year's revelers in the San Francisco Bay area will have the option of using public transit to get home.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Cities, lawmakers seek compromise on fate of 400 development agencies

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Thursday gave Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers the right to eliminate community redevelopment agencies in a crucial decision that impacts the state budget.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Lone gray wolf crosses into California

REDDING (AP) - A lone gray wolf has wandered across the Oregon border into California in what wildlife officials hailed Thursday as the historic return of a species not seen in the state in more than 80 years.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Nativity scene with gay figures vandalized

CLAREMONT (AP) - Vandalism of a church's Nativity display that includes depictions of gay and lesbian couples was being investigated as a hate crime, police said.

December 29, 2011 | | State


POLICE MAKE POT BUST AFTER STOPPING BIKE RIDER

SOUTH PASADENA (AP) - South Pasadena police who stopped a man for riding a bike at night without a headlight or rear reflector say they found 23 pounds of marijuana stashed in a water cooler.

December 29, 2011 | | State


Panama Canal expansion worries ports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Business, labor and public officials fear expansion of the Panama Canal could cut cargo business by a quarter at the twin Los Angeles-Long Beach ports, which currently handle 40 percent of the nation's imported Asian cargo.

December 29, 2011 | | State


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Future floods will be kept in mind as Montecito rebuilds

MONTECITO (AP) - After power and drinking water return, and cleanup crews haul away the last of the boulders and muck that splintered homes like a ...

January 15, 2018 | | State


Exhibit celebrates 1960 Winter Games at Tahoe

PLACERVILLE (AP) - Weeks ahead of the opening of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, the El Dorado Arts Council has opened a new ...

January 15, 2018 | | State


Highway 101 to stay shut another week after SoCal mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said ...

January 15, 2018 | | State


Children chained to beds while living in squalor found in SoCal

PERRIS - A Perris couple were arrested on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of their children chained to beds in putrid ...

January 15, 2018 | | State


Gospel star Hawkins, known for ‘Oh Happy Day,’ dies at 74

PLEASANTON(AP) - Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music ...

January 15, 2018 | | State


Democrats in race for governor say Trump is racist

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Candidates seeking to become California's next governor dueled Saturday over deep partisan differences, with Democrats and Republicans breaking sharply on issues ...

January 14, 2018 | | State


Mudslide brings economic shock to area

SANTA BARBARA. (AP) - The mudslide that killed at least 20 people is causing distress miles from where the torrent of muck and boulders stopped, as ...

January 14, 2018 | | State


Mudslide death toll hits 20; search for victims continues

MONTECITO . (AP) - Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and ...

January 14, 2018 | | State


State burn areas brace for rain, possible mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forecasters say a storm expected to bring heavy rain to California could drop several inches in recent burn areas, raising the risk ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Judge aims to referee fight over Manson’s remains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The fight over the body and possessions of apocalyptic cult leader Charles Manson has fragmented into at least three camps competing over ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions’ policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This week's announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


High or dry? State legal pot to test supply pipeline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most Californians with an urge to smoke a joint will enter the state's legal marijuana marketplace through a single doorway - at ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Packed ERs, deaths as flu hits state hard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The flu has hit California so hard this season, pharmacies have run out of medicine to treat it, emergency rooms are packed ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Memorial held for CHP officer killed in DUI crash

STOCKTON (AP) - A California Highway Patrol rookie killed by a drunken driving suspect in the San Francisco Bay Area was remembered Saturday as a loving ...

January 01, 2018 | | State


Legal recreational marijuana: What you need to know

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California on Monday became the nation's largest state to offer legal recreational marijuana sales. Here's a snapshot of how the ...

January 01, 2018 | | State


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