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Orca shows ending by 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld will end orca shows at its San Diego park after visitors at the tourist attraction made it clear they prefer seeing killer whales act naturally rather than doing tricks, the company's top executive said Monday.

November 09, 2015 | | State


Turkeys R Us short 1,306 more turkeys

Kids in 2014 literally emptied their piggy banks to help make sure that struggling families had a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving.

November 09, 2015 | | State


STATE WORK FOR BROWN

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A worker in the state oil and gas regulatory agency lodged a whistleblower's complaint over being ordered to prepare a state map of the oil and gas potential, history and geology of California Gov. Jerry Brown's family ranch, the worker and her attorney said Monday.

November 09, 2015 | | State


Storm brings rain to valley snow to Sierra

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Umbrellas were out and streets were slick in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday as a rainstorm ushered in a two-day wet-weather system heading from the Pacific to the Sierra Nevada.

November 09, 2015 | | State


University wants to make room for more state students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - University of California President Janet Napolitano is asking the system's governing board for permission to enroll 5,000 more California residents next fall at the nine campuses that serve undergraduates.

November 09, 2015 | | State


LA County government limits car washes to once a month

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County government has reduced its car washing to just once a month and is retrofitting a downtown car wash to use recirculated water amid California's historic drought.

November 09, 2015 | | State


Racketeering defendant changed his life

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A prime defendant in a San Francisco racketeering case ordered the killing of a rival before taking over his organization in Chinatown and engaging in money laundering and trafficking in guns and drugs, a prosecutor said during his opening statement Monday at the high-profile trial.

November 09, 2015 | | State


LA Unified teachers: Suspension ban creating more unruly classes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Teachers in the nation's second largest school district say a new policy aimed at reducing suspensions is also having another effect: More unruly students in their classrooms.

November 08, 2015 | | State


MJC presents free screening

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film Harvest of Empire on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on MJC's East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

November 08, 2015 | | State


Boy accidentally kills himself

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a 14-year-old boy found dead in an alley with a gunshot to his head had been handling a loaded handgun and accidentally shot himself.

November 08, 2015 | | State


Firm floats proposal for 1st wind farm off California

MORRO BAY (AP) - A Seattle company is floating a proposal for California's first offshore wind farm.

November 08, 2015 | | State


All-mail-in ballot a winner In San Mateo County vote

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area officials say they're happy with the first test of an all-mail ballot election.

November 08, 2015 | | State


Naval missile test off California coast creates big streaking light

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bright, colorful light that streaked across the California sky, startling residents and leading to a flurry of calls to law enforcement, turned out to be an unarmed missile test-fired from a Navy submarine off the coast Saturday evening, officials said.

November 08, 2015 | | State


9th Circuit tackles senility of federal judges head on

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Now 84, federal appellate court Judge William Canby made the difficult decision a few years ago to mostly stop hearing cases after a 30-year career. He was sharp and healthy, but didn't want to risk mental decline that would lead him to make mistakes, he said.

November 08, 2015 | | State


Startup looking to build $1B factory

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The luxury electric car market may be small, but it's lucrative enough to get another jolt - this time from a mysterious startup that says it wants to re-imagine how people interact with their autos.

November 08, 2015 | | State


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Homeless woman, 70, dies of exposure during storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a 70-year-old homeless woman who refused services died of exposure during last week's fierce El Nino-driven storms ...

January 10, 2016 | | State


Police search for man who fatally shot BART passenger

OAKLAND (AP) - Police on Sunday were searching for a man who fatally shot a passenger on a packed Bay Area Rapid Transit train and then ...

January 10, 2016 | | State


Manteca Unified open enrollment underway

Manteca Unified School District currently has five comprehensive high schools and twenty elementary schools. All comprehensive high schools offer the same courses of study, curriculum ...

January 10, 2016 | | State


Money flows back into schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spending in California beyond where it stood before the recession, but even the record sum ...

January 10, 2016 | | State


Move to capture rainwater

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Much of the torrential rain that fell on Southern California this week flowed right into the ocean, just like it did before ...

January 08, 2016 | | State


3 pleading no contest in SoCal student bullying attack

ROWLAND HEIGHTS (AP) - Three students from China who attend high school in Southern California will plead no contest to criminal charges and spend years in ...

January 08, 2016 | | State


Democrats, advocates eye California’s rising revenues

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $122.6 billion California budget plan would seem to please Democratic interests by pumping billions of tax dollars ...

January 08, 2016 | | State


Couple charged in deaths of 2 kids found in storage

SALINAS (AP) - A California couple appeared briefly in court Friday to face charges they killed two young children in the woman's custody, stuffed their ...

January 08, 2016 | | State


LA River banks will Be raised for El Nino

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin work next week to temporarily raise the banks along nearly three miles of ...

January 08, 2016 | | State


Brown proposes $122.6B budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $122.6 billion budget plan for California on Thursday that includes billions more in spending for education, health ...

January 07, 2016 | | State


$10,000 reward offered for info in Sikh’s death

FRESNO (AP) - A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the killing of a Sikh man in Fresno.

January 07, 2016 | | State


SF deputy convicted of assault gets no jail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco deputy will not serve any jail time for an assault on a homeless man in a hospital waiting room.

January 07, 2016 | | State


Californians finally see sun after series of El Nino storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most of California saw sunny skies again Thursday after days of powerful El Nino-driven storms drenched the region, stopping cable cars in ...

January 07, 2016 | | State


Injured hiker airlifted from Yosemite Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A 63-year-old woman is being treated after she was airlifted out of Yosemite National Park due to injuries.

January 07, 2016 | | State


Massive SoCal gas leak has cost utility company about $50 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A utility company said it has spent about $50 million because of a massive leak from an underground natural gas storage well ...

January 07, 2016 | | State


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