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SACRAMENTO (AP) - The likelihood that California voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana next year is prompting lawmakers to make a serious run at reining in the state's vast medical marijuana industry - a job they have deferred for nearly two decades.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Horses trained by inmates auctioned in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Several wild horses are now in homes thanks to inmates at a Sacramento County jail.

August 24, 2015 | | State

California lawmakers approve drone trespassing crime bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday approved a bill that would make it a trespassing violation to fly drones over private property without permission.

August 24, 2015 | | State

California cuts rebates for rich on hybrid & electric vehicles

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State lawmakers and air quality officials are cutting back rebates on hybrids and electric cars because hundreds of Californians claim it is a subsidy for the rich who make over $500,000 a year.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Men who foiled train gunman scheduled for rest & college

SACRAMENTO (AP) - So what do you do when a trip on a high-speed train in Europe suddenly turns you and your buddies into international heroes?

August 24, 2015 | | State

Fire evacuations lifted for homes near ski resort

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - Evacuation orders have been lifted for hundreds of mountain homes threatened by a fire near a popular Southern California ski resort.

August 24, 2015 | Nina Frisby | State

Consumers shell out 150% more for eggs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Consumers are shelling out more for a carton of large eggs as benchmark prices in California have gone up by 150 percent in a year.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Far away from California's coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets, buckets, buoys, laundry baskets and unidentifiable pieces of plastic that floated past the Ocean Star, a ship carrying a team of scientists and volunteers gathering data on plastic garbage.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Out of juvie, into nature: Youth run wild webcams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harry Grammer, the CEO of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that works with young adults, wanted to give kids recently out of the juvenile justice system real jobs and marketable skills.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Drought ups wildlife-human encounters

LOOMIS (AP) - The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California's drought including a recent bear attack, mountain lion sightings and an uptick in orphaned animals.

August 23, 2015 | | State


MERCED (AP) - A decade has passed since America's newest research university opened amid farmland in central California. And surprisingly little on the landscape has changed.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Feinstein wants Obama to create three monuments

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked President Barack Obama to bypass Congress and create three national monuments in the California desert.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Water agencies sue Bureau over releases for fish

The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority along with Westlands Water District has filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the Bureau of Reclamation from releasing Central Valley Project water from the Trinity Division to the Klamath River.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Blaze burns lodge, threatens recreation spot

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A wildfire burned a lodge in Kings Canyon National Park, the first structure the huge blaze has burned in the three weeks since lightning sparked it.

August 23, 2015 | | State

SF looks to to civil courts to curb graffiti

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - You spray, you pay.

August 23, 2015 | | State

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Salmon: Lingering drought may lead to extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another deadly summer of drought has heightened fears of extinction in the wild for an iconic California salmon, federal officials said Wednesday.

October 28, 2015 | | State

Ripon staging Halloween trick or treat downtown

Downtown Ripon businesses are opening their doors Friday from 2 until 5 p.m. for trick-or-treaters in advance of Halloween.

October 28, 2015 | | State

Owens Valley at mercy of LA, drought

OLANCHA . (AP) - Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles' growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

Alameda sheriff’s office ends mandatory pregnancy tests

DUBLIN (AP) - A Northern California sheriff's office will no longer require women arrested and booked into the county jail to undergo a pregnancy test ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

SF OKs patient- dumping suit settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors accepted a $400,000 payment from Nevada Tuesday, settling a two-year dispute over allegations that psychiatric patients were wrongly ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

LA council OKs measure locking away handguns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handgun owners in Los Angeles will be required to store their firearms in locked containers or disable the weapons with trigger locks ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

California takes step toward using one drug in executions

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California took the next step Tuesday in its plan to use a single drug to execute condemned prisoners, nine years after the nation ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

Mormons: Promote ‘traditional family,’ but show compassion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A high-ranking Mormon leader Tuesday reiterated the religion's commitment to promoting families led by married heterosexual couples, but also urged ...

October 28, 2015 | | State

Airbnb battles hostile SF ballot measure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travelers worldwide may love using Airbnb to book vacation stays, but the company that revolutionized home-sharing faces a hostile ballot measure in ...

October 25, 2015 | | State

Dermatologist for Michael Jackson, other stars, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Arnold Klein once said, "Put me next to a patient, give me a needle and I'm really happy."

October 25, 2015 | | State

Suspect steals police car, leads wild chase ending on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man suspected of stealing a San Francisco police car led authorities on a dangerous chase across city streets onto Treasure Island ...

October 25, 2015 | | State

Movie star Maureen O’Hara , dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fiery-haired and feisty, Maureen O'Hara could handle anything the world and Hollywood threw at her. Director John Ford punched her in ...

October 25, 2015 | | State

Law aims to help immigrant crime victims to obtain visas

SANTA ANA (AP)) - Nubia Rodriguez was assaulted and kidnapped by an ex-boyfriend, crimes that made her eligible for a special visa for immigrants in the ...

October 25, 2015 | | State

Another small quake hits East Bay area

SAN RAMON (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake hit the San Ramon area early Saturday morning, the latest in a ...

October 25, 2015 | | State

Bismarck school gets historic postcard from Stockton man

STOCKTON (AP) - A nearly 100-year-old postcard of Bismarck High School found its way home thanks to a good-humored California antique store patron.

October 25, 2015 | | State

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