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LA to beef up data on officers’ use of force

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Department will collect and report more extensive data about cases in which officers use force, the police chief said Tuesday, adding that the expanded information will help the public better analyze officer behavior.

November 03, 2015 | | State


Robin Williams’ widow: I forgive him

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Robin Williams' widow says his medical afflictions would have claimed his life within three years - "hard years" - and that she doesn't blame him for his suicide.

November 03, 2015 | | State


STICKY LEGAL MESS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Big Sugar and Big Corn face off in court this week in a bitter, multibillion-dollar battle of sweeteners that boils down to a mix of science, semantics and marketing.

November 02, 2015 | | State


EPA: Volkswagen does it again

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Volkswagen emissions scandal widened Monday when the U.S. government accused the German automaker of cheating for a second time. Although VW denied the charge, it faced the prospect of steeper fines and lost sales, as well as more intense scrutiny from disbelieving U.S. lawmakers.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Fitbit posts strong 3Q, shares fall on stock plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wearable fitness device maker Fitbit said its net income and revenue more than doubled in the third quarter, topping Wall Street's expectations, but Fitbit's shares skidded after the company announced a large stock sale.

November 02, 2015 | | State


California settles Chase debt collection lawsuit

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's largest bank will pay $100 million to settle a California lawsuit alleging it used illegal methods to collect debts from more than 125,000 credit card holders, the state's attorney general announced Monday.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Rain snow & highway pileups

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - The first winter-like storm of the season brought rain and snow to California on Monday, triggering traffic accidents including a 20-vehicle crash in the southern San Joaquin Valley when gusts ahead of the front whipped up dust.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Justin Bieber completes sentence for egg vandalism

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber's cleanup work at a homeless shelter has paid off, with a judge agreeing Monday to take him off formal probation in a vandalism case filed after he damaged a neighbor's home with eggs.

November 02, 2015 | | State


800 turbines to shut down

LIVERMORE (AP) - Hundreds of turbines on Altamont Pass will shut down at the massive wind farm amid pressure from environmental groups.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Tech tycoon spearheads pot legalization bid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The push to put California among the states where marijuana can be sold to and legally used by adults for recreation took a major step forward on Monday as ballot language backed by Napster co-founder Sean Parker, other wealthy entrepreneurs who support pot legalization and leading advocacy groups was filed with the state.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Storm dumping rain and snow

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The National Weather Service says a cold front coming down from the northwest dropped some rain in the Sacramento region Sunday, which could see up to three-quarters of an inch of rain that is expected to continue to this

November 01, 2015 | | State


28 deaths from West Nile virus so far this year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials say 28 people have died from West Nile virus so far this year.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Lyft ‘kidnapping’ is misunderstanding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say the case of a woman who jumped out of a Lyft car because she thought she was being kidnapped turned out be a misunderstanding that happened after she couldn't communicate with her hard of hearing driver.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Court: Man was denied public trial

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man serving a 15-year prison sentence for conspiring to burn down his Sacramento restaurant had his conviction thrown out on the rare argument that his trial was not actually public.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Seawater desalination plant opens soon

CARLSBAD (AP) - There's far more riding on the Americas' largest seawater desalination plant than the 50 million gallons of drinking water it will produce for the San Diego area each day.

November 01, 2015 | | State


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LAPD chief selsks charges for officer in Venice shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles police chief has recommended criminal charges against an officer who shot and killed an unarmed homeless man.

January 11, 2016 | | State


California prisons end controversial visitor strip searches

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prison officials are ending visitor strip searches in response to a recent change in state law, but visitors will face increased scrutiny ...

January 11, 2016 | | State


Last survivor of Great SF Quake dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The last survivor of the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 has died, a relative confirmed Monday.

January 11, 2016 | | State


Tesla software update allows self-parking & limits speed

FREMONT (AP) - Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend.

January 10, 2016 | | State


Gas leak drives people from upscale LA community

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Laura Gideon and her family endured the sickening stench from an out-of-control natural gas leak for about a month before they could ...

January 10, 2016 | | State


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


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