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150 people evacuated as wind pushes fire

LOWER LAKE (AP) - At least 150 people have been evacuated from their homes as erratic winds Wednesday fanned a wildfire burning through rugged hills in Northern California and pushed the flames across two counties.

August 12, 2015 | | State


Octopus that’s weirdly social, romantic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that's even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.

August 12, 2015 | | State


COOKED TO DEATH

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Melena was loading tons of tuna into industrial ovens at Bumble Bee Foods when any worker's worst nightmare occurred - he got trapped inside and the massive pressure cooker was turned on.

August 12, 2015 | | State


LA covers reservoir with ‘shade balls’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has been blackballed.

August 12, 2015 | | State


Infamous ‘San Quentin Six’ convict killed by fellow inmate

SAN QUENTIN. (AP) - An inmate involved in a bloody 1971 San Quentin escape attempt that left six dead has been killed by a fellow prisoner, corrections officials said Wednesday.

August 12, 2015 | | State


2 plead guilty to smuggling heroin from Mexico by drone

EL CENTRO (AP) - Two California men pleaded guilty to using drones to smuggle nearly 30 pounds of heroin from Mexico to the United States, authorities said Wednesday.

August 12, 2015 | | State


Medi-Cal may be on hook for parolee’s sex change surgery

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California paroled a transgender inmate on Wednesday, one day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison system to pay for her sex reassignment surgery.

August 12, 2015 | Nina Frisby | State


State: Sell even more miserly showerheads

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California officials launched two initiatives Wednesday to boost residential water conservation: The nation's toughest water efficiency standards for showerheads and a $30 million rebate program to rip out grass lawns and replace old toilets.

August 12, 2015 | | State


Food banks, pantries find ways to feed more people

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his choices of onions, tomatoes and frozen corn.

August 11, 2015 | | State


McDonald’s begins rollout of is loyalty mobile app

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's has started rolling out its new mobile app in the U.S., and one of the main features is a loyalty program for the chain's drinks.

August 11, 2015 | | State


Symantec to sell Veritas business

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Symantec will sell its Veritas information management business for $8 billion in cash with plans to funnel proceeds back into its main line of work, cybersecurity, and to buy back shares.

August 11, 2015 | | State


Rite Aid no longer shun Apple Pay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rite Aid stores will start accepting Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, later this month after initially shunning the service in favor of a rival system.

August 11, 2015 | | State


DMV employees traded cash for licenses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As many as 100 commercial truck drivers paid up to $5,000 each to bribe state Department of Motor Vehicles employees for illegal California licenses, federal authorities said Tuesday.

August 11, 2015 | | State


Pension proposal cast similarly to failed bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris is using the same words to describe a public pension proposal as she did on a previous failed bid.

August 11, 2015 | | State


Blaze explodes in size, wildfires roast West

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Wildfires are charging through several states in the parched West, scorching homes and forcing people to flee. Flames are plaguing some California residents, who had to evacuate for the second time in recent weeks after blazes exploded in size.

August 11, 2015 | | State


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California attorney general foes spar

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has become the face of the state's resistance to President Donald Trump, challenging the Republican administration's ...

March 04, 2018 | | State


Friends defend couple charged with child abuse

JOSHUA TREE (AP) - A Southern California couple charged with child abuse was extremely poor and too proud to accept charity, but they were attentive parents ...

March 04, 2018 | | State


Hiker found after 6 days missing in Yosemite

YOSEMITE, Calif. (AP) - A well-prepared California hiker missing for six days in the icy backcountry of Yosemite National Park was found in good health after ...

February 25, 2018 | | State


Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own on reservations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California's legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going ...

February 25, 2018 | | State


San Diego may decide to close the book on library fines

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego may decide to join several other U.S. cities in closing the book on library fines.

February 25, 2018 | | State


State Democrats won’t endorse Feinstein

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term ...

February 25, 2018 | | State


Deportations targeting more people with no crime records

SAN DIEGO (AP) - People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to ...

February 23, 2018 | | State


US sailor hit by helicopter blade in critical condition

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The military says a sailor was hit by a helicopter rotor blade at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego.

February 23, 2018 | | State


Judge: Kern County’s redistricting diluted vote of Latinos

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Election districts for the board of supervisors in a Central California county illegally dilute the voting power of Latinos and deprive them of ...

February 23, 2018 | | State


Balancing act for harassment discipline

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Sen. Tony Mendoza's resignation this week spared his fellow lawmakers from a difficult decision about appropriate punishment after an investigation found ...

February 23, 2018 | | State


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