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CALIFORNIA CAREER COLLEGES CLOSE ABRUPTLY: SAN JOSE (AP) - A company that operated five health care career colleges in California has abruptly closed its campuses 10 days after filing for bankruptcy.

July 28, 2014 | | State

Emails show ‘cozy’ ties of PG&E, regulator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday.

July 28, 2014 | | State

Sacramento Gold Rush Days canceled due to drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California drought has forced the cancellation of Sacramento's annual Gold Rush Days, typically held during the Labor Day weekend, city officials said Monday.

July 28, 2014 | | State

Man flying drone to take photos almost blocks firefighting planes

SHINGLE SPRINGS (AP) - A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.

July 28, 2014 | | State

Pool water dumped in South Tahoe; resort fires three

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Officials at a South Lake Tahoe resort say they fired three employees who improperly drained 15,000 to 20,000 gallons of chlorinated pool water into a storm-water basin.

July 28, 2014 | | State

Rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach that killed one was hard to see coming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

July 28, 2014 | | State

Boy, 12, to be college’s youngest full-time pupil

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 12-year-old Southern California boy who hopes to become a computer engineer will be the youngest full-time student in the history of MiraCosta College when he enrolls next month.

July 27, 2014 | | State

Gov. Brown to meet with Mexican president

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.

July 27, 2014 | | State

Bringing family law into 21st century

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers will consider updating family law and parental rights to keep up with the evolving nature of families when they return from summer break.

July 27, 2014 | | State

Drought takes toll on boating, rafting at Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - After first putting a damper on skiing and snowboarding in the winter, the drought now is taking a toll on boating and rafting around Lake Tahoe.

July 27, 2014 | | State

Driver injures woman during Zombie Walk

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A driver struck and seriously injured a woman Saturday while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.

July 27, 2014 | | State

Gold Country fire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

July 27, 2014 | | State

Great Bull Run draws thrill seekers, protesters

PLEASANTON (AP) - Hundreds of thrill-seekers paid for the chance to run with 2,000-pound bulls - despite protests from animal-rights activists.

July 27, 2014 | | State

DA’s son arrested on murder charge

MERCED (AP) - The son of a California district attorney has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of three teenagers at an Easter party.

July 27, 2014 | | State

SoCal lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lightning struck 13 people at a popular beach in Los Angeles and another man golfing on Catalina Island, leaving two critically injured as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said.

July 27, 2014 | | State

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Ex-agent pleads guilty in Silk Road probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of electronic currency during a high-profile investigation into ...

August 31, 2015 | | State

Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nicki Minaj called Miley Cyrus out at the MTV Video Music Awards after the 22-year-old said in an interview that the rapper ...

August 30, 2015 | | State

Surfer uninjured after shark bites her board off Morro Bay beach

MORRO BAY (AP) - A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California's central coast.

August 30, 2015 | | State

Golf club pays $100,000 over manure incident

ESCONDIDO (AP) - The owner of a Southern California golf club, who raised a stink by spreading chicken manure on the course, has agreed to pay ...

August 30, 2015 | | State

Missing hiker found in Sierra is recovering

FRESNO (AP) - The family of a woman who was rescued after being stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days said Sunday that she ...

August 30, 2015 | | State

‘Reckless behavior’ in pier killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on ...

August 28, 2015 | | State

Fatal pier shot was ricochet

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admits he fired the shot that killed a young San Francisco ...

August 27, 2015 | | State

Twitter tries to lure more users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service ...

August 27, 2015 | | State

Apple’s new product event set on Sept. 9

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to ...

August 27, 2015 | | State

Key committee fails to take up California minimum wage bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers declined Thursday to take up a bill that would raise California's minimum wage and tie future increases to inflation, likely stalling ...

August 27, 2015 | | State

State holds on to $10M in donations

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press ...

August 27, 2015 | | State

State Senate OKs Raising age to buy cigarettes to 21

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic lawmakers advanced a package of tobacco regulation bills on Thursday, reviving proposals that earlier stalled in the Legislature amid opposition from tobacco ...

August 27, 2015 | | State

2 dead in shooting outside Salinas Social Security office

SALINAS (AP) - Police say a man is in custody after a shooting outside a Social Security Administration office Thursday that left his estranged wife critically ...

August 27, 2015 | | State

Californians cut water use back 31%

FRESNO (AP) - For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.

August 27, 2015 | | State

Crowdfunding campaign for drought relief

FRESNO (AP) - A group of nonprofit organizations and businesses has started a crowdfunding campaign to assist families affected by the state's drought and wildfires.

August 27, 2015 | | State

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