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Drug deaths put focus on youth music events

POMONA (AP) - Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of drugs at youth-oriented events.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A union-backed effort to raise California's minimum wage has been approved to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Authorities search rugged area in ongoing manhunt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities on Monday searched a rugged, five-square-mile area east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt involving a killing, kidnapping and the wounding of two deputies.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Tip Manteca firemen, help struggling kids with school

Manteca Firefighters Local #1874 IAFF is again hosting their annual Tip a Fireman event on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 until 9 p.m. in support of the Give Every Child a Chance's free after school mentor/tutoring programs.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Judge extends hold on videos made by anti- abortion group

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge in San Francisco extended a restraining order on Monday that blocks an anti-abortion group from releasing any recordings that it secretly gathered at annual meetings of an abortion providers' association.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Americans favor farmers & food

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

August 03, 2015 | | State

San Diego residents mull suicide barrier on iconic bridge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A group of San Diego residents is studying the feasibility of adding a barrier to the city's iconic Coronado Bridge to prevent people from jumping to their deaths.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Man goes back to sleep after train runs over him

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - Police say an eastern Indiana man tried to return to sleep on top of railroad tracks after a conductor woke him to say he had been struck by a train.

August 03, 2015 | | State

President Obama to order steeper cuts in emissions for power plants

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Negligence in bee sting therapy

ALHAMBRA (AP) - An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who claim he used bee stings to treat patients and didn't have an allergic reaction kit in his office.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Golden eagle dies 3 months after being released into wild

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - A young golden eagle rescued by firefighters and released from a wildlife hospital three months ago has died after being struck by a wind turbine, officials said.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women’s prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Firefighter dies in wind-fueled NorCal wildfire

REDDING (AP) - A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the flames, a U.S. Forest Service official said Saturday.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Judge to decide if ex-lawmaker’s trial proceeds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Sen. Ron Calderon strolled into the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas two years ago primed for another weekend of fun. In a 10th floor room, overlooking the hotel's iconic dancing fountains, his plans folded.

August 03, 2015 | | State

Fire raging north of SF threatens homes

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.

August 03, 2015 | | State

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Ashley Madison users sue cheating website over breach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal ...

August 25, 2015 | | State

Wine train apologizes to black women it booted

NAPA (AP) - The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted ...

August 25, 2015 | | State

Nevada, California talk Tahoe traffic

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (AP) - Officials from both Nevada and California gathered on the shores of Lake Tahoe on Monday to discuss how to deal with ...

August 24, 2015 | | State

Lawmakers reject bill to develop local police body camera policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have rejected a bill to require law enforcement agencies to develop policies on body cameras as Democrats push for statewide regulation.

August 24, 2015 | | State

Wine train orders off black women’s book club members

NAPA (AP) - Members of a mostly black women's book club say a luxe Napa Valley wine train kicked them off because of their race.

August 24, 2015 | | State


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 23, 2015 | | State

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