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Homeless fire started SoCal wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the fifth-largest wildfire in California history burning northwest of the city kept expanding and kept thousands out of their homes.

December 12, 2017 | | State


San Francisco native becomes city’s 1st black woman mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco native London Breed became the city's acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is the first African-American woman to lead the city in the midst of a seemingly endless technology driven economic boom.

December 12, 2017 | | State


SF Mayor Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else grew. Lee died Tuesday at 65 after collapsing while grocery shopping.

December 12, 2017 | | State


Cheech Marin touts state tool for new pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke.

December 12, 2017 | | State


NorCal man gets life for teen abduction

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Northern California man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for abducting and killing a 15-year-old girl on her way to school.

December 12, 2017 | | State


Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave.

December 11, 2017 | | State


Democrats temporarily lose Assembly supermajority

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Democrats will be without a supermajority in the Assembly for months and risk losing the two-thirds edge needed to pass tax and fee increases in the Senate.

December 11, 2017 | | State


LA subway work yield array of Ice Age fossils

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.

December 11, 2017 | | State


LA goes car free for a day for CicLAvia

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a car free day in parts of LA.

December 10, 2017 | | State


‘Firefighting at Christmas’ new normal in California?

FALLBROOK (AP) - A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms.

December 10, 2017 | | State


Man freed after 15 years for shaken baby death

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed Saturday, one day after a judge set aside his conviction.

December 10, 2017 | | State


New evacuations as fire flares up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coastal towns.

December 10, 2017 | | State


State slammed over Oroville Dam

OROVILLE (AP) - Living in the shadow of the nation's tallest dam, the residents of this Northern California town had a complicated relationship with state water managers long before they were ordered to evacuate last February amid fears that a broken spillway would prompt catastrophic flooding.

December 07, 2017 | | State


California Senate picks its first female leader

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins was tapped Thursday by fellow state Senate Democrats to replace Kevin de Leon and become the chamber's first female leader amid scrutiny over the Legislature's handling of sexual misconduct allegations.

December 07, 2017 | | State


Nearly 50 arrested during Stockton gang crackdown

STOCKTON (AP) - Nearly 50 people have been arrested in a crackdown on gangs in a Stockton that also netted nearly three-dozen firearms, the state attorney general's office said Thursday.

December 07, 2017 | | State


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Mudslide death toll hits 20; search for victims continues

MONTECITO . (AP) - Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and ...

January 14, 2018 | | State


State burn areas brace for rain, possible mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forecasters say a storm expected to bring heavy rain to California could drop several inches in recent burn areas, raising the risk ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Judge aims to referee fight over Manson’s remains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The fight over the body and possessions of apocalyptic cult leader Charles Manson has fragmented into at least three camps competing over ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions’ policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This week's announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


High or dry? State legal pot to test supply pipeline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most Californians with an urge to smoke a joint will enter the state's legal marijuana marketplace through a single doorway - at ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Packed ERs, deaths as flu hits state hard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The flu has hit California so hard this season, pharmacies have run out of medicine to treat it, emergency rooms are packed ...

January 07, 2018 | | State


Memorial held for CHP officer killed in DUI crash

STOCKTON (AP) - A California Highway Patrol rookie killed by a drunken driving suspect in the San Francisco Bay Area was remembered Saturday as a loving ...

January 01, 2018 | | State


Legal recreational marijuana: What you need to know

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California on Monday became the nation's largest state to offer legal recreational marijuana sales. Here's a snapshot of how the ...

January 01, 2018 | | State


Retail outlets celebrate legal marijuana sales

OAKLAND (AP) - It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the ...

January 01, 2018 | | State


Some lawsuits can proceed over cigarettes touted as being natural

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A U.S. judge in New Mexico has dismissed more than two dozen complaints against the maker of American Spirit cigarettes ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


Trump looks at delivering more water to farmers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Trump administration said Friday it will look at revving up water deliveries to farmers from California's Central Valley Project, the ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


2 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at SoCal law firm

LONG BEACH (AP) - A man walked into the Southern California law firm where he worked and shot two men Friday before turning the gun on ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


DMV cracks down on improper use of car placards

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California officials plan to crack down on thousands of "dead" drivers.

December 29, 2017 | | State


Medley of agencies enforcing pot laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Licensed businesses around California can begin legally growing and selling marijuana for recreational use Monday, and a hodgepodge of enforcement agencies will ...

December 29, 2017 | | State


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