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LA must do more to stem dust from dry lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) - State regulators ordered Los Angeles to expand efforts to control dust storms from vast Owens Lake, which went dry after the growing metropolis began siphoning the lake's water source a century ago.

November 20, 2012 | | State


Pickets disrupts activity at Port of Oakland as holiday rush starts

OAKLAND (AP) - Custodial and maintenance workers picketed Tuesday at one of the nation's busiest ports, blocking trucks from picking up and delivering goods on what had been expected to be a busy day before the holidays.

November 20, 2012 | | State


SF supervisors vote to ban public nudity

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco lawmakers on Tuesday narrowly approved a proposal to ban public nakedness, rejecting arguments that the measure would eat away at a reputation for tolerance enjoyed by a city known for flouting convention and flaunting its counter-culture image.

November 20, 2012 | | State


Left side news

Redford creates ecology program with Calif. college

November 20, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

PROSECUTORS WON'T CHARGE MAN WITH UNUSUAL WATCH: OAKLAND (AP) - Prosecutors won't charge a Southern California man who was arrested at Oakland International Airport when security officers found him wearing a watch that looked like an explosive device.

November 20, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

NEW TEACHERS GET LOW-PERFORMING MATH STUDENTS: LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new study shows inexperienced Los Angeles teachers are disproportionately more likely to be assigned low-performing math students.

November 19, 2012 | | State


Orange County Bible club sues school over $4,255 after hours classroom use fee

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Christian youth club sued an Orange County school district on Monday, saying the district's refusal to allow the group to use facilities free of charge violates its constitutional rights.

November 19, 2012 | | State


Marine forms new fighter jet squadron

Marine forms new fighter jet squadron

November 19, 2012 | | State


Disney to shutter online movie store, website by end of the year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Walt Disney Co. is shutting down its Web movie service, Disney Movies Online, saying the site wasn't keeping up with user demands.

November 19, 2012 | | State


Judge denies bid for park Nativity displays

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There is no room for a 60-year-old Nativity display in Santa Monica's showcase park after a federal judge ruled Monday against churches who had sued to keep the tradition alive amidst a takeover by atheists.

November 19, 2012 | | State


California sells out of first pollution permits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California sold out of the first pollution permits issued as part of a landmark offensive against greenhouse gases at an inaugural auction that regulators said Monday went smoothly.

November 19, 2012 | | State


Bishop apologizes for sex offender being volunteer at church school festival

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Catholic bishop in San Jose has apologized to worshippers for allowing a registered sex offender to volunteer at a school festival last month.

November 19, 2012 | | State


Marines protecting threatened desert tortoises on base

TWENTYNINE PALMS . (AP) - The Marine Corps is hoping to deploy some four-footed recruits in the Mojave Desert - about 500 threatened desert tortoises.

November 19, 2012 | | State


Egg producers sue again over cage law

FRESNO (AP) - California's landmark Proposition 2 said chickens in cages must be able to stand up and stretch their wings without touching cage walls. Whether that means one chicken at a time or a bunch at once is the impetus behind the third lawsuit filed by egg farmers since passage of the ballot measure.

November 19, 2012 | | State


Ancient rock carvings stolen in Sierra

BISHOP (AP) - Rock carvings that graced a sacred American Indian site in California's Sierra Nevada for thousands of years have fallen prey to modern thieves armed with power saws.

November 19, 2012 | | State


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Drought bill targets homeowner association rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill moving through the Legislature protects people in homeowner associations from retribution if they take steps to reduce water use for landscaping.

April 03, 2014 | | State


Samsung hooks unsuspecting Obama as phone advertising star

NEW YORK (AP) - The latest pitchman in Samsung's marketing machine: an unwitting President Barack Obama.

April 02, 2014 | | State


Crude oil shipments going thru NorCal

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) - Local and state leaders are raising concerns about a San Francisco Bay Area refinery's plan to move as many as 100 train cars of flammable crude oil daily through Northern California cities.

April 02, 2014 | | State


San Francisco denies appeal over employee shuttle buses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials have shot down environmentalists' attempt to stall Google, Facebook and other tech giants from using public bus stops for private employee shuttles, despite concerns that Silicon Valley firms are getting preferential treatment over locals.

April 02, 2014 | | State


Artist plants 5,000 fake Bieber CDs in LA stores such as Target, Wal-Mart

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An artist is making it difficult to believe there's actually a copy of Justin Bieber's latest album for sale in Los Angeles.

April 02, 2014 | | State


Brown open to fine-tuning changes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown defended his 3-year-old criminal justice realignment law Wednesday but also told California law enforcement organizations that he is open to making improvements.

April 02, 2014 | | State


‘Mountain View declares water shortage emergency

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Mountain View has declared a water shortage emergency as the San Francisco Bay Area city faces the statewide drought.

April 02, 2014 | | State


Expert: Lost runner broke basic survival rule

AUBURN (AP) - A California runner who walked out of the wilderness after being lost for two bone-chilling nights didn't follow a basic rule of search-and-rescue - stay put, wilderness experts said Wednesday. Still, he beat the odds.

April 02, 2014 | | State


Nonprofit insurers lag in California’s insurance exchange

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Small nonprofits offering insurance plans on California's health care exchange are lagging well behind major insurers in sign-ups, potentially undermining a key goal of the federal Affordable Care Act, which sought to drive down costs by increasing competition.

April 02, 2014 | | State


July 4th fireworks green light

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The biggest Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Tahoe will go on as scheduled after tourism officials settled a lawsuit alleging the event polluted the lake in violation of the Clean Water Act.

April 01, 2014 | | State


$425M lottery winner finally comes forward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sole winner of February's $425 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday.

April 01, 2014 | | State


PG&E criminally charged in fatal blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas and Electric was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

April 01, 2014 | | State


Sierra snowpack survey forebodes tough summer

FRESNO (AP) - The Sierra snowpack in drought-stricken California measured at 32 percent of normal Tuesday at a time of year when it's supposed to be at its peak, the state's Department of Water Resources announced.

April 01, 2014 | | State


Economists: drought impact will be minor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's drought won't dry up the economy, but it may slow job growth marginally if it persists over several years, according to a forecast released Wednesday that stresses the state's thirsty history.

April 01, 2014 | | State


Runner found alive in snow after 2 days

AUBURN (AP) - A runner was found alive on Tuesday in snowy conditions, two days after he went missing near a trail in a mountainous region of Northern California, authorities said.

April 01, 2014 | | State


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