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Police: Guns show Modesto double murder suspect set for confrontation

MODESTO (AP) - Police investigating the death of a man suspected of gunning down a California sheriff's deputy and a civilian say they've found equipment indicating he was preparing for an armed confrontation: a ballistic vest, a gas mask and several weapons including a high-powered assault rifle.

April 15, 2012 | | State


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WEIGHTLIFTER SHOT, SAYS DUMBBELL DROPPED ON BULLET: MODESTO (AP) - A California weightlifter says he accidentally shot himself by dropping a dumbbell on a bullet.

April 13, 2012 | | State


Brother: Painter Kinkade relapsed into alcoholism

MONTE SERENO (AP) - Painter Thomas Kinkade battled alcoholism over the past several years and had a relapse just before his death this month at his home in Santa Clara County, his brother, Patrick, said.

April 13, 2012 | | State


Charred body found in burned out home in Modesto standoff

MODESTO (AP) - The body of a man suspected of gunning down a deputy and a locksmith when they tried to serve eviction papers was discovered Friday in the rubble of an apartment that was gutted by fire during a standoff with authorities.

April 13, 2012 | | State


Brown tells state lawmakers time to 'man up' on budget cuts

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown urged lawmakers on Friday to "man up" and pass his proposed spending cuts, a choice of words that rankled some female lawmakers and advocates for the needy.

April 13, 2012 | | State


State treasurer's saga takes odd twist with email about supplying drugs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A personal drama involving state Treasurer Bill Lockyer took a strange turn this week after a newspaper received an email from his wife's account that said Lockyer had supplied her with drugs.

April 13, 2012 | | State


More than 90 rounds fired at freeway chase suspect

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officers fired more than 90 rounds at a motorist who was killed on a San Fernando Valley freeway after a wild car chase, police said.

April 13, 2012 | | State


Deal protects 7-mile North Coast property

VENTURA . (AP) - A pristine swath of California coast that includes redwood groves, agricultural fields and picturesque ocean bluffs west of State Route 1 has been sheltered from developers in a deal approved by the California Coastal Commission.

April 13, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

Officials scramble to keep Lucas studio

April 13, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

METEOROLOGIST: TORNADO NEAR STOCKTON NOT UNUSUAL: STOCKTON (AP) - The National Weather Service says the tornado that struck five miles outside of Stockton on Wednesday was not unusual for this time of year.

April 12, 2012 | | State


Lawmakers pass bill inspired by Penn State

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In California's first legislative response to the Penn State sex abuse scandal, the state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would require all higher education employees to report suspected instances of child sexual abuse.

April 12, 2012 | | State


Rail authority passes plan for bullet train

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The authority overseeing efforts to build a high-speed rail system in California approved its revised business plan on Thursday, sending the ambitious project to an uncertain fate in the Legislature.

April 12, 2012 | | State


Court: Managers don't have to ensure workers take lunch breaks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that employers are under no obligation to ensure that workers take legally mandated lunch breaks in a case that affects thousands of businesses and millions of workers.

April 12, 2012 | | State


More wear found on tubes at ailing San Onofre nuclear power plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The operator of an idled nuclear plant on the California coast announced Thursday that more unusual wear has been found on tubing that carries radioactive water, the latest disclosure in a mystery involving the plant's steam generators.

April 12, 2012 | | State


State game official avoids fine from cougar hunt

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators on Thursday issued a warning letter to the president of the state Fish and Game Commission over a mountain lion hunting trip he took earlier this year, but they decided against issuing a fine.

April 12, 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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