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Ripon staging Halloween trick or treat downtown

Downtown Ripon businesses are opening their doors Friday from 2 until 5 p.m. for trick-or-treaters in advance of Halloween.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Owens Valley at mercy of LA, drought

OLANCHA . (AP) - Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles' growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months after workers removed an earthen and concrete dam that had diverted runoff to the parched Owens Valley.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Alameda sheriff’s office ends mandatory pregnancy tests

DUBLIN (AP) - A Northern California sheriff's office will no longer require women arrested and booked into the county jail to undergo a pregnancy test under the terms of a settlement announced on Wednesday.

October 28, 2015 | | State


SF OKs patient- dumping suit settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors accepted a $400,000 payment from Nevada Tuesday, settling a two-year dispute over allegations that psychiatric patients were wrongly shipped to California upon discharge.

October 28, 2015 | | State


LA council OKs measure locking away handguns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handgun owners in Los Angeles will be required to store their firearms in locked containers or disable the weapons with trigger locks under a law unanimously approved Tuesday by the City Council.

October 28, 2015 | | State


California takes step toward using one drug in executions

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California took the next step Tuesday in its plan to use a single drug to execute condemned prisoners, nine years after the nation's most populous state last carried out the death penalty.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Mormons: Promote ‘traditional family,’ but show compassion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A high-ranking Mormon leader Tuesday reiterated the religion's commitment to promoting families led by married heterosexual couples, but also urged attendees at a conservative conference not to shun those with opposing views.

October 28, 2015 | | State


Airbnb battles hostile SF ballot measure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travelers worldwide may love using Airbnb to book vacation stays, but the company that revolutionized home-sharing faces a hostile ballot measure in the city where it was founded.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Dermatologist for Michael Jackson, other stars, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Arnold Klein once said, "Put me next to a patient, give me a needle and I'm really happy."

October 25, 2015 | | State


Suspect steals police car, leads wild chase ending on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man suspected of stealing a San Francisco police car led authorities on a dangerous chase across city streets onto Treasure Island, and was arrested on the Bay Bridge Saturday by an officer who jumped from the upper to the lower deck to catch him.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Movie star Maureen O’Hara , dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fiery-haired and feisty, Maureen O'Hara could handle anything the world and Hollywood threw at her. Director John Ford punched her in the jaw at a party and John Wayne dragged her through sheep dung - real sheep dung - in "The Quiet Man." In "Miracle on 34th Street" she learned to believe in Santa Claus.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Law aims to help immigrant crime victims to obtain visas

SANTA ANA (AP)) - Nubia Rodriguez was assaulted and kidnapped by an ex-boyfriend, crimes that made her eligible for a special visa for immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Another small quake hits East Bay area

SAN RAMON (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake hit the San Ramon area early Saturday morning, the latest in a series of small quakes to hit the region recently.

October 25, 2015 | | State


Bismarck school gets historic postcard from Stockton man

STOCKTON (AP) - A nearly 100-year-old postcard of Bismarck High School found its way home thanks to a good-humored California antique store patron.

October 25, 2015 | | State


High speed rail costs soar

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's ambitious Los-Angeles-to-San-Francisco high-speed rail project will likely miss its 2022 deadline and go over its $68 billion budget, a newspaper analysis concluded.

October 25, 2015 | | State


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Housing costs cerate teacher shortages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As the days get shorter, first grade teacher Esmeralda Jiménez watches the dimming afternoon sky outside her classroom window the way ...

January 03, 2016 | | State


Security concerns, temperatures don’t take fun out of parade

PASADENA (AP) - The flower-drenched Rose Parade rolled with few hitches Friday under cloudless blue skies to the delight of hundreds of thousands of fans, some ...

January 01, 2016 | | State


Dungeness crabs safe to eat in parts of California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - People in Southern and Central California were able to feast on Dungeness and rock crabs on New Year's Day.

January 01, 2016 | | State


California condor that helped save species released

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Banking into the wind and then gliding out of sight, a male California condor flew back into the wild after a captive ...

January 01, 2016 | | State


Mom of ‘affluenza’ teen is jailed in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a fugitive Texas teen known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident will likely remain jailed ...

January 01, 2016 | | State


No muscle to wildfire safety rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Amid the most destructive wildfire season in more than a decade, California's firefighting agency amped up its warnings to thousands of property ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


San Bernardino Shooter’s friend indicted on gun, terrorism charges

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A friend of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre that killed 14 people was indicted Wednesday on charges that include ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


California snowpack at 136 percent of normal

ECHO SUMMIT (AP) - The water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack in drought-stricken California was 136 percent of normal Wednesday when officials took the winter ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


California gets more time to meet federal ID Act rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted a last-minute extension giving California more time to comply with the federal Real ID Act ...

December 30, 2015 | | State


Magnitude-4.4 earthquake shakes south state suburbs

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A moderate earthquake shook an inland area of Southern California near San Bernardino on Tuesday night, giving a start to thousands across ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


LA County ends ‘potty watch’ for jail inmates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County jail has ended a policy of chaining inmates to a wall - sometimes for as long as 11 hours ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


Jim Carter serves ‘Downton Abbey’ as its beloved butler

NEW YORK (AP) - In the grand domain of splendid characters at Downton Abbey, Mr. Carson is perhaps the first among equals. Among the superb cast ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


Did firefighter get buzzed at training event?

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego firefighter is challenging discipline he received after getting drunk at a department-sponsored training event, arguing that there is no ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


Elephant seal that crossed freeway sedated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rescue crews in Northern California tranquilized a wayward seal that snarled traffic for two days by trying to cross a highway several ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


SQUEEZING OUT BLACKS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tired of paying nearly $4,000 a month for a one-bedroom in San Francisco's popular South of Market district, two newlyweds ...

December 29, 2015 | | State


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