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MAN GUILTY IN RUSSIAN ROULETTE KILLING: FRESNO (AP) - A Central California man has been convicted of killing his friend playing a version of Russian roulette.

August 25, 2014 | | State

Napa quake damage: $1 billion

NAPA (AP) - The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept away broken glass in the rush to get the tourist hotspot back in shape for the summer's final holiday weekend.

August 25, 2014 | | State

Rare rains, mud close Burning Man temporarily

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts were on the outside looking in Monday after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | | State

Calls for early-warning system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week's wine country temblor strike, allowing trains to slow down or stop, power plants and factories to shut off valves, and schoolchildren to dive under desks to avoid falling objects.

August 25, 2014 | | State

Wildfire burns near Weaverville

WEAVERVILLE (AP) - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.

August 25, 2014 | | State

Californians tearing out lawns

LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.

August 24, 2014 | | State

Push to avert higher gas prices stalls

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session.

August 24, 2014 | | State

Woman attacked by bear may face feeding charges

KINGS BEACH (AP) - A Lake Tahoe woman who was attacked by a black bear in her backyard could become the first person in the area charged with illegally feeding the wild animals.

August 24, 2014 | | State

3 dead in Los Angeles-area shootings within one hour

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three people killed and four others injured within the span of an hour Sunday in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles were victims of random attacks that may have been carried out by the same gunmen, police said.

August 24, 2014 | | State

Man dies after being shot backstage at hip hop concert

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A 38-year-old man died Saturday after he was shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.

August 24, 2014 | | State

Q&A about 6.0 Napa earthquake

NAPA (AP) A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday. Scientists say it was the largest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. The quake struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from the city of Napa and reportedly lasted between 10 and 20 seconds. Here is a look at some of the basic questions about the science behind the quake that has shaken so many in California.

August 24, 2014 | | State

Quick look at 6.0 quake

Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, said about 90 to 100 homes were deemed not habitable. He said the next step was to continue damage assessments and get a cost estimate for potential federal assistance.

August 24, 2014 | | State

Napa Valley vintners hit hard, some lose 50% of their wine

NAPA (AP) - Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.

August 24, 2014 | | State

DUI arrest is Democrats’ latest blow

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunken driving, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber that suspended three other Democrats facing legal troubles.

August 22, 2014 | | State

Lawmakers pass firearm safety, ammo bills

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Friday acted on bills that tackle firearm safety and add rules for ammunition sales.

August 22, 2014 | | State

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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


MERCED (AP) - A decade has passed since America's newest research university opened amid farmland in central California. And surprisingly little on the landscape has ...

August 23, 2015 | | State

Feinstein wants Obama to create three monuments

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked President Barack Obama to bypass Congress and create three national monuments in the California desert.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Water agencies sue Bureau over releases for fish

The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority along with Westlands Water District has filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the Bureau of Reclamation from ...

August 23, 2015 | | State

Blaze burns lodge, threatens recreation spot

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A wildfire burned a lodge in Kings Canyon National Park, the first structure the huge blaze has burned in the ...

August 23, 2015 | | State

SF looks to to civil courts to curb graffiti

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - You spray, you pay.

August 23, 2015 | | State

Napa earthquake year ago today

NAPA (AP) - The 6.0 magnitude quake that woke the placid wine town of Napa at 3:20 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2014 was ...

August 23, 2015 | | State

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